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Old 09-16-2019, 06:22 AM   #56
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Default Re: Maximum Attributes for Real World People

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Originally Posted by AlexanderHowl View Post
Its much cheaper to have IQ 20 and Inventor!-20 and Science!-20 than to have IQ 14 and Inventor!-20 and Science!-20. The former gets you +6 to IQ-based defaults and skills, as well as +6 Per and Will, and it costs 248 CP. The latter costs 272 CP. So, for 24 CP less, you can make a much more capable character, and it is no use claiming that it is less realistic.
Regarding that +6 Per and Will...

Let's face it Lex and Tony aren't really that perceptive or strong willed otherwise they would see things they miss and be able to regularly resist their respective Obsession and Addiction (Kill Superman and Alcoholism)

An example of a Lex Luthor who is more perceptive then his canonal comic incarnations is in the fanfiction Inviolate especially in Chapter 15

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Originally Posted by Tomsdad View Post
what most cost efficient in a points-buy RPG systems and what's realistic is two very different things
Quite right. It isn't just a matter of cheaper but what better fits the character. Heck, I would say even in his Silver Age incarnation Superman didn't have a IQ 20 and he was outsmarting Luthor all the time.

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