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Forum: GURPS 12-13-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,009
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Medieval North America?

According to an archaeology instructor I had, one of the neighboring tribes the Aztecs slapped around at their height had developed Iron smelting when Cortez showed up. As he put it 'They were about...
Forum: GURPS 11-20-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Supers Idea needed

Give him the ability to track items he's snatched across dimensional lines and villains who port to alternate Earths.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 09-29-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,655
Posted By Captain-Captain
Forum: GURPS 09-11-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,319
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Alternate Universe brainstorming: No Prohibition

Prohibition came with an alliance with the people who wanted an amendment to permit the then unconstitutional income tax. If that had failed, the US would not have as much organized crime nor the...
Forum: GURPS 07-07-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Modeling immunity to non-magical weapons

Insubstantial to non-magic weapons, Special effect attacks bounce instead of pas through. -30% for only all nm weapons, decrease by 5% for every plus on the weapon beyond +1. It's moving towards...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 04-25-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: The Super Villain Handbook - Moonshadow

His creator clearly never heard the Cat Stevens song "Moonshadow". He'd have fled from that name with all he had to muster, :)
Forum: Roleplaying in General 04-23-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Captain-Captain
Deceptive Arts in warfare

The Ghost Army (http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2015/04/23/the_ghost_army_of_world_war_ii_by_rick_beyer_and_elizabeth_sayles_tells.html) in WWII is the textbook example of decieving the enemy.
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Forum: Roleplaying in General 04-16-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,560
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Finding bullets for a modern gun in a fantasy city

Assuming she can access cooperative wizards:

Replace the rare high quality brass with Orichaleum or whatever supermetal this world has and make a deal wth an air elemental to provide propulsion. ...
Forum: GURPS 04-11-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,062
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Relations between Christianity and pagan gods

The Beowulf Saga was a near the collapse of the Western Roman Empire's fall. The copy that survived came centuries later. References to the locals praying to The Devil for deliverance was more like...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 04-11-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Selecting Details for a Super-Hero Game... help?

During the first World War, Hungarian mad science produced several low power supers. (Combat equivalent to pistols with several hundred shots of power per day.

They didn't survive much past the...
Forum: GURPS 02-22-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,931
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: DC universe paralell, with some changes.

In post Crisis D, the Lanterns and Manhunters warred over Kal-el's transit. In this one one of them took possession of the ship. The Manhunters may have killed him, the GL Corps would have a...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-22-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,728
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Alt History: Israel loses in 1948

They were scattered in the Era of Rome and scattered again in this event. The US very likely absorbs a huge chunk of themb ut there does not have to be a Jewish homeland.




A I stated in post...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-22-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,728
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Alt History: Israel loses in 1948

Certainly.

More factionalism, a more balkanized middle east, the oil producing states more dependent on US Military aid, and secure in their power, more local tyranny.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-22-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,728
Posted By Captain-Captain
Alt History: Israel loses in 1948

The state of Israel is overpowered and ceases to exist. Things do not go well for recent Jewish immigrants nor for native born Jews either but the king of Jordan does makes a distinction and makes...
Forum: GURPS 11-02-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: [Banestorm] Caithness civil war and Orcslayer

Blythe made that deal and will suffer for it.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 08-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 16,053
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Can you play a paladin without being a party pooper

I use Bill Boyd's interpretation of Hopalong Cassidy with a Clayton Moore Lone Ranger as a yardstick.
Forum: Transhuman Space 03-07-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Captain-Captain
That l'il old super computer is now a chef

Watson, IBM's Jeopardy winning computer went to culinary school.

Swiss-Thai asparagus quiche or Austrian chocolate burrito anyone?

One more real step to Transhumanism.
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Forum: Roleplaying in General 01-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,944
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Salt in pretechnological societies

Venice was the shortest distance to the sea from Salzberg which derives from the Germanic "Salt Mountain". Once the Venetians mastered sailing the city was destined for greatness!
Forum: GURPS 01-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Any way to mitigate half move/dodge from injury

Buy extra move = to move lost (Only when injured). Lose it, gain it. No penalty. No questions of rules canon.
Forum: GURPS 12-17-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Captain-Captain
[alt earth]Stockton's Commonwealth

In 1774, Richard Stockton, who in our time line was a signer of the Declaration of Independence proposed 'a plan of self-government for America, independent of Parliament, without renouncing the...
Forum: GURPS 11-30-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: [WWII] Martin PBM Mariner

My father flew a PBY in SAR in the south pacific.
Forum: GURPS 10-06-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Hiding spell casting

I've rule that holding a wand/staff constitures gesturing when held and these can be camoflauged 9the top oh a lady's purse f'rex. Spells at whisper only or better levels are go this way. If you...
Forum: GURPS 08-10-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,895
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: GURPS Alchemy - Any Takers?

-1 per extra dose unless you're on Merlin and use state of the art pharma equipment. -1 per 100, IIRC
Forum: GURPS 08-10-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,895
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: GURPS Alchemy - Any Takers?

As Wizards noted, Quick Alchemy really needs Generic Ingredients. An alchemist who carries ingredients for every possible elixir he might need for an adventurous trek probably caries more loot than...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 07-11-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Captain-Captain
Re: Toon Age recomendation

Any age.

And if you should survive to 105,
Look at all you'll derive out of being alive!
And here is the best part, you have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart.

We are...
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