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Old 12-12-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default Shapeshifting pt cost?

So when buying the were advantage multiple times it says the cost is 15pts +1/4 the cost the template exceeds the base cost.

This seems to give an extreme pt. break for were's that can assume multiple forms. Is this intentional?
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:46 PM   #2
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So when buying the were advantage multiple times it says the cost is 15pts +1/4 the cost the template exceeds the base cost.

This seems to give an extreme pt. break for were's that can assume multiple forms. Is this intentional?
Well, I will say that 4th edition charges only 15 points for additional alternate forms after the most expensive one - regardless of how much they cost relative to the base template.

You seem to be talking about something from 3e, probably, but...it seems quite likely intentional, yes.
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Old 12-12-2017, 03:22 PM   #3
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Yes, with 4e, the most powerful alternate form is 15 points plus 90% of template cost difference and each additional alternate form is 15 points.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:33 PM   #4
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So when buying the were advantage multiple times it says the cost is 15pts +1/4 the cost the template exceeds the base cost.

This seems to give an extreme pt. break for were's that can assume multiple forms. Is this intentional?
Where are you seeing these rules? Is this from a GURPS 3rd edition book? IIRC, back in the third ed. era GURPS had no less than 3 sets of shape shifting rules (and probably more).
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:56 PM   #5
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Where are you seeing these rules? Is this from a GURPS 3rd edition book? IIRC, back in the third ed. era GURPS had no less than 3 sets of shape shifting rules (and probably more).
Shapeshifting Classic, pg 19. In the section about building a were
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:03 PM   #6
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Shapeshifting Classic, pg 19. In the section about building a were
Anything with Classic in the title is Third Edition so may have different rules and costs than Fourth Edition.
Shapeshifting now is a LOT simpler.
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