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Forum: Munchkin 10-11-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By L.J.Steele
Munchkin Car Wars....

Having once again battled the evil commute, I find myself pondering vehicular mayhem. And I suddenly realized that Munchkin has never been combined with Car Wars (the cars, of course, are the...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 10-01-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,400
Views: 317,964
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Memorable Quotes.

From my Fate Core Supers Game...

Our heroes have just rescued an uplifted chimp (Simian Templar) from a corporate tactical team and rival android centurions. The centurions belong to a mad...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 08-03-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By L.J.Steele
Hunting Metas

This is for my Fate Core supers game. Just about a year ago in game-time, a large meteorite exploded over San Diego right around ComicCon. A handful of people started developing powers, which they...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-22-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Radiation-eating vampire

Sadly, the PCs took down my vampire early, didn't get to the big boss fight
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-22-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,400
Views: 317,964
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Memorable Quotes.

GM: The Energy Vampire grabs Gateway's grandfather and throws the old man at Diamond Jack.

DJ: That's a ranged attack? I could reflect it back at the Vampire.

GW: That's my grandfather!

DJ:...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-03-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Radiation-eating vampire

Related question: I know there are radiation detectors in and around cities looking for accidents, dirty bomb materials, etc., and I'd expect San Diego to have a decent network of them given major...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 06-28-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Radiation-eating vampire

I'm thinking of every increasing need for energy -- I'm vaguely thinking of the second episode of Space 1999, Season 1, with the guy who eventually walks into the nuke plant as the best source of...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 06-27-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,422
Posted By L.J.Steele
Radiation-eating vampire

Big bad for my next Fate Core/Venture City/Supers game is likely to be a radiation-eating vampire. I'm thinking early prey will be folks with radioactive seeds for cancer treatment. Any other ideas...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 06-19-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: What does (psuedo-)2018 Modern Espionage look like?

When a relative of mine worked for State Dept., I tried to convince her to download a bunch of alt.conspiracy, run it thru PGP, and put it on a flash drive dangling from her purse.
Forum: GURPS 06-12-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By L.J.Steele
Bio-Tech and Created Diplomat

I'm slowly working up a character proposal for a GURPS Space game. TL11-ish. Setting will be going into the 2nd generation with new PCs.

Character would be created by one of the alien allies to...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 05-20-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,280
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: D&D5e Characters-What has worked for you?

My copy has the index hand-amended with proper page cites (and sometimes margin notes with page cites for key cross-references.) And I only had to deal with fighter stuff -- not the spell lists.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 05-16-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: escort missions

A cinematic tradition is the thing you are escorting turns out not to be what Mr. Johnson told you it would be -- more dangerous, more ethically dubious, etc. I suppose Cook's Black Company books...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 05-13-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,400
Views: 317,964
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Memorable Quotes.

While contemplating the abandoned alien base, a TL above ours, and how to bring the Total Matter Conversion plant and associated black hole communications array back on line.

Dr D: Is that black...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 05-13-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 144,789
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

491. REVISED. Allowed to inject TWO PCs least critical to mission success with insta-skill nanites designed for previously unknown alien race's brain. However, required to use inside-the-head voice...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 05-06-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,280
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: D&D5e Characters-What has worked for you?

I ended up with a Half-Orc Fighter in our last D5 game because I said to myself: (1) what classic DnD race haven't I played, and (2) what character class haven't I played -- never had done a 1/2 orc,...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 05-03-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 354,910
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Real-Life Weirdness

And in Mad-Science-Lurches-On, This-Will-Definitely-End-Well news ...

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611007/researchers-are-keeping-pig-brains-alive-outside-the-body/
Forum: Roleplaying in General 04-22-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 144,789
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

Having discovered an alien base at least at TL above ours which was abandoned 60k years ago.

489. Not allowed to inject the most expendable member of the team with the nanites I found that...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 04-13-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Pre-human civilizations on Earth

We might not recognize it -- anyone else see the discussion of the invisible gorilla effect on SETI.
...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 04-09-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 39,348
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

I ought point out that most of America's Founding Fathers were lawyers. To write laws, it helps a lot to have been on the interpreting/working with them end of the business.

Much of an advocate's...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 03-20-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 39,348
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

You would have legions of jury consultants who spent their time studying the citizen-regulators in detail to figure out how to bamboozle them into whatever position the consultant's client favored....
Forum: GURPS 03-12-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By L.J.Steele
Psi Powers: Mind Shield Expansion

The book says that using Expansion, "You expand your Mind Shield to protect everyone within 2 yards. This halves your Mind Shield level for all purposes. For every 5 points by which you make your...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 03-12-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 39,348
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Yes and no. Trial work is much more improv than appeal. At trial, you're at the risk of whatever comes out of a witness' mouth. No matter how much you've talked with the witness and rehearsed him/her...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 03-10-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 39,348
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

(Indignant) Hey.....ok, yes. Appellate attorneys may be the only ones who get excited that the state supreme court has taken up my statutory interpretation of a 1935 weapons in a vehicle statute to...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 03-05-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 39,348
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Some of the problem is that the world has gotten very complicated and very populous. Large parts of the law govern things the average person will never deal with directly unless they are employed in,...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 03-04-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By L.J.Steele
MW: Smallville chart generator?

I'm testing out MW: relationship chart generator for plotting my Fate Core Supers game. Anyone have a suggestion for a free/cheap digital tool/app that could handle creating the various elements and...
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