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I reshared this a couple of monthes ago but like it so much I need to share it again.
 
SiFi Gamers out there, who was your toughest PC?
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Kyle Mecklem

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In my medical class they had a section on soft tissue damage and burns. They came up with a clever way, based off percentages, to divide the body up in regions. The percentages were based off of groupings of multiples of 9. For example, the front torso is approximately 18% of the surface area of the human body. One of the arms and hand would be 9%.

This method is used to quickly determine how much someone's body may hand been damaged due to burns. A gruesome topic, yes, but one I find useful in RPG hit locations.

You can think of it not as percentages but rather "slots". Each arm has 1 slot, while the front and back torso each get 2 slots. The head gets 1 slot while each leg gets 2 slots. Finally the groin region would get 1 slot. Add up all the slots and you get 12.

For Open Adventure (https://plus.google.com/communities/112108732479175981421) I would use either 1d12 or compensate with 2d6 to use this system.

Roll d12
1-2: Left Leg / Foot
3-4: Right Leg / Foot
5: Groin
6-7: Torso (Front)
8-9: Torso (Back)
10: Left Arm
11: Right Arm
12: Head

If you roll a side of a torso that is not applicable (for example, the back of the torso from a frontal attack) simply treat it as the side of the torso that works!
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Good idea! What year are you, BTW? You'll love the trauma surgery rotation. God knows I wrote a bunch of crit tables when I started studying it. :)
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Chuck Thorin

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OK. I'll say this now. I have a new found love of X-plorers
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It's an easy system to rip apart and build up the way you like. It's a lot of fun to actually RUN as a GM too!
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Chris Carpenter

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I just broke out my Star Frontiers books after a 30(!) year absence, and am looking forward to participating in the community. I have some ideas perculating in my brain, hopefully you guys can help me distill them down to playable scenarios.
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I love Star Frontiers. I've been playing a game with my kids for over 2 years now and it's been a blast! 
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If ever you wanted to run that Robotech/Star Wars game you thought up in early 90s....

#StarWars   #anime   #Robotech   #fanfilms   #animation  
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Pierre Drolet

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http://www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/

Image of the Vrill Generation Fighter from The Gateway Novel by Pierre M Drolet
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Pierre Drolet

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Pierre Drolet

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By your command. 
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Jay Exonauts

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Post-apocalypse battle royale adventure for Mutant Future or Gamma World...

#GammaWorld   #MutantFuture   #roleplayinggames   #RPGs   #DnD  
 
Been wanting to post this outline for a campaign for a while. All out war on Gamma Terra: Humans vs. Mutants vs. Aliens!
http://gammaworldwar.blogspot.com/2014/04/gamma-world-war-campaign-idea.html
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Ambitious!
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Anthony Emmel

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Nice sequel. :)

Perfect for inspiration for a "Where No Man Has Gone Before" campaign.

http://www2.abillionmonkeys.com:3389/trek/WhereNoMan2.pdf
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Billy Billerson

Gamma World / Mutant Future  - 
 
Post-Apocalyptic fiction was a big part of the scifi genre from the 1950's-1970's, courtesy of the Cold War and the widespread fear of Mutual Annihilation. Stories of mutants prowling irradiated wastelands and well-meaning sc...
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David Brawley

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When you need to hire the best mercenaries, look no further than the NOVA Troopers!
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Apparently, Chinese Obi Wan Kenobi loved his J&B whiskey.

http://therpgpundit.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-insane-chinese-star-wars-that-never.html
I was just going to post a classic rant today, but shit, this is just too good not to share. Imagine you live in Cold War communist china, and you are told to make a picture storybook about Star Wars (the movie, not the U.S. ...
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A whiskey-swilling Kenobi actually fits in nicely with the idea that Star Wars is a Western (even if by way of post-WWII chanbara/jidaigeki movies) and would make him the patron saint of the Failed Jedi character in the back of the old D6 Star Wars RPG core rulebook.
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Venger Satanis

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There's free time (sweet, sweet free time) and there's work... or just stuff that one has to do.  In the middle, there are grey areas where one has a certain amount of freedom.  My limited liberty appears in the form of early...
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John Berry

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Apparently there's some newfangled thing or other that boasts that with just two humongous tomes, you can play both fantasy and sci-fi! Amazing! 

If only we hadn't already done that.

But hey, now you can save a few bucks, and play some awesome cross-genre nonsense today, with our new bundle.
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May the 4th Be With You! In case you hadn't noticed (really? How could you not have noticed?) We're running a quasi-sci-fi-themed sale in the store until May 5th. Get 25% off select sci-fi/space/modern/whatever we could find that seems appropriate sale. Check it out now and get the goods quick for your Traveller, d20 Future, space, or other campaigns. We've even got some Pathfinder stuff that we thought kind of fit the theme so check it out!

http://shop.d20pfsrd.com/collections/on-sale-now
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Mark Chance

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"The Maisha of Dunia have achieved widespread fame for their peaceful ways and medical skill. Dunia itself is slightly smaller than Terra at a distance that gives the world a cold climate...."
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Venger Satanis

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Sneak preview of OSR scifi-fantasy campaign guide and hex crawl:  http://www.tenkarstavern.com/2014/04/early-peek-at-islands-of-purple-haunted.html
Luis Merlo +Venger Satanis was kind enough to forward me some art of the art (and unformatted text) from his upcoming The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence. It's an adventure, sandbox styled setting and some accompanying ...
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