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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Howdy Nerfherder,

    Whoa! That blows me away. Thanks, and I have not seen the zine, so this is a complete surprise to me. I'll have to go get a copy and see the exaulted company I am in. Meantime, ming passing alont who the top few are?

    Ciao,
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    No problem Gary,

    The magazine is called SFX, and the edition is March, number 128 (with the new Dr Who on the cover). I'm pretty sure you can get it in the US, but if not I'd be surprised if the editor, Dave Golder (sfx@futurenet.co.uk) couldn't sort out getting a copy to you.

    OK, the list is:
    50 - Mary Shelley
    49 - George A Romero
    48 - Michael Moorcock
    47 - Ray Harryhausen
    46 - David Lynch
    45 - Neil Gaiman
    44 - Fritz Lang
    43 - Pat Mills
    42 - Bob Kane
    41 - William Gibson
    40 - Jules Verne
    39 - Ridley Scott
    38 - Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
    37 - Gary Gygax
    36 - Bram Stoker
    35 - Stephen King
    34 - John Wyndham
    33 - Terry Pratchett
    32 - Nick Landau
    31 - JM Straczynski
    30 - Sam Raimi
    29 - Russell T Davies
    28 - Peter Jackson
    27 - Isaac Asimov
    26 - John Carpenter
    25 - JK Rowling
    24 - Jack Kirby
    23 - Stan Winston
    22 - M Night Shyamalan
    21 - Arthur C Clarke
    20 - Douglas Adams
    19 - James Cameron
    18 - The Wachowskis
    17 - Osamu Tezuka
    16 - HR Giger
    15 - Sydney Newman
    14 - Joss Whedon
    13 - Stanley Kubrick
    12 - JRR Tolkien
    11 - Philip K Dick
    10 - Tim Burton
    9 - Gerry Anderson
    8 - Terry Nation
    7 - Chris Carter
    6 - Ed Catmull & Steve Jobs
    5 - Stan Lee
    4 - Steven Spielberg
    3 - Gene Roddenberry
    2 - HG Wells
    1 - George Lucas

    Cheers,
    Liam

 

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerfherder
    No problem Gary,

    The magazine is called SFX, and the edition is March, number 128 (with the new Dr Who on the cover). I'm pretty sure you can get it in the US, but if not I'd be surprised if the editor, Dave Golder (sfx@futurenet.co.uk) couldn't sort out getting a copy to you.
    thanks, and I will indeed look around here in the USA for a copy.

    The list is indeed exaulted, by and large. Just for grins I've indicated the few persons on it that I know or have met:

    48 - Michael Moorcock
    27 - Isaac Asimov
    24 - Jack Kirby
    5 - Stan Lee


    Cheers,
    Liam[/QUOTE]

    Of course I would drop some names, add others. A pair of rather glaring omission IMO are the names of Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft.

    Cheers,
    Gary

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    Hi Gary,

    It's great to read about the rules you're using in your personal D&D game (and in fact, I hope some enterprising fellow with web skills I don't have compiles them -- I'd like to try them out!).

    My question is: How do you handle non-theiving, non-combat tasks? Do characters have an AD&D style trade profession, or has it just not come up?

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    Gary, I've noticed that Lejendary Adventure avatars start off more powerful than do AD&D characters, and the avatars don't accumulate as much power over time as do AD&D characters. How would the orders in LA, which all have 12 ranks, compare in terms of power to AD&D character levels? For example:

    12th rank avatars roughly equal X-level AD&D characters
    11th rank avatars roughly equal y-level AD&D characters
    etc.

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    Gary, if you're willing to answer a question about console/computer games, could you enlighten us on what you think western (i.e. Baldur's Gate) and eastern (i.e. Final Fantasy) game developers really dropped the ball on when translating the D&D mechanics (which the majority of RPGs are based on) to the computer medium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Of course I would drop some names, add others. A pair of rather glaring omission IMO are the names of Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft.
    Agreed, with Fritz Leiber thrown in for good measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Of course I would drop some names, add others. A pair of rather glaring omission IMO are the names of Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft.

    Cheers,
    Gary
    Gah! And no Fritz Leiber???? What gives?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    You should see my Metamorphosis Alpha PCs--all either PSH or human mutant. the one with triple life leech is great fun when his "brothers" (Ernie's and Luke's similar PCs) are with him. there aren't even any vermin alive in an area after that trio hes been operating
    Isn't "life leech" a power from Gamma World? I've never played MA (although it sounds pretty cool from what you and others have said). Also, I assume PSH stands for "pure strain human", which, iirc, was also a GW race. Was there overlap between these games?

    I know you designed a module for Gamma World, did you do any for MA? (I'm not even aware if there were any published scenarios!)

    Oh, and if you want to share your PC character sheets for MA (or GW) feel free (re: "You should see my Metamorphosis Alpha PCs.." ).


    While I love sashimi, I don't care much for suchi because the rice and seaweed detract from the seafood IMO. My wife Gail agrees with you...

    Cheerio,
    Gary
    Man, she's smart BTW, if you really want to enjoy sashimi or sushi I suggest getting a top quality sake to go with it. Brings out the flavor. A good Japanese beer will also do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    I had a great half-orc cleric/assassin
    astounding! i think i will make one of those for the next PC i make.
    don't quote me on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Mouser
    Gah! And no Fritz Leiber???? What gives?!

    Gray Mouser
    has he done any sci-fi?

    and yes, HPL missing from that list is certainly astonishing.
    don't quote me on that.

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