Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > GURPS

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
ssveter
 
ssveter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Default Reverse Leech

I am building a mutant that can heal people by leeching her own hp to the victim. The effect is she transfers the wounds the victim has taken to her body and regenerates to heal herself. This will also work with diseases and poisons too.

I am thinking the basic mechanic is a Reverse of the Leech power.
ssveter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
the_matrix_walker
 
the_matrix_walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lynn, MA
Default Re: Reverse Leech

See GURPS Powers Page 51, You want Healing with (Empathic,-50%)

Last edited by the_matrix_walker; 02-02-2013 at 08:48 PM. Reason: wrong limitation
the_matrix_walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
vierasmarius
 
vierasmarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Oregon
Default Re: Reverse Leech

I think the proper mechanic is to use Healing with the Empathic modifier (Powers pg 51). "When you heal others, you take on the injuries, diseases, and Afflictions you remove instead of paying FP."
vierasmarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #4
ssveter
 
ssveter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Default Re: Reverse Leech

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_matrix_walker View Post
Sounds like Healing with Costs HP to me...
Yea I looked at that...that might be the way I go however healing doesn't restore lost limbs and such.

The effect I'm going for is the mutant essentially transfers the damage to herself. Thus if the victim has lost a limb she would lose hers while the victims limb regrows.
ssveter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
Refplace
 
Refplace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Yukon, OK
Default Re: Reverse Leech

It can restore Crippled.
For actually lost limbs you want an affliction with Regrowth with a nice duration.
Buy it as an alternate ability to your Healing to save points and then use the Afflcition adn then your Heal power to get the limb to regrow quickly.
__________________
My GURPS publications GURPS Powers: Totem and Nature Spirits; GURPS Template Toolkit 4: Spirits; Pyramid articles. Buying them lets us know you want more!
My GURPS fan contribution and blog:
REFPLace GURPS Landing Page
My List of GURPS You Tube videos (plus a few other useful items)
My GURPS Wiki entries
Refplace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
ssveter
 
ssveter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Default Re: Reverse Leech

Hmm, Affliction with regrowth...how would that account for the mutant losing her limb, or do I chalk it up to special effect.
ssveter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
vierasmarius
 
vierasmarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Oregon
Default Re: Reverse Leech

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssveter View Post
Hmm, Affliction with regrowth...how would that account for the mutant losing her limb, or do I chalk it up to special effect.
That could be a Backlash, assuming it's temporary (such as if she has Regrowth). If it's a permanent loss, you could attach the Costs CP modifier to the Affliction, cutting its cost to 1/5 after all other modifiers are tallied. And that stacks with the Alternative Advantage discount. Which is only fair; it's not a power she can use lightly. It literally costs an arm and a leg. =P
vierasmarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 09:05 PM   #8
ssveter
 
ssveter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Default Re: Reverse Leech

Nope the character has fast regeneration with regrowth
ssveter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #9
ssveter
 
ssveter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Default Re: Reverse Leech

To quote GURPS Powers

"Its possible
to use Affliction (p. 39) with the
Advantage enhancement to give someone
else Regrowth but this is
too slow to be useful
unless the
subject also gains (or already has)
Regeneration."
ssveter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #10
David Johnston2
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Default Re: Reverse Leech

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssveter View Post
I am building a mutant that can heal people by leeching her own hp to the victim. The effect is she transfers the wounds the victim has taken to her body and regenerates to heal herself. This will also work with diseases and poisons too.

I am thinking the basic mechanic is a Reverse of the Leech power.
It's amazing how much people hate Healing.
David Johnston2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
empathic, gurps 4e, leech, mutant, super

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.