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  • Red is a color. Black is a color. White is a color. Purple is a color. Shades are within colors. You're really thinking way too hard about this.
  • Cryptic purchased the IP, but licensed the tabletop rights back to Hero Games. If you want new TTRPG supplements, talk to them, not us here in the forums.
  • So do I. A group of rogue clowns under the command of the Crimson Cranium would be a wonderful set of opponents for Captain Americlown.
  • Are there conflicts between the green and grey Sirians, as far as is known? For instance, could the ship have crashed because the Greys were trying to overthrow their Green commander? BTW, Dial, Earth isn't "near" the Milky Way - it's deep inside t…
  • Yeah, far as I've been concerned vehicles are just a way for my toons who can't fly to fly. Other than that, well, they're superheroes. They have superpowers. Wonder Woman's invisible jet didn't come equipped with a pair of Vulcan autocannon and a l…
  • I was responding to the claim that there were "no ethnic hairstyles" aside from braids. "Not enough to suit me" isn't the same as "none". (There's also cornrows, but I don't care for the fact that there's nothing but scalp between the braids - shou…
  • There's a pretty fair medium afro, as seen on Hypernova: [img][/img]
  • For some reason, I just can't stop listening to this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6gGE9kxe1M
  • Of course not. They used to give Cryptic a trivial amount of money back in the day - they're special.
  • That's pretty doggone fast, though. Back in 3rd Ed, my character Bluestreak, even with noncombat multiple, only reached about Mach 6, or just over 4600 mph. (We used the suggestion from the gamebook of defining it as Flight, with the limitation Limi…
  • They call it a remix - I call it a new song along the same lines. JT Music - "Welcome To My Apocalypse (Re-Imagined)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Cw1d-kkZg
  • In order to make sure the future happens the way it's supposed to (and doesn't suddenly become one where Therakiel won again), there are certain points of continuity which must be maintained. If a given event doesn't happen, there's a distinct possi…
    in Time Travel Comment by jonsills May 2020
  • Heh. He's familiar with them in concept, though - in STO, they're Gold-Pressed Latinum and Lobi, Reputation Marks which you can grind with various factions (and with your Fleet), and the event currencies (Lohlunat Tokens for the summer, a bewilderin…
  • It's not possible to leap a hundred feet in the air, then come down a block away unharmed and leap like that again - but Professor Pugilism does that to get around town. What's your point?
  • Remember to specify your system, though. A metric crapload is equivalent to about 1.3 imperial craploads, for instance.
  • I played for years with subscriptions off and on; when I could finally get my LTS, I jumped on it, but the game's still tons of fun even without the stuff you might need cash for. And unlike some MMOs out there, all the add-ons that get released are…
  • How do you upgrade? You play the game. I know, I know, in this modern era of pay-to-win games where you can just outfit your toon at the very pinnacle from the beginning and obviate the very concept of "play" that might seem counterintuitive, but g…
  • That's how his appearance is fixed, yes - which is why he's had the same ridiculous hairstyle since the first time Herb Trimpe drew him, back in Incredible Hulk #180. He's had haircuts over the years, but every time his hair regenerates to the same …
  • Randy Rainbow now identifies as a Cuomosexual. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kydr2a7Uy4
  • If you're not paying them, you're not a customer. That's what the word means - you're giving them your custom, patronizing their shop. This person gave Cryptic Studios nothing for three and a half years, which means he's not a customer any more. (Al…
    in Not cool Comment by jonsills April 2020
  • Point is, Cryptic lost this guy as a "customer" three and a half years ago, when he stopped giving them money. It's a little late to claim some sort of "losing a customer" privilege now.
    in Not cool Comment by jonsills April 2020
  • Never has been - hell, some folks complain about the "revelation" that Wonder Woman is bi, apparently because they've never once read any of the original Marston-penned comics about her. (To quote Diana herself, from Superman: Red Son, "I live on an…
  • And yes, it's quite clear that what Champs Earth calls "neutronium" is not the substance known to (theoretical, but strongly based) physics. Normal stars have a delicate balancing act going on in their interiors - the outward pressure caused by the…
  • Someone who hasn't even come into the place for three and a half years was a "former customer" already. He wasn't "lost", he just wanted a chance to complain. I don't say this often, but Spinny's right - dude's complaining because he's being asked t…
    in Not cool Comment by jonsills March 2020
  • In fact, the "Social Justice League" part is a joke - Marvel doesn't want to get sued by DC. However, the characters involved are, sadly, intended at least semi-seriously, even the guy who became sensitive to EM frequencies after being dosed with "h…
  • Another "chronal node" similar to the V'ha-1 example occurs in Star Trek Online.
  • Tony Stark doesn't use science - he uses sciency. By real-world physics, none of his gadgets should work, especially the whole flying-with-rocket-boots-and-no-stabilizing-wings bit. And Bruce Banner is sold to us as a physicist, but in the real worl…
  • Perhaps the ability for something to fail in one game without shutting down chat for all the others. Have we all forgotten the debacle that accompanied the introduction of vehicles already?
  • Intriguing. A Skunk Ape in-game might use some of the toxic attacks, in a manner similar to the human/skunk hybrid Captain Mercaptan (yes, another one of mine). It's really useful, and kind of fun, to take down entire swarms of baddies with greenish…
  • This is going to be old news to some of you, but I recently learned that Daft Punk's album Discovery is also the soundtrack to a sci-fi anime movie the band commissioned. It starts here, with "One More Time": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGBhQbm…
  • Get CO players to spend as much on stuff here as STO players spend on spaceships and uniforms, and we could probably get that kind of service. (I mean, seriously - the 10-pack of hero ships being released in conjunction with the 10th anniversary is …
  • As noted, X-Ray is a trademarked character of Marvel Comics, and a member of the U-Foes. You could always go with Roentgen - pretty sure that one's not trademarked.
  • The game works better on my new machine than it did on my old one - it used to stutter like nobody's business when I cranked up the visual settings, but now it's smooth as a katana through a silk handkerchief at high res. Maybe the problem isn't wi…
  • Also consider either getting or borrowing the base rules, for a feeling of what those numbers mean. The last ruleset I played in was 3rd edition; I understand there's a 6th edition now. In 3rd, at least, while STR 10 was the default human normal, e…
  • Wait until the LTS is on sale. Grab one. Then you have the same benefit as the intermittent sub, except with a lower cost over time (even at full price it's paid off after about two years) and with the stipend building up even when you're not playin…
  • I'm not happy that Finn is not happy.
  • I will not create the VelociPastor. I will not create the VelociPastor. I will not create the VelociPastor.
  • "This is going to be Diablo. The camera will be fixed toward the ground." How do you know? "Because Diablo clones have their cameras pointed down." The reasoning there is a bit circular, isn't it?
  • The airport, known as Detroit Wayne County Airport or DTW in our world, is located about 23 miles away from downtown Detroit, well outside the playable area of the map. As for rail yards, I'm not sure where they are in Detroit, but it seems plausibl…
  • Similar to the phenomenon of Doctor Who's Weeping Angels being written up at roughly the same time as the creation of SCP-173 on 4chan (SCP-173 is a concrete-and-rebar statue vaguely resembling a seven-foot-tall fetus, which can only move when no on…
  • One of the characters in our 3rd edition group in college had several levels of Growth, but the GM wanted to discourage too many people from wanting the same power, so he enforced a certain amount of the cube-square law (Titan had a tendency to brea…
  • I really need to get the PC version, so I can download mods (the Xbox version doesn't support mods before Fallout 4). At least the Honest Hearts DLC paid tribute to that - one of the tribesmen in the background is Two Bears High-Fiving.
  • Inside me there are no wolves. There are, however, two bears. They're both hibernating, because it's winter.
  • I was pleased by the fact that this time, we were warned that the end battle was about to begin. I also enjoyed the fact that instead of a megamonster from the game attacking without warning, one-shotting most of the players, we fought mega-sized ve…
  • Okay, put it this way. This year, I have only a limited amount of time to play during the holiday season, most of which I've already used. Fortunately for me, Weapon Xmas still had over a hundred Winter Charm left over from last year, so it became p…
  • You missed what I said later, about time. I haven't got the time to cycle ten characters every day in pursuit of 300-400 credits each (so that each can purchase exactly one item). It is, as I said, a disincentive for me to even bother with events. …
  • You know something else interesting? Unless you're trying to get multiple inexpensive items from an Event store, grinding it out on several toons doesn't help. If there's some way to combine the Event currency from several toons, I certainly have y…
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVOuYquXuuc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPCLFtxpadE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrowi4hHz8A
  • Yes was a British prog-rock band formed originally in 1968, and intermittently existing through today with changes in the band lineup (to the point that four members, only one of whom was an original member, wound up forming a whole new band; Chris …
  • Maybe the Qliphotic is cold. That's why they run around during wintertime in Millennium City/Detroit buck naked.