# Costing of Bases and Vehicles.

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Slightly confused by how to cost these. It seems simple enough but the Vehicle table has Starting Values, in the same way that characters do. Do I pay for these starting values or not? The implication is that I don't. But that also means that if I created a vehicle that only had these values, it would be 0CP. Well, 1CP since there's a rule that's the minimum something can cost. But you see my point.

So if I create a vehicle with 12 Body, does that cost 2CP because it's 10+(2*1CP)? Or does it cost 12CP because it's 12*1CP?

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The starting Characteristics for Vehicles and Bases (see 6E2 186, 189) are "free" in the sense that you don't account for them when adding up the cost of a Vehicle/Base to determine what it costs a character in Character Points -- the character just pays for the costs for Characteristics beyond those starting totals. Thus, in your example, you build a Vehicle with 12 BODY. Since Vehicles start with 10 BODY, you've only spent 2 Character Points, so that Vehicle costs you (2 / 5 = 0.4) = 1 point (since, as you point out, the minimum cost of anything in the HERO System is 1 point).

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