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7 Reasons Why Magical Healing Can Be Unwise
Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - In General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-03-30 06:01 AM
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Medusa in the Cosmic Era
Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-03-15 08:39 AM
That's where I was coming from with the paralytic medusa rifle. I'm not a huge fan of stoning effects, and working it into the CE is challenging. I could certainly make it work as some sort of a DFE side effect, and there is precedent for people being turned to ash, and salt. Turning someone into stone... what kind of stone? Igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic? Go to Comment
Vampire Relics
Items  (Equipment Listing)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-03-04 01:40 PM
The Apocalypse Ascendancy is indeed a McGuffin that is mostly used as a mock time travel device. A self contained vessel of everything that can go wrong has, hence it being the Omega Timeline. Go to Comment
Captain Monica Houou
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-02-24 07:56 AM
Adding in my own details, Captain Houou would be a citizen of the Commonwealth of New England, and her rank would be the Armed Forces of the Atlantic Federation. While she does do some actual campaign work, and has a number of combat kills, making her a legitimate ace, she does most of her work in a USO fashion, where she is used in military propaganda, does live concerts for the troops, and is a poster girl for said forces. As orb craft have yet to dominate the Cosmic Era, she is not an orb pilot, rather, she pilots something angular, dangerous, and hostile, like a Warhammer or a Battlemaster (Battletech), with the full regalia of nose art and kill marks on the body, and plenty of bond posters of her partially naked sitting in the mech.

Her special skill in a mech is sideshifting and combat evasion. She all but make whatever she is driving dance, rather than trudge or battlestomp wherever it goes. If she can't establish a radio comm, her mech will have a powerful loudspeaker or bullhorn on it so she can literally emit her mocking laughter at her foes in combat (psychological warfare). Go to Comment
7 Things Orb Craft Can Do (That You Can't)
Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (Specific)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-03-02 07:00 AM
Update: Replaced Scoot with Strafe Go to Comment
7 Things About Heavy Objects (anime)
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-02-21 03:52 PM
The premise of the show is wasted and you aren't missing anything, I am going to finish season 1 and then I'll be done with it. Go to Comment
7 Things About Heavy Objects (anime)
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-03-05 02:52 PM
I take requests, bonus points if the content in question is available streaming Go to Comment
7 Things About Heavy Objects (anime)
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - Genre)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-03-06 03:31 PM
That one will be hard, but I could probably bang out my viewing experience as a 39 year old versus my original 14 year old viewership Go to Comment
Orb Craft
Items  (SpaceShips)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-02-17 08:12 AM
Author's Note: Orb craft were inspired by the less than stellar Heavy Objects anime (available subtitled on Hulu) that feature these war machines. The show deploys them as nigh invulnerable behemoths, able to survive direct nuclear strikes, but require scantily clad young women to pilot them. The Heavy Object animation is nice, the characters are all around terrible, and the military aspect of what should be a military/war anime is all but non-existent. All the technology of the Cosmic Era would be able to create war machines similar to the titular Heavy Objects, but doesn't require either pneumatically busty or prepubescent girls to drive them, and they aren't so OP that they can survive being attacked by the combined might of 14 nations and shrug off nuclear strikes.

In the CE setting, there are a few dozen orb craft in existence, and at this point they are in their infancy. Eventually they will indeed become the main unit used in armed conflict, and most of the hardware being used currently will be relegated to garrison and support roles. There will be a massive amount of internal conflict as the naval forces will resent their usurpation by the orb craft, and mech and fighter jocks will find the simplicity and brutality of orb based warfare insulting to their warrior ethos.

Spaceships and warships wont end, but will become more transports and logistics than combatants. The bigger warships will become Orb carriers, and rather than big sexy wedges and brutalist bricks, are probably going to look more like brussels sprout stalks or grape stems. Go to Comment
Orb Craft
Items  (SpaceShips)   (Campaign Defining)
Scrasamax's comment on 2019-02-26 02:21 PM
In the Cosmic Era heat sinks are arcanotech devices that send heat literally somewhen else, and dont rely on convection or radiation to dissipate heat, so that's actually covered Go to Comment
7 Things Wrong with Pacific Rim: Uprising
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Players)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-12-29 08:15 AM
The best use of CGI is supporting or integrating practical effects and makeup into the film, not replacing tennis balls and green screens in post Go to Comment
7 Ways to hide a Body
Articles  (Scenario)   (Gaming - In General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-10-22 04:15 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
7 Maces
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-10-31 03:26 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (Any)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-10-16 09:58 AM
A spellseeker couldn't drain enough magic from an item during a combat encounter to affect it any. They are like fleas on a dog Go to Comment
7 Magical Musical Instruments
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-10-02 03:15 PM
The instruments seem to be way closer to their point of inspiration than something usable, like the Devil Summoner, inspired by Charlie Daniel's The Devil Went Down to Georgia could be made better by taking it away from the limitations of the song.

The fiddle, if properly played (or perhaps only by being played and rolling a critical failure) summons a devil. This might require the fiddler to be at a crossroads, and it has to be the middle of the night, and so forth, drawing on that Deep Southern mythos. Then, and only then, the Devil will appear. This is no red suited devil with a bifurcated tail, but rather a large and intimidating man, with great empty eyes, and a deep voice that seems to come up from the bottom of a well. Then, the player can make a deal with this Devil.

There is always a cost, and the devil's deals are always monkey's paw gifts.

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The Bone Idol
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-09-30 08:20 AM
Very nice! Go to Comment
Combat, Coincidence, and Choreography
Systems  (Combat/ Warfare)   (General)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-10-01 08:47 AM
I would like to see a Generation Kill/Stormtrooper cross over where we see what the Empire's elite look like when they aren't fighting Jedi Go to Comment
3 Meta-Rings
Items  (Jewelry)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-09-26 11:54 AM
It would have to have some serious limitations, maybe limited duration for the stat boost, or it is an artefact and requires certain conditions to activate. Go to Comment
12 Invisiblity Potion Special Effects
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-09-25 02:57 PM
Excellent!!! Go to Comment
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Natural)
Scrasamax's comment on 2018-09-12 03:57 PM
One of the blind spots of the CE is the over reliance on technology. The drones and other surveillance systems that sort through the data would certainly spot Bereingianus, but the systems would register him as nothing more than a bear. Sure, he is a bear in a harness wearing a scout device, but the majority of systems wouldn't register the harness. He is almost never armed, so no weapons are detected, so no matter how absurd a bear in a vest might be, no flags are set off.

If a person actually sat and sorted through all of the data, they would totally notice a bear with gear, but most data is never seen by human eyes. Go to Comment
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Van Hoot's Reclining Nude III

       By: Aramax

This painting was thought to be a myth, in reality it is worth a kingdom.How do you sell something worth Millions of coins?Plus who will try to take it?

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