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Old 07-05-2023, 12:15 AM   #1
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Default Imbuement - Single Weapon-Skill Limitation on Imbue

Power-Ups1: Imbuements suggest a special limitation Limited Skill Access limiting the possibles imbuements to 1-5 with -80% to -20% cost modifiers. This explicitly allows
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each of which you can still buy for multiple weapon skills
Of course I could easily include the "Single Skill -20%" limitation defined for Extra Attack in Powers P49 and apply it here. Or something similar like this for instance:
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Limiting Imbue to only improving a specific category of weapons or armor is also valid, though you have to make sure that's actually a limitation: "Broadsword only" is probably worth -50% or so on Imbue, because lots of other imbuement skills would default to Broadsword, which would be cut off by this, whereas "Whip only" might be worth only -30% or so, since very few things default to Whip.
But before I do this, I want to understand the (possible) reasoning behind the decision not to include this in the original Power-Ups writeup.


Why wasn't a limitation to a single weapon skill (allowing all imbuement skills to be used on one specific weapon type) included?
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Old 07-06-2023, 03:40 AM   #2
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I can hazard a guess. More focus was being spent on balancing the numerous skills and emulating the powers aspects.

Additional features for Imbuements were added via articles in Pyramid 3, often with a dungeon fantasy focus. This includes the limitation for allowed weapon focuses.

Though given that multiple articles, it would be nice if they could have some form of compilation at some point.
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Old 07-06-2023, 03:52 AM   #3
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I'd use the special limitation from Gunslinger on p. 15 of GURPS Gun Fu.
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Old 07-06-2023, 06:08 AM   #4
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Pyramid 3-36 has "Powering Up: Imbuements"

has everything you need.

Specifically: Limited Skill Application.

1 skill only is worth -50%
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Old 07-06-2023, 08:04 AM   #5
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I'd use the special limitation from Gunslinger on p. 15 of GURPS Gun Fu.
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Pyramid 3-36 has "Powering Up: Imbuements"

has everything you need.

Specifically: Limited Skill Application.

1 skill only is worth -50%
I didn't own Pyramid #3/36 (until now). I just checked both, Gun Fu and Pyramid.
Pyramid seems to be exactly what i need. Though they are really in the same ballpark (40% vs 50%).

Thanks one step ahead again (^_^)
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