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Forum: GURPS Today, 04:35 PM
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Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

There was significant controversy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regnal_number#Queen_Elizabeth_II) over the issue of her regnal number in Scotland. It ended up being decided that a monarch can use...
Forum: GURPS Today, 04:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,346
Posted By johndallman
Re: On being Feared

It's not the best way to hire someone away from a job they already have and like. It may still work for that, if they're afraid of the consequences of not taking the job.

If it's used to hire...
Forum: GURPS Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
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Re: [Basic] Skill of the week: Mount and Riding

I'd describe that apparent paradox as the mount being more and more aware of the rider's balance. I created a technique for throwing (http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=148654) a while back....
Forum: GURPS Today, 11:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,058
Posted By johndallman
Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

I think that's just Body Language skill. She's met a lot of people suffering from various traumas; until she started to cut down on public engagements due to age, it was absolutely normal for her to...
Forum: GURPS Today, 05:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 907
Posted By johndallman
Re: [GAME] Collaborative World Building Dwarven city as a start

Their farms are simply safer from raiders at high altitude. Some of their traditional enemies like to burn and destroy orderly things, and while the dwarves can take revenge, that doesn't bring back...
Forum: GURPS Today, 04:40 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 25,102
Posted By johndallman
Re: Campaign: Facets

Oooo … what's the fundamental magical unit of length?
Forum: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By johndallman
Re: Does DFRPG more and more resemble a super hero game to you

Third. AD&D2nd is basically a tidied-up 1st; 3rd is a different game system that happens to look quite similar in play.
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,637
Posted By johndallman
Re: Someone discovers Draka

This ignores the fundamental political issue in 1930s Japan: the ridiculous degree of rivalry between their Army and Navy, and the lack of civilian control over them. War in China was the Army's...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,058
Posted By johndallman
Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

She had some training with an Enfield No.2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfield_No._2) during WWII, I think. I doubt she's used a handgun since.
Forum: Roleplaying in General Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 477
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Posted By johndallman
Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Problems I can see straight away:

It should be three reigns, not three generations. If someone has no children, and a sibling inherits, that should not let the family get an extra reign because...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,058
Posted By johndallman
Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

I did her after doing her parents, and various other relatives. The main point was to get their behaviour right, since one of the PCs in the campaign is marrying into the royal family, and they may...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,155
Posted By johndallman
Re: [Basic] Skill of the week: Mount and Riding

Basic, p. 396, "Mounting Up." If the horse is saddled and has stirrups, getting on in 1 turn only requires a roll vs the best of Acrobatics, Jumping, or Riding. I'd let you buy an Average Technique...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By johndallman
[Basic] Disadvantage of the Week: Fat, Overweight, Skinny and Very Fat

Fat [-3], Overweight [-1], Skinny [-5] and Very Fat [-5] are all mundane physical disadvantages, relating to above- or below-average body weight for strength. Fat and Very Fat date from GURPS 1e, and...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 03:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By johndallman
Re: Skill for building musical instrument?

A small reality check. My father definitely had points in playing fretted instruments, mostly mandolin and guitar. Like most musicians, he had a very strong familiarity with the handling, size and...
Forum: GURPS Yesterday, 03:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,058
Posted By johndallman
Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

It comes with some weird disadvantages, too. There are loads of things that would be extremely improper for her to do, and risks she's not allowed to take, far more so than other public figures....
Forum: In Nomine Yesterday, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By johndallman
Forum: GURPS 09-20-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By johndallman
Re: Inventing Combat Techniques

If you're going to invent a whole new style, the inventions rules might well be more applicable, especially if it's based on some new metaphor.

This idea was stimulated walking past a building...
Forum: GURPS 09-18-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,045
Posted By johndallman
Re: World Building - Very Shallow Sea?

You can make it more plausible by having something operating that tends to make it about that deep. Living things can have nicely complicated behaviour: corals that don't like too much light, for...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 09-18-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 346,337
Posted By johndallman
Re: Real-Life Weirdness

I believe there have been demonstration that you can discourage kids from hanging around in shopping malls by playing classical music. If someone heard about that, and had hated their childhood, you...
Forum: GURPS 09-18-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,058
Posted By johndallman
Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

No, she joined the ATS in February 1945.
Forum: GURPS 09-18-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,058
Posted By johndallman
Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

She's a minor, and the family wasn't as rich then as it is now.

You had to have ration cards to get fabric in those days, at least legally. You also had to pay money - the ration cards were just...
Forum: GURPS 09-17-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,058
Posted By johndallman
Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

Here's my mid-1945 version. I invented a talent for Royals, and used it below.

Name: Princess Elizabeth (mid-1945)
Race: Human

Attributes [55]
ST 9 [-10]
DX 11 [20]
IQ 12 [40]
HT 12 [20]
Forum: GURPS 09-16-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By johndallman
Re: Anti-Drone defenses?

"Civilian encryption," these days, is AES-256, which the NSA has approved for government information classified up to and including Top Secret. Attacking the endpoints is vastly easier then trying to...
Forum: GURPS 09-16-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By johndallman
Re: Setting Ideas: Why Would a Society turn away from the Internet?

Something a little worse, in the form of pictures that crash human minds (https://ansible.uk/writing/c-b-faq.html), which can only be resolved by banning image files from the Internet.
Forum: GURPS 09-15-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By johndallman
Re: Pre-Organlegger Wizard

Antibiotics, which started to appear in the early 20th century, and became important after WWII.
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