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  1. 26 in 3e as well. Thing is, at the time I think a "normal" was someone who wasn't putting on a super suit and fighting crime. Champions didn't have "normal characteristic maxima". I don't recall many GMs insisting that because your character didn't have the "super gene" or whatever that he couldn't have 26 DEX.
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  2. "Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a person” and sometimes they use “respect” to mean “treating someone like an authority” And sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you won’t treat me like an authority I won’t treat you like a person” And they think they’re being fair but they aren’t, and it’s not okay." - flyingpurplepizzaeater on tumblr
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  3. 2012 Republican presidential nominee and current United States Senator Willard Mitt Romney(R-UT), marching with protesters in DC and saying the words "black lives matter" may not seem like a big deal, but it's a hell of a signal as to where the country has moved. It's not all bad news folks. Minneapolis is heading towards disbanding their municipal police department and replacing it with a new model. If that works out, police unions around the country are going to have some tough decisions ahead of them. I'd recommend that they change their policies in order to let the "bad apples" all go.
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  4. Yes! There is a racism problem in policing in the US, and there is also a violence problem. I was on reddit, and a New Zealander was commenting on a video where a cop was getting yelled at for having had his hand on his weapon as he approached a vehicle. The New Zealander commented that in his country, the police keep their weapons in their cars until they think they need them. I told him, in the US, we shoot a lot more cops than they do. Take a look at the correlations between police shooting people, people shooting police, and the general murder rate: again, it's pretty easy
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  5. You're making a lot of assumptions that aren't true. Due to a series of unfortunate events, I'm running on about three hours of sleep at the moment, so I'm not going to attempt a lengthy response, but I'll say this much for now: If you think that your intervention teams can call for the police after a violent encounter starts and have your people be safe, you are naive at best. This is the assumption I was addressing in the post you quoted. It's simply wrong, and defies all logic. Also, I've worked with social workers from hospital staff, to county, to city
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  6. Yesterday on On the Media, Boston U law professor Debra Ramiriez [warning: I'm guessing at the spelling] discussed a proposal, apparently not new, that police officers should carry professional liability insurance. Doctors must do this; lawyers must do this; even hairdressers must do this; and of course everyone who drives needs accident liability insurance. Departments would cover a basic level of liability insurance, but if the insurance company sees signs that a cop is becoming a threat to the community and exposing the department to resulting lawsuits, well, the insurance goes up and the c
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  7. And to follow up... For instance, the GM could set up their magic system so that there are "tiers" of spells. Every spell falls into one of four tiers: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Master. A spellcaster buys all of the spells at the highest tier they can cast with Requires A Magic Skill Roll at the -1 per 5 Active Points level. Once they have learned a total of at least 10 Real Points worth of spells within the Basic tier they can buy those down to -1 per 10 Active Points; once all of their Basic tier spells are at -1 per 10 Active, they can start learning Intermediate ti
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  8. I think one of the oddities of a superhuman world would be that many things that we might think are odd (UFOs, spontaneous combustion, completely improbable events) would be met with a blasé attitude. "The radio reporter just said a three-block radius chunk of downtown has begun floating 5 meters above the ground. Just great, my bus to work runs right down that street. Guess I'm going to be late for work."
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  9. I've paged through the literature, and in my view, literary wizards who can use a sword are more common than those who cannot. Most fantasy literature treats wizards first and foremost as adventurers, mentors, or villains. Garion from the Belgariad uses one, the Grey Mouser, Lythande, some versions of Merlin, Gandalf, most of the wizards in Vance's Dying Earth, and Harry Potter. In movies you can add the evil wizard from the Golden Voyage of Sinbad and the kid from Dragonslayer. Wizards who don't use swords include the old wizard in Dragonslayer, Radaghast the Brown, Skeeve, the conjuror from
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  10. Yeah, the 3e corebook was the core rulebook, as were the 1e and 2e corebooks. If you wanted the complete Champions experience, it was assumed that you were adding the II and III supplements to whichever corebook you had. Most of the Skills were in Champions II, and if you wanted Transform, Piercing, Neutralization (Suppress), Healing, etc., you needed III. All of that is to say that if you want the full "3e experience", then by all means, add the II and III supplements if you want. (We also didn't have "edition wars" back then that I recall. I don't think anyone w
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  11. One point I've seen repeatedly raised recently, is that contemporary police departments in America have expanded in large measure because they're often used to deal with people and situations that could probably be more effectively handled by other services with different training: domestic disputes, drug addicts, the homeless, the mentally ill. Funds and resources for those activities could be diverted to social services and health care, reducing the number of police by focusing them on tasks they're better suited for.
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  12. Naturally, some people here in Utah are criticizing that action, saying that it's just Mitt Romney looking for a camera to stand in front of. My response is, "At least Senator Romney didn't have to gas a bunch of people at a church for his photo-op."
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  13. I am imagining an ugly superhero/villain called Power Creep
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  15. I haven't heard about shooting, but I know they vandalized some first aid stations. If they get sent in if and when those disputes turn violent, it could already be too late for whoever is already in there.
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  16. if your first response to a potentially violent situation is a police officer whose default response to conflict is violence, then you're just creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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  17. Bar fight would be great! You can have Normal damage-day a tankard that adds +1D6 to STR. Oh I throw that tankard well that’s say a 2D6 Blast let’s look at Range. I throw my beer in his face-that’s a Flash attack! He pulls a dagger well now that’s a killing attack.
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  18. This is not how violence works.
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  19. I would have no problem with this. If you wanted buy a super disguise power into the mask, and make that part of the character. I don't think I've ever heard of a Lucha-master of disguise!
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  20. The concept of Normal Characteristic Maxima was introduced in Fantasy Hero/Justice Inc/Danger International and didn't exist in the Supers genre until 4th. Even after it was published, the Powers That Be just stuck it on a few power armor write-ups for concept and then crapped all over it with the "Defender Exploit", exempting powers bought through a Focus. I can't recall a single official Champions hero or villain that used it without the exploit. Those high DEX's you see are most likely that character's primary defense mechanism.
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  21. Thanks Chris I appreciate all of your help.
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  22. Doubtful since domestic disputes turn violent, drug addicts can turn violent, etc. Which is why police are sent into those situations armed.
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  23. They would make the magic roll at -6, then assuming that's successful they'd make their attack roll with their OCV against the target's DCV, along with modifiers for range, cover, Combat Skill Levels, combat maneuvers, and so on. There aren't typically caps on Skills, other than those set by the GM. It's possible for characters to buy their Magic Skill up to the point where all of their spells are effectively at 17- (because any roll of 18 is an automatic failure), but there are ways for the GM to work around that.
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  24. Well, Steve seems to have liked the details I imported from Champions sources, so I guess I should keep adding anything I think of that seems appropriate, until I run out or he tells me to stop. This is one of my favorite unusual Contacts supers can seek for information, from The Mystic World p. 59. The Paper Lady: Most people think the Paper Lady is just a mad old woman who lives in an abandoned building, surrounded by stacks of old newspapers. Actually, she’s a genius loci ["spirit of a place"], and the building is a minor mystic site drawing power from Babylon [the dimension t
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  25. 33 DEX Crusader? Perhaps he was a Mutant and didn’t know it? 😁
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  26. Just gonna file that one away in the ol' Bestiary, I think.....
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  27. Minneapolis City Council To Disband Police Department Short term, I figure the county sheriff's personnel can handle emergency calls and investigations. Long term, this presents an opportunity to build a police department from the ground up--hopefully a department that will respect and defend our rights under the Constitution, and not treat everyone who isn't a cop---especially African Americans---as a potential threat that needs to be met with maximum offensive force. Ideally the plan should be organized and ready to go before the current department is disbanded---let's hope the M
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  28. Yep. That was the _original_ "Combat Luck."
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  29. Lord Liaden

    In other news...

    Take your cue from his avatar. Then again, who am I to talk...
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  31. Gandalf970 congrats for joining too. Btw if you are playing Heroic level of Hero system typically weapons also have a STR min. For your first battle or two I would suggest putting aside STar min. (It affects how much STar damage can be added to a weapon) and even the doubling rule. (Typically Fantasy characters don’t have enough STR to surpass the doubling anyway.) Just make sure somebody doesn’t have enough armor to block say a dagger completely of damage. And once you get the feel of things just add as needed or wanted. FWIW, my group ignores advantages for STR min. and go with a straight 5
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  32. Arnie's A fast food chain (specializing in non beef burgers) Ran by a Minotaur who retired from super hero life
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  33. Panpiper

    New to Hero question

    Just to be clear. There is no magic roll required on anything unless the spell/power/framework has taken the limitation 'requires a skill roll'.
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  34. Welcome to Hero. Generally, yes, you have the shape of it. mage declares their intention to cast a spell on their phase. First they make their magic skill roll, then their attack roll, and with a hit, then damage roll. This all depends on how the magic for the campaign is constructed. Avatar: The Last Airbender works differently, in that "Bending" as i see it would require complex Gestures (Two hands plus posing), and an Ego Roll to control it, plus any skill levels with Controlling, but then roll against a hex's DCV of 3, because most Bending attacks seem to be Area of Effect attacks. Magi
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  35. Ternaugh

    New to Hero question

    If a spell or power has Requires a Skill Roll (RSR), then that roll would need to be made (with appropriate penalties) before the effect goes off. Depending on the type of spell or power, an additional attack roll may be necessary. Active Points includes Advantages, but not Limitations. RSR penalties and END Cost are based upon Active Points. Real Cost is the cost of the power or spell in Character Points, and is the Active Cost modified by Limitations.
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  36. I usually throw these in my supers campaign like the heroes used a house like the house from Mystic Masters as their base, they dealt with expeditions into the Underworld, and genetic scientists (sometimes the same guy over multiple campaigns) likes to use Pickachu as a guard dog/ enforcer. CES
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  37. https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200605223951-02-opinion-weekly-column-0606-exlarge-169.jpg
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  38. No, that was ABC. This is Fox News:
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  39. rravenwood

    Coronavirus

    Well, it doesn't matter maybe, what matters is that the cases don't exceed the capacity of the hospitals. Unless we find a vaccine nothing will stop people from getting Covid-19. Of course it's important that hospital capacity is not overwhelmed, but it should also be clear that people taking proper precautions in order not to carelessly spread the disease in the first place are still quite necessary. Taking measures to reduce the chance of contracting the virus is the name of the game. The day when a safe and approved vaccine is available will be a great one, but in the mea
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  40. "Your mind is like an open book to me...and it looks like some of the pages haven't been colored yet."
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  41. Sounds like the characters you are viewing have the HDC file linked - your browser is rendering it rather than saving the file...so just right-click on the link and select "Save As..." or the equivalent.
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  42. Sorry, N-B: Similar to your "third shift brain," this is the time of year where my job becomes a 12-14 hours / day, 6 days / week thing. it's also, from what I gather in snippets around the board, also considerably more physical than most of the regulars here do for a living. Accordingly, I'm _pooped_! My game guidelines... I'm going to blame this on fuzzy brain, but I sincerely don't quite understand what you're asking there.. Starting heroes: It really depends on the plan and the theme, at least at the start. I'd give it abo
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  43. Barton

    Origins Online

    The events are in final submission stage! Events are submitted but times not set yet. Teen Champions Friday midday and Saturday am -> create your character and then play. Danger Room!!!! Teen Champions Danger Room Danger -> Sunday midday Rules will be taught and children are welcome to my events. I will post details when final approval is done!
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  44. Duke Bushido

    Swords and damage

    Oh Dear God! REPLIED! I swear I was typing "replied!" I did _not_ mean that! I _swear_ to you that this was an honest typo!
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  45. Not eating out in town for lunch, for the last 7 weeks, seems to have made a difference for the better.
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