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  2. Tjack

    TV Champions

    Who else would you put in there? I vaguely despise Automan, but Man from Atlantis and my personal all time favorite Ralph Hinkley The Greatest American Hero would work. As a matter of fact my very first Champions character was Bill Maxwell getting the suit after Ralph retired and the “Green Guys” rejuvenated him. I blended his backstory to include his using the cover name of Kelly Robinson during the late ‘60’s.
    2 points
  3. Pattern Ghost

    TV Champions

    Wild, Wild West/Brisco County Jr. mashup
    2 points
  4. Pariah

    TV Champions

    I have two words for you: Steampunk Zorro.
    1 point
  5. I wanted to disagree with this but then I realised that Starlord is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.
    1 point
  6. Cancer

    Alphabet Game 2021

    Off-topic: The used underwear has been washed. And often, the previous owner is as dead as all the germs in the underwear. Vacuum cleaners. Not especially functional ones.
    1 point
  7. Cancer

    Musings on Random Musings

    Easily done. Open two laptops separately, side-by-side, logged into different YouTube accounts. Open videos to playlists from two different people you don't know, keep them paused at the start. This way the YouTube dissociation engine has a harder time feeding you spurious suggestions. Mount a CD or MP4 into the appropriate player, and have that play to it own set of speakers. I recommend an MP4 player with a thousand tracks of various genres, set on shuffle play. Drop a little acid, and then start all of those at once. Enjoy.
    1 point
  8. aylwin13

    Alphabet Game 2021

    Ewwww... 🤢
    1 point
  9. Old Man

    TV Champions

    We were playing in the "hit location" era, hence the unexpectedly brief campaign. It was a mistake, in hindsight.
    1 point
  10. dmjalund

    Alphabet Game 2021

    Lamps No. Thor is NOT the God of Hammers
    1 point
  11. unclevlad

    In other news...

    Ninja Farmers? How much for a half dozen...and are they selling those durn fast-to-market ninjas that barely know what part of the sword to hold, or fully mature, developed ninjas?
    1 point
  12. I fully admit that I am up way to late and tired but having read through all of this, there are certainly some interesting (if unfinished) ideas for alternate systems that I hope to review more after sleeping. However, I had one thought as far as the all or nothing nature of Mental powers as they currently stand in the game. Instead of the mentalist declaring the intended effect level and THEN rolling dice, what if they make their attack, roll the effect dice and see what level effect they CAN get, then declare what they want to do from there. This would simulate the mentalist getting
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  13. i thought the best analogy for mind control was a grab grab works vs user's STR, mind control works vs user's EGO
    1 point
  14. death tribble

    TV Champions

    As long as it is the TV series of Wild Wild West and not the film.
    1 point
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  16. I forget whether it was Professor Parker or Michael Kimmel (author of Angry White Men) who provided the breakdown of GOP voters I heard on ATC, but he said they are about 50% Trumpists, 40% willing to put up with him but wedded to policies rather than personality cult, and 10% Never Trumpers. So I'd guess that Trumpists own the primaries for at least the next few years. Kimmel closely followed the Capitol insurgency and the statements by the rioters. He found them all too familiar in their sense of "aggrieved entitlement." Like Prof. Parker, he finds that ardent Trumpists are not s
    1 point
  17. Starlord has changed his avatar. No wait, he has not. Starlord is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.
    1 point
  18. That, my friend, is one of the many reasons I like the bank robbery as a very first adventure: it gets stuff like that out in the open right off the bat. Move from there to a friendly competition between players and weed out any PVP action early on as well. No one has said it yet-and yes; it is a little more involved than just a simoke scenario, but it can be broken down quite easily-- Christopher (above) has recently published a wonderful reworking of the very first published Champions adventure: the Island of Dr Destroyer. It is much more detaiked than the o
    1 point
  19. Starlord

    The cranky thread

    Condolences
    1 point
  20. Pattern Ghost

    The cranky thread

    Condolences, Cancer and tkdguy.
    1 point
  21. For what its worth, there was zero animosity in anything I said, save my diskike fir Combat Luck; that dislike was genuine. What was also genuine was my empathizing with your frustration. Thats why there was no animosity in anaything I said. Therr still isn't. At this point I have been reminded why we dont generally agree: I have the ereoneous tendency to believe that you are looking for discussion more than an echo chamber. Before bowing out, I woukd like you to reconsider your reply, if only to save a bit of dignity. As it stands, you are asking everyone reading t
    1 point
  22. Let us not forget the most accursed tome of them all--Seduction Of The Innocent. The work of the conformist scholar and covert magician Frederic Wertham, contained betwixt its lines of text and "scholarly" arguings, are subliminal incantations and charms designed to bewitch the unwary and the weak minded into following along with his miserable, deplorable campaign to suppress creativity and freedom of thought, to stifle beyond reviving the notion that great power could--and should--be used to protect the weak and defenseless, and advance the greater good. All in the name of instilling and pr
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  23. If you're trying to give someone an origin, like one time, ever... blast them with lightning and hope they get powers... I'd almost treat that like an old school D&D "entreaty to the gods". Basically, either the GM is on board, or roll 3d6; if you roll a natural 3, it happens. Once. If you have Power Skill, you might be able to blast them with lightning to activate their powers, as a power stunt, in which case you'll make a roll at a penalty of some kind, but probably still once. If you want to be able to grant someone powers at will, you'll pay points for that. You coul
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  24. That may actually just be the two of you using the same terms with different understandings. Cumulative is pretty much just like damage. In one case you add the attacks until unconsciousness and or death is reached and in the other until a level of control is reached. The problem here is that HERO has no widely used mechanics for being hampered by damage(aside from Flash which is again a special case). Obviously Mental Powers that fail to meet their threshold should have no effect, but what about those that do reach the level but are instantly overcome? Perhaps a break
    1 point
  25. Cygnia

    In other news...

    New sighting of a thylacine, a thought-to-be-extinct carnivorous marsupial
    1 point
  26. Ragitsu

    Ctrl+V

    1 point
  27. tkdguy

    Ctrl+V

    1 point
  28. All right, it is with considerable pain that I have to say, this first entry in the Champions International sectional book was a disappointment. Aside from the minimalist color cover, almost all the rest of the book's 16 pages is text giving background information about Lugendu. While it is pretty broad in the range of subjects it covers, as far as its style and focus goes it reads more like a travelogue than a gaming supplement. The text is laid out in a sparse two-column style that looks like a fan product rather than a professional one. There are exactly two character sheets. Aside from th
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  29. I had the Bestiary in book and bought the other two in pdf, just got the other two in book form this week will probably et the Bestiary in pdf so that I can copy and past stuff in my one note campaign. Your book are one of the reason I got back into running a Hero Fantasy game. For the last three years I had run a 5e game set in elder scrolls we had just finished it after the group had reached 20 level and beat the main villain and returned as Hero's. I can hardly wait for you next book and looking forward to your Gm book as well. I am working on our next game we are getting ready to start o
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  30. You mean you don't want to split every hair down to its finest implications? What kind of Hero gamer are you?!
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  31. Hero's Valdorian Age fantasy world setting -- stylistically resembling the fantasy fiction of Howard, Moorcock, and Leiber -- includes an interesting dynamic between the two major powers of the age, the Valdorian Empire and the Empire of Abyzinia. Abyzinia's economy is based on slavery. Even the rank-and-file of their military are slaves, albeit with more privileges than most. The rulers of Abyzinia are sorcerers, and sorcery used to be much more common among them; but during this age magic is in decline, so powerful sorcerers are rare. OTOH the Valdorian Empire was founded by rebels against n
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  32. "HAH! Easy."--Mechanon.
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