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Old 11-08-2019, 12:26 PM   #11
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I'd avoid comedy effects like turning people blue unless the game is intended to have that flare. Effects like uncontrolled levitation or growing larger or smaller can have great effects on a game. And if there's going to be beneficial effects thrown into the random list I'd give the Random limitation a bit more juice.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:13 PM   #12
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Or you can build it as a Modular Ability.

Build your list of possible effects like normal abilities. Figure out which one is the most expensive and then:

M.A. (Cosmic Slotted) (Requires gestures, magic words, -20%; PM, -10%; Random, -10%*) Cost per slot: 5 points base + 3 points per point of abilities.


So if the most expensive ability is 50pts you would need:

Wild Magic Blast (50) [155]

add more slots if you want them to be able to cast more than one spell at a time.

*Random = you can not control what ability manifests when you use your power. It can be the most powerful ability you can do or a fart. I peg this at -10% modifier.
I don't understand these numbers at all. You end up paying 155 points to get an ability that can blast your target for as much damage as a 50 point ability ?

If the best it can do is a 50 point ability, but there is a good chance it won't do anything or do something completely unexpected I would look at it as a form of unreliable, so it should end up costing LESS than what the most expensive ability costs, not 3 times more.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:36 PM   #13
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100 50pt abilities bought as AA cost 50 + (50×99)/5 = 1040pts

That's extreme and, and compared to what I made. I would take what I made.

If you only have about 11 abilites, then buying them as AA with some form of unreliable is cheaper, above that, costs more.

I'll post more when I get home, but cost wise for a power like what is being requested is not cheap. Hope that makes more sense.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:56 PM   #14
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If it were me, I'd price for the most powerful ability and then slap a Limitation, based on Accessibility pricing for how often on average it will be useful, denote that it actually has a range of abilities and they the actual ability used its randomly determined and call it a day.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:19 PM   #15
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Long story short: One of my players wants a wild magic blast. Basically, it's an innate attack but no-one knows what's going to happen on the receiving end. Could be fire. Could be Extacy affliction. Could be turning into a frog.

What are my options here?
I'd do this as Wild Talent + Ability Only (+0%) and some limitation to reflect it only does "blasts."
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:24 AM   #16
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How about a baseline attack with the Wildcard modifier and some form of random effect limitation? Maybe a stun affliction as the baseline?
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:37 AM   #17
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I'd do this as Wild Talent + Ability Only (+0%) and some limitation to reflect it only does "blasts."
This could work, but only once per day.

I think "expected value" is the fairest, minus a little bit for the unpredictability.
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