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    steriaca reacted to Lord Liaden in Villain Think Piece: Half Jill   
    With that name and description, plus both working for VIPER, it's going to be really hard not to think of her as a mirror of Halfjack. If you really want her to be all those things yet still be her own person, a logical place to start would be her attitude toward that assumption. Let's say she hates her code-name, hates comparisons to Halfjack. Any other VIPER saying that in her presence is in for a world of hurt. That attitude plus Halfjack's mental instability might lead her to refuse to even work with him on a mission.
     
    Another way "Halfjill" might differ from Halfjack is that she could have wanted to become a cyborg, maybe even volunteered for augmentation. Women are a decided minority among VIPER agents, and have to push harder than the men to prove themselves and be accepted in a Nest, and advance up the ranks. Female VIPERs have a reputation for being even more ruthless than males. Jill may have seen cybernetics as key to raising her profile and power within VIPER. Which would only increase her resentment of being viewed as only a "lady Halfjack."
     
    Also, the entire-half-body layout for Halfjack needn't be the way Halfjill is built. I would suggest going the Steve Austin/Jamie Summers route, and replacing her arms and legs with bionics while keeping the rest of her body organic.
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    steriaca got a reaction from Ninja-Bear in How do superhumans launder money?   
    There is always the Transformation power, Dirty Money to Clean Money. 
     
    What? You didn't mean that type of laundry for money? Opps.
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    steriaca got a reaction from AlgaeNymph in Bad Costume Ideas (For fun)   
    Well, there is this.
     
    These are girls. Who transform into bricks. Male bricks. Still wearing female clothing (there idol singer outfits).
     
     

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    steriaca got a reaction from drunkonduty in Bad Costume Ideas (For fun)   
    Well, there is this.
     
    These are girls. Who transform into bricks. Male bricks. Still wearing female clothing (there idol singer outfits).
     
     

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    steriaca got a reaction from JmOz 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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    steriaca got a reaction from archer 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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    steriaca reacted to JmOz in The Fox, costume Design   
    I think I am getting REAL close here
     
     

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    steriaca reacted to tiger in Forgotten Enemies metathread   
    I have the right to remain silent. 
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    steriaca reacted to archer in Forgotten Enemies metathread   
    As long as you aren't claiming inspection rights....
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    steriaca reacted to tiger in Forgotten Enemies metathread   
    ahhhhhh.....Hec no!!!!!!!!!!!
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    steriaca got a reaction from Ninja-Bear in Question about specific power   
    Page 210 of Champions Complete has an example of a seven slot Multipower called a Power Ring. It includes Telekinesis, Blast, Range Killing Attack, Barrier; Resistance Protection, Flight, and Faster Than Light Travel all from a 120 reserve on a Obvious Assesable Focus. On pages 209-212 are various other powers which can be added depending on how you twist a special effect.
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    steriaca got a reaction from Christopher R Taylor in Fantasy World Law: Prohibition Against Summoning Dangerous Entities Within City Limits   
    Depends. In some tyrant kingdoms, the entire family of the mage, including the wife, children, and the parents can be also have the same punishment, and will.
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    steriaca got a reaction from Duke Bushido in Question about specific power   
    Welcome asab33 to the Hero System and Champions. 
     
    Like Ninja-Bear says, sounds like gliding (which in 6ed is the Flight power with some limitations). It should be noted that Hard Light is only a special effect. It is up to the player and the GM to find what that means.
     
    Using Champions Complete...common powers associated with Hard Light...(page numbers reference Champions Complete unless noted otherwise).
     
    Barrier (p. 51-52)
    Blast (physical p. 52)
    Clinging (p. 55)
    Deflection (p. 57)
    Duplication (hard light doubles p. 59-61)
    Entangle (p. 65)
    Extra Limbs (p. 67)
    Flight (hard light elevator p. 69)
    Growth (exo barrier suit p. 69)
    Hand-To-Hand Attack (hard light punching gloves p. 70)
    Killing Attack (hard light tools p.72-73)
    Life Support (not really part of hard light, but common for those who wield it p. 74)
    Reflection (p. 82)
    Resistant Protection (p. 83)
    Running (creating a hard light skateboard p. 83-84)
    Stretching (p. 85-86)
    Summon (an alternative to duplication p. 87-88)
    Swinging (p. 88)
    Telekinesis (p. 89)
    Tunneling (p. 94)
     
    Power Frameworks 
    Multipower (p. 122)
    Variable Power Pool (for advance players only p. 122-123)
     
    Advance Player's Guide powers
    Object Creation (Hero System Advance Player's Guide 2 p. 32-34)
    Note: The above power is 100% optional.
     
    Take this list as a guide. Don't let this limit your creativity.
     
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    steriaca got a reaction from Hermit in Mutants Among Us University   
    Melvin Morphean has one major problem in his life. His mutant power is the inability to go asleep. He doesn't have any I'll effects of not getting a good night's sleep. But it does annoy him being awake while the rest of the campus is asleep.
     
    On the other hand, he has all the time in the world to study things. Lots of things. From lockpicking to advance mathematics.
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    steriaca got a reaction from Duke Bushido in Genre-crossover nightmares   
    Who Slew Kanga Roo?
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    steriaca got a reaction from Ockham's Spoon in VPP Option: Easy Skill Roll Required   
    Look at "Requires A Roll" limitation. Next edition I would scrap the separate skill roll on VPP and use the "Requires A Roll" limitation. That way you have tons of roll options. 
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    steriaca got a reaction from Black Rose in New generic Hero   
    Remember in a fantasy game: A Wizard Did It!
    Remember in a superhero game: Radiation Did It!
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    steriaca reacted to Jhamin in TPP Villain Compendium I   
    No villains J-L?
     
    I feel like the Agent Corps is a really James Bond idea that somehow took over Hero 3rd edition.  In the comics agents are relatively rare.

    That said, I always liked the Jokerz from Batman: Beyond.  Basically street thugs with a clown theme.  They saw themselves as the heirs to *the* Joker.  Batman saw them as a bunch of wannabes.  (The man himself treated them like a pre-made henchmen brigade when he arrived on scene.  Which was about as survivable for the Jokerz as it was for any of his other Henchmen)
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    steriaca reacted to tiger in TPP Villain Compendium I   
    Just a note, definitely gonna be two villain group books. Look like first book will be A thru I and second M thru Z. Both will be probably 350+ pages but not 100% sure yet. Book one will include 2 new teams, book two will include 1 for sure
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    steriaca got a reaction from Christopher R Taylor in Western Hero 6th edition   
    Talking about quotes, this one has to be in it.
     
    "..." - Clint Eastwood as The Man With No Name, take your pick of the three movies folks, he is laconic in most of them.
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    steriaca got a reaction from Duke Bushido in Western Hero 6th edition   
    Talking about quotes, this one has to be in it.
     
    "..." - Clint Eastwood as The Man With No Name, take your pick of the three movies folks, he is laconic in most of them.
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    steriaca got a reaction from Jmonty in Idea: Death Race in Hudson City   
    If you want to take a cue from the original movie, the winner is not the person who crosses the finish line first, but who has the largest point total when they cross the finish line.
     
    And how can they get points? 1 for each person they kill. 10 for each police car destroyed. A variable number for each crime they assist on the way.
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    steriaca got a reaction from Lawnmower Boy in Bag of Holding…   
    Ok. Point wise, assuming a 60 active point cap.
     
    144 Pulling Stuff Out Of My Magic Pocket: 60 point Variable Power Pool, Powers Can Be Changed As A Zero Phase Action (+1), No Skill Roll Required (+1), Silently Limited Class Of Powers (objects only: -1/4)
     
    30 Control Cost (60 Active Points in pool).
     
    30 The Pocket: Extradimensinal Spaces (36 Cubic Meters)
     
    40 The Kitchen Sink: Object Creation, Extremely Complex Object, 2PD, 2ED, 2 BODY. 4 END per use.
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    steriaca got a reaction from Christopher R Taylor in Western Hero 6th edition   
    In general yes, but most western media do not concern themselves with that. The good guys can shoot to kill without legal ramifications because they are the law.
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    steriaca got a reaction from massey in Bag of Holding…   
    The pouch seems to me like a great excuse for a Variable Power Pool ("I'll pull that freeze gun out of my pouch.").
     
    Other stuff comes from The Hero System Advance Player's Guide 2 pages 27-28 (Extradimensinal Spaces, which allows you to put normal objects and stuff into the pocket), and pages 32-34 (Object Creation, which let's you pull out normal objects out of your pouch).
     
    The best thing about Object Creation and VPP is that you don't have to keep track of what your holding in that pocket. What you can pull out is if it is an power (various attacks, armor, etc) is covered by the VPP, and what is considered a normal object is covered by Object Creation  Extradimensinal Spaces can just be a special effect unless he wants to pocket things into it, then Extradimensinal Spaces is needed.
     
    But what if I don't have The Hero System Advance Player's Guide 2? Well, VPP covered taking stuff out of the pocket, Extradimensinal Travel sends things to another dimension (Usable Against Others is a godsend), and using the VPP to buy Skill Levels in what you wish on a focus.
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