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Forum: GURPS 06-12-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
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: 45
Views: 1,785
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: 1,169
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: 1,365
Views: 297,094
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: 848
Views: 139,085
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: 45
Views: 1,785
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: 1,849
Views: 319,114
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: 848
Views: 139,085
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: 2,400
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.
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Forum: Roleplaying in General 04-09-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,802
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: 336
Views: 18,802
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: 199
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: 336
Views: 18,802
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: 336
Views: 18,802
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: 336
Views: 18,802
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: 286
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...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-19-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

Are you assuming the psi genes were originally evenly distributed in the populace?

The GM hasn't gotten into hard numbers -- my Doc's working theory is that there's a set of genes, likely...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-19-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

True, but mostly when you have a decent starting population of blonds so there's not much inbreeding risk. More of an issue when you've got a total population of about 10k (gene banks with more...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-17-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

TL11 breakthrough is very recent. (new ship of refugees from the old world with proto-warp tech. We spent a century in cold sleep taking the slow boat. They saw the destruction of the old world from...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-16-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

I'm fairly sure that proposing bio-engineering personality is right out. And possibly a bit beyond our understanding. Now using TL10/11 psych care to minimize the risk of anyone having the equivalent...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-15-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

Probably because we're the PCs and my doctor and the PC bio-engineering specialist are likely to be on the forefront of the tech, so could have some control over the Pandora's Box. Hopefully there...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-14-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

Darned if I or my PC know. We first figured out something was wrong when a PC sudden developed a much reduced need for sleep (he'd been running on stims for months during an emergency). That PC is...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-14-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By L.J.Steele
Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

The powers that be in my Space game have posed a question to my doctor. Given that we have the ability to genetically engineer the colonists' children, and indeed must carefully watch the genetics to...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-10-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Surprising unbalance....

Depends much on how realistic your world is. For modern America, if you can make it look like an accident, suicide, or obvious robbery/drug crime, then the responding patrol officers may tromp all...
Forum: GURPS 01-15-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By L.J.Steele
Re: Types of Social Conflict

And if you wanted to go outside of GURPS, Hillfolk's social interaction mechanics look fascinating.
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