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  1. Once had a player play Fromage, master of cheese magic. Based on a very silly GURPS article. http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/sample.html?id=510
  2. I have no idea where it's from either. But it is old. The similar image posted below was downloaded in 2005 or earlier. And it wasn't from the original source, either. Sadly, it's not much bigger than the other pic. Then again, at that point, most people were still on dial-up internet, and I'm pretty sure that most people only had 1024x768 screens at the time. Wow, I feel old now.
  3. As a Badger, I'm generally of the opinion that the Buckeyes can go die in a fire. OTOH, Alabama? I guess I can root for Ohio. The lesser of two evils, I guess. @55holes they may be, but they are my @55holes. Making me look all tsundere here...
  4. .500 sounds better than a 3-3 team playing a 4-4 team. I know it's a strange year, but there was a time when making a bowl game meant something.
  5. Well, regardless of how they do in the Duke's Mayo bowl tomorrow (and isn't that a lovely match-up between two .500 teams), I'm just happy that Wisconsin got to play Minnesota this year. Keeps the series as the most played AND longest continuous rivalry in FBS football. Maybe the Badgers can't beat Ohio State on the field, but this is one thing we can beat them at.
  6. Honestly, a Plastic Man movie has been 'in development' for over 20 years - The Wachowski sisters wrote a script in the 1990s. Until they actually talking casting or shooting, the movie doesn't really exist. The hiring does suggest that Warner has decided that female-led or fun superhero movies are a better bet than Snyder-style flicks. Or that somebody wants to give the lady mentioned a paycheck. As said, there are some interesting things that could be done, and some really dumb things. If it ever actually gets made, I'll give it a chance.
  7. https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1985/01/27
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    More space news!

    OMG! Whoever wrote this article is a mouth-breathing moron. The astronomers are just using a particular color for a laser guide star. They're only shooting it into the upper atmosphere to watch how light scatters up there. This is barely even a story aside from the pretty pictures. That author should be fired, preferably out of a cannon.
  9. So, Wisconsin has cancelled two games now due to COVID, compared to zero in the rest of the Big Ten. Did they get unlucky, do something wrong, or are the only team willing to tell the truth? Well, it's probably a mix of those three, but I'm curious what the exact mix is.
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    More space news!

    https://phys.org/news/2020-10-supergiant-star-betelgeuse-smaller-closer.html And now for an orange gas-bag that's not threatening us with an apocalypse, scientists have narrowed down the exact size and distance to Betelgeuse. Namely, only 500 or so light-years away, which is still plenty far to be safe from its supernova. And only about a billion kilometers in diameter, not a billion miles. Also, since it's one of the few stars big enough to see as an actual disk, as opposed to a point, they can make measurements (astroseismology and star spots) to figure out what's going on inside the star. And those measurements push back the date of the supernova - they suggest that the core is still in a helium-burning stage. That's at least thousands of years from a supernova, and could be closer to a million. OTOH, other measurements suggest it has been a red supergiant for a while, which is why they keep saying a supernova in about 100,000 years, as it splits the difference. So no boom today, or tomorrow.
  11. That could be another option. Just need a good hook for why they've all teamed up. And stay teamed up; that's always a problem with villains.
  12. https://www.gnusbrands.com/blog/post/6065/stan-lees-superhero-kindergarten-scripted-for-success I'm not sure what to say that the title of the show doesn't. I wonder if there are any other Stan Lee projects in the works, or this will be his last work. (Is this a better or worse end than Orson Wells as Unicron?) Also, who knew that Schwarzenegger liked Kindergarten Cop and wanted to do more of that?
  13. I like Einstein's take on it a little better: "Only two things are infinite: the universe, and human stupidity. And I'm not certain about the former."
  14. Sorry, I've been distracted/busy the last... month? Really? Finally buying Civ VI in the Steam summer sale certainly didn't help. But yes, what you guys have said here is helpful, and proves my hunch that I was missing a bunch of options. Also, so many characters out there from the 30-40 years that Champions has been out there. Now, I might actually be farther from a decision now that I have more options to pick from, but I've also got options for more types of plots and elements to bring in. Going to have to sit down and make a choice at some point here... Thanks
  15. Regarding that gender-flipped Justice League, you should be able to find some more pictures from that if you google "gender bent justice league." For instance:
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