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  1. Question from one continent away: What happend to Jill Stein's campaign? When I was in the States during the summer she was oracled at 5 to 10 percent maybe. Now I don't hear anything about her anymore (at least in Germany) but for some strange reason about some guy on the right who came from outta nowhere and could be the guy who takes votes from Trump. Is that by any chance the libertarian who didn't knwo who, where or what Aleppo is? So: What happend to Stein? Who is this candidate out from the cold? And who, where or what is Aleppo? ;-)
  2. Kaeto is known as "The Lambada King" - in North Korea. He was the reason it almost came to open warfare between the North and the South when he mistakenly danced into a timemachine and danced into Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. In that timeline the South (C.S.A.) won because Lincoln was taken by the rythm and didn't end the speech. As a further result the North (Korea now - still following me?) became a Lambadacy when he returned and the South (of Korea) a slave-holding society (that is black American expats enslaving Koreans) who cannot stand lambada (responsible for their enslave
  3. Johnny Applessed tried to advertise his very own apple juice with the slogans: "The apples for juice grow by Johnny's whim. Apples for my pay. Johnny Appleseed knows." and "Who knows how many seeds where in the apples I used for this juice? - Johnny Appleseed knows." Of course he is now hidding from THE SHADOW's wrath for his sorry plagiarism - as I told him before. Well, next time listen when the Hun is talking, my seedy friend! P.S.: Answer to the last riddle is 98 by the way.
  4. Danke schön! And "odd" and Hadmar von Wieser - fits like a glove.
  5. Once, we told one player: "If your character would not be a player character, he would be dead by now!" - He was playing a necromancer on his way to immortality/ lichedom/ devildom, was one of the family (we were all barbarians) but had turned away from all our common customs and culture and looked down on it all. And he made quite frequently comments that he saw us as expendable barbarian scum fit as sacrifices if the need called for it (but usable in the meantime). We choose to adress it on a meta-game level because we are all in for a good time and not into the "I kill the other charact
  6. In our late Champions campaigns we had TONS of characters who had overconfidence - and my group totally agrees that nobody played it correctly till we now see Stefan play it in Savage World of Solomon Kane (Stefan has been one of the two "surviving" members of this group who has belonged to it since 1983, so he did his fair share of "overconfident" supers before): He plays a mean but loyal French fencer (with overcofidence). In yesterday's game the group tried to get to a crannog (an artificial wooden island/ fortress) in the middle of Loch Tay in Scotland to stop an immortal pictish sorce
  7. Jackie Chan is not overconfidet, even though he did the most outrageous stunts - but only with dilligent preparation and after aquiring the skills to do them. He is confindet in what he does but I have seen a quote of him saying that he would not do bungy-jumping becaus ehe considers it too dangerous (and unnecessary). Buster Keaton centainly had a certain level of overconfidence as had Harry Houdini - both were very very dillignet and capable but considering some of their stunts (like the falling house-front that misses Keaton by maybe an inch) the things they did were quite dangerous. You n
  8. Glorantha HERO would be great! But I would not outrule Palladium Fantasy - not anymore, since Mister "My system or bust!" a.k.a Captain TradeMark did a deal and now there is a hugely successful kickstater for Savage Worlds RIFTS. Of course, here we have a setting with a very enthusiastic fan-base coming together with a rules system that is one of the most popular and prolificly published. But since the Pally fantasy system is outdated and sub-par but the world quite interesting and long-standing there might be a chance.
  9. "Heroica" sounds rather silly - there MUST be a better name for a GERO fantasy game. But in general I agree that calling each and every genre-book "This-and-That HERO" wasn't the best idea, even if the aim was to create an easily recognizable brand of games (HERO on the outside, HERO inside). "Danger International", "Justice Inc." breathe way more fun and life than "Modern HERO" or "Pulp HERO" - and Dark Champions is a misnomer for a game that is not vigilante crimefighting. There must be some kind of Champions in it. James Bond is not a "dark champion", "THe Wildgeese" is not a "dark cham
  10. Getting back to the question of: How can we get more people playing HERO? Yep, a 7th editioned (more accessible, streamlinge etc. whatever) would be fine but isn't goning to happen. Tasha said something about doing it on our own. Well, more power to you guys ut it certainly ain't me. So, what we have is 6th Edition (which is far away from bad!). Let's support that one! How? Well, one way that made SW very popular and accessble are FREE ADVENTURES READY-TO-PLAY. What the forum needs is a adventures in the Download Section - with a big signe : Adventures - this way"! And free ba
  11. I have gmed Conan D20 till 14th level, a LL campaign that started at 1st level and ended at 15th, a D20 Modern campaign that lasted till the Sc reached 12th level and played D&D in the 17th to 20th level range. So, I would say that I am quite experienced with high level adventures. Still By-the-Book-PF kills me! I once tried (for an adventure that I wanted to write for a possible publication) to build the biggest and baddest Red Dragon that the system has. I gave up after one hour of crunching the crunch and statting the stats. And the critter wasn't even close to be finished. I
  12. What I like about 6th Edition is that it did away with figured characteristics, Now it is possible to build Stoneman the Wall with Dex 6 (being four tons of wieght and having 6 inch broad fingers really kills your fine manipulation and agility) but with an OCV of 12 and DCV of 4 (nobody misses him but his oversized hands seldom miss either). In 5th and 4th edition a reallyy molasses slow brick has Dex 14 - or the equivalent of a quite good gymnast.
  13. Some brought up the BBB-approach and Tasha mentioned getting Instant Change back. I think that is the approach that HERO should take. And more so. Back in the days I thought of GURPS as inferior to HERO when it came to Build-IT-Yourself because HERO is (or at least seems to strive towards) a rules engine that you can us etobuild any effect in multiple ways. You look at the "effect" the power has and then look up the pwer that describes the effect best regarding the rules. I still think that HERO can do the best. BUT: No many people really want to do that. And even more really don't
  14. Tasha is right: SW is good because the Settings and Worlds are interesting and "ready to play", not book that tell you: "Here is Fantasy HERO - a great toolkit for ALL KINDS of fantasy campaigns. Now read it - and build it on your own!" That's like looking were a place to live and be shown an place, the material, tool and a plan to build your onw house. Nice, if you hav ethe time and the know-how and the will to do excatly that. In the end you have your onw custom build house. Most people would just rent a flat and be happy! One think I half disagree with Tasha is to simply transfer t
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