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Old 01-25-2022, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default [Powers] Mirror Power?

Neutralize (Power Theft) let's you steal someone's power, but how would you price it if you copied their power but didn't steal it (ala, got their power and it's abilities, but they didn't loose it)?
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:12 PM   #2
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Neutralize (Power Theft) let's you steal someone's power, but how would you price it if you copied their power but didn't steal it (ala, got their power and it's abilities, but they didn't loose it)?
By RAW you can't really outside of Modular Abilities. I wrote up some ideas here.
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:34 PM   #3
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By RAW you can't really outside of Modular Abilities. I wrote up some ideas here.
Sounds like Power Sharing is basically what I'm looking for. Also that Ravensnpennies post is phenomenally useful. I can't believe I haven't bookmarked it before. You've definitely referred me to it a few times in the past for other weird Neutralize questions.
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Sounds like Power Sharing is basically what I'm looking for. Also that Ravensnpennies post is phenomenally useful. I can't believe I haven't bookmarked it before. You've definitely referred me to it a few times in the past for other weird Neutralize questions.
Glad it's useful to you.
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Old 01-25-2022, 11:28 PM   #5
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Re-reading all that - in particular, the various enhancements for affecting multiple sources - I had a thought. The only official power modifiers/sources that can be Neutralized are Magic, Psi, and Super - the only power modifiers that have the -5% for an anti-power. I guess it's surprising to me that a chi-user can't neutralize or disrupt another's chi. And what about denying someone his Spirit powers by trapping the spirit that's providing them? Not an anti-power, but certainly a countermeasure.

There might be more on this list (http://gurpswiki.wikidot.com/ind:power-modifiers), and of course the GM can create new ones, but +300% Cosmic: All Sources seems like a pretty poor return on those 150 points.
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Old 01-27-2022, 09:52 AM   #6
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Re-reading all that - in particular, the various enhancements for affecting multiple sources - I had a thought. The only official power modifiers/sources that can be Neutralized are Magic, Psi, and Super - the only power modifiers that have the -5% for an anti-power. I guess it's surprising to me that a chi-user can't neutralize or disrupt another's chi. And what about denying someone his Spirit powers by trapping the spirit that's providing them? Not an anti-power, but certainly a countermeasure.

There might be more on this list (http://gurpswiki.wikidot.com/ind:power-modifiers), and of course the GM can create new ones, but +300% Cosmic: All Sources seems like a pretty poor return on those 150 points.
Since it's a +300% cosmic modifier I'd generally assume it transcended the need for the power modifier to care. You can have "neutralize (divine)" if you're a god with cosmic powers.
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