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  1. Old Man

    Coronavirus

    I've thought that one good way to get Amurricans to take the vaccine would be to threaten to take it away from red states and send it to countries that contain brown people.
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  2. Might as well continue the theme with...The White Violin! The White Violin | Umbrella Academy Wiki | Fandom
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  3. Terminax

    VPP powers list?

    I do the math/setup in Hero Designer and copy it over to a list in LibreOffice writer. I usually do powers in sets with brief descriptions, then have an a-la-carte list from cheapest powers to most expensive powers to plug and play with. Works well for me for everything from arsenals to gadgets to magic spells and cosmic power pools.
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  4. I've seen the first episode and thought it showed promise. As Pattern Ghost indicated it is going to depend heavily on where they go from here. As for the whole predestination thing, that not really how it works. The Timekeepers selected a timeline to be the one that they keep and defend. They didn't create the timeline. The people in the timeline all got to make their choices, to be heroic or villainous. It is only from the standpoint of the Timekeepers that the decisions are already prescribed. Just as we can look back on the past and say what happened, but that does not mean that people at the time weren't making decisions, and taking chances and making sacrifices with which they would have to live. Still, it has already been strongly foreshadowed, that Loki is going to try to break the Timekeepers and their organization. So, that is likely to be a big part of the series going forward.
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  5. I find it hilarious that people quote rotten tomatoes ratings any more for quality of anything LOL
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  6. Man I just finished WandaVision last night, now I'm behind on Loki already?
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  7. 6Ev1 p127 AREA-AFFECTING CONSTANT POWERS If a Constant Power affects an Area (either inherently or because the character purchases the Area Of Effect Advantage for it), the Power remains in effect in the Segments between the attacker’s Phases. Any target who enters the area takes damage or is affected in the Segment he enters and every time the attacker’s Phase occurs while the target remains within the area.
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  8. Who Ya Gonna Call? GOOSEBUSTERS! I Ain't Afraid Of No Goose!
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  9. In 1995 the priority for casting superhero roles was looks, not acting ability. Fabio might have made a great Thor.
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  10. As far as I can tell, it works the same. An area-affecting constant power affects anyone who enters it when the enter it, and every one of the power owner's phases thereafter while they remain in it. A Damage shield using area of affect-surface affects anyone who touches it when they touch it, and every one of the power owner's phases thereafter while they remain in contact with it.
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  11. I have been going out of my way to not comment in this thread-- mostly because, as I noted in the last thread, I will bend, break, ignore, and otherwise scoff at a rule if it causes any sort of "reduces the fun" issue. As such, I don't weigh in often on "I'd like to fix X" threads: in my own experience, most people are looking for something closer or at least sort of justifiable in RAW than some of the things I do. Don't get me wrong: I like to stay as close to the rules as possible, just for consistency, but then sometimes there really is just something away from the rules that works much, _much_ better for my and my group. This particular comment: is precisely what changed my mind about adding my own "solution" into the mix. Because I _agree_. Dispel is extremely limited, and the points / return investment ratio discussed above just keeps driving that point home. Fixed both of them a long time ago, at least for our groups, with a simple change that violates the rules, but works great for us, as well as adding "cost appropriate" utility for Dispel. We ignore AP and target the RP. Done. It stands as reasonable (again, without my own circles) simply because "well, you took three Limitations on that power; obviously it's not as "good" or "robust" as some other power; it makes sense it's easier to dispel than a power with no limitations. You've added nine advantages to that power of yours. Your power is so significantly intense-- so much more so than any similar power ever before-- that it makes sense it would be harder to dispel. Looked at another way, all Limitations come with a mandatory -0 "Easier to Dispel." Not "easy to dispel," mind you, but "_easier_ to dispel. You can take Easy to Dispel if you want, but it also comes with that "easier to dispel" at -0. All advantages come with a +0 Harder to dispel. You don't even have to write it down: buying an additional advantage makes it harder to dispel. Likely there are no quibbles here, because applying against the AP already does that very thing; it's only spelled out because its reverse was spelled out a couple of sentences ago. Yes; there is still the "I can turn it back on" thing, but now the wizard with the dispel doesn't have to waste so many points to make sure he can get enough dice to annoy you a little bit. Of course, if your spell or power or whatever is "costs END to activate," or "activation roll" or some such thing, that could get amusing. If you've built a Blast spell of some sort and have taken enough Limitations that your spell only costs 12 pts for 4d6, then your opponent only needs to roll a result of 12 to dispel it. If you've added enough advantages that your blast costs 32 pts for 4d6-- well, likely nothing has actually changed, really. It's worked really well for us, and solved a pair of problems: you don't have to pay near as much to get a better result from a power without a lot of built-in utility.
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  12. Simon

    Forum Upgrade

    Just FYI for folks, the forums went through a minor version upgrade earlier today. Things may be a little wonky for the next couple of days while posts re-index and the new ranking system rebuilds/recalcs. Hopefully nothing too disruptive, though you won't see any ranks until the rebuild completes. There are a number of new features/enhancements, but they should all be pretty transparent (nothing that you need to do to see them). The new ranking system is currently set to improve rank (which is, in itself, a relatively meaningless thing) based on posts, followed content, reactions, etc. in all areas outside of the NGD. To be clear, this won't affect post count or other metrics, just the new/improved ranking system.
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  13. So, yes, OT1H, all the reasoning around mutant hysteria does fall down upon examination, but then as a metaphor for racism, that works, because the rationalizations an constructs of racism, and race itself, also don't hold up to dispassionate scrutiny. OTOH, the consistent presentation of a group as dangerous is just part of prejudice against that group. Maybe Marvel should have introduced a lot more non-/trivially- powered but obvious mutants as 'extras' in background scenes and as victims of mutant hysteria, to make that point more clearly? Personally, that still feels on-point for me as a metaphor of the crazy ways race can work. In past times and places, there were racists who were absolutely certain they could tell a Jew or an Irishman or whatever at a glance, while today, we don't see it, like, at all. Certainly, tho, a story or two of a mutant spreading around a mutate or mystic origin story as a way of "Passing" might've been a nice idea. OK, well, I can agree to disagree on that point. I quite like allegory as a literary technique. It allows the reader to look at the logical structure and moral/ethical implications of a real-world phenomenon without all the unexamined emotional attachment they may have to it. Sure, some of us can be super-dispassionate without any such crutch, but even if all of us could, it can still be an aesthetically pleasing literary device.
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  14. You know, the Hulk would be prettier if he smiled more.
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  15. The MCU has at least two other arrogant protagonists who rarely smile, but no one seems to complain about them.
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  16. Cygnia

    In other news...

    In related news... Watch RUSH's GEDDY LEE And ALEX LIFESON Present 'Humanitarian Award' To THE TRAGICALLY HIP
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  18. Hey, just got back from NTRPG and I ran Champions 4e and would like to run a Champions/Hero System game at my house now that restrictions are being lifted. Anyone interested please PM me.
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  19. Okay, the Explain This, Comics Guys!! crew has gathered our wits and posted Part Three of our Falcon and Winter Soldier analysis. Join us in celebrating one full year of This-Explaining!! dw https://explainthis.podbean.com/
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  20. That scene in the first Avengers movie had only one woman in it. If there had been no women, no one would have said boo.
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  21. Its not irrational to fear gangbangers or rapists, either. It is irrational to fear all black men because there are black gangs, or all men because virtually all rapists are men. Bigots always point to a reason to fear the object of their bigotry - it's not always a made up reason, it's the generalization that's, if not entirely irrational, simply wrong. Yeah, Magneto is a living engine of mass destruction, but other mutants just look different.
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  22. That's an apt metaphor for racist Replacement Theory.
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  23. A Vibrant Matcha Blackberry Cake Recipe to Kick Off Summer
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  24. Goatbusters: We ain't afraid of no goats!
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  25. Cygnia

    Coronavirus

    Quelle surprise 2 passengers test positive for COVID-19 on 1st North American cruise since 2020
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