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  1. archer

    Coronavirus

    Anti-maskers forced to dig graves for covid victims in East Java, Indonesia. https://gizmodo.com/anti-maskers-forced-to-dig-graves-for-covid-19-victims-1845046526
    4 points
  2. Just a quick heads-up for folks: the rules questions forum has been changed a bit, given Steve's schedule and general lack of time to jump in and answer questions these days. The forum is now an open question and answer forum. Threads should stick to similar themes as previously (rules questions pertaining to 6E). Anyone can respond now...and folks can vote/rate answers. The highest rated answer is listed first...and the original poster can select a best-answer (which will be pinned to the top of the list). I'm treating this as something of an experiment for now --
    3 points
  3. Not a bad guess ... I was originally thinking along those lines ... but our Alien adversary pick is ... Gozer the Gozerian!
    3 points
  4. "Not to be rude, but none of our picks so far are tech savvy, Dracula thinks streaming is an attempt to hold him back with running water" "Funny" "Thank you" "But you right, that's why we got our hands on a really smart monster to help them out.." "Yeah? Up to date?" "One might say way ahead of us" "Oh this is a bad idea I can tell" "Relax, we know where the off switch is, and this is an alien INVASION... we need shock troops and with this we have mass production." "So Baba Yaga can summon spirits a
    3 points
  5. Okay, jumping in now. Sponsoring organization: Children’s Television Workshop d/b/a/ Sesame Workshop Base of operations: Sesame Street The Leader: Cookie Monster “All me want to do is enjoy me cookies in peace!” Someone’s come to cause trouble on his Street, and he’s just the monster to set things straight. The Big Guy: Super Grover 2.0 He’s got superpowers! Of course he’s the Big Guy! (Besides, Big Bird isn’t technically a monster, I don't think.) The Brain: Count von Count He’s clear
    3 points
  6. Sveta8

    Combined attack

    If I had to guess... Two options. One: It is a Buff. You cast Lightning Fist, and either the next Attack with a HTH attack inflicts the effect, or for the next Minute or so the effect will activate with HTH attacks. Two: It's a specific Attack. You cast by attacking with Lightning Fist. You make a HTH attack, and the effect goes off. In both, techincally all three of these cases, you would pay END for the second attack, and see if the Magic hits, but only if you hit them. The base effect I would have as a Linked Power. You say he wants magic Light to go off? Then I'd say... Presuming
    3 points
  7. Grailknight

    Coronavirus

    I could get behind implementing this.
    3 points
  8. Forgive the lack of truncation, my friend, but since quotes are now folded into a window, it seemed less critical. Pregnant: that was funny. The difference between riding superman's shoulders and being papoosed: One depends on _your_ strength, with regard to being able to hang on, though the encumbrance is still on him. If you are being carried in a gizmo, then it's the gizmo's STR to hold on to you, but it's still Superman's encumbrance. If he has to hold on to the gizmo, then it's his STR to hold the gizmo, too. If Superman is grabbi
    2 points
  9. Next generation sheet music:
    2 points
  10. As for the "turns into a car" bit, that's Growth and some extra Running with OIAID (edit: and a Shapechange for the "normal car" disguise factor) since it's only a change in degree of how the character can act, not even the basic function of what they can do. Adding a few features to specify that passengers and cargo are carried securely in car form rather than hanging off the back like a baby koala, and what is a fair way to represent those for Turbo Teen compared to Teen Wolf who's just as strong, fast, and tough in his Alternate ID but does not have genuine textured Naugahyde, Super Sport t
    2 points
  11. Radiology photobomb!
    2 points
  12. Oh, there's a reason why OIF is a Limitation. It's because the equipment can go down with the ship. I'd assume that when you get back to civilization you can acquire duplicates, or spares, or replace them somehow, but "shipwrecked on a desert island" is not one of the conditions that allows you to do that.
    2 points
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  14. looks like I'm all out of reputation and atta-boys. Remind me to tap you with the Kudos Stick later. For what it's worth, way, _way_ back when, when Transformers was still a cartoon on the air and played right after (before) GI Joe, we did a Transformers campaign, based primarily off of what Jim knew of the cartoon (I didn't know much at all: I was at work when it aired), his little brother's comics (his little brother lived with him while he was going to college to help save some money), and a couple of the cooler toys we sunk the group's treasury into for
    1 point
  15. On this we agree, especially the part I bolded. I'd have them pay 1 for 1 rather than 1 for 5, but that's to be a Vehicle rather than have one. I'm not entirely certain that a character using a Vehicle character sheet, and starting from Vehicle stats, is necessarily point balanced with a character who is a person, but in theory at least they're close enough. I think we start from the assumption that the character is a person, and go from there. I know for a fact that I'm not hollow; I've seen my internal organs on various medical imaging devices. If you want to define your ch
    1 point
  16. The claim was 'perverse and unsnipeable', as I recall. Which, I suppose, means that you're as perverse as I am. 😛
    1 point
  17. By RAW, RAW is nothing but guidelines. Do what works best for your game.
    1 point
  18. One of my bedrock principles of Hero gaming is that if you want your character to be able to do something, the rules shouldn't get in the way of you being able to do it. (Which means that as a GM, I might not want you to be able to do it in my campaign X, but it might be perfectly fine in my campaign Y.) If you want to Multiform into a Vehicle, I would say IMGYC. (In My Game You Can.) Back in 3e Champions, I had a shapeshifter character using a VPP that I eventually wrote up a number of forms for. One of those forms was a powered armor suit, with the idea that if one of m
    1 point
  19. We have a Size Characteristic for Vehicles, which -- maybe -- works slightly better than Growth, either Then or Now. Minor quibble that doesn't change the rest of your point though. My point is, you're either one or the other; if you can be both, that's a utility that ought to cost points. Humans can't -- typically and routinely at least -- carry other humans around inside them, unless they buy the power to do so (or unless they're pregnant; I know someone will go there). The same way that Vehicles can't pick weapons up and use them, unless they buy the power to do s
    1 point
  20. Cancer, m'man, you have to use soap with the water to improve that. 😄
    1 point
  21. Cancer

    More space news!

    The technical paper in Nature Astronomy is here. I managed to get to it this morning without a subscription, so I don't think it's behind a paywall, but YMMV. This is based on spectroscopic observations of an absorption line at about 1 millimeter wavelength. The first observation was done with the James Clerke Maxwell Telescope in 2017, and I would call that spectrum suggestive but not compelling that an absorption line was actually present. The 2019 ALMA spectrum is better but I would still hesitate to make a claim based on that. The two data sets jointly make something worth
    1 point
  22. Matt the Bruins

    Coronavirus

    I wouldn't entirely rule out increased stress on the mothers as a contributing factor apart from medical care.
    1 point
  23. Believe it or not, I guessed this was going to be it back when you made your "unsnipeable" assertion. I had already selected my concept before that, so I wasn't going to go out of my way to interfere....
    1 point
  24. Approaching the Earth, the aliens came, destruction and death in their hearts! To human eyes, they were misshapen with beastly marks upon their brows! Cruel blades were in their hands! They howled and scoffed in their rough tongue, their commander's voice carried from ship to ship. They would land soon, appearing like demons out of the nether to begin the slaughter of any who would defy their blood thirsty crusade! If only we could understand their threats? "Today is a good day to conquer! We travel to a planet of sheep. Where the cowards feed their y
    1 point
  25. Aliens: The Bugs of Klendathu! (Starship Troopers)
    1 point
  26. The Leader pick.....Blade!
    1 point
  27. This Halmades I like your late night ramblings!
    1 point
  28. What we need in California is more fires, not fewer.... https://www.propublica.org/article/they-know-how-to-prevent-megafires-why-wont-anybody-listen
    1 point
  29. unclevlad

    2020-2021 NFL Thread

    The shovel pass itself, I have less of a problem with than the fact that the shovel pass was going BACK INTO THE DIRECTION OF THE PURSUING DEFENSIVE LINE!!!!!!!!! It's like passing through the key against a packed-in defense in basketball...it is NOT gonna work very often.
    1 point
  30. Ok, I'm taking it that Character "A" is using a 3 shot autofire attack to hit Character "B" who has damage shield. I would allow the character to get what he paid for (and rolled) and land all three shots. While every thing is going on in one second the damage shield is a reaction. [I'm being an @$$ I know. The way your question reads is is that the damage shield has autofire 3. It's not until the second sentence it makes it clear. And Autofire on damage shields are fun ]
    1 point
  31. The problem with some PDFs on a traditional phone is that enlarging and swooping around the odcument are, to many, inconvenient. A lot of people have noprobl;ems. I don't have problems, but I do most of my reading on a 10" tablet. There are Phone PDFs (optimized for those deices) for games like the two polar opposites of ZWEIHANDER and Pugmire. The thing is it's not enough to scan or put together a PDF of your final layout. The phone file must be optimized for that purpose. I own a couple, but have yet to read one.
    1 point
  32. Are you thinking about modeling the SAN stat? Do characters just buy gear/weapons and so on, or would you consider using Resource Points from Dark Champions? I'm thinking about a couple character ideas, I'll send them via email when I get some fleshed out.
    1 point
  33. I'm out of rep for the day... Probably Multiform would be enough to transform (heh) from a person to a Vehicle, but what we don't have, and I'll assert is the point of the thread, is the ability to build a character that is both a person and a Vehicle, or to let a character buy Vehicle features. I'm not even sure the Ultimate Vehicle covers that, though now that I think about it the Ultimate Metamorph might. (Interestingly: Robot Warriors has an option for self aware robots and giant monsters using the mecha build rules. Essentially, they can be built with INT and EG
    1 point
  34. Vehicles (significant capital V Vehicles) are mechanically different from characters, a lot of which is already baked in. Among other things, they have a Size stat (which provides STR and BODY for free, making those the only remaining Figured Characteristics in 6e!), and start with 2 rPD and 2 rED for free. And their DEF can explicitly be bought with a "Does Not Protect Passengers" -1/2 Limitation. Also, a Vehicle's DEF, plus other Defense Powers, and other powers like Life Support, do explicitly cover the vehicle and all of its occupants automatically. So... the ability for V
    1 point
  35. Not disagreeing with what you're saying; simply seeing it going in a different direction: At some point, this character / robot -- this Transformer-- paid for the ability to turn into a car. In this campaign, how do cars work? Does the GM require that cars have special powers to indicate that people can ride inside of the cars? If so, fine. Well, not fine, exactly. Extremely nit picky and frivolous points wasting in my own opinion, but if it's his game, it's his rules. However, if he _does_ not require that automobiles buy sp
    1 point
  36. Which brings up a whole separate point, which is this: Are we debating whether its possible, as a special effect (good news, it is) or, Are we debating the very specific how because it’s an ongoing power use? Or. Are we debating how many “car traits” you inherited in your transform. Or. Are NONE of these things fully capturing the question? In the first scenario, I’m fine with extra limbs and strength — exactly as I said in the beginning. If we’re really going into the more granular space of “how do I build seat belts and life support?” That’s almost a se
    1 point
  37. Hermit

    In other news...

    Well, I think the big prefix there is EX, but I understand the nervousness
    1 point
  38. "Well, there go the Amber Alerts" "Look, she's old and moldy but she's ancient and powerful and she knows things..." "Is she human?" "If she ever was she lost it long ago." "I just don't know how inimidating she's going to be to a group of aliens. Oh look out, here comes a tiny house with chicken legs... and hope you didn't bring any kids along your invasion" "She can summon demons" "She..can?" "And they listen" "Huh, yeah that could be useful" "Also, if Dracula tries something against s
    1 point
  39. All of the nitpicking and overengineering aside, just remember that you pay for what you get, and you get what you pay for. The 10-point Protects Carried Items Adder for Resistant Protection does what it says on the tin, for Resistant Protection. If I were the GM, I'd likely make that less of an Adder to R.P. and almost a Power of its own; and that would be what lets you wrap your R.P. around a passenger, but also your Life Support, Invisibility, Desolidification, and so on. I'd call it "Passenger Space" and be done with it.
    1 point
  40. archer

    Coronavirus

    Not to mention passing each others in the hall, riding school buses, standing around outside before and after schools, hanging around lockers....
    1 point
  41. I would like to point out the first thing I said was, “if the vehicle is properly defined and has sufficient strength.” You’re not the odd man out, I think this is a case of “HERO being HERO” and people wanting to micro things that I would — and this is a pretty good example — merrily handwave. “You’ve got strength 100? Yeah, by all means, carry all the people you can fit on your badonkadonk.”
    1 point
  42. They seem to be missing an essential title, though: List of people who go up against the wall once I am King of the World
    1 point
  43. That’s correct- in 5E Growth was a level-based Power. It changed to discrete increments in 6E (e.g. Large, Giant, etc)
    1 point
  44. Thia Halmades

    Equipment vs Powers

    This one! I LOVE THIS ONE!! Warning: I’m up a little late and when that happens I tend to ramble. So I’ve put my answer to your question up front, where it’s easy to see: Answer 1: It actually doesn’t matter as long as you’re consistent. You’d be surprised how much punishment the HERO system can take and still put out a balanced game experience. To go back to @Ninja-Bear, it’s easiest to make all weapons free, because the cost was paid by the player when they invested in the Martial Art to use it. For example, Kusari-Gama. If I pick one of those up, I’m going to
    1 point
  45. Buy down the characteristic and then apply Focus to the reduction.
    1 point
  46. Wonder Woman 1984 by George Perez and George Orwell
    1 point
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