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Forum: GURPS Today, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Please help price an advantage?

But "inhumanly robust" would not be incorrect for Tolkien's elves, IMO.
Forum: GURPS 10-13-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Teamwork cheat sheet

Shared Patrons, Allies, Ally Groups, Claims to Hospitality, and Contacts.

Income perk that accrues to the collective.

An Impulse-buy pool.

Shared Base and Vehicle perks.

Signature Gear.
Forum: GURPS 10-12-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: running an inn: what skills?

Somebody senior on staff will have to have Housekeeping or the place will turn into a sty. If food service will be included, someone should have Cooking or there will be a lot of food waste and too...
Forum: GURPS 10-01-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,311
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Ready the sling with one hand

I'd let someone try Sleight of Hand.
Forum: GURPS 09-30-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Modifying Halflings for intrinsic stealthiness

I would not hesitate to give Tolkein hobbits Silence of at least 2. I think there is evidence of them being hard for animals and monsters to notice too, so I would lean toward building their...
Forum: GURPS 09-30-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,988
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: How lethal is a master?

In many of my games he'd likely get shot.
Forum: GURPS 09-28-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,392
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Revolutionary Supers

I don't concur with your general take on Atticus Finch. In TKAM, he is written as a paragon of ethics (of the classical liberal and republican citizen type). He is not ambiguous, and even verges on...
Forum: GURPS 09-18-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: DF/DFRPG: What would an agent charge?

If the agent is one among many who provide services that are legal in a competitive market, 3-5%.

If the agent is one among many who provides extra-legal services, or takes any personal risk 15%
Forum: GURPS 09-18-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Q-BRANCH (of the GURPS forum)

Yes, that is my intention.
Forum: GURPS 09-17-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Q-BRANCH (of the GURPS forum)

My dear fellow, this is not about creating a reality or a world. It's about what handy or amusing sorts of gadgetry can be designed using various GURPS equipment mod rules.

Here's one you may...
Forum: GURPS 09-17-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Q-BRANCH (of the GURPS forum)

Q-Branch is Cinematic; constrained by GURPS rules, but no stricter concept of realism.
Forum: GURPS 09-17-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Q-BRANCH (of the GURPS forum)

The M2AR is a PDW-sized weapon that packs the capabilities of an assault rifle. It is based on the Winchester .30 M2A1 carbine (with selective fire, folding paratrooper stock and bayonet lug).
Forum: GURPS 09-17-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,270
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Help stat Queen Elizabeth of England.

I'm not convinced that at age 15 she rated IQ12 or Will 14.
Meanwhile the advanced age she has eventually attained and the persistent level and type of activity she has maintained suggest a better...
Forum: GURPS 09-17-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Creating "Push" from Firestarter

IIRC, in the movie it worked on machines too.
Forum: GURPS 09-15-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Donny Brook
Q-BRANCH (of the GURPS forum)

Welcome to Q-Branch of the GURPS forum.

Q-Branch develops GURPS-statted specialized gear, gadgets, equipment and similar objects by applying the various design and modification sections of the...
Forum: GURPS 09-15-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,244
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Setting Ideas: Why Would a Society turn away from the Internet?

It's already happening in the RW. Corporate oligopolists squeeze out everything else, and just like networm TV, audiences just switch off.
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,435
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Body Language vs Detect Lies

To riff on Detect Lies in simulationist terms, my personal history suggests I have something like a Talent that includes it. I don't know how common or uncommon this may be, but its like a sense for...
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Lowered ear pain threshold, and high light sensitivity

For something like the latter, I used Bad Vision (in Light down to -3 penalty only (-20)) with the goggles being a Mitigator, as an add-on n to the related suite of vision Advantages.
Forum: GURPS 09-13-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Possible errata in High-Tech and Tactical Shooting

Yes, to me as well it looks like an error in identifying or statting which ammo is used.
Forum: GURPS 09-10-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,062
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Superheroes versus Spaceships

If we are making a comprehensive list, we need to add Green Lanterns, Lobo, and Shazam (DC), other heralds of Gallactus, and Adam Warlock (Marvel).
Forum: GURPS 09-09-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Scottish America

This is not as fanciful as you may think. Or maybe it is.

Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney (,_Earl_of_Orkney#The_alleged_voyage_to_North_America)
Forum: GURPS 09-07-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: I know nothing about GURPS

I'm wondering if you might mean the cost of Skills, in which case, see the Skill Cost Table on page 170 of the Characters book.
Forum: GURPS 09-03-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,620
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Cost of Living and Governance

The entity for whom you are working has determined what CoL benefits to provide and it pays for that irrespective of your prior Status. But it doesn't pay for the CoL benefits you possessed...
Forum: GURPS 09-03-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Which skill to use? (money and investments)

Locating the house could be Area Knowledge. Negotiating the purchase could be Merchant, or shoe-horn another social influence skill. Knowing whether to purchase could be Market Analysis.
Forum: GURPS 09-03-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,664
Posted By Donny Brook
Re: Deity Template

For comparison, here is a 20,000 CP work-up of a Judeo-Christian God ( I recall seeing a couple of years back.

The purpose of...
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