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Old 09-11-2019, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default [Basic/Powers] Looking for a +5% enhancement for Medium

I have a character who uses Magic as Powers, and buys most of them with +25% No Magical Signature (a re-skin of No Psionic Signature) because he's a stealth and infiltration specialist, and detecting as magical would be a giveaway.

On Medium, with its base cost of [10] this causes a waste of +5% worth of enhancement, and I'm looking for something to fill that. Reliable is a useful +5% enhancement for many powers, but it's rare to roll anything with Medium - it just works.

I can't find anything that looks workable in Basic, Powers, or Power-Ups 4. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:01 PM   #2
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I have a character who uses Magic as Powers, and buys most of them with +25% No Magical Signature (a re-skin of No Psionic Signature) because he's a stealth and infiltration specialist, and detecting as magical would be a giveaway.

On Medium, with its base cost of [10] this causes a waste of +5% worth of enhancement, and I'm looking for something to fill that. Reliable is a useful +5% enhancement for many powers, but it's rare to roll anything with Medium - it just works.

I can't find anything that looks workable in Basic, Powers, or Power-Ups 4. Any suggestions?
Alternatively, you could look for a -5% limitation. Nuisance Effect might work in this case.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:26 PM   #3
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Alternatively, you could look for a -5% limitation. Nuisance Effect might work in this case.
I'd rather not. Nuisance Effects have a way of drawing attention, and this character's specialisation is appearing not to be there at all.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: [Basic/Powers] Looking for a +5% enhancement for Medium

It might also be helpful with other enhancements. As part of my shamanic powers system I use Aware, +50%; Manifestation, +100%; Universal, +50%; and Visual, +50%.

Reliable can be used for Per rolls to sense nearby spirits.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:15 PM   #5
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Shave 5% off the Power Modifier (assuming there is one), which is the same as adding another +5%.

For example, this particular character has a quirky talent with Medium that means it's not blocked by anti-magic. Or that Medium isn't magical, in this sense -- it's just something the character can do. Or a bit further out, the usual anti-technology doesn't apply to Medium, because spirits.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:02 AM   #6
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It might also be helpful with other enhancements. As part of my shamanic powers system I use Aware, +50%; Manifestation, +100%; Universal, +50%; and Visual, +50%.
Those all look useful, but I'm just trying to deal with a round-off issue here.
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Reliable can be used for Per rolls to sense nearby spirits.
However, the character already has a form of See Invisible that works for spirits.
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Shave 5% off the Power Modifier (assuming there is one), which is the same as adding another +5%.
I'm pretty sure I won't get away with that one, given the well-established campaign metaphysics.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:07 AM   #7
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If you have Enhancements there's something Low Psychic Signature or Low Signature, Variable for +5%. Sounds like it would work well for your character.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:10 AM   #8
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Usually On , although there isn't really any advantage, unless there are spirits around that would cause huge trauma if perceived ?
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:42 AM   #9
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If you have Enhancements there's something Low Psychic Signature or Low Signature, Variable for +5%. Sounds like it would work well for your character.
Yes … so well I have all of it already, although its variety of names makes that confusing. The Enhancements version is Low Psychic Signature, -5% per -2, I have Low Magical Signature, which applies to magic (there are no psionics in the campaign).
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Usually On , although there isn't really any advantage, unless there are spirits around that would cause huge trauma if perceived ?
We've been playing Medium as something you have to use deliberately.

I'm pretty sure nothing already exists that fits the bill; the choices are either to leave it, or invent something.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:59 AM   #10
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Costs Fatigue, -5%?
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