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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to Starlord in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to LoneWolf in Question   
    I would not allow that for several reasons.   First and most importantly it would be unbalancing.  Second is the fact that when you coordinate you are basically hitting the person at the exact same time among other things.  When you are using a multiple attack maneuver you still make one attack after the other.  
     
    As to tracking endurance in a fantasy setting that is something that I always do.  For one thing it prevents spell casters from becoming too powerful.  And it helps to create a sense of realism that seems appropriate for a fantasy setting.  
     
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to Sicarius in Talents   
    I do because being new to Hero it explains not only the logic but the mechanics behind the talent.  These builds are similar to code snippets in a programming manual.  And Hero is a kind of programming manual for P&P RPGs.  Or toolkit, whatever lingo floats your boat. 
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    The teacher decided to see how many of the city kids knew what sounds farm animals made.
     
    She asked the kids to put their hands up if they knew the correct sound. “Who knows what sound a cow makes?” she asked.
     
    Cindy put her hand up and said “Moooo!”
     
    “Very good” replied the teacher, ”What sound does sheep make?”
     
    “Baaaa” answered Jimmy.
     
    She continued this for a while. Then she asked, “What sound does a pig make?” All the hands in the class went up. She was surprised at the response. She chose Little Johnny at the back of the class.
     
    He stood up, took a deep breath, and screamed, “Freeze! This is the police!"
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    A colon can completely change the meaning of a sentence. For example:
     
    Jane ate her friend’s sandwich.
     
    vs
     
    Jane ate her friend’s colon.
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    It's 1957 and Bobby goes to pick up his date, Peggy Sue.
     
    Peggy Sue's father answers the door and invites him in.
     
    He asks Bobby what they're planning to do on the date.
     
    Bobby politely responds that they'll probably just go to the malt shop or to a drive-in movie.
     
    Peggy Sue's father suggests, "Why don't you kids go out and screw? I hear all of the kids are doing it."
     
    Bobby is shocked. "Excuse me, sir?"
     
    "Oh yes, Peggy Sue really likes to screw. She'll screw all night if we let her."
     
    Peggy Sue comes downstairs and announces that she's ready to go.
     
    About 20 minutes later, a thoroughly disheveled Peggy Sue rushes back into the house, slams the door behind her, and screams at her father, "Dad! The Twist! It's called the Twist!"
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to Cygnia in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    Spoilered for NSFW language
     
     
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    William Shatner just cancelled his plans for a line of ladies lingerie.
     
    Apparently "Shatner Panties" didn't do well in focus groups.
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    A local dentist was arrested recently for dealing drugs, came as a huge surprise for me.
     
    I’d been going to him for 6 years and never knew he was a dentist.
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    I bought some shoes from a drug dealer recently.
     
    I don't know what he laced them with, but I've been tripping all day.
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    A cowboy moved to Wyoming from Texas. He went into a bar and ordered three mugs of Bud. Sitting in the back of the room, he drank a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes, he goes back to the bar and orders three more.
    The bartender approached the cowboy and said, "You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time."
    The cowboy replied, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona , the other is in Colorado. When we all left our home in Texas , we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I'm drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself."
    The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and left the cowboy to his tradition
    The cowboy became a regular in the bar, and always drank his beers the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn. Then one day he came in and ordered just two mugs. All the regulars took notice and fell silent. When he walked back to the bar for the second round, the bartender said, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss."
    The cowboy was puzzled by the barkeep's comments, then a light dawned in his eyes and he laughed.
    "Oh, no, everybody's just fine," he explained, "It's just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking. It hasn't affected my brothers though."
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    A kid finds a magical lamp.
     
    He rubs the lamp, and a genie appears and says, “What is your first wish?” The kid says, “I wish I were rich!”
     
    The genie replies, “It is done! What is your second wish, Rich?”
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    A man and his wife were sleeping in their bedroom.
     
    The woman shouts in her sleep, "Run my husband is home!"
     
    The man automatically wakes up and jumps out the window.
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    If I’m reading their lips correctly,
     
    my neighbors are arguing about some creepy guy next door.
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    What's a huge red flag, but also a big plus, so overall it's neutral?
     
    The Swiss flag
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to Pariah in Jokes   
    Q: What's the difference between Mordor and the United States Capitol building?
     
     
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to Logan.1179 in Jokes   
    An outdoorsman was sitting in his kayak when it started to get cold. He decided to light a fire in the craft, but, naturally, it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to archer in Jokes   
    I’d like to cancel my subscription to 2021
     
    I’ve experienced the 7 day trial and I’m not interested
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to Pariah in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    Best served Luke warm.
     

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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to Starlord in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    Ockham's Spoon got a reaction from LoneWolf in End   
    I make the players track END because the GM already has too much to do. 
     
    That said, during character creation I make the players figure out how much END they use each Turn on average (typically half move, attack, and possibly an active defense power).  Initially we did that to gauge how many Turns they could last before exhausting themselves so that they would be sure to have enough END to last through the average combat.  But now they often track END by Turn instead of by Phase, adjusting up if they used a high END ability one Phase or down if they just Dodged or something.  I am not sure that is always easier, but some find it simpler to deal with.
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    Ockham's Spoon got a reaction from Brian Stanfield in Does anyone use hidden die rolls?   
    For some rolls, like Stealth rolls, what you really have is a skill roll contest, so the player makes a Stealth roll and the GM makes a PER roll for whomever they are trying to sneak past.  If they roll really well, they know they probably won the contest, but they are never quite sure.  Plus, I think the character would have some idea of how well they did (they can hear their own footsteps after all).
     
    For rolls that need to be secret, I will sometimes roll those myself.  Mostly my players are okay with that.  But I have also had players make a bunch of rolls and write down the results ahead of time.  I will then use those rolls for whatever action they are doing that needs to be secret.  Once I use a roll, I cross it off, and then go to the next one.  I always start with a random spot in the list so they don't try to figure out if a good roll is coming up or not.  This system lets the players make all their rolls, but keeps them from knowing the exact results of any given action.
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to Old Man in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    Ockham's Spoon reacted to Pariah in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    Definitely not safe for work!
     
     
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