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DC Heroes RPG – A short article on probabilities


A discussion of the dice probabilities in the DC Heroes RPG (2d10, reroll-and-add on a double). Explanations, graphs, computer simulations, etc.. As of September 2021, added another take about exploding double chains, and how to gauge the odds of 'em happening.

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FAQ- Quantification heuristics


Clearly, everybody wants to read something called "quantification heuristics". Total best headline. A discussion of the evidence-based mental model used on writeups.org when it comes to stats, and stuff related to stats (such as capabilities descriptions). As of June of 2021, added some stuff about abductive inference (ooohh sexy) and absolutes (ooooh Sithy). And cat pictures.

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DC Heroes RPG – Human strength and durability benchmark

(STR and BODY scores for humans discussed)

A discussion of human-scale (for loose values of "human") STR and BODY attributes in DCH. No, really, it's an interesting subject. Promise. Article fully redone (and with the BODY-centric content added) in late February, 2017. As of June of 2021, brushed the article up and added a section about the deeper meaning STR 01.

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FAQ – Character generator / creation in games


First version of a review of the tools we've used to create character portraits on writeups.org (for original characters, or those without usable visuals). Mostly it's stuff from video games, though most of it is free or real cheap. Since creating portraits or full-body models of original characters isn't a rare need among various sorts of role-players. This article is updated...

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FAQ – Normative encoding in stats and tags


Technical considerations about the role of norms in tabletop role-playing game stats on this here website, as well as our tags system. So yeah, it's not a *general* interest FAQ article. It's more for folks who are into that sort of stuff. It's a bit like pineapple pizza, I guess.

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FAQ – Exploring writeups.org


A FAQ article listing the means of exploring writeups.org, with quick comments about the advantages of each method. Short and to the point. Okay, short and somewhat to the point.

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FAQ – Tags on writeups.org


We are beginning to deploy tags on the site. These'll be a useful resource to explore writeups.org. This documents explains everything. And has links for listing tagged entries once the tags get deployed.

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FAQ – Cookies and advertisements on this site


What cookies we use, and what ads are on the site. Changes and additions : - As of August of 2017, this has been revised for clarity and to explain that we're now a Humble Bundle partner. - As of September of 2018, added notes about our new, even-more-privacy-protecting social sharing buttons.

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FAQ – About profiles based on video games


This methodology article explains how we work when profiling characters from video games (particularly CRPGs and MMORPGs). Recent additions : -- How good should the playthrough be ? section. -- "Hub" characters and "reaper" characters section, and various improvements.

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FAQ – the ages of DC Comics


This is a short illustrated guide to the various ages and Earths of DC Comics' super-hero stories. It focuses on what you need to understand to read our profiles. It is chiefly intended for writeups.org readers who aren't super-hero comic books experts. As of the 19th of June, 2017, added a primer about the comic book characters that were bought to...

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Hand-to-hand combat scale


A relatively brief article for Writeups.org readers who do not know DC Heroes RPG rules but would like to gain a sense of hand-to-hand combat proficiency levels from the numbers. Also useful for DC Heroes RPG players, as it happens. Wotta stroke of luck.

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FAQ – Ways to contribute


Explanations about the ways to contribute to writeups.org, from the most casual to the most hardcore. We're a tiny team of volunteers, so help would be cool. This is the first draft, I'm sure I'll think about other things later on. :-)

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FAQ – Answers from the designers


A technical article with material from Ray Winninger and Greg Gorden -- the two main designers of the DC Heroes RPG -- about frequently-asked questions about how the system was designed and some of its weak points.

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FAQ – the DC Heroes RPG online community


Continuing to rebuild our gargantuan FAQ in a better and more focused way, now with the bit about the DC Heroes online community that runs writeups.org. We're always a-recruiting doughty, dauntless, determined volunteers.

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FAQ – Help with searches


This help page provides instructions, explanations and examples about the Search page on writeups.org. Learn how to find profiles and build lists of entries.

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Class strength system

(a.k.a. the "Marvel tons")

A detailed description of the "class" system Marvel uses to describe superhuman strength, how it works (and doesn't work) and how it aligns with DC Heroes numbers.

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FAQ – About the game stats


Non-roleplayers, you want to read this

A primer for people who want a quick explanation/guide to tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, DC Heroes or Mutants & Masterminds. Short, to the point, example-based.

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