There's one aspect of hacking up Spirit of the Century that was neglected in the previous posts: character advancement. That is, characters change in response to their experiences. Usually by getting mechanically better at what they do. Most games that I've seen build on this base model, either with levels or build points. Spirit of the Century, as written, is not one of these games.
By design, characters have already "made it" as pulp adventurers and heroes, so there's nowhere
Saying its unfair to give the PC's an equal chance to die as the NPC's is just silly. The PC's at least get to choose their battles most of the time. NPC's and monsters are an expendable, renewable resource. They always die off faster then the PC's. If they didn't it would be a very short game and I would be a very lousy Dungeon Master.
If a PC gets thrown into an arena and forced to fight a veteran gladiator should they not be scared? Is it wrong to assume that gladiator is a survivor
Updated 12-22-2009 at 10:00 PM by scars_of_carma
I was reading a description of a place where it was stated that the region was “hundreds of square miles on every side.” The square mile is a unit of area. That's the surface covered by the rectangle. The sides are miles long (miles being a unit of distance or length).
The plural of manservant is menservants.
I'm not quite sure about this one. “Different than” feels wrong to me, I would use “different from” instead. “Than” is used to make comparisons, but merely marking
Updated 12-18-2009 at 07:35 PM by TAROT
Well, the Olympic torch went past my house today. Got a couple of pics that turned out so so.
From the Journals of Francis Ulysses Calvin Kyle IV:
998-999 YK, 2nd Far of Aryth.
Dilapidated Temple in the city of Passage, in the nation of Aundair
We pursued the Dread Wraith into the lower levels of the crumbling temple. Chacal ensured with his ‘scouting’ ablities that the doors were not trapped prior to us opening them. As we negotiated a few doors that way - we heard a cry of anguish from possibly the next room. I remained behind to guard the rear;
Updated 12-16-2009 at 09:07 AM by cigamnogard