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    It flatters me that at least four people are now using quotes from me as signatures. Maybe I should go into the aphorism business.

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  1. When a player moves their character around to get behind another character, either the player of that second character, or the Game Operations Director if it's an NPC, should reach out their dominant hand, grasp the figure between thumb and forefinger, rotate the figure until it faces the one who just moved, and say "Ok, he turns to face you." Problem solved. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary has no behind to get
  2. Not exactly. It will work each time someone enters the Area of Effect. If someone enters and sticks around, they also take damage every time the attacker has a phase. So if I am SPD 4 and cast Wall of Fire at Segment 1 (saved a phase from last turn) and a ninja enters the fiery wall on segment 1, and another ninja enters on segment 2, and so on, all Turn, my Area of Effect may POTENTIALLY do damage every segment. But if I cast it on Captain Oblivious and he just stands there for a turn, he only takes damage on Segment 1 (when cast) and again on segments 3, 6, 9 and 12 (my phases with a SPD of 4.) Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says Captain Oblivious is really no-selling that Wall of Fire
  3. As far as "realism" goes, people with more experience of violence than I have, have praised Hero mechanics for simulating the way a mortally wounded person can keep on acting and moving, right up to point they fall over dead. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says in other words, it's not just "cinematic" reality...
  4. "Are you trying to kill me? Because I have no interest in dying." Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says don't even ask for the context.
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    Yes. Doubling the cost of Characteristics past some arbitrary limit is and always has been a bad idea. Abandon it. Not just for wolves, but for all characters. Set whatever absolute limits you like for wolves, Ogres, Pixies, and Humans. If you don't want a Human with a STR of 30, a player shouldn't be able to get that just for spending 10 extra points. Conversely if you feel the character's background justifies STR 23, there's no reason to charge 3 extra points for that. If it doesn't break the game at a cost of16, it won't break at a cost of 13. Lucius Alexander If a palindromedary will break your game, it will break your game no matter what point value you put on it....
  6. I'm not sure what you mean by "use lingering." And the hex of fire does damage to anyone on entering, and each time the caster's phase comes around. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary suggests reading the rulebook and asks what rulebook you have?
  7. Wall of Fire: (Total: 45 Active Cost, 7 Real Cost) Blast 4d6, Area Of Effect (1m Radius; +1/4), Constant (+1/2), Uncontrolled (+1/2) (45 Active Points); Costs END To Maintain (Half END Cost; -1/4), Incantations (-1/4), Gestures (-1/4), Extra Time (Full Phase, Only to Activate, -1/4), Nonpersistent (-1/4) (Real Cost: 7) Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says that's not hard.
  8. Final Highlight: Five miles meandering with a mazy motion Through wood and dale the sacred river ran, Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean; Despite the words of the poet, the Sunless Sea is not truly lifeless, although it is not exactly teeming with a diversity of life forms. All sea life native here has transparent soft tissues, and those who shone a lantern beam into the water and spied what seemed mere skeletal fish swimming, assumed the Sea to be home to undead animated by some foul necromancy. Contrary to that superstition this is the Sunless Sea into which Alph the Sacred River runs, and water from here is Holy Water, useful to disrupt necromantic energies and damage undead. Mythic Monster: A damsel with a dulcimer In a vision once I saw: It was an Abyssinian maid And on her dulcimer she played, Singing of Mount Abora. Could I revive within me Her symphony and song, To such a deep delight ’twould win me, That with music loud and long, I would build that dome in air, That sunny dome! those caves of ice! And all who heard should see them there, And all should cry, Beware! Beware! The final defense of the Ancestral Voices is called The Muse, or The Damsel with a Dulimer. Appearing as a lovely maiden the Muse will so enrapture an adventurer that they offer no resistance when led away to be fed on honeydew and milk, and installed as the latest Prophet of the Ancestral Voices. The poem "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Additional text by Lucius Alexander Assisted by a palindromedary
  9. Q: So how, or better yet, why, have you managed to keep your wife from learning about the existence of Google? A: Neither have they Lucius Alexander Did the palindromedary eat my tagline?
  10. Q: I love this crossword puzzle, can I get more like it? A: That depends. How well do you speak Sumerian? Lucius Alexander The palindromedary doesn't think we're supposed to be this coherent....
  11. Not much. More like "Bob" or "Otto." Or even Lucius (or) Alexander But not like a palindromedary
  12. I can have both. There can be more than one Orc named Groj. Groj can be a very old traditional and still popular name among Orcs. Lucius Alexander Palindromedaries prefer names like Bob and Otto.
  13. I am willing to ignore RAW when I have to. In this case, I can get what I want within Rules as Written so I don't have to ignore them. Lucius Alexander I am willing to use a palindromedary outside a tagline, but I usually have no need to.
  14. Having a Power Skill is useful for things like cantrips (minor manifestations or "stunts" that don't justify being bought as outright Powers.) Lucius Alexander Power Skill: Palindromedary Rider
  15. In FIFTH edition. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary points out that I have effectively done that in Sixth by putting the Limitation on the Mana pool - it's less of a limitation, and the Active Points of the spell are irrelevant (unless they get so massive the Active Points of END required goes up significantly)
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