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Jam and eggs

July 9th, 2014

In case you missed the news last Wednesday, ampoule I’m in the process of kicking off a second wave of Ultimate Powers Jam posts. If you’re interested in participating, recipe more info can be found at the above link.

The responses so far have been encouraging, with a number of new and previous contributors expressing an interest in participating. It has also been a bit overwhelming, despite my vow to streamline the logistics this time round. There was a time when I could spend hours on end rolling dice and filling out character sheets, but those days have gone the way of Cajun Spice Ruffles and New Coke. I’ve been sending out the assignments as time and patience permits, and will hopefully be up to date by the end of this weekend. (So please don’t think I’m ignoring you if you haven’t received yours just yet!)

As part of the streamlining process, I’ve been trying to further familiarize myself with the contents of the Ultimate Powers Book to minimize the amount of page-flipping and cross-referencing required for generating an assignment, which brings me to the real purpose of today’s post…

…showcasing the above piece of uncomfortably specific codification about the gestation habits of imaginary avian humanoids.

You may think it’s a superfluous detail, but what happens when a bird-lady in your Marvel Super Heroes campaign gets knocked up? After all, the player needs to know whether to expend those precious resource points on a pair or stirrups or a straw-lined incubation unit. Do you really want to leave such an important matter to the Dorito-stained fingers of the game master?

Related posts:

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  2. Ultimate Powers Jam #33: Marvin the Merman
  3. Ultimate Powers Jam #35: Litzwire Lotta

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