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  1. Where do you expect? Lucius Alexander Riding around on a palindromedary
  2. My flora: The Black Lotus. From it is distilled a drug that many sorcerers believe enhances their powers. They are undeterred by the many warnings that it leads to delusion, addiction, and destruction. My people: The Mystics. Chosen from among all the various peoples of creation, the mystics are set apart by being able to see and hear and know Andrea, even in their waking times.For the power of Dream suffuses and upholds the whole of Creation. Lucius Alexander Secondary Domain: Palindromedaries!
  3. 🎶 Where's a symbol for the number that's two less than two? I need a sign that marks a place, a blank spot just won't do! Is there a way to use a finite set of symbols to Express an arbitrarily large quantity to you? I need a zero! I'm holding out for a zero at the end of the sum And it's got to go here and it's got to be clear That it's standing in place of the ones! i need a zero! I'm holding out for a zero and I'll take nothing less I need it to count up the numbers that mount up Past what Roman numerals express I need a zero! Lucius Alexander the palindromedary gives Lucius a big fat zero
  4. Andrea finds and seals the passages to the land of Eternus. How will anyone get in or out of Chikajunin? The only open path is through the realm of Dream. There are two ways to pass. One can find the counterpart of Chikajunin in Dream, submerge in the Reflecting Pool, and come up in the Reflecting Pool in the non-Dream Chikajunin. Or one can pass through a mirror and come out in a mirror in Chikajunin. For Every Mirror is a Gate to Dream. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary wonders what kind of pick that is......
  5. My gift to civilization: Guitars Lucius Alexander My gift to taglines: palindromedaries
  6. My SECONDARY DOMAIN: Afterlives and Rebirth (Reincarnation) My GEOGRAPHY: The River Lethe Dream is the afterlife, which is why the deceased are so often met with in dreams. The River Lethe lies in Dream and marks the border beyond which mortal dreamers may not go. Those who cross Lethe, or drink from its water, forget their former lives and identities, washed clean for the next lifetime. My GUARDIAN: Nightmare The mysterious entity known as Nightmare usually appears as a great black horse. If it has come for you, you will have no choice but to mount it and be carried away. Usually it comes in Dream, but not always - it has been known to appear in the flesh. Lucius Alexander My TAGLINE: a palindromedary
  7. yes Lucius Alexander Inspired by a palindromedary
  8. You have it. Lucius Alexander Before the palindromedary, came the dream of a palindromedary
  9. I withdraw my secondary domain choice New choice: Interference. The Dream Precedes. Nothing lasting or important comes to pass but it is first dreamed of. If a mortal could but recall all his dreams, he would find all that befalls him to be foreshadowed. But mortals seldom recall their dreams past waking, and what they do recall is usually couched in obscure symbolism. Thus the Augers of the Goddess Divine are kept busy at dream interpretation, one of their main duties. Gods have both better recall of dreams, and better insight into them, but they too often forget or even sometimes misunderstand the portents that come to them in dreams. Lucius Alexander Dreaming of a palindromedary
  10. Says who I can't do Death and Rebirth" again? Rules say I can't pick the same PRIMARY domain. I choose Death and Rebirth as my SECONDARY domain. Lucius Alexander Riding my palindromedary proudly through the loophole
  11. Primary Domain: Dreams. Goddess Name: Andrea Lucius Alexander The palindromedary noses about for loopholes
  12. Yes, but what I am is slated to be destroyed anyway Lucius Alexander What about the palindromedary's wish?
  13. I'm late to the party, but here's a bigfoot flatfoot: Officer Clint Sasquatch Val Char Cost Roll Notes 25 STR 0 14- Lift 800.0kg; 5d6 15 DEX 0 12- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 21 CON 0 13- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 13 EGO 3 12- ECV: 3 - 3 20 PRE 5 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 4 OCV 0 4 DCV 0 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 4 SPD 0 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 15 PD 0 Total: 15 PD (3 rPD) 16 ED 0 Total: 16 ED (4 rED) 11 REC 0 33 END 0 10 BODY 0 35 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 8 Movement: Running: 9m/18m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers END Sasquatch Powers 18 1) Sasquatch Strong: (Total: 24 Active Cost, 18 Real Cost) +3 PD (3 Active Points); Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 2) plus +3 ED (3 Active Points); Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 2) plus +6 STUN (3 Active Points); Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 2) plus +3 REC (3 Active Points); Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 2) plus +10 STR (10 Active Points); Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 😎 plus +1 with STR Roll (Real Cost: 2) 1 17 2) Wild Reflexes: (Total: 25 Active Cost, 17 Real Cost) +5 DEX (10 Active Points); Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 😎 plus +1 OCV (5 Active Points); Linked (DEX; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 3) plus +1 DCV (5 Active Points); Linked (DEX; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 3) plus Lightning Reflexes (+5 DEX to act first with All Actions) (5 Active Points); Linked (DEX; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 3) 0 27 3) Sasquatch Tough: (Total: 49 Active Cost, 27 Real Cost) +11 CON (11 Active Points); Limited Power Not vs Stunning (-2), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 3) plus +4 PD (4 Active Points); Linked (CON; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 2) plus +4 ED (4 Active Points); Linked (CON; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 2) plus +4 REC (4 Active Points); Linked (CON; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 2) plus +9 STUN (5 Active Points); Linked (CON; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 2) plus +13 END (3 Active Points); Linked (CON; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 1) plus Cannot Be Stunned, Inherent (+¼) (19 Active Points); Linked (CON; -¼) (Real Cost: 15) 0 9 4) BIG foot: (Total: 18 Active Cost, 9 Real Cost) Density Increase (200 kg mass, +5 STR, +1 PD/ED, -2m KB), Persistent (+¼), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½) (7 Active Points); Always On (-½), Perceivable (-½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 3) plus +5 PRE (5 Active Points); Linked (Density Increase; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 3) plus +2/+2d6 Striking Appearance (vs. all characters) (6 Active Points); Linked (Density Increase; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 3) 0 9 5) Sasquatch Hide: (Total: 16 Active Cost, 9 Real Cost) Resistant Protection (3 PD/4 ED); Perceivable (-½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 7) plus +2 PD (2 Active Points); Linked (Resistant Protection; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 1) plus +2 ED (2 Active Points); Linked (Resistant Protection; -½), Unified Power (-¼) (Real Cost: 1) 0 5 6) Sasquatch Senses: (Total: 5 Active Cost, 5 Real Cost) Nightvision (Real Cost: 5) 0 Police Powers 1 1) I Carry a Badge: (Total: 2 Active Cost, 1 Real Cost) +1/+1d6 Striking Appearance (vs. [a specific group of characters](criminals being arrested)) (2 Active Points); OIF (-½) (Real Cost: 1) 0 7 2) Service pisrol: (Total: 20 Active Cost, 7 Real Cost) Killing Attack - Ranged 1d6+1 (20 Active Points); OAF (-1), 4 clips of 6 Charges (Increased Reloading Time: 2 Full Phases; -½), Beam (-¼) (Real Cost: 7) [6] 3 3) baton: (Total: 7 Active Cost, 3 Real Cost) Hand-To-Hand Attack +1d6+1 (7 Active Points); OAF (-1), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-¼) (Real Cost: 3) 1 11 4) Cuffs: (Total: 69 Active Cost, 11 Real Cost) Entangle 3d6, 8 PD/8 ED (standard effect: 3 BODY, 8 PD/8 ED), Takes No Damage From Attacks Limited Group (+¼) (69 Active Points); 1 Recoverable Charge (-1 ¼), OAF (-1), Does Not Prevent The Use Of Accessible Foci (-1), Set Effect (Hands Only/Feet Only) (-1), No Range (-½), Conditional Power Must follow Grab or target must be willing (-½) (Real Cost: 11) [1 rc] 10 5) Powered by coffee and donuts. And beef jerky.: (Total: 20 Active Cost, 10 Real Cost) +2 SPD (20 Active Points); Costs Endurance (-½), Conditional Power Must have consumed coffee and donuts that day. (-¼), 1 Recoverable Continuing Charge lasting 5 Minutes (-¼) (Real Cost: 10) 2 Police Training Maneuver OCV DCV Notes 3 Basic Strike +1 +0 7d6 Strike 4 Choke Hold -2 +0 Grab One Limb; 2d6 NND 5 Defensive Block +1 +3 Block, Abort 4 Bear Hug +0 +0 9d6 Crush, Must Follow Grab 3 Legsweep +2 -1 6d6 Strike, Target Falls 4 Martial Disarm -1 +1 Disarm; 35 STR to Disarm 4 Martial Dodge -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort 3 Martial Grab -1 -1 Grab Two Limbs, 35 STR for holding on 4 Reversal -1 -2 40 STR to Escape; Grab Two Limbs 5 Takeaway +0 +0 Grab Weapon, 35 STR to take weapon away 1 Weapon Element: Clubs, Default Element: Unarmed Skills 0 Sasquatch Skills 11 1) Hide and Seek World Champion!: Concealment 16- 5 2) Surpisingly quiet for such a large creature: Stealth 13- 3 3) Survival 12- 3 4) Climbing 12- 0 Police Skills 3 1) "A lot of police work is just talking to people.": Conversation 13- 2 2) Combat Driving 10- 3 3) Streetwise 13- 1 4) Interrogation 8- 2 5) WF: Small Arms 2 6) Paramedics 10- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 192 Total Cost: 200 200+ Matching Complications 150 Base Points 15 Distinctive Features: Bigfoot! (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 15 Social Complication: Subject to orders (member of police force) Frequently, Major 10 Psychological Complication: Loyal to the ideals of police work - "to serve and protect" (Common; Moderate) 10 Enraged: Pestered about the location of his tribe or of other sasquatch (Common), go 8-, recover 14- Total Complications Points: 200 Lucius Alexander and here's a palindromedary tagline
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. "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
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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
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