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  1. David Johansen

    Gnawing the d100 Bone

    Charisma is a trait, as is size. Really, Size is a Strength multiplier for which humans have a x 1. The reason for putting things like knowledge and sense into traits is to keep the character sheet simple. I did a bit of a design on here a while back where I did break things into substats but...
  2. David Johansen

    Fantasy Adventure Comic

    What misery to awaken so suddenly to life unasked for to dance madcap for laughing gods beyond comprehension. To ask why, without hope of answer.
  3. David Johansen

    _PLS DELETE THREAD (Robotech Edition)

    Nah, I'd have never seen it there, so it's useful.
  4. David Johansen

    Game Balance

    To be fair, Hawkeye spent most of the seventies complaining about being under powered. I do know this one guy who can build a useless character in any system. I know another guy who builds totally twinked out characters but never does anything useful in game because he's too scared his...
  5. David Johansen

    Games Workshop in General

    As with much of the satanic panic, it really depends which circles you moved in. But GW retail was mainly in the UK back in the eighties and I think the general populace were a little more balanced than they were over here. Of course, there would still have been groups there that went to...
  6. David Johansen

    Cool Toys

    I like Panthro's umbrella.
  7. David Johansen

    Games Workshop in General

    Fair enough, the moral majority types in the eighties never did seem to discover Warhammer for some reason. What offends or upsets the majority in general has shifted quite a bit.
  8. David Johansen

    Game Balance

    My own thought on game balance is related to playing with my junior high friends. The guy DMing had all the books, the adventures, the miniatures and hadn't really read them and mostly made up the rules. So, my one friend was 14th level and had a riding dragon and two dozen magic items and I...
  9. David Johansen

    Games Workshop in General

    I'm not sure. At least part of Warhammer and D&D's success is the appeal of the transgressive. D&D seems to be making the leap to mainstream at the cost of yielding to social pressure and it may be that Warhammer can as well, except, one of the foundations of Warhammer's success in the late...
  10. David Johansen

    Games Workshop in General

    Something about loving and understanding the game and the setting maybe?
  11. David Johansen

    Games Workshop in General

    I've watched a couple of GW's animated trailers and it's got me thinking. The first thought is, man, they really need better voice actors. I don't know, too over the top I guess. Yes it's a scenery chewing setting but the bombastic narration isn't selling it. With fan stuff like The Lord...
  12. David Johansen

    Game Balance

    hmmm...Star Frontiers Dune. First off everyone is human but specialized training and breeding are the norm. Take a +10 to any one stat or pick a special ability like face dancing or noble status to represent this. Bene Gessert abilities are a separate skill category. It'd have Prana Bindu...
  13. David Johansen

    Reboot that game!

    Mind you, I'm pretty sure the secret origin of The Mechanoids is that Kevin listened to Black Sabbath's I Am Iron Man once too often.
  14. David Johansen

    Games Workshop in General

    For some reason, my favorite greater daemons are the older metal ones. The newer ones are bigger and more detailed and crisper but nope - I like the old lumpy ones. I don't think it's just nostalgia. Something of the old, cartoony look has been lost.
  15. David Johansen

    Reboot that game!

    Close but not quite. The Mechanoids were created by humanity and they are squishy looking blobs in cybernetic exoskeletal suits. And they were great at space exploration and came home far more technologically advanced than their makers. But the mechanoids reproduce by cloning and there's a...
  16. David Johansen

    Gnawing the d100 Bone

    So, putting some thought into it, I'm going to go with 5 stats. I like points distribution where you can buy the maximum stat but no more and five stats works better for that. So, I'm going with Awareness, Coordination, Ingenuity, Physique, and Resolve. Strength, Constitution, Endurance...
  17. David Johansen

    Imperial or Metric?

    It still does because world sized x 1000 = diameter in miles.
  18. David Johansen

    Real Life and What's Happening...

    But you can beat them with a stick?
  19. David Johansen

    Reboot that game!

    I've run a lot of Heroes Unlimited since I opened my store. I've really learned to hate it properly. Mind you I can say the same about fifth edition D&D. What I want to run is Mechanoid Invasion Book 3. Somehow when I tell people about the Mechanoids. Back in the day I tried to sneak them...
  20. David Johansen

    Moderation Criticisms

    Imperial cubic centimeters?
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