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    Lucius got a reaction from L. Marcus in One Off   
    Shires
     
    Lucius Alexander
     
    the palindromedary says pluralizing is ok right?
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    Lucius reacted to Old Man in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Please? Anyone?
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    Lucius reacted to Foxiekins in Beverly Hillbillies   
    Any idea of how Jed and Jethro would stat out, Strength-wise, in the Hero System?
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    Lucius reacted to unclevlad in How Do You Build _____ In Champions Now?   
    HA and HKA are generally Strikes.  When they're plain, it's a pointless way to proceed, but as you note, here, there's gonna be other advantages.  A 2d HKA would be 4 dice with Piercing...and if you want to add the STR, which will NOT be Piercing, it's Strike at +3/4.  If you want 4D killing, it's easiest to buy it as 8d6 Blast, Piercing, No Range.  40 points, 8 END.  
     
    In something like this, my take for the +1/4 Strike is to describe a touch-based alternate attack...for example, I like giving healer-types the anti-heal...in 6E, perhaps an AVAD vs. Power Def.  If you make it the +1/4 Strike, then you can gain the benefits of martial maneuvers and levels with, say, Martial Punch.
     
    EDIT:  1D6 Normal isn't equivalent to 1D6 killing.  It's not right to think of them converting at a +2 advantage.  From a pure damage output, 1d killing is close to 3 dice normal.  BODY damage:  3 1/2 vs. 3.  Average STUN:  9 1/3 for the killing, 10 1/2 for the normal.  About as close as you can get.

    The problem with Hero's killing attacks is their *massive* variability.  Most of the time they're likely to be completely ineffective...but sometimes they're *devastatingly* effective...and quite often it's based on the roll of one single die, the stun mult.  The intent was to keep an attack that can *hurt*...but is far less likely to one-shot kill, or knock someone out for a month.  
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    Lucius reacted to Michael Hopcroft in Coronavirus   
    On a personal note, I got a COVID-19 test today because I was short of breath, and although the results will take a few days I have been ordered to quarantine for a week. That's a precaution, but it means some things I want to do won't be happening.
     
    The downside is that I just got this $100 gift card from the local affiliate of Kroger that I can't use because I can't go to the stores.
     
    I do not have a fever or any other symptoms, so it is possible it will come up negative. But until the tests come back it will be an anxious weekend.
     
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    Lucius reacted to Logan.1179 in Creepy Pics.   
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    Lucius got a reaction from death tribble in World Creation Superdraft 4: May 2020   
    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!
     
     
     
     
     
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    Lucius got a reaction from tkdguy in The Academics Thread   
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    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
     
     
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    Lucius got a reaction from Old Man in The Academics Thread   
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    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
     
     
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    Lucius got a reaction from Starlord in The Academics Thread   
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    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
     
     
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    Lucius got a reaction from Cancer in The Academics Thread   
    🎶
    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
     
     
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    Lucius reacted to Old Man in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    Lucius got a reaction from death tribble in World Creation Superdraft 4: May 2020   
    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......
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    Lucius got a reaction from DShomshak in World Creation Superdraft 4: May 2020   
    My gift to civilization: Guitars
     
    Lucius Alexander
     
    My gift to taglines: palindromedaries
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    Lucius got a reaction from death tribble in World Creation Superdraft 4: May 2020   
    My gift to civilization: Guitars
     
    Lucius Alexander
     
    My gift to taglines: palindromedaries
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    Lucius got a reaction from death tribble in World Creation Superdraft 4: May 2020   
    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
     
     
     
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    Lucius got a reaction from Sociotard in World Creation Superdraft 4: May 2020   
    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
     
     
     
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    Lucius reacted to Cygnia in In other news...   
    Scientists Have Discovered Real-Life Kermit The Frog Living In Costa Rica

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    Bigamy is no longer a felony in Utah
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    The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months
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    Lucius got a reaction from death tribble in World Creation Superdraft 4: May 2020   
    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
     
     
     
     
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    Lucius got a reaction from tkdguy in Creepy Pics.   
    yes
     
    Lucius Alexander
     
    Inspired by a palindromedary
     
     
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    Lucius got a reaction from L. Marcus in World Creation Superdraft 4: May 2020   
    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
     
     
     
     
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    Lucius got a reaction from Hatut Zeraze in Ideas for a Bigfoot Cop   
    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
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