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Old 12-02-2020, 11:23 AM   #2401
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I wonder what powers a corpse wax golem would have...
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Old 12-06-2020, 05:56 AM   #2402
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What do you do when a cargo ship, loaded with cars, capsizes?

Of course, you organize the mother of all chain-saws to cut the wreck into pieces.

This gives plenty of adventure hooks.

- Some McGuffin was hidden in one of the carried cars. The heroes have to find it inside the chaos, before the villains minions can reach it. Or before the cutting starts and sunlight falls into the wreck, killing its vampire passengers.

- What if the capsizing was no accident, and the cutting process would destroy evidence?

- And finally - could the giant chainsaw be a weapon against some giant, ancient evil?
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:02 PM   #2403
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- And finally - could the giant chainsaw be a weapon against some giant, ancient evil?
In sunken R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu lies dreaming. Can you get the giant chain around his dread neck and remove his head before he awakes?
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Old 12-14-2020, 12:22 AM   #2404
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There was a mock-up design for a six seater business jet adaption of the MIG-25.

Rumours that it was developed for a specialist squad of Spetnaz commandoes tasked with responding to alien invasions etc are just typical of the exaggeration and myth making which is endemic within the decadent Western media.

(There's also a short doco on Nebula TV for those of you with a subscription)
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Old 12-14-2020, 03:46 PM   #2405
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Book 'em, Santa!

Santa and elves bust crooks at California shopping mall.

https://www.police1.com/bizarre/arti...2y7O7oyirw5al/
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Old 12-14-2020, 05:39 PM   #2406
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What do you do when a cargo ship, loaded with cars, capsizes?

Of course, you organize the mother of all chain-saws to cut the wreck into pieces.

This gives plenty of adventure hooks.

- Some McGuffin was hidden in one of the carried cars. The heroes have to find it inside the chaos, before the villains minions can reach it. Or before the cutting starts and sunlight falls into the wreck, killing its vampire passengers.

- What if the capsizing was no accident, and the cutting process would destroy evidence?

- And finally - could the giant chainsaw be a weapon against some giant, ancient evil?
That link is redirecting through scary places to the shill for a get-rich-quick cryptocurrency scam at
Code:
https://businessforthepeople.me/
instead of
Code:
http://jalopnik.com/a-chain-just-cut-through-a-capsized-cargo-ship-filled-w-1845784581
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Old 12-15-2020, 06:10 AM   #2407
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That link is redirecting through scary places to the shill for a get-rich-quick cryptocurrency scam at [redacted worrisome URL] instead of [redacted normal URL]
Works as intended for me. Might be worth checking your own computer for contamination.
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Old 12-15-2020, 01:19 PM   #2408
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That link is redirecting through scary places to the shill for a get-rich-quick cryptocurrency scam - snip
Strange - when I tested the link, it lead me to a "page does not exist" message...

I fixed it. I hope.
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Old 12-15-2020, 01:26 PM   #2409
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Book 'em, Santa!

Santa and elves bust crooks at California shopping mall.

https://www.police1.com/bizarre/arti...2y7O7oyirw5al/
And the culprits will have the disadvantage:

Reputation - 2, (incompetent shoplifter that was arrested by Santa), large class of people affected (other criminals in California), recognized all the time - 5 CP.

Will they get nicknames like "Rudolph" or "the Grinch"?
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Old 12-15-2020, 01:34 PM   #2410
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The Irish Customs Service caught a woman with a Soviet mortar in the trunk of her car. She claimed it was for a "collector" in Northern Ireland.

Clearly a player character.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...port-1.4433016
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