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Doc Democracy

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  1. Re: A Thread for Random Videos Just a family one - my son who thinks he's going to be a rock star when he grows up... Doc
  2. Re: 6E Rules changes confirmed so far It's simply going to change who I invite to play in my games... Doc
  3. Re: 6E Rules changes confirmed so far It's actually settled down over the past day or so...
  4. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... Isn't the divide trans-dimensional? I thought I remembered that there were two cities superimposed on each other where each could peer at the other through breaches in the fabric? Doc
  5. Re: Restricting Aspects of Character Creation It is for this reason that I think HERO characters (Champions characters in particular) should have two character sheets. On one sheet there should be the full working mechanics of the character including power names and stuff. On the second sheet there should be the description of powers and only the basic numbers. One sheet is used for building the character and paying attention to the mechanics etc, the second sheet describes the power in real words where it should be obvious what works and what does not. I have used varieties of character sheets - have a look at this one called Ironclad attached to the mail and identify it for me.... Doc
  6. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... What!!?? You're saying DT is your current girlfriend - news for all of NGD I think.... (Sorry Tribble - I couldn't resist the set-up....) Doc
  7. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... Just finished Ilario by Mary Gentle. I am vaguely dissatisfied - less because it was badly written as to the fact that I dont think it lived up to Ash despite being set in the same world. I think I liked Ash due to its alternative history clash with the current modern day world with two perspectives on the story. A much more complex read than Ilario. Doc
  8. Re: Logical Consequences vs. Conscientious Point Allocation My thought would be to use recoverable charges which is only as wooly as any other kind of recoverable charge might be... After all - recover per encounter is entirely within the control of the GM. Doc
  9. Re: Logical Consequences vs. Conscientious Point Allocation To me, that's what points are all about - the ability to skew the story in the favour of the player character. If you spend points on something then it is yours to use (unless you limit that use). If you indicate that you want to grab opponents and smash them into the ground then you might try that using STR and opposing etc. You might also buy it as a large hand attack to represent that extra damage that comes from driving people into the ground.... You take control of the narrative agenda by having spent points on something....so if the points are spent to represent opportune cars then that is what you get. Doc
  10. Re: Logical Consequences vs. Conscientious Point Allocation Good point. Another reason way for the GM to limit the seemingly endless benefits of simply buying STR over other powers. Doc
  11. Re: Logical Consequences vs. Conscientious Point Allocation I say that the guy who buys STR can do it if the GM says that a car is available. A guy who buys the brick tricks will always find a car or something else suitable to do the attack... Doc
  12. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... I thought that it was a good end to the series (even if it did all wrap up pretty quickly). Like any good story it does not presume that this is the beginning middle and end and hints at what might happen after the story ends. It isn't neat and tied up with ribbons but it is a good ending point. One of my favourite sereis actually though the author has suffered from sever writer's block since the end of the series and done virtually nothing else. I hope he recovers soon. Doc
  13. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... One of my favourite books ever was The Practice Effect by David Brin. Not a brilliant piece of story telling but a clever turn around on the way the world works. Obviously The Postman is another good story, don't be put off by the Kevin Costner film. (links are to sample chapters on David Brin's website). Doc
  14. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... Hmm. Not sure if it belongs in here but I just finished The Elfish Gene by Mark Barrowcliffe. It is a autobiographical account of "Dungeons & Dragons and growing up strange". I really enjoyed the book and recognised a lot of the people in it (by character type if not actually by name!). I walked a different path from the author but it could easily have been me...in another life. Doc
  15. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... Second that recommendation. I've just finished the latest Stephen Donaldson book, Fatal Revenant, and I thoroughly enjoyed it despite having toiled through the last three. I enjoyed the original trilogy and the Wounded Land but the next three were pretty average I thought. I whizzed through this one and sat up late to finish it.... Doc
  16. Re: Help with a build: Binding a spirit This is another case where the ground rules of the campaign come into play. As GM you have to decide the rules by which demons/spirits etc play by in your reality. If you decide that spirits and demons have extra-dimensional movement then EDM UAA, as pointed out, would be pretty ineffective. At that point you may be looking at a transform option, or entangle or something. If you decide that they can only cross dimensions when summoned etc, then you can use EDM UAA with impunity. You might want to think about how they can circumvent that, whether the weapon has a limit on the number of souls it can contain etc and by definition what reasonably common defence or circumstance would defend against the attack. Doc
  17. Re: Multiform/Summon Question Hmm. I had ideas along the lines of a character multipower myself. Almost like having a branched tree of forms with new forms depending on what had already been bought Animal - large - elephant Would cost for all three elements. Animal - large - whale Would cost much less as it was only the third element that changes. I ahvene't thought it through at all but it might be a more interesting way to do Manimal type stuff.... Doc
  18. Re: Multiform/Summon Question Why? You written anything up along those lines?? Doc
  19. Re: Glorantha Hero It is fundamental to the setting. The idea is that Heroes can HeroQuest to change the mythic realities of the world. There are myths that are well established in the world and by ritually repeating the myth people can access magical powers, effectively 'tuning in' to the mystic resonances of that myth to get relevant mundane effects. Such rituals are easy HeroQuests, walking down well-trodden paths on the Hero Plane. True heroes will explore off the paths on the Hero Plane and attempt to wrest those myths to slightly different outcomes, thereby changing the resonances and providing them with magical abilities that might never have been seen before. However, there will still be huge numbers of people re-inforcing the old paths. The true test of changing the mythic reality is spreading your truth wider until it supplants the old one. Glorantha is big enough however to support more than one truth and those who claim a truth different to the one held by your tribe are obvious heretics to be treated appropriately. With Glorantha geeks such flexibility often leads to huge arguments over which truth is real. I think that the mantra - Your Glorantha Will Vary - best represents the setting. It has been made such that your campaign will change the setting and, hopefully, mould it around your players who will be the centre of the action. Doc
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