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  1. Hey there Sacrosanct! :) AD&D by the rules...

    Hey there Sacrosanct! :)



    AD&D by the rules ultimately ended up as Monty Haul by default, its completely unavoidable...and there was no Level cap (in certain classes), though the benefits of...
  2. Yes I'd be interested to know how they didn't...

    Yes I'd be interested to know how they didn't 'max out' their characters myself.

    The bigger problem I always had with roleplaying a long established character was the extreme amount of tension...
  3. Hey Khisanth amigo! :) hope you (and everyone...

    Hey Khisanth amigo! :)

    hope you (and everyone else) is keeping well?



    Pathfinder Mythic just seemed pointless to me.

    Fundamentally it was the same approach I took in the Immortals...
  4. Hey Khisanth mate! :) I'll defer to your...

    Hey Khisanth mate! :)



    I'll defer to your experience on 5E (I've only played it about a dozen times). Certainly adding a few levels might be something easily integrated (as happened to...
  5. Howdy Alzrius mate! :) Happy New Year to you...

    Howdy Alzrius mate! :)

    Happy New Year to you and everyone! :D



    Me too.
  6. I appreciate the interest amigo, I still have a...

    I appreciate the interest amigo, I still have a few epic ideas bouncing around my skull, although goodness knows how many people will be interested in some 3.5E & 4E material at this juncture.
  7. Hey Rhuarc matey! :) I need all the well...

    Hey Rhuarc matey! :)



    I need all the well wishes I can get.

    I have two similar-ish projects in mind and I'll decide over the next week which 'Epic Adventure-Bestiary Path' (of sorts) I think...
  8. Howdy Omeganian amigo! :) yes on all...

    Howdy Omeganian amigo! :)



    yes on all counts.

    Got a few ideas brewing for some smaller (Epic) Adventure Bestiary books based on ideas I meant to release 8 years ago with a few new twists. ;)...
  9. Hey amigo! :) Well you guys know me by now...

    Hey amigo! :)



    Well you guys know me by now - don't get your hopes up until something is on sale. :p

    That said, I'm a tad more productive now *fingers crossed*
  10. Hey there Akira! :) I appreciate the kind...

    Hey there Akira! :)



    I appreciate the kind words.



    That's okay amigo, I don't want anyone buying books they won't use just to support me.
  11. Hey FieryDragonLord mate! :D Hope you have...

    Hey FieryDragonLord mate! :D

    Hope you have been keeping well?

    ...and that goes for everyone here. ;)



    I dunno if I have the time or brain to pull off a wholly new Epic 3.5E Book. Once...
  12. I'm still at the thinking about it stage but if...

    I'm still at the thinking about it stage but if it does go ahead possibly January. I'll likely do my comic crowdfund at the start of May 2019.
  13. Hey Rhuarc amigo! :) Not sure 5E is really...

    Hey Rhuarc amigo! :)



    Not sure 5E is really set up for it as much as previous editions, but I'll maybe have a glance and see what's been done.
  14. Understandable Rhuarc matey! :) I wouldn't...

    Understandable Rhuarc matey! :)

    I wouldn't want anyone to buy anything they wouldn't use (or be interested in using).



    No one done Epic Rules for 5E yet? (I haven't been keeping track)
  15. Hey amigo! :) Well, as much as I love all...

    Hey amigo! :)



    Well, as much as I love all you guys I wouldn't want anyone buying something 4E if they wouldn't use it just because I was writing. I honestly appreciate the support though. I...
  16. Crowdfunded RPG pdfs/books, is there enough interest?

    Hey all,

    yes its me, the complete stranger. Hope you have all been keeping well? :D

    Someone on my (Eternity Publishing) website recently inquired about the 4E Vampire Bestiary Volume 2: Temple...
  17. My mistake - simply highlights what having my...

    My mistake - simply highlights what having my head out of 4E rulebooks for 6 years will do to someone. :D
  18. I am sure rules lawyers love the minutiae of...

    I am sure rules lawyers love the minutiae of different ranges between two different Ray 'spells' but I don't see that as adding depth, simply breadth.

    As regards Thunderwave, its slightly better...
  19. Firstly apologies for the slow reply... ...

    Firstly apologies for the slow reply...



    But my point is that FAR too many (official) powers are very similar and just there to pad out the books. Many are unnecessary and lead to rules bloat....
  20. I knew there was some reason I left it out. ;)

    I knew there was some reason I left it out. ;)
  21. I'd probably just make it a Heroic Tier Maneouver...

    I'd probably just make it a Heroic Tier Maneouver with a -1 die effect.

    However, the power itself doesn't make a ton of sense, I mean its a non-magical pull thats automatic. I get that its an...
  22. Okey dokey, lets take a look. Haven't really had...

    Okey dokey, lets take a look. Haven't really had my head in an RPG book for a while but what the heck right, its like riding a bike...I hope. :)



    Could easily add a 1 square area of effect at...
  23. I've probably forgotten most of any experience I...

    I've probably forgotten most of any experience I had by this point amigo. :D



    He's certainly raised some problems with TWO NEW MECHANICS I ADDED. But that doesn't invalidate the totality of...
  24. I wouldn't let that happen - his Brutal Shake-off...

    I wouldn't let that happen - his Brutal Shake-off is designed to let him escape lock-down status effects (even if the wording may not be perfect).



    We could easily design things so that never...
  25. I agree although in practice Monsters have too...

    I agree although in practice Monsters have too much HP in 4E. As I recall my DM would halve the HP (Minions had 1 hp/level) but increase their damage by 50%, sped up the game noticeably.



    5E is...
  26. That was a decent pdf. I remember buying it back...

    That was a decent pdf. I remember buying it back in the day.



    You might like it.



    The terrain would be the enemy army or giant monster. I had some great ideas for planet size monsters...
  27. True in theory, but not in practice. There...

    True in theory, but not in practice.



    There will always be players who get more of a kick out of exploiting the rules to gain an advantage. The trick is not having loopholes whereby those...
  28. I should have done one, although I actually think...

    I should have done one, although I actually think that the Bestiary Format for 4E wasn't great. A superior format is a themed book of mini-adventures with their own mini-bestiaries.

    The reason for...
  29. Well if Orcus wins initiative he Last Words your...

    Well if Orcus wins initiative he Last Words your character, uses Curse of Brittle Bones, Death from Above, Action Points and uses Wrath of Orcus. He autoblocks your first Annihilation attempt, uses...
  30. I'm curious as to how. :) Little pressed for...

    I'm curious as to how. :)

    Little pressed for time, I'll reply to other comments tomorrow.
  31. ...like a DM. You mean its a system that...

    ...like a DM.



    You mean its a system that rewards player ingenuity but doesn't hide its power behind rules bloat that only rules lawyers/min-maxers with all six other sourcebooks get to cherry...
  32. Weirdly enough, the Revised Rogue and Cleric...

    Weirdly enough, the Revised Rogue and Cleric classes were basically finished, However I can't find the appropriate notebook. I'll have another hunt and see what I can see but its not looking good.
    ...
  33. Hello again! :) Its two encounters from a...

    Hello again! :)



    Its two encounters from a 19th-level Wizard, it should be powerful. ;)



    Yes and no. Solo monsters (AFAIR) had ways and means to deal with that sort of thing.
  34. While I never got around to posting up the...

    While I never got around to posting up the Revised Cleric Class one of the big differences I was going to push is that Cleric Spells did not have Friendly Fire whereas Wizard Spells did.
  35. Hey there...its been a while since I went over...

    Hey there...its been a while since I went over the math but...

    L19 wizard Encounter Power (Area Burst 3) w. Disintigrate is dealing 1d6 + 1/4 target's Max. Hp

    So twice is 2d6 + Bloodied...
  36. Me too. Merry Christmas everyone! :)

    Me too.

    Merry Christmas everyone! :)
  37. Yes you are doing the math wrong (if I remember...

    Yes you are doing the math wrong (if I remember correctly).

    Two empowers would equal x2, four = x3, six = x4, eight = x5.

    You seem to be multiplying them by each other:

    2, 4, 8, 16 etc
    ...
  38. Hey Akira, True but I think all the basics...

    Hey Akira,



    True but I think all the basics were already covered by the original Metamagic Feats in the PHB. So once you have Automatic Metamagic Capacity you can simply stack on the others.
  39. Howdy Akira, Those would seem to be the...

    Howdy Akira,



    Those would seem to be the quickest and easiest way currently.

    Years ago I was working on something (for 4E) provisionally called 'Spell Templates' and basically these would...
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    Apologies for the slow reply amigo was away on...

    Apologies for the slow reply amigo was away on holiday for almost 2 weeks there.



    I guess it fits the new gnolls, doesn't seem as original though.



    Zuggtmoy is/was the one running the...
  41. Thread: 5E musings

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    Yeenoghu is meant to have a mobile fortress (the...

    Yeenoghu is meant to have a mobile fortress (the size of a city) being pulled by millions of slaves across a wasteland layer.



    The best outline of Orcus domain is just to get one of the Throne...
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    Hey amigo! :) Naturally, that would have...

    Hey amigo! :)



    Naturally, that would have required them to put some thought into the synergy between the Lords and the Minions.



    The madness effects sound cool. I would imagine the...
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    Hey Khisanth amigo! :) Okay, sounds...

    Hey Khisanth amigo! :)



    Okay, sounds interesting so far...do they actually describe the Abyssal Homes and who populates them?



    I'm not familiar with the stats for Orcus and Demogorgon in...
  44. I'm wondering where the number 78 was gleaned...

    I'm wondering where the number 78 was gleaned from? I always thought I'd suggested God was 72-dimensional.
  45. Great stuff amigo...I'm just glad I never had to...

    Great stuff amigo...I'm just glad I never had to type all that up. :D
  46. Thread: 5E musings

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    Hey Khisanth amigo! :) I dunno I think I...

    Hey Khisanth amigo! :)



    I dunno I think I had a good mix of extensions and new ideas. To be honest I don't see how I could have done the feats/abilities better (assuming unlimited progression)....
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    Hey Khisanth amigo, apologies for the slow...

    Hey Khisanth amigo,

    apologies for the slow reply...



    Plus you need a heck of a lot of feats/abilities to keep things interesting. ;)
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    Hey Khisanth amigo! :) Generally you want...

    Hey Khisanth amigo! :)



    Generally you want to simplify as much as possible.

    I'm probably not the best to ask about 5E specifically. I mean I have played it but I haven't studied it in-depth...
  49. Hey Beefy mate! :) Certainly that was how...

    Hey Beefy mate! :)



    Certainly that was how I visualized them. I was going to stat one up but it was just going to be a multi-sided head without a body...presumably it could manifest a body if...
  50. I vaguely remember coming up with Eschatolic...

    I vaguely remember coming up with Eschatolic Dragons (as a category); I think a bunch of us discussed the ideas years ago on these forums. 'Props' to Beefy for designing them though. :)



    Best...
  51. Ahoy Beefy, apologies for the slow reply...

    Ahoy Beefy,

    apologies for the slow reply amigo.



    The main thing is that you and your friends are having fun, I am sure people appreciate the new monsters too.

    Personally I dunno how you...
  52. Hey RPWT (and howdy Beefer!) :) Glad you...

    Hey RPWT (and howdy Beefer!) :)



    Glad you liked the Immortals Handbook, the sub-forum here is understandably winding down because of lack of content coming from me. But that's okay.

    I'm...
  53. Hey all! :) Yes I had the same idea where we...

    Hey all! :)

    Yes I had the same idea where we take the term "Dragon Breath" literally and a dragon would breathe other dragons into existence - it might have been for the Quasar Dragon or something...
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    Thanks amigo, Although I think that the IH...

    Thanks amigo,

    Although I think that the IH rules are not exactly 'streamlined' for sane people (as you note its psychos only) and the 'designer' side of me is annoyed at that.

    I recently played...
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    Howdy Beefy mate! :) I wouldn't disagree....

    Howdy Beefy mate! :)



    I wouldn't disagree. I got to play a lot of D&D in August - played almost all editions at least once if not more.

    What I noticed was how simplistic 5E is compared to...
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    Hello again Nezkrul! :) As I see it, you...

    Hello again Nezkrul! :)



    As I see it, you would use the same bonus as the first attack for each attack, but the arrow limit wouldn't change.
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    Howdy Nezkrul! :) ...incidentally you forced...

    Howdy Nezkrul! :)

    ...incidentally you forced me to read over parts of Ascension (which I hadn't done in about a year), damn I'd forgotten how good that book actually is*. ;)

    *How awesome is the...
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    I revised the Fighter and the Wizard. I just had...

    I revised the Fighter and the Wizard. I just had a quick look and the image links 'look' broken when viewing the pages. but when you click on the broken image symbol you can still view that page...
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    I had a few neat tricks in there that just made...

    I had a few neat tricks in there that just made it seem a bit more realistic. UNIT vs. UNIT rules would be as simple as pitting any two enemies together.



    They would have been Scale templates...
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    Thats probably what I would have advocated - with...

    Thats probably what I would have advocated - with the Tarrasque being Level 20.



    The Unit rules were extremely simple, the trick was just getting it balanced and then making sense of it all;...
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    I would always be supportive of Epic Gaming but...

    I would always be supportive of Epic Gaming but what I have read of the previews didn't impress me in any way.



    After Pantheons of the Megaverse I would say its the next most important epic...
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    I pop up now and again! :) I had a look...

    I pop up now and again! :)



    I had a look over them...wasn't that impressed - although it could be the devil is in the details (and my 5E knowledge is admittedly lacking). But even the choice of...
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    Howdy dave amigo! :) Is that like Mythic...

    Howdy dave amigo! :)



    Is that like Mythic 1-10 or something actually 'good'?



    About time someone else started using that idea (itself borrowed from videogames obviously).
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    Howdy Khisanth! :) No amigo, nothing to...

    Howdy Khisanth! :)



    No amigo, nothing to report yet.

    I'm still working on this videogame proposal. That is approx. about 3 weeks away from completion. Whether that is accepted or not will...
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    No intention of buying 5th Edition at this...

    No intention of buying 5th Edition at this juncture (I simply don't like what I have read) - so I don't see that happening in the short term. I might change my mind on that come August though. ;)
    ...
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    Hey amigo! :) Haven't sent it in yet (nor...

    Hey amigo! :)



    Haven't sent it in yet (nor finished it yet).

    Got distracted with another project 5 weeks ago and the past 3 weeks have been holiday to visit girlfriend (3 weeks ago), ill...
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    Hey amigo! :) I released an unfinished...

    Hey amigo! :)



    I released an unfinished version of Gods & Monsters (for free download). That's the only other 3rd Edition material that was released.

    I also have the Vampire Bestiary:...
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    Howdy amigo - just replied to your private...

    Howdy amigo - just replied to your private message. :)



    1. Yes
    2. Good question; I'm going to say no.
    3. That was the idea behind it
    4. I'm going to say no simply because I think Epic Spells...
  69. Thread: 5E musings

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    As long as its not for sale feel free to convert...

    As long as its not for sale feel free to convert as you wish Khisanth amigo. ;)
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    Well its easy for us to envision it might be...

    Well its easy for us to envision it might be better done a different way but I just think segregating the different tiers of gameplay is a much better way to go.

    1. Have different teams on the...
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    For what system are we talking about here? ...

    For what system are we talking about here?



    Certainly the basis of my own interpretation of the Abominations was that they were derived from certain Portfolios; which in many ways mimic the...
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    Hey Khisanth matey! :) Hopefully. ...

    Hey Khisanth matey! :)



    Hopefully.



    True but I think it works better with the adventure - it will be nice to see when it all gets done what people think.
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    Really pressed for time here amigo, this may be...

    Really pressed for time here amigo, this may be the only post until tomorrow.



    I am sure it could be divided up satisfactorily.

    My reasoning was:

    11-15 = Extreme World Environments...
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    I think before 5E was released I made some post...

    I think before 5E was released I made some post (in another sub forum here) on what I wanted from a new Edition and it was a return to the boxed set approach (or at least a Tiered approach; the...
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    hey amigo! :) I wouldn't say needed. But...

    hey amigo! :)



    I wouldn't say needed. But it seems silly to have Pathfinder version with no maps one month and then 4E version the next with maps.

    So I think the maps improve the package...
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    Hey Khisanth matey! :) Very few, but I...

    Hey Khisanth matey! :)



    Very few, but I don't want to worry about that until I get the maps finished.

    Once I get the maps done I know I can go full steam ahead with the conversion. As you...
  77. Thread: 5E musings

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    Hey amigo! :) Sounds like someone was...

    Hey amigo! :)



    Sounds like someone was reading my Ten Commandments of Epic article. :D



    I wonder if the (modern) game would benefit from being better focused into tiers (as per the...
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    Apologies for the delay amigo! :) July -...

    Apologies for the delay amigo! :)



    July - complete 2nd videogame proposal
    About a 1/100 chance of landing the job

    ...assuming I don't get the job
    September - Vampire Bestiary 1 with maps +...
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    Hey Khisanth amigo! :) They are already...

    Hey Khisanth amigo! :)



    They are already written/designed in 4th Edition.

    I'll worry about a Pathfinder conversion sometime after I release a Pathfinder version of the first Vampire Bestiary...
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    Hey Khisanth mate! :) It wasn't so much...

    Hey Khisanth mate! :)



    It wasn't so much that I didn't get the job it was the lack of explanation why (after being told I had it). From the outset I knew it was a longshot since (even though I...
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    Hey Rhuarc amigo! :) Feel free to do...

    Hey Rhuarc amigo! :)



    Feel free to do either (just don't use the Private Messaging system here). My email is still (and always)

    agooddesigner@hotmail.com

    But I am happy to discuss things...
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    Howdy Rhuarc mate! :) Still sick to my...

    Howdy Rhuarc mate! :)



    Still sick to my guts when I think about it. But such is life I suppose. :(



    Okay, cool. Probably something I should have done myself years ago.
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    Hey amigo! :) You actually posted this the day...

    Hey amigo! :)

    You actually posted this the day I went on holiday. Only just back today. Hope you are keeping well?



    Good luck with that.

    I am still not sure what my plans are here. Still...
  84. Howdy Khisanth matey! :) I finish one of...

    Howdy Khisanth matey! :)



    I finish one of the projects I am working on this week and then I will be turning my attention to finishing off VB2 and the Pathfinder conversion of VB1.
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    Howdy Dragonmoon! :) I occasionally go...

    Howdy Dragonmoon! :)



    I occasionally go missing for a few weeks but I always comeback every now and again.



    Permanent energy drain is very powerful, as is Permanent (Void) Damage.
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    Hey amigo! :) terribly sorry for the slow...

    Hey amigo! :)

    terribly sorry for the slow response. Was away on holiday (visiting my girlfriend) and have had the flu for the past 2 weeks since I returned. Was that bad, I'm only just starting to...
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    Hey there Dragonmoon! :) apologies for the...

    Hey there Dragonmoon! :)

    apologies for the slow reply. been struggling with the flu for 2-3 weeks and



    Wouldn't the obvious opposite be 25d6 of Positive Energy...?
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    For some reason when I keep clicking on page 2 of...

    For some reason when I keep clicking on page 2 of this thread it just redirects me to page 1. :(

    Anyway, luckily I got an email notification.



    Howdy Rhuarc amigo!

    disappointing that you...
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    Howdy beej amigo! :) In my opinion (and...

    Howdy beej amigo! :)



    In my opinion (and its just an opinion) few people working at WotC ever played/liked epic gaming and it shows in their design which was a bit sterile (although the Epic...
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    Hey Beej mate! :) Lack of anything really...

    Hey Beej mate! :)



    Lack of anything really epic makes me sad. Yes I know it has the Tarrasque but that's basically it bar a few Dragons.

    Plus there doesn't seem to be many (if any) 'new'...
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    Hey Alzrius amigo! :) ;) Well that...

    Hey Alzrius amigo! :)



    ;)



    Well that was never my problem with it but I can see how that definitely hurt the fanbase.
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    Howdy deadmechapilot! :) Yes my apologies...

    Howdy deadmechapilot! :)



    Yes my apologies for that.

    3rd Edition (in particular epic material) is an absolute nightmare to design for, I simply wasn't enjoying myself. I doubt many would...
  93. Yes that solved the problem. Thanks Betrayor! :)

    Yes that solved the problem. Thanks Betrayor! :)
  94. Hey there Beefermatic mate! listen I can't...

    Hey there Beefermatic mate!

    listen I can't seem to reply to you via Private Messaging (because I don't see any option to delete messages*) and my inbox is full.

    *even though it must be hid...
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    Howdy Nezkrul! :) Well...firstly, I don't see...

    Howdy Nezkrul! :)

    Well...firstly, I don't see the Storms portfolio being the directly opposed portfolio - that said, its always tricky having opposed portfolio's for objects. Magic might be the...
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    Hello again amigo! :) Good point. Yes, you...

    Hello again amigo! :)



    Good point. Yes, you were right, it must just enhance FE bonus.

    Damn my memory is terrible. :o
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    Howdy Nezkrul matey! :) Good luck with...

    Howdy Nezkrul matey! :)



    Good luck with that.



    Fire away amigo.
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    Hello again Azulan47! :) I remember (way...

    Hello again Azulan47! :)



    I remember (way back) when we were playing regularly, that you could use a Permanency Spell to make spells of a certain level Permanent. I think (and this may have...
  99. Very cool stuff. :cool: I am curious to know...

    Very cool stuff. :cool:

    I am curious to know what sort of Tech Level these Terrans are? Are they like Gallifreyans (tech-wise) with Goku's physical attributes?

    Just wondering how you ended up...
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    You can see the elegance and beauty of the...

    You can see the elegance and beauty of the different strata in action right there. Very easy to upscale.
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