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For questions about Heroes Unlimited, a superhero RPG based on the Megaversal system that was originally published by Palladium Books in 1984.

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Is this really how armor works?

In Heroes Unlimited, revised second edition, ranged attacks miss on a 7 or below. Armor increases the minimum Strike result necessary to bypass SDC and affect hit points directly. Does this mean that, ...
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What are the base percentiles for skills that the PCs don't have?

Palladium books (Palladium, Robotech, TMNT, Rifts, &c.) have umpteen hundreds of skills spread across their Megaverse, including such minutiæ as "flower arrangement" and "RPG design". Players ...
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What Star Frontiers rule(s) can model Rifts' "Invulnerability"?

Our group frequently converts characters from one system to another in the course of our gaming. We are attempting to model the Rifts ability of immunity to physical damage (the specific ability of ...
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What is the maximum a non-superhuman stat can be?

What is the max for each stat before you start getting into the minor powers or major? Where in the book do you find each?
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Automatic-Dodge vs. Regular Dodge Bonus

I've been consulting a few RIFTS and Palladium system forums online to try and figure out exactly how the Automatic Dodge system in the games work and have been rather unsuccessful. So I'm turning to ...
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What are the practical limits of the "Control Kinetic Energy" Power?

The game of Heroes Unlimited 2E that I'm currently playing in has a hero power that is available to Superheroes called "Control Kinetic Energy." The description for the power states that it can do the ...
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In what situation in Heroes Unlimited 2E Revised would someone choose Extraordinary Strength over Superhuman Strength?

In the game Heroes unlimited there are two powers that grant you strength that are considered minor powers, for all intents and purposes these powers require the same investment during character ...
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Whats the mechanical differences between Heroes Unlimited and Heroes Unlimited (2nd Edition) Revised?

I'm looking to join a specific game that uses the Heroes Unlimited rule set, but recently I purchased the first edition's sourcebook and don't have access to the 2nd edition revised rules. What are ...
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