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Forum: Roleplaying in General Today, 07:24 PM
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Re: Restoring Edmund Mortimer/Planning a Coup

You have yet to mention a proper coup. This involves quickly but fairly publicly eliminating the king's supporting apparatus before moving on him. Usually you have a few of them who support you, and...
Forum: GURPS Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
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Re: Settlement building game

I'm running a game where the players run the leaders of a bane-stormed roman town. If town management is what you're looking for, I've got some experience.

I've made decent use of City Stats...
Forum: GURPS Today, 06:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,468
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Re: What does a computer really do for you?

To be fair, this is my position. I'm specifically looking for how those advocating that most modern TL8 folks have 1 level of computer operation would build this set of people.
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 03:16 PM
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Re: What does a computer really do for you?

I suppose I'm just looking for a way to distinguish between computer use for my father (who knows enough to search the web, uninstall most programs, write reports, avoid scams, and reassemble a...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,468
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Re: What does a computer really do for you?

The biggest reason I wouldn't give most modern folks computer operation is that the gap between what they can do and what a moderately skilled professional can do is huge. I'd call it larger than a...
Forum: Play By Post 02-22-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,768
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Re: Lost in Dreams (Michael)

Michael can't actually see the strong put different one. Its the final source, not the second to last one.

They are cautious to part with paper and ink, but Velsink produces chalk for Michael to...
Forum: GURPS 02-22-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By ericthered
Re: [Social Engineering] Status and Military Rank in Medieval Feudalism

A few notes on paying for what you get, and getting what you pay for.

If he doesn't have men under him, he doesn't have rank. These don't have to be permanent underlings. Some might just be in...
Forum: GURPS 02-22-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By ericthered
Re: Restoration Spell Makes It Worse

In a setting where healing magic is cheap, it might make a decent minor punishment for crime. As for the limb not being crippled, that's reasonably easy to fix...
Forum: Play By Post 02-21-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,768
Posted By ericthered
Re: Lost in Dreams (Michael)

Its a fairly difficult one. There are six different illusions, the kind that usually hide devices, and they're scattered all over a wall. Probably some combination of them will need to be used. He...
Forum: GURPS 02-21-2018, 12:53 PM
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Posted By ericthered
Re: TL8 Computing

Late TL 5 is almost its own TL. I certainly treat it as one. It features telegraphs, railways, steam ships, and revolvers, but not bolt actions, radio, diesel, or telephones. Its a very small period,...
Forum: GURPS 02-21-2018, 12:01 PM
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Views: 1,468
Posted By ericthered
Re: What does a computer really do for you?

thank you, wielder of smart pants!

Are we statting owning a computer, or being a computer?

For being a computer, a good place to start is the AI and Automaton meta traits in basic page 263.
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Forum: Play By Post 02-20-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,768
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Re: Lost in Dreams (Michael)

Traub: "What be worrying me? I try to abandon worry, when I can. I suppose I worry about the profitabilty of a voyage, and the risk of one. The dangers of port also be troublesome. Ye never know when...
Forum: GURPS 02-17-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By ericthered
Re: A question of Possession

It seems the main effect is a slightly larger than normal class of shells. I'd call that benefit from +5% to +20% depending on the setting's life support tech.
Forum: Transhuman Space 02-17-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By ericthered
Re: Why isn't the web clogged with rogue AIs?

After a certain size, a piece of software becomes hard to move and hard to hide. How big this is depends on how fast your internet connection is, and how good your processing power is.

In THS,...
Forum: Transhuman Space 02-16-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ericthered
Re: Reactions to Transhuman Space

One tool that THS seems to be trying to use to keep AI's in check is the speed at which the setting moves. It presents a very rapid pace of technological growth, so all the implications of the tech...
Forum: Transhuman Space 02-16-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By ericthered
Reactions to Transhuman Space

I've been aware of Transhuman Space without reading it for a long time. Something is the back of my brain told me that it was a little "out there", and that the learning curve involved a bunch of...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-16-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By ericthered
Re: Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

I suspect personality traits are like the human body: you can tweak them with fairly low level gene tampering, but it will be much more difficult to leave the human experience, and you can't discount...
Forum: Play By Post 02-16-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,768
Posted By ericthered
Re: Lost in Dreams (Michael)

A few things come up:

Traub is very surprised to find out about religious freedom. They expected earth to be under "Papist Rule". They don't quite get no state religion, but they do understand...
Forum: GURPS 02-15-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By ericthered
Re: New advantage need advice

for -40% I would expect it to require no damage at all, and possibly no FP loss. Representing someone who has a pretty clear head until they've been physically stressed.
Forum: GURPS 02-15-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By ericthered
Re: The Step in tactical combat, moving backwards?

Arguably, the solution is that folks with move 2 shouldn't have a step at all. Yes, that's a big handicap. But move 2 should be a big handicap.

Yes, I know that gurps doesn't have that as a rule....
Forum: Ogre and G.E.V. 02-15-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 972
Posted By ericthered
Re: Making Maps: Showing off and getting help

Its not this site is it?

https://ogrefactory.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/fear-and-loathing-in-duluth/

The map goes to a 404 site, but it shouldn't be hard to make a big version by looking at the...
Forum: GURPS 02-14-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,108
Posted By ericthered
Re: What sort of computer game suits GURPS best?

Yep, coloring the clues based on what skill was used to locate the clue is a strong feature. Team work in gathering the information is also very colorful, as you said.

A pure combat game is...
Forum: GURPS 02-14-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,119
Posted By ericthered
Re: Do you have any special rules/restrictions to regulate character advancement paci

Character growth is something that I handle differently for each campaign, because the rate of point advancement has a strong impact on how the game is played.

For some games, I don't do...
Forum: GURPS 02-14-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By ericthered
Re: [Powers/Horror] Leech build and related questions.

For using both forms, alternate attack seems like a strong approach.

Kissing an unwilling opponent would be grappling, just like a vampire's bite.
Forum: GURPS 02-14-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,405
Posted By ericthered
Re: Negative Hit Point effects

The note about putting your opponent on a timer is a good one. Unless you have ranged weapons, I can move away from you and you won't be able to close the distance. You'll eventually loose...
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