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Old 10-10-2019, 03:41 PM   #411
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Thank you. One of the issues with low powered supers is that they really cannot afford a 100 CP ability, not unless they are a one trick pony. Then again, you can do a lot with 50 CP and them a few AAs. For example, you could potentially have a character with Crushing Attack 10d (Double Blunt Trauma, +20%; Double Knockback, +20%; Melee Attack, Reach C-1, Dual Weapon, -10%; No Signature, +20%; No Wounding, -50%) [50]. From there, you could build a number of more dangerous or longest distance alternative attacks.
I personally don't see that specific attack as being especially useful, but I agree in principle. 50 points is actually a pretty good target. For the gravity super I posted in my own thread, I used a maximally limited TK 50 (Visible, -20%, Repulsion, -60%, Increased Range, +20%, power mods, -20%) [50]. I was able to use AAs to get the opposite TK (a bit weird that you can get Attraction and Repulsion cheaper than Attraction/Repulsion, but I don't see any rule against it), Crushing Attack 3d with Ignores DR, and Binding 30.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:31 PM   #412
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The key thing with any AA is that it should be thematic. For example:

Crushing Attack 8d (Aura, +80%; Double Knockback, +20%; Melee, C, No Parry, -30%; No Blunt Trauma, -20%; No Signature, +20%; No Wounding, -50%; Super, -10%; Uncontrollable, -30%; Variable, +5%) [50]

Crushing Attack 3d (AA; Delay, +20%; Malediction 1, +100%; No Signature, +20%; Super, -10%; Symptom, 1/3 HP; Choaking, +100%) [10]
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:06 AM   #413
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The key thing with any AA is that it should be thematic. For example:

Crushing Attack 8d (Aura, +80%; Double Knockback, +20%; Melee, C, No Parry, -30%; No Blunt Trauma, -20%; No Signature, +20%; No Wounding, -50%; Super, -10%; Uncontrollable, -30%; Variable, +5%) [50]

Crushing Attack 3d (AA; Delay, +20%; Malediction 1, +100%; No Signature, +20%; Super, -10%; Symptom, 1/3 HP; Choaking, +100%) [10]
It would really help if u wrote a line or two on what the attack is supposed to be, instead of just listing modifiers
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:31 AM   #414
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The first attack would be a Psychokinetic Defensive Aura, which would toss the average attacker seven yards when they attack the character (or their weapon, in the case of a baseball bat or sword). The second attack is just a classic PK Choke.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:59 AM   #415
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The first attack would be a Psychokinetic Defensive Aura, which would toss the average attacker seven yards when they attack the character (or their weapon, in the case of a baseball bat or sword). The second attack is just a classic PK Choke.
If that's what it's supposed to be, I don't think Symptom makes much sense. I honestly don't think Choking makes much sense as a Symptom, anyway. Choking can be fixed with a mundane countermeasure that takes a few seconds to apply. That doesn't really make sense with being a Symptom.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:45 AM   #416
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If that's what it's supposed to be, I don't think Symptom makes much sense. I honestly don't think Choking makes much sense as a Symptom, anyway. Choking can be fixed with a mundane countermeasure that takes a few seconds to apply. That doesn't really make sense with being a Symptom.
Unless another book contradicts it, Choking isn't actually a legal Symptom, as it falls under Incapacitation (B36), and Symptoms (B109) only allow for Advantage, Attribute Penalty, Disadvantage, Irritant, and Negated Advantage. See B35-36 for the Affliction categories. Side Effect: Choking (+150%) would make sense, however.
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:56 PM   #417
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Yes, you are right, it would instead be something else. It should instead be Affliction 1 (Choking, +100%; Delay, +20%; Link, +20%; Malediction 1, +100%; No Signature, +20%; Super, -10%) [35] plus Crushing Attack 1d (Delay, +20%; Link, +20%; Malediction 1, +100%; No Signature, +20%; Super, -10%) [13]. In combination, they are a 10 CP AA to the defensive aura.

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Old 10-11-2019, 02:04 PM   #418
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Or possibly Crushing Attack 2d (Armor Piercing, /10, +200%; Delay, +20%; Increased Range, 5x, +20%; No Signature, +20%; Side Effect, Choking, +150%; Super, -10%) [50].
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:35 PM   #419
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Death Metal

Death Metal is the name for a female supervillain who uses her magnetic powers to commit crimes. Her principle ability is TK 120 (Magnetism, -50%; Reduced Range, /5, -20%; Reliable, +10, +50%; Super, -10%; Uncontrollable, -30%; Visible, -20%) [120]. While she is a one-trick pony, she is a very effective one-trick pony, as she is capable of hurling cars six dozen yards with pin point accuracy with just a thought.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:07 AM   #420
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Pinky Tuskadero can transform into a giant neon-pink hog of considerable durability. She is a frenemy of Javelina - they have fought, teamed up, and exchanged serious insults multiple times.
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