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Ayrik
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Posted - 01 Feb 2013 :  02:35:03  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Got a headache? Take two anvils and sleep it off. Picture says it all.

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Posted - 01 Feb 2013 :  03:14:45  Show Profile  Visit Entreri3478's Homepage  Send Entreri3478 a Yahoo! Message Send Entreri3478 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't even know how he is holding on to those things since he is pretty much gripping cones. Serious grip strength.

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Wooly Rupert
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Meh, my 2E minotaur had Strength 20. He could pick that guy up, while he was holding the anvils!

Seriously, though, that is impressive... Makes me think of those Strong Man competitions I've seen on TV, where they do crazy things like pick up Volkswagens and throw anchors. Those are so goofy I always find them amusing!

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Ayrik
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Posted - 01 Feb 2013 :  04:57:22  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
People say this guy was 6'6", so I'm estimating those anvils at around 275-325 lbs each. Gripped awkwardly by the horns. Hope this guy can't throw em.

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Those shoes are awesome sauce! Where can I buy some? They'd look pretty sharp on a minotaur.

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
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Edited by - Ayrik on 01 Feb 2013 07:46:16
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The Masked Mage
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Posted - 01 Feb 2013 :  08:39:30  Show Profile  Send The Masked Mage an AOL message  Click to see The Masked Mage's MSN Messenger address Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, he had been working in the loading zone of ACME for long enough, he had lots of practice.
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Bladewind
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Strength 18/00 (or str 23 in 3.5) should be the heigth of natural human muscle limits. The first thing I noticed was the lack of bulkyness of the anvil-carrying dude this picture shows. No anabole inflated muscle volume but pure tendon strength and muscle mass enables feats of great strength such as bending bars or lifting gates.

An anvil of about 30" long (seems about right for those in the picture) weighs in at about 260 lbs a piece. In 3.5 rules the str 22 guy could not dual wield and hurl both anvils one handed, they'd need to be bowling ball sized (and weigh less then 183 lbs). He could easily hurl a single anvil about 50 ft if he used both hands (I'd say that would do 2d4+11 bludgeoning damage).

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Galuf the Dwarf
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Posted - 04 Feb 2013 :  14:16:16  Show Profile Send Galuf the Dwarf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bladewind

Strength 18/00 (or str 23 in 3.5) should be the heigth of natural human muscle limits.


Just curious: Where'd you get that figure from?

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Bladewind
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Str 23 is deduced by making a epic level human commoner with a starting strength of 18 and 5 advances in str.

Upon rereading the weight limits of second edition strength score you can even argue that 18/00 (light load is 335 lbs) is equal to a 3.5 strength of 27 (light load is 346 lbs).

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Entreri3478
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Posted - 04 Feb 2013 :  16:57:56  Show Profile  Visit Entreri3478's Homepage  Send Entreri3478 a Yahoo! Message Send Entreri3478 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wulfgar had a 19 Strength as stated by Hall of Heroes 2E IIRC.

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Bladewind
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Posted - 04 Feb 2013 :  17:08:55  Show Profile Send Bladewind a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thats writers munchkinism for ya.

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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 05 Feb 2013 :  22:17:36  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pfft, this is nothing, there's a guy who can supposedly pull an eighteen-wheeler with his *censored*.... Now THAT'S real strength for you, LOL!!!!

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Ayrik
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Posted - 05 Feb 2013 :  22:27:24  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really don't even want to ask what makes a guy think to himself "gee, a couple leather straps and I can walk around pulling an eighteen-wheeler with my *censored*" ... strolling around with a pair of anvils is macho enough for me.

Eat lots of garlic - it keeps the elves and vampires away.
Don't stick your sword into dragons, you just don't know where they've been.
Avoid stepping on halflings. They stick to your boots, will smell awful, and are impossible to scrape off.
Ah, of course. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
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Entreri3478
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Posted - 05 Feb 2013 :  23:23:22  Show Profile  Visit Entreri3478's Homepage  Send Entreri3478 a Yahoo! Message Send Entreri3478 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alystra Illianniis

Pfft, this is nothing, there's a guy who can supposedly pull an eighteen-wheeler with his *censored*.... Now THAT'S real strength for you, LOL!!!!



...and probably some stamina too

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