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Old 02-12-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Greetings, fellows.

I'm starting a new supers game, and a player has presented a question for his character.

He wants to play an alien ambassador that has a "religious rank" among UFO cultists. The thing is, he wants nothing to do with it.

How would you model this?
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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Greetings, fellows.

I'm starting a new supers game, and a player has presented a question for his character.

He wants to play an alien ambassador that has a "religious rank" among UFO cultists. The thing is, he wants nothing to do with it.

How would you model this?
Check out Social Engineering for more info on this. I'd called it Hidden Status/Rank or perhaps Courtesy Rank. Even if it's a real institution with real power the super is unwilling to use that power.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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Greetings, fellows.

I'm starting a new supers game, and a player has presented a question for his character.

He wants to play an alien ambassador that has a "religious rank" among UFO cultists. The thing is, he wants nothing to do with it.

How would you model this?
I'd model it as Enemy w/ Watcher, build out the "ufo cultist" faction using the Social Engineering rules and then charge for the Rank that the character has.

Whether he wants it or not, he has it and that should be represented on his character sheet. It might be an advantage. Minions can be useful (even if you don't want them).
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:10 AM   #4
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:29 AM   #5
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I'd model it as Enemy w/ Watcher, build out the "ufo cultist" faction using the Social Engineering rules and then charge for the Rank that the character has.

Whether he wants it or not, he has it and that should be represented on his character sheet. It might be an advantage. Minions can be useful (even if you don't want them).
And the player might view them as a resource even if the character just sees them as a nuisance.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:50 AM   #6
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Reputation: +X, all the time, "UFO cultists" (small group)

Quirk: Dislike ("UFO Cultists")

His dislike is a minor thing, and the fact that they like him means that he has some influence over them. Rank would be more appropriate if there was a standing infrastructure that he was in command of, rather than a group simply predisposed to worship or follow him.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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Cosmic Fish has it right. They aren't an organized church with him at the head. They're just guys who really like him and every other alien...at least until they decide that he's one of the alien devils instead of one of the alien gods.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:16 PM   #8
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Thanks, guys. The Reputation bit is so simple that I feel a bit dense for not seeing it right off.
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