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Old 01-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default [Powers] Affliction transmitted by touch of a phantasm

I'm trying to build a power that has the following effect:

An insubstantial phantasmal "carrier" is generated per use of the ability (up to a maximum), and this carrier then proceeds to approach the target much like a zombie or ghost to touch them (they have no other abilities). Their touch attacks the target with a touch-based Affliction and forces the target to make their normal resistance roll (as with any Affliction), and then the phantasm disappears; obviously this touch-based attack can be dodged by the target as well. The phantasm remains until it either touches the target or is dispelled by the "caster" / "summoner", whichever comes first.

I thought a good place to start would be Ally, with Minion, Summonable, and Frequency of Appearance: Constantly (if I want to remove the additional failure point of "summoning" the affliction-carrying phantasm). Within the point value of this Ally is the Affliction I with which I want to affect the target.

Am I off? Or does that sound about right?
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: [Powers] Affliction transmitted by touch of a phantasm

Thats workable.
You can also use Homing. Not sure if allowed on an affliction but it is a ranged attack so probably ok.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Yea, homing with increased range and reduced 1/2d to whatever move you want the 'phantasm' to have.

Though you may want to decide how things like doors, or walls getting in the way effect it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Yea, homing with increased range and reduced 1/2d to whatever move you want the 'phantasm' to have.
Equating 1/2D range to Move? Wouldn't you just add another limiter to show the relative slowness of the attack?
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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Default Re: [Powers] Affliction transmitted by touch of a phantasm

If the attack is really summoning spectral beings that make the attack, then use the Ally rules. If the spectral beings is just a visual effect then use Homing.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:41 AM   #6
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Equating 1/2D range to Move? Wouldn't you just add another limiter to show the relative slowness of the attack?
Homing uses 1/2D for move. So to adjust the speed of the attack you would adjust the 1/2D of the attack.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:04 PM   #7
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Homing uses 1/2D for move. So to adjust the speed of the attack you would adjust the 1/2D of the attack.
Oops, forgot that bit from Homing. Yeah... the op makes it sound like the carrier is just a special effect to the attack, so Homing seems better than going to the trouble of writing it up as an Ally.
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