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IndianaJoe3

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    IndianaJoe3 reacted to archer in Better ways to do Tractor Beams?   
    Obviously not familiar with the definition of "typically".
     
       
     
    One of the Star Trek books, the non-bridge crew heroes were stranded on an over-powered towing ship which technically didn't have any weapons. The bad guys had hijacked the Enterprise and were about to escape.
     
    They grabbed one of the warp nacelles of the Enterprise with one tractor beam and grabbed onto the planet with the other. And let the Enterprise twist it's own warp nacelle sideways as it tried to leave.
     
    Of course they had to later explain their actions to Captain Kirk, and worse to Scotty. But still better than letting the bad guys get away.
     
    I've always thought that was a real RPG maneuver which you rarely see written up in fiction.
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    IndianaJoe3 reacted to Spence in Better ways to do Tractor Beams?   
    Obviously not familiar with the maneuver "Gorn Anchor"
     

     
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Vanguard in Is it wrong to power game?   
    The distinction between, "efficient character building" and, "powergaming" can be pretty fine. I consider powergaming to be exploiting the rules to create a character more combat-effective than the campaign guidelines would normally allow.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Tjack in Top Five Fictional Characters to Punch In the Face   
    The guy who stiffed Bill Mahr in Pizza Man.
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    The guy who stiffed Bill Mahr in Pizza Man.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from archer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Funny that they're vandalizing Pelosi's house and not McConnell's about this.
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    IndianaJoe3 reacted to BoneDaddy in Hello again! I have cancer.   
    Good news! As far as the doctors setting the global standard for treating my cancer can tell, I currently don’t have cancer. 
     
    Happy New Year Everyone!
    Turned out to be good enough odds.  Thank all the gods, even the Old Ones.  On a critical fail this cancer pulls out the old Iron Crown tables. 
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Christopher R Taylor in Is it wrong to power game?   
    The distinction between, "efficient character building" and, "powergaming" can be pretty fine. I consider powergaming to be exploiting the rules to create a character more combat-effective than the campaign guidelines would normally allow.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Tom Cowan in Is it wrong to power game?   
    The distinction between, "efficient character building" and, "powergaming" can be pretty fine. I consider powergaming to be exploiting the rules to create a character more combat-effective than the campaign guidelines would normally allow.
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    IndianaJoe3 reacted to Cygnia in Coronavirus   
    Got news that the assisted living home the grandmother of my husband is at had an outbreak -- and she tested positive.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Cygnia in The Christmas Swag thread   
    Assorted cookbooks (Cookish, Mary Berry's Baking Bible, An Unexpected Cookbook, official cookbooks from WoW and ESO)
    Assorted sleepwear
    a Blossom Bundt pan
    and an astronomy-themed knife set from Chefs Visions
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    Handel's Chipmunk Messiah
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from drunkonduty in Paranoid Hero Files   
    The flip side is that if a villain is manipulating the hero by threatening his DNPC, then protecting the DNPC is the easiest way to end the manipulation.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from pawsplay in Good general resources for modern firearms   
    In Range (the sibling channel to Forgotten Weapons) has a mix of modern and historical firearms. There's also The Firearm Blog and its Youtube channel, TFB TV. Task & Purpose might also be useful.
     
     
     
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Duke Bushido in It's all about the real estate   
    My group has done both. One campaign was set in Monument City, which was as generic as they get. I don't remember where it was, or any locations from it. I set my last campaign in Gateway City, which was essentially a renamed St Louis. (It had the Arch, too.)
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