I've been a bit out of it when it comes to following the hottest new developments from the Risus community, but I did want to give props to Dan Suptic for his new "Fortifying Foes" article over at the Risusiverse. If you run Risus games then this is stuff that you can use now! The article contains a whole menu of options to add mechanical spice to foes in combat. Some of these (like the "Backup cliche" option), are simply reminders of techniques that are already present in the game. Others are fascinating rules variants that really bring the awesome. I'm definitely going to use some of these the next time I run Risus.
(And for those of you who are not playing Risus at the moment, these techniques can serve as reminders of cool stuff that you can do in just about any other RPG)