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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Tywyll in What happened to HERO?   
    I am (slowly) writing, as a fan project, Champions Lite. It is intended to be a free, simplified version of Champions. It will, naturally, be incomplete, with abridged lists of skills, powers, power modifiers, and complications. However, the core will be Hero, and every Champions Lite character will be usable, unmodified, with the full version.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    I've been trying to think of ways to keep the supposed benefit of the EC (keeps the candidates from pandering to densely populated areas), while making it harder to game the system and win the EC while losing the popular vote.
     
    My current suggestion would be to divide the US into Presidential Voting Blocks. These would be 53 special districts, with borders drawn to be both compact and equal in population. The candidate winning the majority of those districts (or, in the case of multiple candidates, at least a plurality) of those districts wins the Presidency.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Zeropoint in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    What radical elements? The ones that think that taxation should return to Eisenhower levels? The ones that think that cops should be penalized for bad behavior? That health care shouldn't be for-profit? That violent people shouldn't have access to guns? That corporations shouldn't be allowed to ruin the environment (or the economy) for their own profit? That the government should provide some sort of post-secondary education? That we fight in too many damn wars? That corporations get subsidized for doing what they would do anyway?  That government should help people that need help? That all US citizens should be allowed to vote?
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from assault in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    What radical elements? The ones that think that taxation should return to Eisenhower levels? The ones that think that cops should be penalized for bad behavior? That health care shouldn't be for-profit? That violent people shouldn't have access to guns? That corporations shouldn't be allowed to ruin the environment (or the economy) for their own profit? That the government should provide some sort of post-secondary education? That we fight in too many damn wars? That corporations get subsidized for doing what they would do anyway?  That government should help people that need help? That all US citizens should be allowed to vote?
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Grailknight in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    What radical elements? The ones that think that taxation should return to Eisenhower levels? The ones that think that cops should be penalized for bad behavior? That health care shouldn't be for-profit? That violent people shouldn't have access to guns? That corporations shouldn't be allowed to ruin the environment (or the economy) for their own profit? That the government should provide some sort of post-secondary education? That we fight in too many damn wars? That corporations get subsidized for doing what they would do anyway?  That government should help people that need help? That all US citizens should be allowed to vote?
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Cygnia in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    What radical elements? The ones that think that taxation should return to Eisenhower levels? The ones that think that cops should be penalized for bad behavior? That health care shouldn't be for-profit? That violent people shouldn't have access to guns? That corporations shouldn't be allowed to ruin the environment (or the economy) for their own profit? That the government should provide some sort of post-secondary education? That we fight in too many damn wars? That corporations get subsidized for doing what they would do anyway?  That government should help people that need help? That all US citizens should be allowed to vote?
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Ternaugh in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    What radical elements? The ones that think that taxation should return to Eisenhower levels? The ones that think that cops should be penalized for bad behavior? That health care shouldn't be for-profit? That violent people shouldn't have access to guns? That corporations shouldn't be allowed to ruin the environment (or the economy) for their own profit? That the government should provide some sort of post-secondary education? That we fight in too many damn wars? That corporations get subsidized for doing what they would do anyway?  That government should help people that need help? That all US citizens should be allowed to vote?
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from GM Joe in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    What radical elements? The ones that think that taxation should return to Eisenhower levels? The ones that think that cops should be penalized for bad behavior? That health care shouldn't be for-profit? That violent people shouldn't have access to guns? That corporations shouldn't be allowed to ruin the environment (or the economy) for their own profit? That the government should provide some sort of post-secondary education? That we fight in too many damn wars? That corporations get subsidized for doing what they would do anyway?  That government should help people that need help? That all US citizens should be allowed to vote?
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from GM Joe in What happened to HERO?   
    I am (slowly) writing, as a fan project, Champions Lite. It is intended to be a free, simplified version of Champions. It will, naturally, be incomplete, with abridged lists of skills, powers, power modifiers, and complications. However, the core will be Hero, and every Champions Lite character will be usable, unmodified, with the full version.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Grailknight in 6E Multiple Attack, No Skill Levels?   
    I once created a character with a telekinetic Multipower. It had a Blast, TK, Flight, and a force field. The blast and TK were fixed slots, but the Flight and force field were variable. I don't remember exactly how large the pool was, but it was not large enough to run both fixed slots at the same time. The idea was that he would be using either the blast or TK in combat, and balancing mobility with defense for the remainder of the pool.
     
    I don't know how it would have worked in play (it was a design exercise), but the concept seemed viable.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Old Man in Christmas 2019 — Christmas Swag thread   
    It's much the same. The book doesn't have anything that the Youtube channel doesn't. Of course, when civilization collapses, the book will be much more accessible.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Pariah in Happy New Year 2020!   
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Nolgroth in Monte Cook Games free PDF: Consent in Gaming   
    The indifferent ones probably aren't commenting because they're indifferent.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Hermit in Happy New Year 2020!   
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    IndianaJoe3 reacted to Cygnia in Christmas 2019 — Christmas Swag thread   
    Tri-tip at the in-laws tonight.
     
    Hubby got me a claymore sword! ❤️
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Jhamin in [5th/6th Editions]Naked Advantages and Power Frameworks   
    Sometimes a Naked Advantage is the only way to build a power. For example, Guardian's glitterbombs (Darkness) don't affect himself or his clients, because they're wearing special polarizing glasses that counteract the sparkling dust. I decided to model this with Personal Immunity, Usable by Other as a Naked Advantage.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Duke Bushido in Reducing Skill Lists   
    The flip side to this is, "Are these skills sufficiently useful to be worth three points each?" From Phil's example, Breakfall is almost certainly worth three points. Characters get knocked down all the time. Is Acrobatics as useful?  If not, maybe they should be combined.
     
    I feel that there has been a lot of, "splitting skills for concept" without analyzing if the resulting parts are actually worth the extra cost.
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    IndianaJoe3 reacted to Chris Goodwin in Arcane Combat Value   
    In one magic system I've renamed MCV to "Mystical Combat Value".  It doesn't change anything about the mechanics or which powers use it to target, just the name and special effect.  It represents the caster's ability to target spells that aren't based on physical dexterity, but on their mystical abilities.  If I were to use it in a pre-6th edition game, I'd probably replace ECV with it, or base it on another stat (maybe OMCV is INT/3 and DMCV is EGO/3).  
     
    Edit: I typed the above before rereading the previous posts on the thread.  Wheel, reinvented.  You could also do it as Combat Skill Levels with magic, that represent the caster's mystical offensive abilities, and add to their OCV or OMCV regardless of what the "M" represents.
     
    Edit edit:  It looks like this thread was bumped by a spammer.  It was a pretty worthy thread to have bumped, though.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Solitude in How to build an 'Umbrella' spell to keep rain/snow etc. off of character?   
    Barrier is probably overkill here. Change Environment (Precipitating to Non-Precipitating, AoE: 1m radius) for 1 point seems about right.
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Prefers2Lurk in Cool Guns for your Games   
    Autofire skill levels, Visible.
     
     
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from GM Joe in Western HERO and Equipment as Powers   
    Probably. Watch some of the 2-Gun Action Challenge videos at In Range TV. It's not actual combat, but they do try to impose physical or mental stress.
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    IndianaJoe3 reacted to Barton in Anyone know what happened to Steve Long?   
    Foxbat plan is simple: Kidnap Steve Long, force him to rewrite Foxbat's stats to huge values and CHANGE REALITY AS WE KNOW IT!
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Cancer in Quote of the Week From My Life.   
    "That's a novel failure mode."
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from Christopher R Taylor in Magic Systems: To Divide or Not?   
    I'm kind of thinking aloud here, the more I think about it the less it seems like Resource Pools (although that's where I started)  The, "loadout" rules would depend heavily on how magic works in your campaign.
     
    The caster would start with a certain amount of "free" spells, roughly equal to the real cost of a fighter's equipment. These spells would all be GM-created (much like equipment would be). If the player wants custom spells, or more spells, then he has to pay for them normally.
     
    The introductory spell list would cover the basics, but not be overly powerful. There should be enough to give the player a reasonable selection, but limited enough to give him incentive to spend more points on something special.
     
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    IndianaJoe3 got a reaction from massey in "Drain Actions"   
    This sounds like a Presence Attack.
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