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  1. Minor math thing: with a +6 Melee attack bonus, the Grapple would be +12, not +14. The extra +Accurate on the claws sadly doesn't apply here. Tracking grapple bonuses is one of the worst things about the system - on behalf of the designers, you have my apologies for having to deal with it. As a minor typo: your "Feats" line says you've bought 21pp of feats, rather than 20. The total down at the bottom of the sheet looks like it's correct, though. Additional Limbs 1 with one feat would cost 2pp, not 1pp. That said, you've already bought Improved Grapple up in the Feats section, so you don't need to buy it again. You're over-paying for the super-senses, I think; breaking it down per feature, and assuming you're buying Acute for the full olfactory/hearing sense types (Accute is cheaper if you buy it for a single sense, rather than the entire category): Super-Sense 15 (Feline Senses; Acute Scent [2], Acute Hearing [2], Darkvision [2], Extended Scent 1 [1], Extended Hearing 1 [1], Low-light Vision [1], Scent [1], Tracking (Scent) 1 [1], Ultra Hearing [1], Ultravision [1]) [15PP] That's 13pp out of a 15pp budget, so you can throw some extra senses in there or spend the point elsewhere. I think you're short-changing yourself on that Telepathy since it's effectively double-flawed; I would build it as: Telepathy (Feline Communication; Flaws: Limited to Emotions, Limited to Felines) This would get you 2 ranks per 1pp spent - not a huge difference, but you never know when that extra rank will come in handy.
  2. Masque Dakar Rally (1) Ref point to Nocturne, please.
  3. As a special holiday treat for everyone, all your November posts got counted whether you put them up in thread counting or not - though for those of you who did get them up on time, it was very much appreciated, as it makes counting far, far easier. There's a reason we request it of you! As always, if you believe something went awry in your counts, please reach out. And without further ado... ---------- alderwitch Star Child: 2 posts = 1pp Kid Celtic: 7 posts + 4 (rollover) = 11 posts = 2pp Bombshell: 3 posts = 1pp + 1 (guide) = 2pp Phantom: 4 posts = 1pp angrydurf Empyrean: 4 posts = 1pp Kanunu: 0 posts + 1 (rollover) = 1pp Kensei: 5 posts + 5 (rollover) = 10 posts = 2pp + 1 (ref) = 3pp Sagrado Corazon: 0 posts + 1 (rollover) = 1pp Savant: 0 posts + 1 (rollover) = 1pp Ace Danger: 2 posts = 1pp Oruoboros: 4 posts = 1pp Phalanx: 2 posts = 1pp Avenger Assembled Aquaria: 3 posts = 1pp Neko: 16 posts = 2pp Angelic: 1 post = 1pp + 1 (ref) = 2pp Patriot II: 10 posts = 2pp Dr Archeville Artificer: 4 posts = 1pp Horrorshow: 12 posts = 2pp Protectron: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Ecalsneerg Geckoman: 1 post = 1pp Arrowhawk II: 0 posts + 1 (rollover) = 1 post = 1pp Electra Hologram: 1 post = 1pp Chelone: 3 posts = 1pp + 1 (guide) = 2pp Singularity: 3 posts = 1pp Fleur de Joie: 3 posts = 1pp Sparkler: 0 posts + 3 (rollover) = 3 posts = 1pp, and is now TITANIUM! EternalPhoenix Effigy: 6 posts = 1pp Queenie: 8 posts = 1pp + 1 (ref) = 2pp Terrifica: 2 posts = 1pp Exaccus Oz: 1 post = 1pp Fox Masque: 1 post = 1pp Nocturne: 1 post = 1pp +1 (ref) = 2pp Gizmo Jack of all Blades: 7 posts = 1pp Chitin: 2 posts = 1pp + 1 (ref) = 2pp Rock: 0 posts + 3 (rollover) = 3 posts = 1pp Lou Lubrano: 0 posts + 4 (rollover) = 4 posts = 1pp Heritage Crystal-Gazer: 2 posts + 8 (rollover) = 10 posts = 2pp + 1 (vignette) = 3pp Miracle Girl: 0 posts + 10 (rollover) = 10 posts = 2pp Grimalkin: 18 posts = 2pp Kaede Kimura Shadowborne: 1 post = 1pp Shooting Star: 2 posts = 1pp The Dreamer: 0 posts + 2 (GM) = 2 posts = 1pp GM: 1 post * 2 = 2 KnightDisciple Thunderbird: 3 posts + 7 (rollover) = 10 posts = 2pp + 1 (guide) = 3pp Patrioteen: 6 posts = 1pp Raven III: 4 posts = 1pp Gabriel: 3 posts = 1pp Lone_Star Corsair: 1 post = 1pp Outrider: 1 post = 1pp Nerdzul Nightscale: 23 posts + 4 (GM) = 27 posts = 3pp + 2 (vignette) = 5pp GM: 2 posts * 2 = 4 RocketLord Archer II: 0 posts + 1 (rollover) = 1 post = 1pp Freedom Eagle ∞: 2 posts = 1pp Ghost: 19 posts + 6 (GM) = 25 posts = 3pp Justice: 1 post + 26 (GM) = 27 posts = 3pp + 1 (guide) = 4pp Nevermore II: 5 posts = 1pp Rocket: 0 posts + 1 (rollover) = 1 post = 1pp Space Ranger III: 3 posts = 1pp Forever Boy: 2 posts = 1pp GM: 16 posts * 2 = 32 Spacefurry Paper: 23 posts + 2 (GM) = 25 posts = 3pp Blackstaff: 2 posts = 1pp Chimera: 7 posts = 1pp GM: 1 post * 2 = 2 Spacefurry has reached the BRONZE veteran award! TheAbsurdist Rebound: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp Thevshi Sri Kath'lana: 1 post = 1pp Multi-Girl: 2 posts + 10 (rollover) + 2 (GM) = 14 posts = 2pp + 1 (ref) = 3pp Velocity: 4 posts = 1pp Veronica Danger: 5 posts = 1pp Synapse: 1 post = 1pp GM: 1 post * 2 = 2 Thunder King Specimen: 1 post = 1pp Cat-Sith: 2 posts = 1pp Crimson Tiger: 1 post = 1pp Tiffany Korta Dr Thorne: 1 post = 1pp Emerald Spider: 1 post = 1pp Madame Raven: 4 posts = 1pp Starshine: 5 posts + 5 (rollover) = 10 posts = 2pp The Immutable Betsy Brooks: 1 post = 1pp The Scarab: 0 posts + 10 (GM) = 10 posts = 2pp + 1 (ref) = 3pp Zhenschina-voin: 0 posts + 1 (rollover) = 1pp Valkyrja: 0 posts + 1 (rollover) = 1pp Miss Grue: 5 posts = 1pp The Traveller: 2 posts = 1pp GM: 5 posts * 2 = 10 trollthumper Cavalier: 0 posts = 0pp + 1 (ref) = 1pp
  4. Fox

    Dakar Rally

    "Heck yeah! Go Team Danger!" cheered Liz, grinning from ear to ear. She'd changed suspiciously quickly, ducking into her little pod for only a moment, but the clothes were probably mundane - old denim and a worn-out t-shirt, perfect for maintenance and getting dirty if she had to. Not that it was too likely - she wasn't much of a mechanic, and was perfectly happy to deliver tools and help move parts. But every pair of hands was a help, and she didn't think she could get away with a clone surrounded by all the other participants. Speaking of... "Probably best to be subtle," she said to a tailpipe, on the assumption that the tail she'd seen disappearing into there was what she thought it was. "No sense spoiling the show, you know? And we wouldn't want to be accused of cheating or anything."
  5. Masque Dakar Rally (1) Nocturne Inside the Kotatsu (1) Ref point to Nocturne, please.
  6. Fox

    Dakar Rally

    Liz nodded as she disembarked the truck, but didn't respond immediately; instead she stood still for a moment, stretched, and bent her back in a way that probably should have hurt. "Mmhh," she said. "Sorry. I don't know about you, but I kept hitting little bumps and I think my spine's about an inch shorter now. I don't have a lot of inches to lose!" She flashed a grin, turning her attention back to the tents and a worrying expression on Davyd that she wasn't going to think about for too long. "Camping in style!" she said, turning back to the truck long enough to pull out her personal bag and lock up. "Lemme stash my stuff and I'll help out wherever I can."
  7. "Jenny," Natalia greeted, in about as respectful a tone as most had ever heard her use; she was still standing on the wall, though the siren song of pizza was enough to get her to start walking her way back down to ground level. "No beer, no wine. How very law-abiding. Though, probably for the best - if Ryder ever drinks I want a recording for blackmail, and blackmail's only good if only I have it." Going too near the floor would mean bringing her face too near the floor, and that was clearly unacceptable; she hopped off instead, drifting the rest of the way to the ground. "As for music," she deadpanned, "we'll have to be careful, since our supply of music is clearly limited and we only get one shot at this." She held the flat expression long enough to grab a slice of pizza, then paused. "Or," she said, looking up with an entirely artificial sense of discovery, "we could just start playing random samples of music and ask the ghost what they like, since this is all supposedly for their benefit." She leaned slightly toward Jenny. "There's a ghost," she said, biting into her pizza as if the rest was self-explanatory.
  8. "Gross! Super gross," said Masque, following the others through the door and circling around to one side of the room. She didn't want to be the direct center of attention in this fight...but then, who did? "Your pets? Super gross. And, if I'm honest, I think we're feeling positively outnumbered. So here's a trick!" She snapped her fingers, plucking a top hat out of thin air and placing it, tilted, on her head. "Straight from the streets, an old favorite," she said, twirling her staff; the mask was all grin, eyes aglow with mischief. "Keep your eye on the queen!" Everyone in the room - every ally not invisible, anyway - flickered and split, surrounded by a copy or two of themselves that kept moving just out of sync with the original.
  9. Purely for the bookkeeping, Masque's stunting an area concealment (mirror images): Concealment 10 (all senses; Extras: Affects Others, Area (General Burst); Flaws: Mirror Images (cannot go unnoticed); Feats: Selective) [31/44pp] Not sure how big that combat space is, but if needed she'll use the remaining points to extend the area.
  10. Fox

    Dakar Rally

    "Aw." Liz feigned a pout, turning partway toward the others as she gently swung around a bit of rock. "I want to be big and fast. A semi would be too big, but a truck like this? With the extra wheels and the big booty. Lots of storage space for stuff." She flashed another grin, turning her full attention back to the road as she evened their course back out. "Though some people do have some pretty fancy motorcycles. Do you think they let people borrow them? Not for long, you know. Just for a bit." She pondered that for a moment, extending a finger out in thought. She didn't sound too serious, but... "...do you think they'd mind as long as they got it back in one piece? You know, like, really mind. Do you think there would be trouble."
  11. "Hmmmmm." Masque was leaning on her staff, a series of uneven question marks scrawled across her face. "If you can banish her, then maybe that seems like our best shot? Anyone who can help you do it can help you do it, Invisigirl can keep you ought of sight, and everyone else can just...do whatever possible to mislead her or lay into her while you work. Sleight of hand, you know?" She had a queen of hearts in one hand, which she'd pulled from goodness-knows-where; she twirled it around her fingers and it disappeared, reappearing with a small flourish in the hand that held her staff. "Keep her eyes on the hand that isn't doing the tricks until you can finish up the show."
  12. Fox

    Dakar Rally

    Elizabeth really wanted to hit the gas and peel out as quickly as the truck would go, but she probably wasn't allowed to and it seemed very disrespectful to drown the competition in a cloud of dust, so she only did it a little bit. A little bit of dirt. Not her fault, right? They'd have to catch her to stop her, anyway, and she was pretty sure she hadn't actually gotten anybody, which meant she had a clean conscience and an ear-to-ear grin as she swung the truck around toward their destination and set as fast a pace as she thought she safely could. "I need to drive more big trucks," she said, still grinning. "I could keep all my magic stuff in a truck like this. How fast do they let you go on Freedom City streets? How fast can you safely go?" She paused. "How fast can you not safely go?" she added, still grinning.
  13. "It would make sense." Natalia had kept calm pace with the spirit as it fled through the pictures, with a posture somewhere uncomfortably between 'studying' and 'stalking'; when it fled upward, she simply turned and walked straight up the wall, stepping where she wouldn't disturb anything worth preserving and stopping a healthy distance from the roof. "Ryder did notice it because of the music." "If it is part of the church, I suppose collective song would be...filling? Magic is not my area," she added, waving one hand in a dismissive gesture, "but that sounds appropriately mystical. If it isn't actually a part of the church, but it feeds on song or prayer or whatever, a church isn't a bad place to live. It would be one of my picks." A beat, and then, "Not my top pick, of course," she said, as if admonishing the spirit. "I don't know who would pick a church over a concert hall, but I suppose you go where you need to."
  14. Natalia stopped her 'sweeping' as soon as she saw Ryder's head cock; it really was very retriever-like, and just like a retriever it was important to know if he'd noticed something shiny, or if he was going to try to make friends with something that stung or bit. And so she made a fist, crushing the her pile of trash into another compact ball as she strode over to get a better look. "Cricket, what-" She could immediately feel a headache coming on. "A painting," she said, incredulous. "Cricket. We've been here, what, less than an hour and you've made friends with a painting."
  15. Masque (with Veronica and Invisigirl, Kitchen) "Ooh, thank you!" Masque spun the chocolate in the palm of her hand for a moment, thinking. "Well, I don't know that I can trick it into thinking we're all still here, but maybe something's better than nothing." Masque snapped her fingers and...stepped out from behind herself, a perfect copy taking a short bow as if she'd been hiding there all along. "If you can hide us, I can leave me here to keep the house company." "Which sounds awfully boring," said Masque. The other one. "I think you should hang out, and I should go have fun." "But the person who stays behind gets...a treat!" Masque - the first one, probably? - leaned to the side with all the exaggerated posing of someone acting for the cheap seats, waving the chocolate bar under her other nose. "...fine," said Masque, grabbing the treat away from Masque and settling back against a counter. The complaint seemed more rehearsed than sincere. "Call me if you need me!" Masque - the one not pondering how to eat a chocolate bar through a full face covering - took a bow and gestured toward the open door. "Shall we, then?"
  16. Fox

    Dakar Rally OOC

    Liz's drive check: 17, not astounding.
  17. Nocturne's Notice Check: 19 Her only super-sense is Gravity Awareness.
  18. "Gold," answered Natalia; the corresponding part of her gravity-defying dust pulsed as she clenched a fist, and her collected dirt and trash compacted itself into a rough but cohesive solid. She left it lying on the floor as she began to gather another. "Or silver," she amended, "or any other precious metal, but why settle?" Something that had probably once been respectable furniture, and could be again with some work, was starting to slide toward her little vortex; she poked it with a broom to keep it away while she moved past. "I can't quite self-harmonize and I'm afraid the only riddles and rhymes I know are Russian - and deeply inappropriate - so I think I'll pass on entertaining the group. If the people who built this place knew what they were doing, though, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a sound system built in - or just good acoustics from the pulpit. If it's music we're after, and nobody fully ruined it while making this mess."
  19. Masque (in the Kitchen, with Veronica Danger and Invisigirl) "Hey, Invisigirl! I'm Masque - that's with a q-u-e, to be fancy - and this is Veronica." Her mask was a friendly smile as she tipped her staff toward the resident Danger. "We definitely shouldn't let that think have your art supplies - it might paint something very dire! Or sharpen something down too far, to where you can't really grip it anymore? It's jus the worst." She turned a full circle, inspecting the kitchens with open curiosity. "Kitchens usually attach to dining, which usually attach to main hallways, yeah?" She glanced back at the others, her mask a simple question mark. "But this whole place is magic and probably doesn't make a lot of sense so unless you know how to get around Veronica, we should probably just start walking. If you do know, though, lead the way!"
  20. I still love this concept. Mostly just tiny math things: Double-check the Medicine skill bonus; I put it at +9, rather than +10, unless I've missed a bonus somewhere. I count 13 features in the spaceship, rather than the listed 12, unless one of them is a freebie or coming from elsewhere. For both the vehicle and the base form: Dynamic must be paid for any power in an array that needs to be a Dynamic Power (e.g., any power you want running simultaneously); for the Radio array, you'd need to buy it twice, once for the base power and once for the alternate, if you want to use them both at once. Dynamic's a jerk like that.
  21. Natalia crinkled her nose at the state of the place, an expression that only escalated to a full lip-curl when she poked her mop at some of the trash. "I withdraw my comment," she said, archly, discarding her mop for a broom. "If cleanliness is next to godliness then this is not any god's house anymore. Isn't this kind of thing supposed to be a punishment?" She tucked the broom under one arm long enough to pull out a pair of long black handkerchiefs, one of which she tied securely around her lower face and the other of which she sent floating in Neko's general direction. "Scrap fabric," she said, waving a hand; a low swirl of black and gold dust built up in front of her, nearby trash and dirt sliding toward it like it was sloughing downhill. "Old cloth. For breathing. Don't feel bad if it gets dirty while you're...eating birds, or whatever."
  22. Doktor'd! Simple edits for Nocturne; I want to keep her PL up without delaying too much on what larger changes I might like to make. Her effective Power Level is increasing to 9. Abilities 2pp to increase her Constitution to 12 (+1). [+2pp] Combat +1 to Base Attack, to Attack: +5 Melee, +5 Ranged, +9 Gravitics [+2pp] Saves +1 to Reflex saves [+1pp] +1 to Will saves [+1pp] Skills 3pp to skills: +4 to Diplomacy, to Diplomacy 10 (+14 / +18 Attractive) +4 to Sense Motive, to Sense Motive 4 (+6) +4 to Knowledge (Physical Sciences), to Knowledge (Physical Sciences) +8 (+10). Feats +1 rank of Luck, to Luck 2 [+1pp] Powers Improve Force Field: [+5pp] Force Field 11 (Extras: Impervious 9) [20PP] Improve & modify the Gravitics Array, increasing the ranks of all effects and retouching the Paralyze: [+4pp] Gravitics Array 20 (40pp Array; Feats: Alternate Power 3) [43PP] BP: Move Object 12 (crush/throw; 50 ton heavy load; Extras: Damaging 9; Feats: Accurate 2, Indirect 2, Precise, Variable Descriptor 1 (any physical)) [39/40] AP: Nullify Flight 9 (drag, nullify all Flight effects; Extras: Alternate Save +0 [Reflex], Area (general, burst), Effortless, Selective Attack) [36/40] AP: Paralyze 9 (collapse; Extras: Area (general, burst), Alternate Save +0 [Reflex], Range [Ranged], Selective Attack; Flaws: Action 1 [Full]; Feats: Indirect 2, Reversible) [39/40] AP: Trip 9 (riptide; Extras: Area (general, burst), Knockback, Selective Attack; Feats: Improved Throw, Indirect 2) [39/40] Misc. math cleanup: The Con increase improves her Fortitude save by 1. The Con & Force Field changes improve her Toughness save to: Toughness: +1/+12 (+1 Con, +11 Force Field; 9 Impervious) The Toughness change improves her Knockback modifier: Knoback: -0 / -10 The Attack & Move Object changes improve her grapple: Grapple: +5 / +21 Move Object DC Block save DCs each go up by 1, except for Unarmed, which does not change. DC Block radii for area attacks do not change; they were already erroneously recorded as 45', which is now correct.
  23. Fox

    Dakar Rally

    Elizabeth didn't know much about cars, but she knew staging - keep the props where they needed to be, keep the trap doors away from your feet until you needed to drop through them. She'd spent the wait helping get set up, making sure all the important equipment would be close at hand...including the batteries, which she immediately starting ferrying to hands qualified to install them. "We're doing well!" she chirped, adjusting her hat. "Y'know, mostly. I don't think Davyd likes my driving much, which is toooooo bad." She flashed him a friendly but unsympathetic grin. "More rocky terrain sounds good to me; the handling on sand's going to be awful for all of us, probably you most of all unless we get stuck."
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