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    dsatow got a reaction from KingAdipose in What is the difference between the limitation 'gestures' and 'complex gestures'?   
    This is just how I adjudicate complex gestures vs regular gestures.  Other GMs may adjudicate otherwise.
     
    If you have no issues doing something else with your hands, it's not worth the limitation gestures.  
    If you can do something else with your hands but it might ruin what you are doing unless you succeed on a Dex roll, its normal gestures.
    If you can't do something else with your hands, its complex gestures.
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    dsatow got a reaction from Nekkidcarpenter in STR and affect physical world   
    I originally email this response to SinedOL back on Aug 23.  I am reprinting it here for informational sake in case others have similar issues.
     
     
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    dsatow got a reaction from thorngumbald in Entangle in a Multipower   
    Just as some side ideas for you if you don't like the entangle idea:
     
    You could also create it as a gravitational effect as:
    Strength Drain and/or Movement Drain, can also be treated as a suppress.   TK only to force things down Change environment Mind Control vs. Strength (Ok, this requires a bit of leeway from your GM but I would think they should be okay with it given Mind Control vs Con exists and people tend to have higher Strengths).
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    dsatow got a reaction from Ninja-Bear in Entangle in a Multipower   
    Just as some side ideas for you if you don't like the entangle idea:
     
    You could also create it as a gravitational effect as:
    Strength Drain and/or Movement Drain, can also be treated as a suppress.   TK only to force things down Change environment Mind Control vs. Strength (Ok, this requires a bit of leeway from your GM but I would think they should be okay with it given Mind Control vs Con exists and people tend to have higher Strengths).
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    dsatow reacted to Spence in PRE attacks - making a display vs just buying more PRE   
    I wouldn't say backwards, rather approaching from the traditional everything is pre-built RPG direction. 
     
    Traditional RPGs try to be pre-balanced and present the players with all the choices canned and ready to use.  Since your options to build a PC are pre-defined, most people flip through the rulebook selecting "cool options" and then tack on as many as they can using them to "define" the character.
     
    HERO is different.  I always advise new players to write up their character concept and abilities in plain language.  Don't look at the book during this process.
     
    Once the character concept is established you can begin building.  The thing is there are so many different ways to build things focusing in on the "name" of the power can actually be wrong.  I never pick up the rulebook until I have a solid concept. 
     
    Also, try to look at the characters powers collectively, not individually.  That will also impact how you construct things. 
     
    A final thought.  HERO has few in stone rules.  Read the toolkit paragraphs.  It is like the killing attack multiple.  I haven't gamed with anyone that uses the 1d3 multiple.  it is great for accountants that like everything tidy and boring. 
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    dsatow reacted to IndianaJoe3 in PRE attacks - making a display vs just buying more PRE   
    I would give it +1d6 for an exhibition of power, and +1d6 for a good description.
     
    Buying PRE will always be a better value (and less complicated) than buying other powers for the sole purpose of using them in PRE attacks. 
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    dsatow reacted to novi in Superhero Cosplayers   
    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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    dsatow got a reaction from dialNforNinja in 6e attractiveness PRE attack modifier question   
    If you are using your PRE attack to influence a person in a positive way or where appearance may make a difference.
     
    Ex: Say your character is a Hollywood Starlet or Supermodel.  You need to rent a room for you and your party but you are in one of the hotel's servicing a convention.  You could use a presence attack (I am a star!) to cow tow the front desk manager into giving you the better rooms and denigrating the worse room to conventioneers who haven't arrived yet compared to persuasion which doesn't rely as much on sheer presence as compared to talking.
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    dsatow reacted to Ninja-Bear in Teen Champions Supervillains   
    Another thing about Social Media is some Youtubers video do outrageous stunts for likes. So the Teen Villains do flashy crimes to take videos of themselves.
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    dsatow reacted to archer in Best jobs for Secret IDs?   
    Strippers usually have to work on a set schedule. The painters usually come along right behind them and if the paint isn't already stripped, the painters have to wait.
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    dsatow reacted to archer in BODY of Water? + Power Strength Based on available water?   
    Iceman makes an ice figurine one time to impress a girl while sitting in class: free.
     
    Iceman starts using ice figurines regularly to enhance the use of his Seduction skill during adventures: he pays points.
     
    Iceman makes an ice statue of himself to fool bad guys: he pays points
     
    Iceman goes into business selling ice sculptures: he pays points but walks away with some cool cash.
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    dsatow reacted to HeroGM in Superhero Cosplayers   
    I see your bunny and raise you

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    dsatow reacted to Greywind in Superhero Cosplayers   
    I think this is Black Widow undercover.
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    Punchline
     

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