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Blue Jogger

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  1. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... Our group illusionist had just had a scene where a woman handed her baby over to the illusionist. She then realized the woman was missing a foot, had a broken neck and was a zombie, who said "thank you" and proceeded to fall over dead. Freaked out, she called my character, I quickly flew over and she explained what happened. Me: "And that's it?" Her: "What do you mean, 'is that it?' The dead are walking around... Does this seem normal to you?" Me: "Honey, I fly."
  2. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... Dwarf (OOC): I hope combat happens soon. GM: And then the wizard you were talking to slumps over dead. Dwarf: Wait, what just happened? GM: Phase 12, you see two thrown axes in the back of the wizard.
  3. Re: A Game Of Questions Can anyone play?
  4. Re: It's the Little Things.... This combination of little things was amazingly useful... TF: Large Motorized Vehicles and Lockpicking "Well, I had to borrow this large 18-wheeler...."
  5. Re: Character Backgrounds (free for all) Here's one of mine. Karon was an orphan raised by the Clerics of Light. Everyday she would polish the famed plate armor used by the Legendary Paladin of Light. It was a boring job, but Karon was never one to shirk her duties. The legend said that one day, the hero would return to once again protect the city. Then, one day, the city was attacked. Without a moment's thought, Karon rushed and got the armor. But the armor was too heavy to carry, so she put the helmet on her head, and wore the gauntlets... before long, she was wearing the famed armor of the Legendary Paladin of Light. One thing led to another, and she found herself battling among her people and defending the city. The famed Paladin of Light had returned! Karon didn't have the heart to tell them that she was just a young cleric in training.
  6. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... The heroes are talking to the suspected supervillain who built the first hotel-size space station in orbit. Hero: "They just don't understand your vision, do they?" Supervillain: "And they don't have any business sense, do you know how much it costs to ship water to orbit, when you can just recycle it from urine?" Hero looks at her drink with concern. Supervillain: "More lemonade? I made it myself."
  7. Re: Superbeing Rights Debate I have, in my fantasy game, summoned creatures which are lifeforms deemed "to be without a soul" and legally slaves. So, in my fantasy game, if Kon could demonstrate that he had a soul (which admittedly would be hard since animated plushy and even cat girls are consider soulless since they are usually summoned). My world hasn't encountered artificial souls and doesn't have an easy way to detect souls (except by shadow creatures being shadowy or by cat girls being cat girls and assumed to be created "ex nihilo" by a mortal being using magic) so the fact that Kon has an artificial soul would not be a problem so much as proving that he is a ensouled creature which would be a great debate indeed. The undead are also considered to be animated corpses, so it behooves them to not be detected as undead. Now, in the modern world, I like to think Kon could be entitled to basic human rights by the duck test. Although the law can come up with some fairly abstruse reasons.
  8. Re: Genre-crossover nightmares Star Trek Wars "The landing party will consist of me, the Jedi Council and Jar Jar." "Why'z we wearing red shirts?" "Consider it a promotion."
  9. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... Ok, here's one from last night. Our group is a bunch of super cops, called in to deal with a drug bust gone bad. We're an eclectic bunch of superheroes: two mages, a physic, a powered-armor fox-girl, and a typical flying brick. We got into a fight with robots. Our typical attacks are just barely denting the shiny blue meteorite metal these things are coated in. Time to pull out some magic. I yell enthusiastically, "Shadow shards!" "What the heck is shadow shards?" The other player asks. "1.5d6 RKA, Any Special Effect, Penetrating." Damage is rolled, only 1 BODY is Penetrating. "The robot is going to take 1 BODY because the armor isn't Hardened." Another player pipes up, "Unless it has Combat Luck." GM looks up the robot and says with a straight face, "It has Combat Luck." I look back at the critic, "Now, we know what Shadow shards are. They are what deflects off the robot's Combat Luck instead of penetrating."
  10. Re: Genre-crossover nightmares Teleformers, more than meets the tummy.
  11. Re: Answers & Questions Q: Why's Goth Boy following her around? A: I've become so numb I can't feel you there, become so tired so much more aware. (Linkin Park - Numb)
  12. Re: Chocolate Orc The White Chocolate Orcs are a myth! There Milk Chocolate Orcs, Dark Chocolate Orcs, and the rare and elusive Mint Chocolate Orcs (for St. Patrick Day). Mint Chocolate Orcs 30 Various magical spells (Spells should involve trickery of some sort and possibly OIF: Lucky Charms) -15 Physical Limitation: Bound by the rules and traditions of magic -15 Hunted by those who want their deliciously magical secrets. Besides being a shade of pale green, they usually prefer to use a shillelagh and speak with a rather thick Irish brogue.
  13. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... My character showed up from 1993 and was surprised that superheroes have to register. "Wait, do you have to register?" "Only if you want to be using superpowers legally." (Police voice) "I'm sorry, miss, but I'll have to pull you over." "But, officer, I was only using 4 ounces of superpower." "... And I had it sealed in these containers of Whoop @$$." "I'm sorry, but you had intent to use that superpower."
  14. Re: Chocolate Orc Ok, but I think you forgot one. Hollow Chocolate Orc. -5 STR -5 (-1 PD, -1 REC, -2 STUN) -2 BODY -4 8 5" Swim, 0 END 6 +4" Superleap, 0 END -5 Physical Limitation: Hollow in the middle, +4 KB", weighs 1/4 as much.
  15. Re: Fantasy Hero Resources page The downloads works for me, I have Adobe Reader 7.0 and I'm using Microsoft Vista.
  16. Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat I'm just picturing her dressing up Supergirl. "Imagine if Superman had a younger cousin with blond hair who dressed up like one of those waitresses of the 60s and.... Oh FORGET IT!" (Storms out)
  17. Re: 6th Edition Hero System Sadly, it is over a terabyte of text reaching the theoretical functional limits of a single human mind to contain. Luckily, it will fit on a Holographic Versatile Disc the size of a sugarcube. Plus with S.T.E.V.E., all questions are instantly adjudicated and transmitted to all other 14th editions. Which was really the problem with the ill-fated 13th edition, I mean really, the partially limited, hyper framework bought with the dangling variable advantage on the meta-control cost... whst were they thinking?
  18. Re: Order of the Stick I've seen these come up many times (especially in AD&D): Lawful Cranky - Gives you a ticket the second the meter reads zero. Lawful Naive - All laws exist to help all people. Even stupid nonsensical ones. Lawful Compulsive - Knows every sub-paragraph by heart. Lawful Blind Eye- "I'll be back in about 15 minutes..."
  19. Re: Seven Wonders of the World When I designed the Floating City, I put the size at roughly the two aircraft carriers, or about 120 kton or about 100 points in Size. The rest of the vehicle is rather unremarkable. For Disadvantages 20 Distinctive Features: Floating City (Not Concealable, Major) 12 No Running 15 Publically Known (Well Established Trading Route) 20 Physical Limitation: Really Big Floating City
  20. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... Best one from our last Teen Champions game: Ultimatium, has a big Multipower with several ultra slots, think Ultraboy. Ultimatium rolls an 18 on Power Gauntlets (which were designed to allow two powers at once) which completely drains all Multipower.... "Aaaaahhhhhh!" PC1 (Yelling at the gadgeteer) "Didn't you test these power gauntlets?" Gadgeteer (very sarcastic) "Oh yes, I tested these things for years, even though they only work for Ultimatium." Later... Ultimatium "I'll fly down and check... Aaaaaaaahhhhh!"
  21. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... PC1: "Wait, you left three [Japanese] businessmen in my room with Kitten?" PC2: "Sure, what could go wrong?" (Kitten, the token catgirl, starts to yelp for help.) PC1: "They really seem to like catgirls for some reason."
  22. Re: Making Spellcasters More Fun I removed the concept of spells working flawlessly and repeatedly (i.e. the flick the switch and the lightbulb always turn on paradigm). There is always an animus force in magic which is very capricious and somewhat playful. Although their spells still work with the same regularity as their magic roll allows, they seem much more appreciative that the spells work and when they don't work, it is very entertaining to see how someone else's spell fails. Some examples: Orc throwing axe enchanted to return to sender sometimes hits the enemy from surprise in the back. Fire surpression wand fails, loses all its charges, and it starts to rain heavily. A spell to grant dragonian wings also grants dragonian temperament.
  23. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... PC: "Do you have any strange customs or laws that I should be made aware of?" NPC Native: "No, no, I assure you I've lived here all my life and the customs and laws here are quite natural."
  24. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... My character was being possessed by the alien intelligence that gave him his superpowers. (It was actually a Psychological Limitation: Hunts mass-murders that was working as an Enraged, since he was like right there and threatening to murder millions.) After the combat, they replayed the battle to show my character how great my character was (After all, Teen Heroes). They replayed the first sentence that my character said in the alien language and ask for a translation. "*******! I shall do onto you, what you do onto others." None of the teens blinked at the profanity. "Actually, a literal translation would be 'babyeater' instead of *******" The GM winced, which was the effect that I wanted. "Yeah, they had more colorful swear words than we do."
  25. Re: The Interogation Skill as a "Lab" My suggestion, an actor covered in sweat and having a makeup artist do a number to make him look like what victims would look like afterwards. Have him mumble, "no more, no more. I'll tell you anything." As they drag his sorry body pass the future victim.
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