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  1. Reprehensible, but not impeachable; morally treacherous, but not legally treasonous. What I find most infuriating is that Trump apparently thinks he did the right thing. That he thinks his job is to look confident no matter what, to give cheerleader happy talk no matter what. That only image matters, that only feelings of the moment matter. (Especially his own image.) And apparently it never occurred to him that useful things could be done to reduce the damage, beyond his pull-up-the-drawbridge reflex travel ban (which was already too late -- the virus was already here).
    4 points
  2. Cancer's bump had me thinking this was a new one, so I took it. Well, re-took it, as it were. This time around I got 98% Indiana Jones and 94% Malcolm Reynolds. I did not read further.
    4 points
  3. unclevlad

    Coronavirus

    Guys, we're in Coronavirus, not Political.
    4 points
  4. BoloOfEarth

    Coronavirus

    There could be another explanation... (courtesy of Alex Marino) [Trump walks into Oval Office alone. Shuts door. We hear a whoosh from off camera] TRUMP: I don’t get it Al, why haven’t I leaped!? AL: Stay at it, Sam. Ziggy says there’s a 95% chance you’re here to get this guy impeached. TRUMP: WHAT MORE COULD I POSSIBLY DO!?
    3 points
  5. By "dinosaurs" do you mean other tenured professors? (jk)
    2 points
  6. Criminals maybe a cowardly, superstitious lot, but Supervillains are often too many rats in the attic, bats in the belfry levels of crazy to really be afraid. Take one Subterranean Rex. A formerly respected scientist, he vanishes for three years, and returns ranting about a hollow world with dinosaurs , a perfect and pristine world, a 'pure' world. His peers pointed out there was a lot wrong with his statements, and where was his proof? Because, you know, scientists can be funny that way, liking evidence and what not. Well, to his credit, the guy had one thing to show off
    2 points
  7. Her voice was a national treasure.
    1 point
  8. Tjack

    RIP Dame Diana Rigg

    Other women wore it well, but she OWNED the leather cat suit. Also her in her Hellfire Club outfit inspired John Byrne’s artwork on X-Men twenty years later. Rest in Light.
    1 point
  9. I had a response here, but I've deleted it. I don't feel comfortable ranting at someone, even if they don't fully understand where I am coming from.
    1 point
  10. This work started it in the early 1990’s with the goal of using Robot Warriors mecha construction and combat rules with 4th edition Champions and the HERO System Rulebook. It has been updated and enhanced to help you do the same—with any current edition of HERO! Convert Robot Warriors characters to the 4th, 5th, or 6th editions of the HERO System! Use Robot Warriors robot write ups—as is—in current editions! Build new robots using the old rules and take advantage of new rules! Convert robots from Robot Warriors to the Vehicle rules of the HERO edition of your cho
    1 point
  11. I absolutely agree that Trump has behaved incompetently and irresponsibly. He clearly is not a leader. I also agree that he only values image, not substance. But Trump has shown he's a cheerleader for no one but himself. According to him, the country was in a terrible state before his arrival, and all the problems it still has or has gained are not his fault. His protest that he didn't want to cause panic over coronavirus rings hollow. He's more than happy to proclaim impending doom -- caravans of rapists and murderers from Latin America, "leftists" causing rampant lawless chaos, Democrats pla
    1 point
  12. Sad indeed for an actress who was good on stage, television and cinema although she did not do many movies. The Avengers still holds up after 50 years and she was an inspiration to others. Emma Peel was a fighter and could be independent of Steed. She is a icon to cult and genre television vis The Avengers and Game of Thrones and also serious drama like Mother Courage on stage and an 80s version of Bleak House on the BBC. She was the best thing in the worst Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service and unlike other Bond girls had a career post the Bond movie. If you
    1 point
  13. TrickstaPriest

    Coronavirus

    We had our chance to. But the alternative to not trying to contain it at all is literally million plus dead, so... finding the middle road is actually the best option. Good luck.
    1 point
  14. Hermit

    RIP Dame Diana Rigg

    The Queen of Thorns was a wonderful character and Dame Rigg was fantastic as her. Executive producer D. B. Weiss said of Rigg's final scene as Olenna, "What I love about the way she plays the scene is that even though you leave the scene knowing she’s soon going to be dead shortly after you cut to black you still feel like she won. She’s probably the only character to win her own death scene."-Wikipedia
    1 point
  15. If he was interested in just preventing a (non stock market) panic, there's a million ways to acquire and push masks, and then encourage people to wear masks. Because of the nature of a growth of a pandemic, it would have been almost trivial to save a third of the lives lost so far, if not half. The literal 'anti mask movement' that exists in this country has been fanned by Trump and Fox. When I literally heard Trump on TV talking that this pandemic was a 'hoax' I thought it would be the literal death of his party. I can't understand politics in this country anymore.
    1 point
  16. https://nypost.com/2020/09/10/diana-rigg-star-of-the-avengers-and-game-of-thrones-dead-at-82/ Sad news, but you have to admit, she went out with a bang as Lady Olena Tyrell. I'm also one of those old enough to remember her from the 60's TV series "The Avengers". Snarky, smart, and damned hot. RIP.
    1 point
  17. Hermit

    RIP Dame Diana Rigg

    *Tips bowler hat* She was what we needed, a lady of beauty, wit, and talent.
    1 point
  18. Hmmm....Two parts for me. First, Telepathy and Eidetic Memory to get the scene/information. Then Images to play it back with a Trigger so that it doesn't require the original user every time. or Clairsentience to Images with Transmit and Area of Effect. then Eidetic Memory only for the Images with a Trigger for repeated Playback.
    1 point
  19. Cancer

    In other news...

    Meh, take away his tight end and he's pretty average.
    1 point
  20. L. Marcus

    Really? Fires now?

    Something something Mount Orodruin ...
    1 point
  21. Ragitsu

    Ctrl+V

    1 point
  22. One thing I can see doing in reference to Grailknight is giving PC’s and Villains Durable. Agents and perhaps certain Villains (The Maine comes to mind) are Breakable by default.
    1 point
  23. tkdguy

    Ctrl+V

    My new campaign idea: one rule book, one setting book Additional source (optional):
    1 point
  24. tkdguy

    Coronavirus

    Guys, I unsubbed from the Political Thread for a reason. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Can we please keep the politics in that other thread? I'd appreciate it.
    1 point
  25. Sveta8

    On Dispel and Focus's

    Checking what I could of the Errata, there doesn't seem to be a statement in regard to cost of Unbreakable. Granted, given that it was stated above that Hero Designer includes a +1/4 for Unbreakable, I have to presume it was patched in somewhere, and simply forgotten. Source Below. As for the Logic in trying to take out someone Physical Armor? The short answer is because it felt thematically appropriate. The long answer is because of the feeling evoked and as a support ability. Some behemoth of a monster is bearing down on you, but you are protected, and you know that. You can fire
    1 point
  26. Sveta8

    On Dispel and Focus's

    Lacking Hero Designer myself, I will have to accept your word on that front. As listed on the Focus Table (Vol 1 6E, pg 380) all I am able to see is that Fragile offers an additional -1/4, and Durable imposes no change. Unbreakable, while mentioned in the text, does not appear, and does not indicate a cost in the text above. Given that is what I can see, I have based my assumptions upon such. And Ultimately, you are correct. Even if there is found a mechanically viable method for harming armor or disabling Foci, it is all set under the GM's discretion. I may feel that preventing such is lim
    1 point
  27. Leader; Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
    1 point
  28. A lot of recording device builds are done with Eidetic Memory, seasoned appropriately to taste.
    1 point
  29. Ninja-Bear

    How would you build...

    Then throw on Useable by Others and Focus.
    1 point
  30. Our Leader, from Mesopotamian mythology (the Epic of Gilgamesh): Humbaba.
    1 point
  31. Simon

    printing to pdf

    Every major browser (on all platforms that I've checked) supports printing/saving to PDF -- so just pick the HTML export format of your choosing and you're all of one extra step away from a PDF.
    1 point
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  33. Thanks for the shoutout! As the guy what wrote it, probably not. Many years ago in a Fantasy Hero game, I played a ki-rin (or more accurately, myself transformed into a ki-rin, in a fantasy world). The GM, who wrote up all of our transformed versions, gave me PS: Magic Steed, with the idea that I'd be able to use that as a complementary skill in order to help someone (with Riding skill) stay on my back. Probably not quite what you're looking for for an Autobot type character. The Resistant Protection Power includes a +10 point Adder: Protects Carried Items, whic
    1 point
  34. I understand it's not the answer you are looking for, but STR is the answer. How many people can Superman carry? As many as he can hold, maybe one in each hand and two piggyback. How many people can Giganto carry? Six fit in the palm of his hand, no problem. It's a matter of STR and size. STR because-- well, being able to move staggering weight is why you buy that. It is limited by how much you can physically grab or hold. A Trnsformer is pretty big; plenty big enough to cayy at least one person, and the biggee they are, the more they can car
    1 point
  35. This work started it in the early 1990’s with the goal of using Robot Warriors mecha construction and combat rules with 4th edition Champions and the HERO System Rulesbook. It has been updated and enhanced to help you do the same—with any current edition of HERO! Convert Robot Warriors characters to the 4th, 5th, or 6th editions of the HERO System! Use Robot Warriors robot writeups—as is—in current editions! Build new robots using the old rules and take advantage of new rules! Convert robots from Robot Warriors to the Vehicle rules of the HERO edition of your choice!
    1 point
  36. And now I get Andy Dufresne from The Shawshank Redemption. I still have Brandon Stark, Amy, Bruce Banner, C3PO, Simon Tam, Dexter Morgan and Gandalf. I now also have Scully, Neo, Barry Allen, Al Robbins from CSI (vegas), Obi Wan Kenobi, Dale Cooper, Rupert Giles, Dr Mallard (NCIS), Lucius and Alfred (Batman), Morpheus, Paul Atreides (Dune), Legolas, Black Panther, Dr Grant (Jurassic Park), Dr Strange, Jean Luc Picard, Commander Adama, Clarice Starling and Leonard (Big Bang)
    1 point
  37. 1 point
  38. There's an errata document here: https://www.herogames.com/store/category/40-hero-system-freebies/
    1 point
  39. As vile as this has been...and pushing policy *known* to be inadequate is prima facie impeachable, IMO, if not outright treason...I still don't think it will change that many peoples' minds. At this point, is anyone really listening?
    0 points
  40. https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/515396-colorado-school-suspends-12-year-old-called-police-for-welfare A twelve year old seventh-grader with ADHD is learning at home in a virtual classroom. He owns a very obviously plastic toy gun with a green barrel and orange tip with the words "Zombie Killer" printed on it in large white lettering. At one point during the school day, he picks up his toy, fiddles around with it, and the toy is visible onscreen momentarily. The teacher sees the toy gun and notifies the principle. The school had been secre
    0 points
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