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Tom Riddle as Epic PC in D&D 4e The signature abilities of Tom are the killing curse (instakill), the crucio curse (debuffing pain) and the imperius curse (dominate). He can teleport and fly and can survive death. The Archlich epic destiny (requiring an arcane class) satisfies the death and survival elements. The "Hexer" warlock PP suits the feeling ...


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This is a long answer, as I'm showing my work. This answer explores Tom as monster. Initial thoughts and research 4th edition completely divorces PC from NPC mechanics, which helps us quite a lot, as all we have to do is build an epic level evli dude, without worrying about PC interactions at all. Supremely evil lich. He will be a Solo, and to keep the ...


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You could play it pretty straight in Lacuna. It's got all the good stuff - agents, hostile personalities, levels, static, the lacuna/limbo, the girl, kicks/ejections, rogue agents and faceless corporations. Here's a Dread hack that seems like it would work pretty well. Here's one for Blowback.


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My understanding is that Standard Template Constructs are items produced by autofactories according to a standardized set of simple, extremely robust designs (think of the AK-47) that also readily accept modification. The original point of them in-setting was increasing the survivability of colonies by giving them a library of reliable, readily ...


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Historically, up until about 1930 or so, ALL hurricanes were much more fatal and "Katrina-like". Consider that now, RADAR gives on average a week of warning that a hurricane is coming. The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is a good place to start your research on the nuts and bolts of pre-RADAR hurricane damage. I know next to nothing about Pathfinder, or the ...


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Not a whole lot, really. SPOILERS FOLLOW Those are the high points that I remember from being a player. I'm probably missing a hook or two.


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Don't Rest Your Head seems like a certain fit. Insomnia and the imagery of dreams ends up role playing rather simularly. The Bizarreness of Dark City/Insomina certainly seems to fit the idea of dream imagery/paradoxical architechture. The Opposition changes from the tiktok men to the subconcious, occassionally of the explorer's but mostly of the target. ...


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Standard Template Constructs, per the various fluff, are those items produced by autofactories from "standard templates". These range from ammo to Land Raiders. The Contstructors themselves are only vaguely described; we know they can produce land raiders, or at least their parts for assembly. This means they need to be able to produce large items. The one ...


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Here are a bunch of suggestions for handling lassos in different situations. Pick and choose as you like. Obviously, you can't just let PCs succeed at lassoing enemies; there's a big difference between lassoing a willing ally and lassoing a monster that is avoiding it, so there's no need to use the same rules for both situations. In Combat against ...


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The Horcruxes are a specific form of a The Lich’s Phylactery. Voldermort's version is in multiple vessels, all of which must be destroyed for him to be truly dead. As for his powers, he is basically a powerful wizard who's good at just about everything. D&D Magic is not the same as Harry Potter Magic, which looks like it works more like GURPS Magic than ...


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They are the sum total of Mankind's capabilities from the Dark Age of Technology. The STC was created in response to the wave of colonization that Mankind engaged in. Essentially, it was a system whereby the colonists could select their desired output (a Rhino, or a Power Plant, or whatever) and the system would automatically adjust its design to match the ...


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An STC is referred to very few times in the W40K literature, but the most prevalent is that a true STC is an AI construct that can literally produce anything from the resources at hand. It must be emphasized that Horus the Warmaster persuaded much of the Mechanicus to join his heresy with the promise of 2 INTACT STCs. To that end, he made war upon the ...


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The STC are repositories of all of mankind's technical knowledge, created at the peak of that knowledge during the Dark Age of Technology. It's unclear if they merely store this information or if they also possess construction capabilities. Even if they did have limited construction capabilities, it's unlikely that they contain the capability to build ...


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I personally probably would have allowed a lasso to perform a "reverse bullrush" each round, after a successful attack against reflex to land the thing. Bullrush is hardly over powered in 4th edition so it provides a niche for the lasso but nothing earthshaking. On a Side Note, Do we have to worry about spoilers here?


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Well, I would assume in this case the PCs weren't trying to avoid being lassoed, so the to-hit would be pretty easy. Trying to lasso monsters would be a different thing - hitting wouldn't be as easy. Also you're just trying to get it around a part of them so you can pull them, right, the goal wasn't to incapacitate them by binding their arms together or ...


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Based on your comment, it sounds like you generally approve of how the narrative went, but felt that how you mechanically implemented the search at the end wasn't satisfying. Redoing a purely mechanical section of play that didn't feel right seems fair to me, so here are some suggestions: One is to structure the search similarly to trekking across the ...


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Tom Riddle as Character in 3.5 There are 4 components to the character of Tom Riddle. The Horcruxes and the 3 unforgivable curses. A Horcrux is: "The process makes the part of the soul remaining in the witch or wizard unstable. If the maker's physical body is later destroyed, he or she will live on in non-corporeal form, although there are methods of ...


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I believe the STC is vague in the 40K canon as a whole. There's a Wikia link with some information from the novels. But it sounds to me like each ST Constructor makes a single type of technology. It's sort of an automated factory.


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I've played with scenarios like this using Mage: The Ascension without much difficulty. The system's obviously dated, but oWoD's a pretty decent workhorse. The engine lets you rebuild mechanics on the fly to account for things getting all loosey-goosey as you start nesting your narratives. ("I know dex+athletics was how you negotiated a a rooftop before... ...


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Shadowrun. My initial reaction after having seen inception was "Awesome! It was like Shadowrun, but with brainhacking!" You'd have to figure out how to represent some of the mechanics, but that would probably be true of most systems you could run this in; your best bet might just be to handwave it like the movie did. But in terms of goals, motivations, and ...


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There many great blogs on people detailing their groups adventures. Try obsidian portal. Also a quick Google search got me this: LINK TO SPOILERS which is a pretty clean summary. Happy DM'ing



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