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Edsel last won the day on December 3 2005

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    Dark Champions GM
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    Christian, Republican, WASP, NRA-member. Is all that psycho enough for you?
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    Civil Engineering (I build targets).

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  1. Melosian Realm: Offer to upgrade treaty to Trade Notlobidan: Offer Trade Treaty Pajarita Principalities: let them cool down for a month
  2. Re: A Thread for Random Musings I am very depressed about the impending release of 6th Edition. Finally after all of these years Hero is going to start using color books (Book of the Machine and the 6th previews look great), but at the same time the game I love is being butchered. I keep trying to be positive about it but the more previews I read the more I find myself disliking the new edition. It is almost, but not quite, as bad as the Fusion fiascio in the pre DOJ years. Tweaking of rules here and there might have been OK but many of the things I liked are the ones being cut or changed (figured characteristics, DEX based CV, EGO based ECV, etc). It is very annoying. I keep thinking that I will buy a copy of 6th just so I can look it over and confirm my fears and also to make it easier to convert 6th Edition posts back to 5ER. But I really loath the idea of spending money that will support a game I oppose. I guess buying just the PDF would be more economical. Since I have all of the 5ER books I won't have to waste money on any 6th supplements, I have enough data to run any setting at any time in 5ER. I also worry that the flood of 5ER ideas and posts will rapidly decline and that I will start having little reason to visit the Hero Forums anymore. Perhaps there will be a thread or two covering how to convert between 5ER and 6th so that I can manage the conversion without having to buy more books. I hope that there will still be threads and and discussion between those of us who choose to stick with 5ER. Previous editions have not been nearly so much of a re-work as this version seems to be (except the aformentioned Fusion fiasco). I mourn for the game I have played since my youth. Sorry this has not been a positive post. I just felt I had to vent.
  3. Re: Cool Guns for your Games The accent is done like this: anti-materiél I just cut and pasted it from a word processor.
  4. Creative Puns for Educated Minds Creative Puns for Educated Minds The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it. Atheism is a non-prophet organization. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.' I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass..' A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, 'No change yet.' A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran. A backward poet writes inverse. In democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion. Don't join dangerous cults: Practice safe sects!
  5. Re: 6E Rules changes confirmed so far Since I prefer figured characteristics I will pretty much continue as I have in the past. Normally you can only sell back one figured characteristic but this can be waved at the GMs option. Normally in my games if you had a good character rational for selling back more than one characteristic I might let it slide. But it is not something that I'd want running wild in my games. In my opinion figured characteristics make for more rational character designs. And Starlight brings up a good point about the reason for the restriction. As it stands the decoupling issue and decoupling of CVs is a deal breaker for me (there are other lesser issues as well) and I will likely stick with 5ER and import what I like from 6E. However, I intend to buy 6E and give it a good look. In fact our group's other GM (Eosin) is likely to convert his campaigns over to 6E so I will even play the new rules. Within a few months of its release I should have a much better idea about my feelings toward the new system. Who knows I may even change my mind.
  6. Re: 6E Rules changes confirmed so far Well stated and pretty much in total agreement with my viewpoint. The vast majority of games that I have played in and run are heroic rather than superheroic. As a result it is less common that people mess much with the figured characteristics. Usually SPD is bought up to the next level and if a character is supposed to be tough we might buy up PD and ED a little. STUN, REC, END are almost never touched and remain at their base (figured) levels.
  7. Re: Master List of Limitations Gone??!! Yep, the one Hyper-Man posted was the one I had been using. I have bookmarked it and the one pruttm posted too, just in case. Thanks to both of you. I have already used up my rep for the day but you both just made my list.
  8. Re: Master List of Limitations Gone??!! After my computer crash of several weeks ago I just realized that I no longer have the current url for the Master Lists. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
  9. Re: 6E Rules changes confirmed so far I don't see re-coupling to be that easy of an issue. Since the cost of characteristics have changed (due to decoupling) the point balance of characteristics will be thrown off when/if you attempt to recouple under 6E. I guess I could always keep the old point costs for characteristics. However, if I am going to recouple, keep the old point costs, keep COM, and keep CV based on DEX (or EGO for ECV), I am better off just sticking with 5ER and house ruling the few things I like about 6E so far. Fortunately it looks like it will be fairly easy to enter 6E characters into HD to get 5ER compatibility whenever I need to.
  10. Re: A Thread for Random Videos Who really likes the taste of A-holes? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmpisOn4FmE&feature=player_embedded
  11. Re: A Thread for Random Videos There is a whole series of these interviews
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