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Old 11-20-2016, 12:27 PM   #751
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Er, why not? I mean, if you all get your butts handed to you, you look like lame poseurs, sure. But if you pull it off...?
RWBY reference aside, I'm with tshiggins. After all, we had a Teen Supers team who wound up calling themselves "International Incident" after running amok in Europe for about two weeks.

If you can pull it off, intimidation is key.
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Old 11-20-2016, 12:38 PM   #752
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Er, why not? I mean, if you all get your butts handed to you, you look like lame poseurs, sure. But if you pull it off...?
It's still trying to be a badass line but failing.
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Old 11-20-2016, 02:07 PM   #753
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You could always substitute "Thunderbolt and lightning - very very frightening!".

But then, you'd have to have three party members coincidentally named Galileo, Figaro, and Magnifico to chime in on the chorus, and what are the odds of that happening?
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:43 PM   #754
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You could always substitute "Thunderbolt and lightning - very very frightening!".

But then, you'd have to have three party members coincidentally named Galileo, Figaro, and Magnifico to chime in on the chorus, and what are the odds of that happening?
Now? I'd say pretty darn good.
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Old 11-21-2016, 06:04 AM   #755
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You could always substitute "Thunderbolt and lightning - very very frightening!".

But then, you'd have to have three party members coincidentally named Galileo, Figaro, and Magnifico to chime in on the chorus, and what are the odds of that happening?
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Now? I'd say pretty darn good.
Yep. It's one of those "one-in-a-million chances that happens with alarming frequency". :)
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:14 PM   #756
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506 Not allowed to refer to the Therazdun worshiping Orc Chieftain as a "one eye, one warg, violent purple people leader".
507 Not allowed to use another PC as a weapon to destroy the Therazdun artefact.
508 Not even if he is an appropriate magic weapon for the task.
509 Not allowed to keep the Orc army.
509a Even if I did kill their chieftain in (mostly) single combat.
509b Also not allowed to claim the Halfling paladin captive as my share of party treasure.
509c The cleric and I are henceforth to cease making jokes about the paladin's mount, Roger the Dog.

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Old 12-16-2016, 05:22 PM   #757
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510. Just because the setting is basically watchdogs doesn't mean the police are helpless against persuing people on boats.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:28 PM   #758
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511. I may not let the psychic ex-MI6 agent and the cybernetically enhanced hacker both have paranoia as disadvantages.

511a. If I do, I must not let the session end with the psychic spy holding the hacker in a chair in her own home at bomb point.

511b. If it gets that far, must not suggest that the spy is psychically disguised and that he should go outside, "fight himself," change his form and "save" the hacker in the next session.

It probably only works once.

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Old 12-17-2016, 03:51 AM   #759
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511b. If it gets that far, must not suggest that the spy is psychically disguised and that he should go outside, "fight himself," change his form and "save" the hacker in the next session.
Not seeing the problem here.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:22 AM   #760
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Not seeing the problem here.
It worked great. The spy's player and I had the hacker's player convinced that we could read each other's minds for the entire campaign. The hacker's player was a little frustrated that she couldn't justify her character getting revenge.

The problem is that I would not likely get away with it again. I would need some other scheme.
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