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Old 07-23-2020, 10:00 AM   #2301
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The Australian Austrian Government issued a warning for one the country's most dangerous beasts.

Be careful. There are real killers out there.

So - one for the encounter tables in modern settings?
I remember an old outdoorsman joke about there being two kinds of cows: Fast mean cows, and slow mean cows. They're big animals, and you should treat them with respect.

Best of all, when the PCs shoot them, they now owe the owner a thousand dollars a head or so.
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Old 07-23-2020, 10:14 AM   #2302
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"In recent years there have been repeated attacks by hikers weighing several hundred kilograms."

Man, y'all grow 'em big in Austria, don't ya?
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:20 PM   #2303
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The Ritman Library of Amsterdam, a collection of 1600 books on the occult, astrology, alchemy, and outright magic, has been digitized and is now available online.

Great for browsing for flavor, especially if you read Latin -- there are some English texts, however, such as "Aesch mezareph or purifying fire. A chymico-kabalistic treatise collected from the Kabala denudata of Knorr von Rosenroth. Translated by a lover of Philalethes, 1714."

Definitely a couple of tomes in there for the studious Victorian-or-later magician!
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:23 PM   #2304
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"In recent years there have been repeated attacks by hikers weighing several hundred kilograms."

Man, y'all grow 'em big in Austria, don't ya?
It is a blessing. And a curse. :-D
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:27 PM   #2305
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Best of all, when the PCs shoot them, they now owe the owner a thousand dollars a head or so.
And here we have the adventure potential. Who would have thought that cattle theft is still a thing today, and the rustlers are often paid in drugs?

So, we need Gurps Cops, High Tech, maybe Old West ...
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Old 07-23-2020, 02:30 PM   #2306
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Man, y'all grow 'em big in Austria, don't ya?
Schwarzenegger got run out of town because he was a puny 100-kg weakling.
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:37 PM   #2307
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This could definitely have gameable applications, and by some standards it's definitely weird:

Inflatable Aircraft

It's not the fastest thing in the sky, but I could imagine a PC finding one of these handy...
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Old 07-24-2020, 11:18 PM   #2308
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This could definitely have gameable applications, and by some standards it's definitely weird:

Inflatable Aircraft

It's not the fastest thing in the sky, but I could imagine a PC finding one of these handy...
Apparently a test pilot died because a cable slipped off a pulley in the framework? Yikes!
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Old 07-25-2020, 01:41 AM   #2309
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This could definitely have gameable applications, and by some standards it's definitely weird:

Inflatable Aircraft

It's not the fastest thing in the sky, but I could imagine a PC finding one of these handy...
This is even better than the helicopter in a couple of trunks from You Only Live Twice. Stolen for my 60s spy campaign I'm working on.
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:23 AM   #2310
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Resurrecting 100 million year old bacteria? Sure, what could possibly go wrong?

I think I know the background to my next AtE campaign.
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