How do I make a translucent cloud that affects both those in and outside the cloud? in HERO System Discussion Posted yesterday at 09:30 AM · Report reply Yeah, ninja-bear has it nailed. I always think of the penalties of CE relating to anyone interacting with that area. This is almost always the person inside the area but the change you describe could just as easily affect those outside targetting people inside as well. You would be adding bureaucracy to your game if you want increased penalties depending on how many metres but that is really my only argument against it - buy the CE with the highest possible penalty to those interacting and limit it with (reduced proportiionally on how many metres of cloud you are firing through (I would possibly be open to giving up to a -1 limitation on that basis).