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    JmOz got a reaction from Hermit in Premade first adventure   
    You are welcome to use my generic heroes for it if you wish 
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    JmOz got a reaction from Spence in 6th Edition Island of Dr Destroyer Reboot   
    Coming in late, I did change the dampeners to dampening collars, thus each one is custom to the villain in question, but allowing the same movement etc....(It is also what law enforcement uses to move said villains)
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    JmOz got a reaction from Steve in Is it wrong to power game?   
    All wrong answers stem from disagreeing with my wisdom.. 😛
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    JmOz got a reaction from Steve in Is it wrong to power game?   
    So this thread has brought up a lot of feelings for me, and more than a few thoughts that could be projections.
     
    I have been around this system for a very long time.  I have made hundreds of characters, some originals, a lot of homages, and a a number of adaptations.  I have debated rules particulars about a variety of issues.
     
    I am personally attracted to the system because of the rules of F/X or more specifically how f/x is not tied to the mechanic of an ability, so a blast could be fire or electricity or ice, etc...  I say these things to explain my Bias.
     
    One argument that has been repeated is in regard to NCM, What Assualt called the Batman Fallacy.  This has always been one of the bigger ones, and it is founded on a couple misconceptions.  
     
    1) NCM is the maximum a human (non augmented) character can have.  4th edition books (and later editions) made it VERY clear that legendary characters can go above it.  If Batman does not qualify as a legendary character...
     
    2) The characteristic is what it says on the tin.  This ties into what I said about f/x not being tied into a game mechanic.  This misconception makes it so that people try to force a worst build based on a concept.  In essence punish a player for playing Batman instead of Mutant batman...
     
    3) Points matter.  Two characters who spend similar points on similar abilities should be able to do similar stuff
     
    Just as an example, I decide to run a campaign where everyone is based on a version of Superboy. 
    Superboy 1 is based on the original Clark Kent Superboy.  He buys his strength as a characteristic 
    Superboy 2 is based on the Reign of the Supermen Superboy.  Because of this mentality he NEEDS to buy Telekinesis with no range.  This of course costs him more endurance and 10 less strength for the same points, making him objectively worse character.  However for all practical purposes it is the same super strength.  This also fails point 3.  
     
    So back to Batman, Batman is a character with many skills way above the norm.  He is tougher, smarter, scarier, etc...than a normal human (based on what he DOES).  Even though we are told OFTEN that he is a normal man who has trained hard, he is also often called "The Bat God" and for good reason.  
    Now if we restrict the Batman player to making him under NCM, he will need to spend more points to meet the goals of the character concept.  This is unfair to the player.  You are at this point PUNISHING him for his concept.  IMO skill levels are really more for heroic characters, especially the more expensive ones...Some will say that it's fine because that is the "cost" of the concept, I say that is unfair.  So how do we make Batman so that he is as capable as a paranormal with powers based on being a "better human", simple, allow him to buy higher characteristics. 
     
    Now, what does this all illustrate.  The fact is that what we really need is to be "fair".  Characters should be a similar level, built with the same basic theory on design...
     
     
     
     
     
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    JmOz got a reaction from drunkonduty in VPP questions   
    I give a couple limitations to save points on them for things to reduce my headache.  Like a list of predetermined powers is worth a -1/4...
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    JmOz got a reaction from Christopher R Taylor in Premade first adventure   
    You are welcome to use my generic heroes for it if you wish 
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    JmOz got a reaction from Mr Neko in Bad Costume Ideas (For fun)   
    Yet so many female flyers with skirts...
     
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    JmOz got a reaction from Chris Goodwin in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Just skimmed it, seems to go after the election tampering (Which is shady as shit, and defiantly something that should be tried in court).  Will read it when I have more time
     
    My issue however stands, with the core idea that standards should be standards.  IF party A does X and gets consequence Z, then when Party B does X is should not get consequence Y.   The hatred people feel for him should not change the consequences.  
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    JmOz got a reaction from Chris Goodwin in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Nice personal Assualt.  I will not engage further with you on this issue.  
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    JmOz got a reaction from Chris Goodwin in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Both sides.  How it is reported is very different....
    Glad I live in the middle of nowhere
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    JmOz got a reaction from Chris Goodwin in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    My bringing the riots up was just an example of allowing the hatred people feel towards him modify their view of his actions.  
     
    However, having watched what he said, etc... He told people to do something constitutional (march and cheer on "Their people"), could a reasonable person see that it would lead to violence, debatable, but did he advocate for it, based on what he said, I think no.  If you can find where he told his followers to do anything outside of a constitutionally protected protest, please correct me.
    Taking the BLM riots, they lasted longer, cost more in lives and property, and literally took over city blocks, while I respect your opinion that the scale could be worse, a fair argument can be made that the actual consequences were a lot worse for the BLM riots.  As for the rhetoric, we both know how EASY it would be to find BLM comments as terrible.  
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    JmOz got a reaction from Cygnia in And now, for your daily dose of cute...   
    So was doing some research for my Fox costumes...Looking over the reference pics found this and thought I would share 
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    JmOz got a reaction from Duke Bushido in The Fox, costume Design   
    Nope, got a character in universe with the same name, a Power Armor character who runs my version of Xavier, Ravenwood, PS238, Sky High...
     
    He might look a bit like Johnathan Franks...
     
    Anyways, did some revision on the boots for Cub, but how do you guys like the others?
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    JmOz got a reaction from Nekkidcarpenter in Elemental Controls   
    The Key thing to remember is that with a Mulltipower you have one power, EC you have one special effect
     
    With an EC I can activate a Force Field, Fly, and Energy Blast at full effect the whole day long (Back in the day probably about 10 end a phase)
     
    If I have a MP I have the pool and as I weaken my blast to raise my flight, my end stays the same
     
    Example: So let's say I have 100 points for powers
     
    25 Light EC 
    25 25/25 Force Field  (5)
    25 25" Flight               (5)
    25 10d6 EB                 (5)
    Total END                   15
     
    70  Light Manipulation MP
    10m 25/25 Force Field  (5)
    10m 25 25" Flight               (5)
    10m 25 10d6 EB                 (5)
    Total END                             7 (As no more than 70 Active Points can be used)
     
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    JmOz reacted to steriaca in The Fox, costume Design   
    Makes me wonder, does The Fox have a generation villain? He should. 
     
    Let's call him The Gargoyle. The first one was a master criminal who lucks in to a superweapon or super tech. He wields a sword (so he can fence with The Fox), a gun or two (quite normal ones), and a VVP which can only be changed in a lab (to explain the gadgets and weapons he uses in his crimes). He was active between around 1920s to 1948 or so. He was thought to have died many times, only to come back as a bad penny.
     
    Gargoyle 2 is his son, who originally called himself "The Gargoyle's Ghost" (using a special belt which allows him to go through solid objects). Like the original Gargoyle, he also uses a sword and gadgets built by other people which he steals. He was active between 1950's to 1960's.
     
    Gargoyle 3 is the son of Gargoyle 2, and he is basically more of a mastermind and master criminal as opposed to a gadget laden guy. He has a utility belt on equal par with The Fox. This one is the Fox's dark mirror. He was active between the late 70's to the 90's.
     
    Gargoyle 4 is....someone. To the current Fox he is a bad name which keeps on coming up. He has yet to actually see him, and wonders if someone is just using his name.
     
    What do you think?
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    JmOz got a reaction from Eyrie in The Fox, costume Design   
    Hard to be precise with colors, but something like this?

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    JmOz got a reaction from Duke Bushido in Bad Costume Ideas (For fun)   
    I'm sure they are the cheerleader outfits that have the bottoms under the skirts.  However, with a kilt....
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    JmOz got a reaction from steriaca in The Fox, costume Design   
    I think I am getting REAL close here
     
     

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    JmOz got a reaction from Tjack in The Fox, costume Design   
    Still tinkering, but here a rough of where I am

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    JmOz got a reaction from Acroyear II in Human Torch   
    early 90's were an odd time...a lot of sub par artists were very popular, lots broke off and formed Image...Compared to George Perez, I'll take Perez

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    JmOz got a reaction from Acroyear II in Human Torch   
    MANY MANY years ago, there was a HERO named Sam Bell.  Never met the man, but he was a HUGE comic and Hero fan who did some insanely accurate write ups.  They wound up on a website called the Netbook of Heroes
     
    http://www.sysabend.org/champions/gnborh/
     
    Here is his Human Torch II (Johnny Storm of the Fantastic Fore)
     
    http://www.sysabend.org/champions/gnborh/text/Human_Torch-sb.txt
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    JmOz got a reaction from archer in The Fox, costume Design   
    Kind of how this all started.  I watched and wrote down each item used in Batman TAS & Justice League (By Batman) then stated them up.  All for 30 AP.  There is one power (Batgirl uses against Livewire) that has tormented me for years...
     
    When I started to think of publishing it was when I created the Fox.  I liked the idea of the Phantom's legacy aspect, then the Zorro connection (Batman has a lot of him in there), and well here we are 6-7 years later....
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    JmOz got a reaction from Ninja-Bear in Elemental Controls   
    The Key thing to remember is that with a Mulltipower you have one power, EC you have one special effect
     
    With an EC I can activate a Force Field, Fly, and Energy Blast at full effect the whole day long (Back in the day probably about 10 end a phase)
     
    If I have a MP I have the pool and as I weaken my blast to raise my flight, my end stays the same
     
    Example: So let's say I have 100 points for powers
     
    25 Light EC 
    25 25/25 Force Field  (5)
    25 25" Flight               (5)
    25 10d6 EB                 (5)
    Total END                   15
     
    70  Light Manipulation MP
    10m 25/25 Force Field  (5)
    10m 25 25" Flight               (5)
    10m 25 10d6 EB                 (5)
    Total END                             7 (As no more than 70 Active Points can be used)
     
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    JmOz got a reaction from tkdguy in Self serving self promoting post (Kountry Gaming Blog)   
    Hey guys, for various reason, starting my blog again...here is the first post
     
    Blog | kountry-gaming (wixsite.com)
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    JmOz reacted to Certified in Self serving self promoting post (Kountry Gaming Blog)   
    Very cool, I try to make a point of posting here whenever I update the House Dok site. Hopefully you will to, as a reminder for us to stop by and see what's brewing. 
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