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Old 11-01-2007, 08:26 PM   #21
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Default Re: DR Switchable

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Originally Posted by Gurps Fan
I don't think it's really a double dip. Here's my take:

Switchable (+10%)
Your DR is on while you want it to stay on and it's off while you don't want, as long as you are awake. If you get unconscious, your DR falls into its "default state" (either on or off) as defined at character creation.

Accessibility: Not While Unconscious (-10%)
Your DR is always on while you are awake, and it's always off while unconscious.

Switchable plus Accessibility: Not While Unconscious (net 0%)
Your DR is on while you want it to stay on and it's off while you don't want, as long as you are awake. It's always off while you are unconscious.
The problem with the combination is that "Always off while you are unconscious" is something that you specify when you select Switchable. Look at it this way:

Switchable (Default on, +10%):
Your DR is on while you want it to stay on, and off while you don't want it, as long as you are awake. It is always on while unconscious.

Switchable (Default off, +10%):
Your DR is on while you want it to stay on, and off while you don't want it, as long as you are awake. It is always off while unconscious.

Switchable (Default off, +10%) and Accessibility: Not While Unconscious (-10%, net 0%):
Your DR is on while you want it to stay on, and off while you don't want it, as long as you are aware. It is always off while unconscious.

Switchable (Default on, +10%) and Accessibility: Not While Unconscious (-10%, net 0%):
Your DR is on while you want it to stay on, and off while you don't want it, as long as you are awake. It is always off while unconscious.

Do you see the problem now? The Switchable enhancement doesn't change its value regardless of the default setting of your ability. Including an Accessibility limitation ON TOP OF THAT changes the value of the ability, but DOESN'T CHANGE THE EFFECT. Switchable with Accessibility: Not Unconscious is the SAME THING as Switchable (default off). No matter how you slice it, it's a point crock.

Without Switchable, this is a perfectly reasonable limitation application. With Switchable, it is illegal. Plain and simple.
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:17 PM   #22
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I see your point. Objection withdrawn.
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