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  1. Re: Foods for those that just don't care anymore Which kind? (I'm guessing Mexican, in which case was it the sweet cinnamon sugar or hot cinnamon flavor? There are five things I usually order when we go to any Mexican resturant for the first time. Steak tacos Enchiladas Rojas Tamales (preferably with pork) Quesadillas (and they better be on corn tortillas with no meat damn it!) Horchata and fried ice cream for desert if I have room after all that sampeling.
  2. Re: Always knows a name I'd probably just go with the detect too. However, this sounds like it could be an amazingly annoying power to GM for...
  3. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities I play a fair number of female toons. I have been hit on before and it deffintly happens more when I'm playing a female toon, though it has happened when I play some of my male toons as well. But doesn't happen to my female toons very often, nor do I get treated differently, because I make no pretense of actually being a woman. I have seen occassional atitude shifts when I DO seriously roleplay one of my female toons though. Had one poor guy incredibly upset that I was not only male but American (apparently some of the slag I used was quite authentic... blame Guy ritchie films I guess) I have observed that I get compliments on my costume designs way more often when I play female toons. Most of the complimets for my male toons are along the lines of "neat concept" or "clever name", with only the occassional "OMG, U R SO HOT"...
  4. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities Well, as the COH Devs explained it, more body types adds to development time/expense for each and every costume piece and animation in the game. Each one of those things would need to be rechecked and reworked for compatability. Otherwise you get clipping and other issues that make the game look second rate and peopel then complain that the option is there but it sucks. It's one of the reasosn they were adamant about not adding in additional body types after release. Huge Female (for heavily muscled super women), overweight/fat for both genders and various nonhuman body types were requested regularly. They were also quite reluctant to red light "cross dressing", which was also requested on many occassions, but would run into simialr problems. Mind you I think in all my time playing the "coross dressing" aspect mostly came from players that wanted more "Butch/Tom Boy" options for thier female toons. Relativly few players actually stated they wanted to play a dude running around in a bra and stockings. Though they absolutly DID exist. I still remember one players impassioned plea to the devs to not change the power FX for Brute invulnerabilty, since the sparkling rainbow colors were a vital aspect of his characters concept of Trollvestite (this was years before we got power customization). Regardless, I also think it was ultimatly felt that any of the above would be features that wouldn't be used much so it was not worth the time and money. Statistically, this is probably true. But, we'll never really know for sure COH had an incredible degre of customization allowed already, what with the various body sliders and power customization, but no matter how much they added they were never gogn to satisy everyone. Most games don't take the time to even try though, so you end up with the reliable stereotypical. The majority will always crave statuesque males and centerfold females and the industry will always primarily cater to that majority. I think that is unlikely to change in the future, but we have deffintly seen a slow shift over time. Afterall, this is what Lara Croft looks like now:
  5. Re: "Can normally reach" Limitation Disappearing Act, p130, with the specific limitation being Can Only Teleport To Places Character Could Normally Go (-1/2) Basically, if you can't Run/Jump/Climb your way there, you can't teleport to it. So even if you have 12" of Teleport, you can't use it to just port straight up into the air in the middle of an empty field. But you COULD teleport to the top of a 12" tall tree or onto a roof of a building of similar stature that has a fire escape. In both instances you could hypothetically get there using your otherwise normal modes of movement. It's meant to be used as the Ninja Vanish/Batman "I hate when he does that" gone in the blink of an eye type effect.
  6. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities I don't assume one way or the other. I INFER!
  7. Re: Creepy Pics. Not sure if most would consider the origional cute or creepy...
  8. Re: OIHID or Why Doesn't Billy Batson not Change Back? Me. Billy's awesome Considering how much time I put into my Ben 10 stuff, the fact that my third favorite super hero ever is the Hulk and looking at the sheer number of Multiform and OIAID type characters I have played and designed... this is just something that has alway appealed to me. I like the transformation aspect and I like the story opportunites it produces. And I actually want to play the weaker alter ego extensivly. Nothing feels more empowering to me and frankly, I like having an off switch. Not just so the GM can use it against me, but so that my character doesn't have the burdens, expectations and disadvantages of being super all the time. I vastly prefer to be Billy Batson than to have some sort of Kryptonite for that sort of thing.
  9. Re: OIHID or Why Doesn't Billy Batson not Change Back? Well, I don't think I've literally seen the "Women of Kleenex" idea used in conventional comics stories, though I have seen it alluded to here and there. There are plenty of supers that have intimacy issues due to the nature of their powers, so if one of those had an off switch like OIHID I'm sure they would use it. The Thing comes to mind as a pretty obvious example. I've certainly seen these type of issue come up in the course of various games. For example, one of our blasters has OIHID because she essentially turns into a living star. She needs to power down to do anything normal lest she irradiate/melt/ignite everything she touches. Sure, she can get around this somewhat with her gravity manipulation TK, but something like hugging her daughter or sleeping with her (non powered) scientist husband would not be possible.
  10. Re: OIHID or Why Doesn't Billy Batson not Change Back? Sex without killing your partners? Women of Kleenex and all that... (yes, I know Jen has managed to have a robust sex life with several normal dudes while hulked out, not everyone is so fortunate!) Most of my OIAID characters have a one or more reasons to change back to their weaker forms. Many of those reasons are strictly social, but a few of them have to change for safety or automatically change when they sleep or are KOed or can only remain in one from for a certain period of time to begin with.
  11. Re: Scorpion Wire - How to do? Is there a reason why some limited Stretching wouldn't work?
  12. Re: "Neat" Pictures [ATTACH=CONFIG]44900[/ATTACH] You're thinking of Wolverine. He's the guy with the blind stagehands: [ATTACH=CONFIG]44899[/ATTACH]
  13. Re: And now, for your daily dose of cute... Not the first time it's happened:
  14. Re: And now, for your daily dose of cute... Jungle Cat... they aren't normally that... fluffy...
  15. Re: A Thread for Random Videos Back in the early 90's, MTV used to play this on Liquid Televion, which also gave rise to Aeon Flux, Beavis and Butthead and tons of other stuff I probably can't even remember... I miss that show Also, MTV: Oddities, which showed The Maxx: http://liquidtelevision.com/videos/series/the-maxx/
  16. Re: Creepy Pics. The eyes don't bother me that much, as it's just makeup. I'm way more worried about her waistline...
  17. Re: "Neat" Pictures Well, I know of multiple Seven Star stylists in the city, so a Northern style would be easy to hunt down. There are actually three schools that teach kung fu within five minutes of my house, but they do Snake, Wing Chun/JFJKD and Northern Shaolin/Tai Ji Quan. Sadly, not sure when I'd have the time though. I already train at three different schools regularly during the week and I work out at/guest instruct at four other schools when time allows. Now if I could just quit my day job and make enough money doing what I really love
  18. Re: "Neat" Pictures I think our season was a few months ago. Found this guy at judo back on 7/16. [ATTACH=CONFIG]44803[/ATTACH] The kids were facinated by him and were very sad when we released him into the wild.
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