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  1. Variable Power Pool, only for Multiform, only swarms of available insects
  2. I am baffled. Here's a question for the hive mind (ha!). How would you do this? I have a character who was killed by bees. His ghost manifests by possessing large groups of nearby insects (preferably but not necessarily bees). Now, there are rules for an insect swarm in the Bestiary. BUT, it's not good enough. Because it does not account for the ability of a swarm to change size and shape. Do I need Shape Change to change the contours of the swarm (say, into a humanoid form)? Or will Stretching alone do this, since the swarm is still obviously a swarm no matter its g
  3. Sometimes it benefits him, sometimes it doesn't, depending on circumstances. In combat, it benefits him when it activates. I think I like Massey's approach.
  4. This power is making my brain hurt. I have a character who exists in higher dimensions of space-time. From the point of view of someone who exists only in our mundane three dimensions, he appears to be moving in and out of existence as he changes in position relative to you. So far I have Invisibility to Sight Group , Persistent (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Trigger (Activating the Trigger is an Action that takes no time, Trigger resets automatically, immediately after it activates, Character does not control activation of personal Trigger; wh
  5. Aha! "If a character has a Trigger for a personal power for which he cannot control the activation, he may, at the GM’s option, reduce the value of Trigger by ¼. An example would be an Aid STR, Triggered when the character becomes Enraged (or Berserk). Since the character cannot become Enraged at will, he gets less use out of his Triggered power, so the GM might reduce the Advantage’s value. (The GM may also allow the power to take the No Conscious Control Limitation, if appropriate.)" Got it
  6. Well, there's another issue here that I didn't mention. The idea is that the character fears these powers (they come with a nasty personality change Side Effect), but if he uses his other powers in an uncontrolled fashion the powers might trigger. So this Unstabje Power, Variable Limitations (requires -3 of Increased END Cost, Concentration, Requires a Roll, Extra Time) The result is that if the character wants to use the power without Increased END Cost, Concentration, and so on, there's a chance he'll lose control (set his VL to Requires a Roll
  7. I act Huh. that's an interesting idea. And put No Conscious Control on these powers, so that I can't deliberately activate it. So put the Limitations on the Multipower, and not the powers inside it? I'm foggy on how this would work, mechanically.
  8. Hello HERO peeps. I am stymied and perplexed! What I want to build is something like Unstable power (what kind doesn't matter), Requires a Roll List of other powers (what kind doesn't matter) that activate only if Requires a Roll on the unstable power fails The gist is that the secondary powers only activate if the unstable power fails. The intuitively obvious options are Accidental Change (but it isn't really that), or to put Trigger on the list of other powers (the trigger being failing the roll), or to have the other po
  9. Good day Mr. Long! I have a question for you. I have the following two powers. 15 Barbed Scourge: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1d6, +2 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/2), Armor Piercing (x2; +1/2) (30 Active Points); No STR Bonus (-1/2), Reduced Penetration (-1/4), No Knockback (-1/4) and 16 The Lash of Conscience: (Total: 33 Active Cost, 16 Real Cost) Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1d6, +2 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/2) (22 Active Points); No STR Bonus (-1/2), Reduced Penetration (-1/4), No Knockback (-1/4) (Real Cost: 11) <
  10. Young People's Dystopian Fiction Hero. Hey! FFG lost the 40K license.
  11. Oh great and incredibly prolific one, I invoke thee! I have a question. Is the following build possible, for a sword that can burst into flame for instance: Sword 1D6 HKA, OAF (-1) Sword on Fire! 1D6 RKA, Area Effect (1m Surface) (+1/4), Personal Immunity (+1/4), Constant (+1/2), No Range (-1/2), Can Only Be Applied to Sword (-1), OAF (-1) So that whenever the character hits with the sword, or whenever the sword is parried or otherwise touched, the RKA affects the touchee/toucher. The alternative would just be an RKA Linked with the HKA, but that wouldn't yield the result t
  12. I... not at all. That never occured to me.
  13. The reason (and this further complicates things) is that -- I guess I have to explain the character for this to make sense. The character is a classical Fury from Greek myth that has been changed into human form. One side effect of this is that, since classical Furies could not follow their victims into areas in which they had the protection of (other) gods, whenever the character enters such a place -- a church, temple, synagogue, what have you -- all her divine abilities shut down, as only the human part is allowed within. In this state, the whip is just a whip. You can take it away
  14. Thanks for the info. I'm using the big 6e books, not Champions Complete. This is the first time I've ever seen a distinction between Universal and Personal Foci. What is that? In fact, the reason I didn't do what you suggest is that I couldn't see a way to do this: Multipower, OAF or Linked, Conditional Power, and Restrainable 1: slot 1: OAF 2: slot 2: the same as slot 1, but slightly better, and Linked, Conditional Power, and Restrainable instead of OAF. My big core problem is actually as follows. It seems like it should be simple, but I'm having problems wrapping my noggin arou
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