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Old 03-25-2011, 10:43 AM   #31
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I really like the scaled bonuses. I think it reflects dating reality much better.

I wonder if High Standards would be a good quirk, or just a roleplaying option. Having High Standards under this the scaled bonuses already is a disadvantage, so I can't see a greater negative impact.

Wouldn't the ability to sometimes be affected by appearance modifiers be a perk. Like controllable Lecherousness?
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:14 AM   #32
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Good example maybe, but of what?
The player knew what was going on, the PC failed to resist.

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A player can, on the other hand, decide that their character is simply not attracted to certain types of other characters. If you're playing a straight woman, another woman's Sex Appeal won't work on her and in some cultural milieux may creep her out. Likewise lesbian/man, straight man/man, gay man/woman.

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I would assume sexual orientation would be established in character creation, and a good reason to resist Sex Appeal from someone you aren't attracted to, as would Intolerance, etc.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:15 AM   #33
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In light of this situation, it's game-mechanically sensible to allow Resistant; this is just a specific case of "Mental Resistance" (p. B81). "All Influence skills" is Common; the topmost, Immunity level is named Indomitable [15] (p. B60).
What if you wanted Immunity to "All Influence skills even from people with empathy"? Would it not be better to set that to Very Common? And then scale down fron there?
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #34
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What if you wanted Immunity to "All Influence skills even from people with empathy"? Would it not be better to set that to Very Common? And then scale down fron there?
That would be Cosmic Indomitable (overcome with Cosmic Empathy). After that, you just add Cosmic Tiers.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:25 AM   #35
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That would be Cosmic Indomitable (overcome with Cosmic Empathy). After that, you just add Cosmic Tiers.
That doesn't answer the question: What if you want to be as immune to people empathy as those without?
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #36
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That doesn't answer the question: What if you want to be as immune to people empathy as those without?
You add Cosmic to your Indomitable, and now you are immune to Influence from people with Empathy.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:29 AM   #37
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You add Cosmic to your Indomitable, and now you are immune to Influence from people with Empathy.
But not those with cosmic empathy. You've made the hole smaller, but you haven't plugged it.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:30 AM   #38
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this but I sometimes let characters resist with their own level in a skill. It's been a good way to represent grifters knowing all the tricks of the trade and thus being hard to deceive. Extending it to Sex Appeal makes sense so the suave spy is harder to distract with a pretty girl/guy.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:32 AM   #39
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But not those with cosmic empathy. You've made the hole smaller, but you haven't plugged it.
Rule that indomitable is not beaten by empathy and see everybody and their Nana scramble to take it. i think it's a heck of a deal at 15 points, if you add cosmic and rule it beats all empathy, I snap it up post-haste.
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But not those with cosmic empathy. You've made the hole smaller, but you haven't plugged it.
Well, if you're so indomitable that even the Goddess Of Sex Appeal can't affect you with her Cosmic Empathy, then you're obviously the God Of Double Indomitability, so you should have Indomitable (+100% Cosmic II).
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