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Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 05:00 PM
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Posted By jason taylor
Re: Link an historical character to the cited advantage

If you entered those words you would get a porn site.
Forum: Transhuman Space Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Where would you build your colony?

To start with I need a good PR gimmick. Large amounts of highly intelligent people. Also people willing to work with their backs as well as their hands. A good series of Patrons. Perhaps even a tight...
Forum: GURPS 07-19-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,925
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Link an historical character to the cited advantage

Now that I think about it I wonder if that was why old time monarchs liked war and hunting so much. Those were the only two sports where they can be sure they had an honest opposition.
Forum: GURPS 07-19-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By jason taylor
Re: [Basic] Disadvantage of the Week: Duty

That was the time when fratracide was normal political practice. Trust but verrify.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-19-2018, 08:56 AM
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Posted By jason taylor
Re: Real-Life Weirdness

Using Ninjas to fight depopulation? I thought their purpose was kind of, you know, to cause it.
Forum: GURPS 07-18-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 738
Posted By jason taylor
Re: How do you handle players glory hogging?

Have them captured and devote an entire session to a gruesome torture scene?
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-18-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 23,888
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

No then they start breaking the glasses over each other's heads to speed matters up.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-18-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 23,888
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Parties are in a sense a normal part of republican politics and not unknown in Imperial or Monarchial politics either. A massive political machine that is also an ideologically based faction is...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-18-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 23,888
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Each candidate drinks a half-pint of vodka and smashes it into the fireplace. If any candidates are still standing process is repeated. So on ad-infintum until there is only one candidate. He is...
Forum: GURPS 07-17-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,784
Posted By jason taylor
Re: How to keep melee weapons relevant in a setting with "guns"?

It is really not all that hard to justify melee weapons. What is hard to justify is a mass Stamford Bridge type of fight. Dueling is a matter of culture. Street mayhem can happen any which way, will...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-17-2018, 07:51 PM
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Posted By jason taylor
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Some political philosophers have argued that there are advantages in a system that gets clogged.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-17-2018, 07:50 PM
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Posted By jason taylor
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

A rural nobility based not on the obligation to provide manpower to the overlord but logistics. Each baron is in charge of stockpiling a local supply dump for the government's army or simply for it's...
Forum: GURPS 07-17-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,925
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Link an historical character to the cited advantage

You mean like hitting 19 holes in one in an 18 hole course?
Forum: GURPS 07-17-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By jason taylor
Re: Link an historical character to the cited advantage

Rustam couldn't have wielded a 110 pound mace.
Forum: GURPS 07-17-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,925
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Link an historical character to the cited advantage

My list was more Hollywood centered then anything else. Entertainers are obviously the best place to look for good looks. And of course I know what they looked like. I don't know what Alexander...
Forum: GURPS 07-17-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,925
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Link an historical character to the cited advantage

Will:

Natan Sharansky. Thumbing one's nose at the KGB while being tortured takes a lot.

Raoul Wallenberg for locking horns with Eichmann.
Forum: GURPS 07-17-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,925
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Link an historical character to the cited advantage

I'll bite. Paul Heinreid, Christopher Plummer, Peter O'Toole and as a Dark Horse David Dukes (not to be confused with David Duke).
Forum: GURPS 07-17-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,925
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Link an historical character to the cited advantage

Some possible picks.

Jane Seymour (the actress)

Grace Kelly

Vera Lynn
Forum: GURPS 07-17-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Biotech: Help me justify good looking females with high strength values

No but strength can look different. It might be preferred to give people a track star body then a stevedore one.
Forum: GURPS 07-16-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Martial Arts style for [Banestorm] Knights of St. George of the Dragon

Explain to me how Caithness wins when every pursuit is going to be automatically disrupted?
Forum: GURPS 07-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Biotech: Help me justify good looking females with high strength values

Except skill at needlepoint is either an economic or an artistic skill. If the later you don't need to justify it. Likewise you do not need to justify similar standards of female aesthetics...
Forum: GURPS 07-16-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,925
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Link an historical character to the cited advantage

How about Ralph Bagnold for intelligence? Scientist, explorer, innovative mechanic, and commando?
Forum: GURPS 07-16-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By jason taylor
Re: [Basic] Disadvantage of the Week: Duty

The King has duty to do homage for any subsidiary titles he possesses in another realm.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-14-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 23,888
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

There also has to be a way of washing out the biggest noble, otherwise you get a Shogun eventually. If they are originally balanced then some of the limitations on monarchy could also be used as a...
Forum: GURPS 07-14-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
Posted By jason taylor
Re: Biotech: Help me justify good looking females with high strength values

That is fine enough if rather brutal in it's real life results (women don't face as much demands for prowess either by the way). But the point remains in theory that you have a circle to square. You...
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