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  1. Yes, I do. The big hitters are behind the scenes until the pcs get enough experience to have a prayer (with smart play and help).
  2. And I don't intend any disparagement of Hero fans or munchkins.
  3. Many Hero gamers are munchkins that are quite capable of building characters that have incredible capacity for the points. At convention games that allow players to bring their own characters, I let them bring whateve they want and dal I h it by using the higher level characters from Champions Villains. It works.
  4. Rhino

    DunDraCon 2018

    I am going. Not running anything this year fo a change.
  5. This was also a feature of 6E. See 6E1 pg. 149: The class of minds rules are intended to provide flavor and intriguing options for Mental Powers — not as a cheap way for abusive players to try to make their characters immune to most mental attacks. Unless the GM indicates otherwise, assume all Player Characters in the campaign are affected as if they belong to the Human class of minds, regardless of their nature, where they come from, or the like. For example, a PC who’s an android is a machine, but if he’s smart enough and self-willed enough to function like a human being, he
  6. Indy523 Yes, this is another reasons why the APG entry on cyberkinesis could use some fleshing out. I think if you take mind control with the machine class of minds you will certainly want telepathy as well. Good points.
  7. I think if you have classes of minds and machine class costs as much as human, you need to allow mental powers with the machine class minds descriptor to affect any reasonably complex electronic device within dramatic and genre sense. The APG has some good starting points, but I think it could use a bit more fleshing out with respect to a focus that has a user interface.
  8. I like this idea, but what would you use for the DMCV of the suit?
  9. I just read, and think I will use, the advice in the APG. Use a DMCV of 3 and AP/5 for the EGO of the machine if it is a focus, +5 or +50% (whichever is less) if it is IIF. Use the table for EGO if it is not a focus.
  10. I have a character in my game who has telepathy and mind control that only works against machine class minds. How would that work if he wanted to interfere with the operating system of a villain's suit of powered armor? Would this only work if the villain's suit of powered armor had a built in AI? If not, what would the DMCV of the suit's operating system be? What would it's EGO be?
  11. This was the VPP and sample powers of a player in my Champions Universe game. 71 By Will Alone I Set My Mind In Motion, 28 base + 50 control cost, Powers Can Be Changed As A Zero-Phase Action (+1), No Skill Roll Required (+1) (103 APs); Limited Power Only Powers of Percepton and Intellect (-½); all slots Requires A Roll (Int or Int Skill roll, -1 per 20 APs modifier; -¼) 0 Uncanny Deduction 1) Retrocognitive Clairsentience (Sight And Hearing Groups) (50 APs); Extra Time (5 Minutes, -2), Concentration, Must Concentrate throughout use of Constant Power (½ DCV; -½), Vague and Unclear
  12. Buy Champions Universe 6e and Champions Villains, Vols. 1-3. I find these books have more incredible characters than any other superhero setting.
  13. I think radio headsets built with HRRP just allow others to hear you speak over the channel. You still have to speak audibly to be heard. That's just the nature of the power. Mind Link would only be appropriate for those ultra advanced communication headsets that allow subvocalization.
  14. That just came up last night. The team all had HRRP headsets. They used them to coordinate attacks. The invisible character's location was revealed by him talking into the mike.
  15. Yeah, we are in the middle of a fight against Red Winter (I am using Champions Universe) and White Wolf used tracking smell to locate his general area and Red Dawn lit him up with an AOE blast. The Soviet Guard is using tactics and perception to figure out where he is based upon who he attacks and how.
  16. The reason I started this thread is because I have a player who bought invisibility to sight group, hearing group and mind scan with no fringe. He uses a powerful multipower sniper rifle. One of the slots is a blast with complete IPE and no knockback. Another is an indirect attack that allows him to shoot through obstacles (he has the ability to see through them.) The combination is tough to challenge as a GM without it appearing that I am unfairly gunning for him. RAW allows a non-targeting perception check as a half phase action to sense what hex he is in and reduce the penalties to DCV
  17. We could easily get into the weeds on this one. Sight is usually a passive sense, detecting ambient visible frequencies of electromagnetic radiation bouncing off of the surroundings. Sometimes it is active in that it involves generating electromagnetic radiation to bounce of the target. Hearing is likewise usually passive in that it involves detecting ambient sound waves generated by the target or by its integration with the environment. However it is also sometimes active in that it involves generating a sound wave and bouncing it off of the target. Invisibility to hearing group could
  18. What does this mean exactly? I know it means that senses that are part of the Hearing Group cannot detect you, but what if you are moving? Can they hear your footsteps? What if you are walking on dry leaves?
  19. I am having trouble determining when a combined attack is allowed. I understand that a combined attack is not possible with a focus based attack and an additional version of the same focus bought using the equipment rules. But what about two separately bought focus based attacks? For example, what about a power ring and a staff of power?
  20. I would model this by buying the penetrating vision that is limited to only penetrate your partner's smoke as well as focus based.
  21. Thanks everyone! Now I grok it. It is for 6E, but I like 2 meter hexes.
  22. I am having trouble visualizing the area of effect of an explosion on a map with 2m hexes. Is the target point the target hex or something different? How does the explosion degrade from that point? Any graphics?
  23. I am Sonic Fist, the Silencer of Men.
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