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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. As I was serving my term as DA, A cop came in to me and asked what crime to charge a man whose camel had two heads? And I said "Does anybody really know what crime it is? (I don't) Is anybody really scared? (if so I don't know why) Does anybody really know what crime it is? We've more important crimes to try." As I was serving my term as DA, A citizen came in to ask what I would do about the "bicephalous threat" And I said "Does anybody really know what crime it is? (I don't) Is anybody really scared? (if so I don't know why) Does anybody really know what crime it is? We've more important crimes to try." Does anybody really know what crime it is? Lucius Alexander a palindromedary is not a crime
  2. The Union of the Snake in: The Tower Must Rise Again In the hours after the fall of the Tower, the two kings seemed to be almost everywhere at once, comforting the wounded, directing the actions of the soldiers, arranging a central station where those seeking missing relatives and friends could check in, and the hardest task of all, talking to the grief stricken.Finally they both clambered onto the wreckage and ascended to where they could see the overall situation and perhaps more importantly be seen by all. "HEAR ME!" bellowed the High King, and the people fell silent and turned to look up. "Hear now our words!" and then the local king began to speak. "My beloved people! I am certain many of you are asking, 'How did this happen?' And I wish you to know the truth. There was a strict rule forbidding fire in the grain storage part of the tower, even so much as a candle, for the same reasons such a rule is often instituted in mills - flour or grain in the air is combustible, and mills have been destroyed by so much as a spark being struck in such an atmosphere. But this was no accident! It was human malice! Evil men deliberately both scattered the flour into the air and set fire to it, uncaring if they lost their own lives, so long as they could wreak destruction. I know for in my descent from the top, before the tower collapsed, I encountered one of the villains blinded but still alive, and he boasted of the act before dying in my arms, ignorant of who he had confessed to." There were murmurs from the crowd at this. Many cried out "What about the lightning?" or "It was a judgment from the Gods!" "Lightning has struck the Tower many times!" cried the king, "If lightning could bring down the Tower it would never have risen half so high!" And the High King added "Lightning always strikes the tallest thing around, and around here, that was the Tower." Then he went on "And if the Gods have judged the Tower, what of it! I am Gilgamesh, and I have slain the Bull of Heaven! And yet for all the curses of Ishtar, here I stand! And if my brother king will accept my aid, I will help to build this Tower again!" "Gilgamesh is two thirds God!" cried a voice from the crowd, "Easy enough for HIM to stand defiant!" "HEAR ME!" roared Gilgamesh, "I do not stand defiant because I am two thirds God, but because I am one third Man! It is Men, not Gods, that could build a Tower like this! Look upon yourselves and be amazed, for it is you that raised this Tower, and if you have the will, shall raise it again, and again if need be! There is in you a power to create greater than all the forces of destruction in the world!" The other king, Nimrod, now spoke again: "I swear to you my people that this Tower will rise again! Who swears with me?" And all the soldiers raised their voices and soon it seemed all the people were crying out "The Tower will rise again!" The Two Kings clasped hands and began to carefully climb down from their pile of rubble. There was so much work to be done... ******************************************************************************* "You must rest. Besides this is the last of the really big pieces of Tower to be cleared away" The muscular man grunted and responded "Still more work to do." "Even YOU get tired, Heracles. If you were at your full powers, I couldn't have caught up to you even if you were lugging that piece of wall." "I can keep going" "Perhaps. But the sun is about to set, and if you work through the night, mortal workers will insist on following your example. If you do not stop and rest for the night, two of them will perish of exhaustion by the morning." They had come to the field where the rubble was being collected. Heracles tossed the enormous piece of masonry and it flew twenty cubits before crashing to rest. He turned to his companion. "You have Seen this, Pythia?" She nodded. "Then I will rest." The two of them turned their steps towards the palace. ********************************************************************************** The Very Hairy Man stopped and looked for a moment. The man he was looking at was just sitting, but somehow it didn't seem he was stopped for a moment's rest. The way he held his head in his hands suggested either deep exhaustion or overwhelming sadness. The hairy man set down the block he was carrying and sat on it next to the sitting man. "Are you okay?" he asked, "Do you need water maybe?" The sitting man looked up revealing a tear stained face. "No I'm just......I was there when some of the bodies were uncovered." "Oh" said the Hairy Man, and waited. He knew the condition some of those bodies had been in. "They were CRUSHED!" said the mourning one, "their entrails were.....everywhere." The Hairy Man put a hand on the shoulder of the distressed one. "That's a hard thing to see, even for a hardened warrior" said the Hairy Man. "My wife," said the distressed one, "she used to work in the Tower as a clerk. I keep seeing her face on those bodies..." In some alarm the Hairy Man asked "Your wife is okay, right? Wasn't in the Tower when it went down?" "She is okay, but I keep thinking of what could have been...." "Stop thinking of that. Go home and take the rest of the day off and see your wife and KNOW she's okay. I'll talk to the foreman, he'll listen to me." The man in such distress looked at the Hairy Man and asked "Who ARE you anyway? And why do I feel a little better just for having talked to you?" "I am Enkidu" said Enkidu, "The companion of Gilgamesh. If the foreman won't listen to me, I'll get His Majesty on his case." The distressed man actually smiled at that. "Let's go talk to the foreman then and then I'm going to go see my wife." Lucius Alexander My tagline: a palindromedary of course
  3. My Support Character: Python, the Titan who empowered Pythia My adversaries: The Anunaki and the Olympians My title: The Union of the Snake in: The Tower Must Rise Again Lucius Alexander My tagline : a palindromedary
  4. The Normal Characteristic Maximum rule, requiring a double expenditure to buy Characteristics above a certain point, is a bad idea and you should abandon it. As for setting limits for certain character types, just set the limits. If you want Hobbits to be restricted to STR 15 or less, just forbid anyone from playing a Hobbit with STR over 15. Lucius Alexander And a normal human palindromedary
  5. I will create a character in Hero Designer, export to a text based template, edit, copy, and paste. Lucius Alexander And add a palindromedary tagline
  6. The Very Hairy Man stopped and looked for a moment. The man he was looking at was just sitting, but somehow it didn't seem he was stopped for a moment's rest. The way he held his head in his hands suggested either deep exhaustion or overwhelming sadness. The hairy man set down the block he was carrying and sat on it next to the sitting man. "Are you okay?" he asked, "Do you need water maybe?" The sitting man looked up revealing a tear stained face. "No I'm just......I was there when some of the bodies were uncovered." "Oh" said the Hairy Man, and waited. He knew the condition some of those bodies had been in. "They were CRUSHED!" said the mourning one, "their entrails were.....everywhere." The Hairy Man put a hand on the shoulder of the distressed one. "That's a hard thing to see, even for a hardened warrior" said the Hairy Man. "My wife," said the distressed one, "she used to work in the Tower as a clerk. I keep seeing her face on those bodies..." In some alarm the Hairy Man asked "Your wife is okay, right? Wasn't in the Tower when it went down?" "She is okay, but I keep thinking of what could have been...." "Stop thinking of that. Go home and take the rest of the day off and see your wife and KNOW she's okay. I'll talk to the foreman, he'll listen to me." The man in such distress looked at the Hairy Man and asked "Who ARE you anyway? And why do I feel a little better just for having talked to you?" "I am Enkidu" said Enkidu, "The companion of Gilgamesh. If the foreman won't listen to me, I'll get His Majesty on his case." The distressed man actually smiled at that. "Let's go talk to the foreman then and then I'm going to go see my wife." My Heart Guy: Enkidu, from the Epic of Gilgamesh. Lucius Alexander My tagline: a palindromedary of course
  7. I don't know about anyone else, but in my experience, the average person has literally no clue whatever about role playing games. Lucius Alexander And no clue about palindromedaries, not that that's relevant
  8. "You must rest. Besides this is the last of the really big pieces of Tower to be cleared away" The muscular man grunted and responded "Still more work to do." "Even YOU get tired, Heracles. If you were at your full powers, I couldn't have caught up to you even if you were lugging that piece of wall." "I can keep going" "Perhaps. But the sun is about to set, and if you work through the night, mortal workers will insist on following your example. If you do not stop and rest for the night, two of them will perish of exhaustion by the morning." They had come to the field where the rubble was being collected. Heracles tossed the enormous piece of masonry and it flew twenty cubits before crashing to rest. He turned to his companion. "You have Seen this, Pythia?" She nodded. "Then I will rest." The two of them turned their steps towards the palace. The Big Guy: Heracles, son of Zeus The Smart Guy: Pythia the original Oracle of Delphi Lucius Alexander The tagline: A palindromedary
  9. My Leader: Gilgamesh, the First Hero My Lancer: Nimrod, a mighty hunter before he turned to architecture. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says I am still considering antagonists.
  10. In the hours after the fall of the Tower, the two kings seemed to be almost everywhere at once, comforting the wounded, directing the actions of the soldiers, arranging a central station where those seeking missing relatives and friends could check in, and the hardest task of all, talking to the grief stricken.Finally they both clambered onto the wreckage and ascended to where they could see the overall situation and perhaps more importantly be seen by all. "HEAR ME!" bellowed the High King, and the people fell silent and turned to look up. "Hear now our words!" and then the local king began to speak. "My beloved people! I am certain many of you are asking, 'How did this happen?' And I wish you to know the truth. There was a strict rule forbidding fire in the grain storage part of the tower, even so much as a candle, for the same reasons such a rule is often instituted in mills - flour or grain in the air is combustible, and mills have been destroyed by so much as a spark being struck in such an atmosphere. But this was no accident! It was human malice! Evil men deliberately both scattered the flour into the air and set fire to it, uncaring if they lost their own lives, so long as they could wreak destruction. I know for in my descent from the top, before the tower collapsed, I encountered one of the villains blinded but still alive, and he boasted of the act before dying in my arms, ignorant of who he had confessed to." There were murmurs from the crowd at this. Many cried out "What about the lightning?" or "It was a judgment from the Gods!" "Lightning has struck the Tower many times!" cried the king, "If lightning could bring down the Tower it would never have risen half so high!" And the High King added "Lightning always strikes the tallest thing around, and around here, that was the Tower." Then he went on "And if the Gods have judged the Tower, what of it! I am Gilgamesh, and I have slain the Bull of Heaven! And yet for all the curses of Ishtar, here I stand! And if my brother king will accept my aid, I will help to build this Tower again!" "Gilgamesh is two thirds God!" cried a voice from the crowd, "Easy enough for HIM to stand defiant!" "HEAR ME!" roared Gilgamesh, "I do not stand defiant because I am two thirds God, but because I am one third Man! It is Men, not Gods, that could build a Tower like this! Look upon yourselves and be amazed, for it is you that raised this Tower, and if you have the will, shall raise it again, and again if need be! There is in you a power to create greater than all the forces of destruction in the world!" The other king, Nimrod, now spoke again: "I swear to you my people that this Tower will rise again! Who swears with me?" And all the soldiers raised their voices and soon it seemed all the people were crying out "The Tower will rise again!" The Two Kings clasped hands and began to carefully climb down from their pile of rubble. There was so much work to be done... Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says that's two picks
  11. Know, O Friends, that between the Great Thaw, when the Endless Ice finally released its grip on the land, and the Fall of the Cities when the people abandoned their walled towns and great settlements and took to the hills and woods, was an Age Undreamed Of. My setting: the lands around the Eastern Mediterranean, including Sumer, in the time of the "Bronze Dark Ages." Lucius Alexander The palindromedary fears the Routi
  12. I light the candle and turn the wheel for one who was Spartacus and was so many many more. Lucius Alexander I am a palindromedary
  13. Did someone mention Lucius Alexander? The palindromedary heard someone mention Spartacus
  14. What's the rule on real historical people? Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says Lucius wants an adversary who's only been dead a couple of years...
  15. What am I looking at here? Lucius Alexander Inquiring palindromedaries want to know
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