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Tasha

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  1. For a Champions game I would give it a -1 limitation or more. As it would be VERY simple for someone to slip behind the character. This is pretty much the same limitation that a hand held shield has. It only covers 3 hex facings. A character with minimal leaping could jump over it and strike it from behind. Hell, someone could walk around to the rear of the thing and wack it. A Brick could play "Tank" and keep the robot's attention on her, while the energy proj and everyone else can alpha strike from behind. This all becomes easier if the party has a higher spd than the Robot.
  2. It's fine where it's at. thanks for pointing out that I COULD sell it.
  3. IMHO the export formats always looked better anyways. At least the type doesn't go microscopic if you were too wordy in an entry.
  4. The Tags for the XML files are in the Documentation PDF. I suggest using something like Code Writer or Notepad++ if you are using windows. They can show the text in a format that is much easier to understand. That and a GUI HTML editor helped me with a quick and pretty clean code sheet when I did my Combat Record Template. I just added in the data tags where they needed to be. A bit tedious but they worked.
  5. Though with the current versions of Hero Designer you don't have to allocate ram using a batchfile. The program has a setting for more ram, and saves it in the preferences file
  6. Yeah, I would love to see this ship soonish. I have seen the characters people have posted here and I think I like the changes I am seeing. It's a much more modern looking game than the way they chose to market it. So I think I am going to buy it for curiosity sake if nothing else.
  7. Corea made an ass out of himself on his website way before he started playing games with the Hugos. Last I checked Both Game Kastle in Fremont CA, and Gator Games in San Mateo had the Hardcover in stock. They usually get stocked with other games because there's nothing on the spine to ID it as being Hero System compatable, The MHI dice are just big D6's with the MHI Logo on one face. They are nowhere near as functional as the Blue and Black Hero System dice. Also the MHI dice are this shitty looking white and green speckle. UGLY. Probably should have sold my book to Half Price books. I don't think I opened it to look at it after I bought it. So Hero Games got my cash on that one, but I have never bought another book by Corea.
  8. At this point I would be VERY interested in seeing the PDF. The character write-ups I am seeing are interesting.
  9. Yeah, the math hasn't changed in 30 years and from the playtest doc, this edition will not have appreciably different math. I mean if you were doing something additive like Robot Warriors or Fuzion Champions Powers, you wouldn't need anything ex perhaps a simple spreadsheet that can add columns. But, it looks like Hero Math will be in force for this game PS the doc didn't really do anything to change my negative opinion about this project.
  10. Will there eventually be a version for people who want color?
  11. though until fairly recently there hasn't been a ton of third party material available for Hero. Probably an artifact of them being owned by ICE for awhile and the Palladium vs WotC lawsuit. Pretty much all of the third party stuff was good. I can't think of a single product that was "Bad". The early PDF were all pretty decent products too. The later more modern stuff has also been decent to great. Depending on buyer taste mostly.
  12. While the questionnaire is very through, it doesn't need to be filled in completely. I like players to use it was a springboard for ideas. BTW the Lifepath that appeared in Champions New Millenium is also a great starting point for building backgrounds.
  13. I think that most GM's would be VERY happy to just get the questionnaire with lots of the questions filled in. Most GM's don't expect people to be novel writers.
  14. If you have problems with writing a background. Here's a Document that can help. It's not always possible to answer ALL of the questions, but thinking about them can help you have a better picture of your character. This wasn't authored by me, but I really respect the authors. ----- The 100 Most Important Things To Know About Your Character (revised) by Beth Kinderman and Nikki Walker This list came about when, one day while struggling to develop a character for an upcoming Hunter game, my lovely roommate Nikki looked at me and said something like, "Wouldn't it be cool to have a list of questions you could go through and answer while you were making characters, so you'd make sure to consider all sorts of different elements in their personality?" I agreed, and that very evening we sat down over hot chocolate and ramen noodles to whip up a list of 100 appearance-, history-, and personality-related questions (which seemed like a nice even number) to answer as a relatively easy yet still in-depth character building exercise. Later on, we went through the list again, took out the questions that sucked (because there were a lot of them) and replaced them with better ones. What you see before you is the result of that second revision. In the more recent past, we've also found that answering those annoying online personality quizzes in-character can sometimes lead to interesting revelations. When you find yourself sitting in front of your computer screen wondering, "Hmm, if my character was a pair of shoes, would she be stiletto heels, Nikes, Doc Martens, or Birkenstocks?" you know you're really getting to know her (or that you've become an even bigger geek than you were to begin with). Emode.comand TheSpark.com are good places to start. And, because I've gotten flames about it: No, we do not mean to imply that slavishly following this list is the only way you will ever truly develop your character. If you think we're boring, obnoxious, or presumptuous, just think about the questions you like, and you don't even have to consider the rest (yeah, we know it's kind of a long list). Or better yet, ignore us entirely and find your own ways to develop characters. Just don't email us specifically to tell us how much we suck. That only results in cranky gamerchicks. Some of these questions were stolen from the Character Questionnaire at www.roleplayingtips.com. Check it out, it's a really great website. - Beth Part 1: The Basics 1. What is your full name? 2. Where and when were you born? 3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.) 4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like? 5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people. 6. What is your occupation? 7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks. 8. To which social class do you belong? 9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses? 10. Are you right- or left-handed? 11. What does your voice sound like? 12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently? 13. What do you have in your pockets? 14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics? Part 2: Growing Up 15. How would you describe your childhood in general? 16. What is your earliest memory? 17. How much schooling have you had? 18. Did you enjoy school? 19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities? 20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them. 21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family? 22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? 23. As a child, what were your favorite activities? 24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display? 25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like? 26. When and with whom was your first kiss? 27. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity? 28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today. Part 3: Past Influences 29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? 30. Who has had the most influence on you? 31. What do you consider your greatest achievement? 32. What is your greatest regret? 33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done? 34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind? 35. When was the time you were the most frightened? 36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you? 37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why? 38. What is your best memory? 39. What is your worst memory? Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions 40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic? 41. What is your greatest fear? 42. What are your religious views? 43. What are your political views? 44. What are your views on sex? 45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable? 46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do? 47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love? 48. What do you believe makes a successful life? 49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)? 50. Do you have any biases or prejudices? 51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it? 52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)? Part 5: Relationships With Others 53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how? 54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why? 55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why? 56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people. 57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person. 58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened. 59. What do you look for in a potential lover? 60. How close are you to your family? 61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not? 62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help? 63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why? 64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you? 65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why? 66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict? 67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations? 68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not? 69. Do you care what others think of you? Part 6: Likes And Dislikes 70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? 71. What is your most treasured possession? 72. What is your favorite color? 73. What is your favorite food? 74. What, if anything, do you like to read? 75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)? 76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit? 77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night? 78. What makes you laugh? 79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you? 80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself? 81. How do you deal with stress? 82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan? 83. What are your pet peeves? Part 7: Self Images And Etc. 84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted? 85. What is your greatest strength as a person? 86. What is your greatest weakness? 87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted? 89. Are you generally organized or messy? 90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at. 91. Do you like yourself? 92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? Are your real reasons for doing this different than the ones you tell people in public? (If so, detail both sets of reasons...) 93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime? 94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 95. If you could choose, how would you want to die? 96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left. 97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death? 98. What three words best describe your personality? 99. What three words would others probably use to describe you? 100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice...)
  15. Ooooh, I got my cd the other day. It's nifty. Also the Emperor sent me some gifties! Weeee! I am such a cheap date, a couple of dice, some Patents of Nobility (one for each gender) and a single credit coin <3 Marc
  16. I bought my copy. I had a lot of it anyways, but I wanted a complete set. Also, I wanted Marc Miller to see that the Hero Licence had very interested fans.
  17. I usually don't allow Multipowers with Variable slots. Most players can't handle the math.
  18. Nice thing about 5e is that a LOT of the books are still available. Most are also half off here on the Hero Store, which makes them really easy to collect.
  19. Where in the world did you get the last two books?
  20. Here's my Collection. I also have a very substantial miniatures collection. Including Heritage, Grenadier and Swords and Soldiers official Champions Figs.
  21. One thing I do like abouit 6e. If I have a question about the rules, I can be 99% sure that what I am looking for is there and also with an example that illustrates how something works. 5e base is around the same size as 4e. 5er is much larger. YMMV I love RPGs that have a TON of supplements. So that I can find anyting I need with game stats (ie I won't have to convert) YMMV
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