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Old 07-11-2018, 11:29 PM   #1
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I have a player in my new fantasy campaign playing a shaman who has a few small Modular Abilities slots (3, 5, and 6 point capacity). I find myself in need of more small powers than I have time to create. There was a 50-point power thread. How about one for low point abilities?

The goal is balanced and interesting, not to break the game mechanics.

ETA: Each MA represents a talisman that a spirit can be bound to, granting the shaman a slice of power. Magic in the setting trends lower powered, but not necessarily subtle.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:47 PM   #2
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Commune with the Ancestors (-50%): Channeling (Aware, +50%; Cost FP, 10 FP, -50%; Preparation Required, 1 hour, -50%; Reliable, +10, +50%; Specialized, Ghosts Only, -50%) [5]. The shaman spends an hour in ritual preparation before opening herself to the ghosts of her people for one minute during a partial trance. While she is open to the spiritual, she is aware of the events around her and possesses supreme control over the situation (gaining +10 on Will rolls to enter the partial trance and to resist Possession during the partial trance).
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:27 AM   #3
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What are the standard limitations on powers? Or are they built into the MA as such?
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:26 AM   #4
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ETA: Each MA represents a talisman that a spirit can be bound to, granting the shaman a slice of power. Magic in the setting trends lower powered, but not necessarily subtle.
Sorry for not statting them out, but a few ideas, needing appropriate Limitations:
  • ST/HT/HP/FP/DR bonuses- based on animal totems, such as Strength of the Bear Spirit or Hide of the Rhino Spirit
  • See Invisible (Ghosts/Spirits Only)
  • Skills- as ancestral memories, or combat skills
  • Animal Senses- Discriminatory Smell/Hearing, Telescopic Vision (Eyes of the Eagle Spirit)
  • Telekinetic Spirit Wind
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:44 AM   #5
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What are the standard limitations on powers? Or are they built into the MA as such?
The power modifier is already built into the Modular Ability. So the ability within would mostly be built as though it were a wild ability on the character sheet.
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The power modifier is already built into the Modular Ability. So the ability within would mostly be built as though it were a wild ability on the character sheet.
Got it. Let me give it some thought.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:13 PM   #7
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"Ablate"
Corrosion Attack(Damage Limitation: No Wounding -50%; Melee Attack: Reach C -30%) is 2 cp/die, and +1 damage counts as 0.3 die, so +5 damage is 1.5 die or 3 points to remove 1 DR per attack (though it will only damage DR, it could be really helpful if you're incarcerated or a lock, door, bars, etc is otherwise blocking your path).

"Ignite"
Burning Attack(Damage 1pt *0.25; Damage Limitation: No Wounding -50%; Melee Attack: Reach C -30%; Damage Modifier: Incindiary 3* +130%) is [3] and will ignite anything except "Nonflammable" materials instantly in a single try.
*From Power-Ups 4: Enhancements, Incindary 3 is +30% and requires Cosmic +100%

"Get Back!"
Crushing Attack (Damage Limitation: No Blunt Trauma -20%; Damage Limitation: No Wounding -50%; Damage Modifier: Double Knockback +20%; Melee Attack: Reach 1 -25%; Melee Attack: Cannot Parry -5%) is 1 cp/die, so for 20 damage that would be 6 die for 6 points. It deals 40 'knockback damage' to anybody at just the right range to shove, which would knock an average ST 10 person back 5 yards, or a monsterous ST 22 creature gets knocked back 2 yards.

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