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by Monolith
Mon May 05, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Gadget Guides PDF Preview
Replies: 11
Views: 6870

Re: Just checking to see if M&M is still living.

I ask this because you have not been updating the Mutants & Masterminds website for several months, even when there is news. Having the website of your game line stagnant does not inspire confidence. I think you'll find that they are updating the website a bit at the moment, what with the atomic th...
by Monolith
Fri May 02, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 23374

Re: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition

I'd know I'd be more surprised if they weren't paying at least some attention to what was being said on their forums, and reacting accordingly when they felt it had some merit. As others have said, I'd think that a lot of companies who bothered to maintain forums would make use of the resource they...
by Monolith
Fri May 02, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 23374

Re: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition

I want to like 3e, but since I've owned it, I've played it exactly once and it wasn't really any improvement over 2e. OTOH, I had several dozen sessions of 2e that were quite enjoyable. I think my main issue with 3e is that I just didn't feel that the changes were a real improvement, and just break...
by Monolith
Thu May 01, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Atlas of Earth-Prime: Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 10061

Re: Atlas of Earth-Prime: Canada

I don't have the pdf to know the specifics but isn't Wolverine on basically every team in Marvel, including the Avengers, at different points in history? Heck, a huge percentage of the early Avengers members were ex-criminals. I really see this as a classic comic book homage. You'll see it when you...
by Monolith
Thu May 01, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 23374

Re: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition

I said that I remembered a public outcry to separate dex and agility? and for a fighting ability score? and all those other things? Wow, I must have been drunk or smoking crack at the time I said that, because I don't remember that either. OH WAIT! I did NOT say that. That was just you continuing n...
by Monolith
Thu May 01, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 23374

Re: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition

I guess we just have different memories then because I don't remember any community outcry on the forum for the game to add a fighting ability, or for it to divide dex into dex and agility, or for defense to be divided into dodge and parry. I don't remember a lot of people asking for the same type o...
by Monolith
Thu May 01, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: How to Create Memorable Villains?
Replies: 2
Views: 4272

Re: How to Create Memorable Villains?

Some players will give their characters a hunted or rogue's gallery complication telling me who their main foes will be. Most of the time it comes down to playing, though. You use a villain in a particular way and it just clicks with one or more players so you bring him back and eventually it become...
by Monolith
Thu May 01, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 23374

Re: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition

Sorry, Superfreak, but I don't remember anyone from Green Ronin being engaged with us about feedback or asking for opinions about anything. 3e and DCA were announced to us in May of 2010 and the book came out in August of 2010. It was already written and in layout before we even knew they were doing...
by Monolith
Thu May 01, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Atlas of Earth-Prime: Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 10061

Re: Atlas of Earth-Prime: Canada

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS Okay, so moving on to general observations.... Correct me if I'm wrong, but you appear to have a sociopathic killer on a public super hero team, knowingly funded by the government, functioning on a national scale in full view of the public... I'm thinking people should have a p...
by Monolith
Thu May 01, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 23374

Re: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition

No matter what, Saint, I think 3e could have benefited from a broader group of playtesters. Someone to pop up and tell Steve he said x in the orq 3 years ago. Pre 3e this forum was full of very knowledgeable game vets that don't even come around any more. Paragon, Unkind, Elric, Mamba, and so on; pl...
by Monolith
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 23374

Re: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition

In general I find I like the less gradation in 3e over 2e. The simplifying of skills, the merging of defenses and checks, and so on. That's probably because I've spent some time playing other lighter superhero games like Steve's ICONS. My play style doesn't cater to exactness any more. This is proba...
by Monolith
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General M&M
Topic: What books are 3rd edition and which are 2nd
Replies: 2
Views: 4738

Re: What books are 3rd edition and which are 2nd

3e books published so far are the 4 DC Adventures books. The Deluxe Hero's Handbook. The Gamemaster's Guide. Threat Report. Power Profiles. Emerald City Sourcebook. The Supernatural Handbook.
by Monolith
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: DC Adventures
Topic: Strength, Lifting and PL questions
Replies: 15
Views: 8392

Re: Strength, Lifting and PL questions

Lifting strength is the total value. Superman has a 23 strength. He's simply limited to 19 damage. If it helps think about it in reverse. Superman bought a 23 strength, only 4 of it he bought as No Damage allowed -1. In the game strength is comprised of 2 1 pt linked effects: lifting ability and dam...
by Monolith
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 23374

Re: Why is 3rd Edition so much better then 2nd Edition

The first thing about 3e is that it's much less exact then 2e. 3e's designed to be played more streamline and quicker. Stats give ranges of abilities rather then exact amounts. So someone with a 5 strength has the ability to lift/carry/move weight of 801 to 1,600 lbs. There's no exact weight amount,...
by Monolith
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Multiple Surprise attacks in the combat encounter.
Replies: 23
Views: 10203

Re: Multiple Surprise attacks in the combat encounter.

I had always assumed the running around the world hits were slams, with Flash using his 'end of the world' acquired hero points to help with all his save checks. The part at the end where he's multi-punching was probably multiattack.