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Old 07-26-2017, 11:16 AM   #21
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Default Re: [Supers] Warp affliction: exoteleport and naked

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On the other hand, export costs so much because teleport is considered a beneficial affliction, not an aggressive one. Yes, it can be used aggressively, but compare it to heart attack, coma, or flesh to stone, which will cost less than a "stripping" teleport.
I agree with this. There are more useful "attacks" to be used against battlesuit/gadget supers. A player has to go out of their way to hobble an exoport ability into an offense-only ability.

Anthony's +100% Incapacitating condition seems about right to me. Even if it's a +300% (the same as Heart Attack), it'll be cheaper than an Exoport ability. Heck, a Paralysis or Unconsciousness Incapacitation Ability with some extended duration, would give you plenty of time to capture and strip a battlesuit/gadget super.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:07 PM   #22
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Default Re: [Supers] Warp affliction: exoteleport and naked

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Actually the issue of transporting objects probably is a reason why you don't want to allow the Nude limitation. Instead go with something like "flesh only".
Naked just doesn't do a whole lot on inanimate objects. It is still inconvenient, just less so. It's more of an issue for the player to deal with.
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The easiest thing to do is use Cosmic +50% (targets are nude upon arrival) since it's is an advantage for the character to strip enemies of their gear.
I would accept something like "Can decide Warp has Naked" as an enhancement so you get the best of both worlds.
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Setting aside questions of sexual assault by people who are clearly horrible anyways, naked women mostly face a lot of social repercussions in Western countries. Naked men, in the wrong context, are regarded as pretty dang threatening. In a conflict with the police, not having pants on tends to make things worse for you, and you really really don't want to end up near e.g. childrens playgrounds, schoolyards.

Being naked in an inappropriate context for either gender makes you look crazy, and being a crazy-looking supervillain is going to escalate the situation.
Honestly, I don't think you get enough points back for the Naked limitation if you are using it with Affliction. There are so many issues with porting others naked.
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