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Alex Hardison
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Fellow Roll20 players, what icon sets do you use? I like having little tokens so players can track where they are on the map, but all the sets I can find are either high fantasy or far too 'classic' steampunk for Blades - all brass and cogs and pitch helmets. Have you found any that suit or should I just make do?

A few questions about Resistance, apologies if they've already been answered.

Can a player push themselves or receive assistance when making a resistance roll? I can imagine them accepting the 2 stress in order to reduce their chances of rolling a 1-3 on a single die test. Is this allowed? Rather, would you allow this in your game, and why?

The rules state that a resistance is always successful, and it's only the stress that varies. Does this apply to pre-emptive resistances? This would mean that, for example, a roll to resist being disarmed by a master swordsman before making your skirmish roll (as on page 11) is always successful. This seems overpowered to me - there should still be some chance to be disarmed. Thoughts from more experienced BITD GMs?

I'm a little uncertain about the alchemy and gadget crafting rules on pages 225-226. It states that the tier of the item produced will be the crew tier + the outcome of the Tinker roll. What does this mean for starting crews, whose tier is 0? If they don't roll well enough or pay to raise the tier of the crafted item above 0, does the crafting fail?

Also, the rules seem to imply that some items have a minimum tier - how hard and fast should this be? Can shoddier versions of the higher tier items be created, or is it a pass/fail situation? Obviously this is all GM discretion, but I'm looking for advice from more experienced Blades players.

Have any actual play podcasts done Blades yet? I'm aware of the various Youtube games, but a podcast is much more convenient for me.

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The Many Fathers of Batman
Batman, as I’m sure you’re aware, has himself some Daddy
issues. Seeing your parents gunned down as a child will do that to a man. A
Freudian would say that he’s frozen by trauma at the point where he still sees
his father as a god, so when he becomes a man...
The Many Fathers of Batman
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I know that there's been no new content for a while, friends, but perhaps you'd like to read something that I wrote about video games? The Ladyist Experiment was kind enough to publish some of my thoughts about the new Supergiant Games release, Transistor, ...
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The Conversation That Led To: Death of Wolverine's Covers
MARVEL GUY 1: So Wolverine's gonna die. MARVEL GUY 2: Well not like DIE die, but yeah, die. MARVEL GUY 1: Should have fancy covers for this. MARVEL GUY 2: Foil holograms? MARVEL GUY 1: NO MARVEL GUY 1: BLOOD MARVEL GUY 2: Blood? MARVEL GUY 1:  Listen. Wolve...
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More for Less - The Best of the Comic Book Miniseries
Comics are an unusual medium, my fellow traveler. I don't imagine that I have to tell you that, as both an art form and an industry, comics do a bunch of things that you just don't get anywhere else. One of those things - and I'm primarily looking at compan...
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Futures Unpleasant - The Worst Trend In Comics
Can we talk about something, dear reader? I usually use this space for
reviews, for analysis, for something that at least pretends to be objective and
informative. Today, I'd like to unload some junk, to have a quick rant about
something that bothers the he...
Futures Unpleasant - The Worst Trend In Comics
Futures Unpleasant - The Worst Trend In Comics
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Can we talk about something, dear reader? I usually use this space for
reviews, for analysis, for something that at least pretends to be objective and
informative. Today, I'd like to unload some junk, to have a quick rant about
something that bothers the he...
Notes From Crime Alley
Notes From Crime Alley
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