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 05-14-2014, 03:58 PM   #11
Nereidalbel
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Default Re: Create (Food)?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Genesis View Post
That's right, Bill - I don't want to charge my player CP every time he wants to use his powers to make a meal. The context is an ability that makes symbolic food nutritious - by eating a picture of an apple you get the benefits of a snack - but it's explicitly transferable: the magic is going into the picture (which becomes nutritious) not the person.

I started by thinking about something like "Affliction (cast-iron stomach)" but that's about the person, not the symbol. Then I thought about using Snatcher with Limited... and I went back and forth on the merits of that vs. Create for a while before I figured I'd ask the community.
Snatcher with Creation may cost a lot, but, it IS permanent. Throwing in Takes Extra Time really wouldn't hurt its effectiveness, either.
Nereidalbel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 04:12 PM   #12
Genesis
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Default Re: Create (Food)?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nereidalbel View Post
Snatcher with Creation may cost a lot, but, it IS permanent. Throwing in Takes Extra Time really wouldn't hurt its effectiveness, either.
I mean, the price isn't really the issue. With a whole load of Limited (only food) and Accessibility (must have a good symbolic representation of the food in question) I'm sure i can finagle something...
Genesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 04:55 PM   #13
Nereidalbel
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Default Re: Create (Food)?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Genesis View Post
I mean, the price isn't really the issue. With a whole load of Limited (only food) and Accessibility (must have a good symbolic representation of the food in question) I'm sure i can finagle something...
Make it take 10 minutes instead of 10 seconds. There's a discount for ya.
Nereidalbel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 05:38 PM   #14
Anaraxes
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Default Re: Create (Food)?

What about Doesn't Eat or Drink (Affects Others) [15]? Or (Area Effect), if preferred?
Anaraxes is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 05:41 PM   #15
Christopher R. Rice
 
Christopher R. Rice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Portsmouth, VA, USA
Default Re: Create (Food)?

I've used Cosmic, No Creation Pool Required for Permanent Items at the +300% for "Godlike Tricks." It's worked out pretty well for me.
__________________
My Twitter
My w23 Stuff
My Blog

Latest GURPS Book: Realm Management
Latest TFT Book: The Sunken Library

Become a Patron!
Christopher R. Rice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 06:19 PM   #16
Culture20
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Default Re: Create (Food)?

Fixed magic (magery:one spell -80%) with the create food spell could work too. Buy the spell at high enough level to reduce fatigue and ritual requirements, buy off the implicit "-10% magic" power mod on the whole "power" (magery and the spell; not strictly legal RAW), and you'll have an ever flowing food source without a creation pool of CP.

Last edited by Culture20; 05-14-2014 at 06:22 PM.
Culture20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 06:56 PM   #17
Not another shrubbery
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Default Re: Create (Food)?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anaraxes View Post
What about Doesn't Eat or Drink (Affects Others) [15]? Or (Area Effect), if preferred?
That's a clever idea, but it could get pricey since each person affected will need another level of AO. A beneficial Affliction would work about the same. It would be unappealingly expensive, but the cost would be front-loaded.
Not another shrubbery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 11:01 PM   #18
kirbwarrior
 
kirbwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dreamland
Default Re: Create (Food)?

I've blatantly gotten rid of the Creation Pool; to me, the FP cost is more important, not how long it lasts. I've used this same build with a Nuisance Effect that you lose hunger FP to use it (you're creating food out of yourself).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Genesis View Post
That's right, Bill - I don't want to charge my player CP every time he wants to use his powers to make a meal. The context is an ability that makes symbolic food nutritious - by eating a picture of an apple you get the benefits of a snack - but it's explicitly transferable: the magic is going into the picture (which becomes nutritious) not the person.

I started by thinking about something like "Affliction (cast-iron stomach)" but that's about the person, not the symbol. Then I thought about using Snatcher with Limited... and I went back and forth on the merits of that vs. Create for a while before I figured I'd ask the community.
Affliction that gives an Alternate Form that only gives 'Feature: Is as tasty and nutritious as the embodied image' would work. Slap on 'Only on inanimate objects' and 'Resisted by IQ' and you don't have to worry about any pesky side effects.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by cosmicfish View Post
While I do not think that GURPS is perfect I do think that it is more balanced than what I am likely to create by GM fiat.
kirbwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 10:56 AM   #19
simply Nathan
formerly known as 'Kenneth Latrans'
 
simply Nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Wyoming, Michigan
Default Re: Create (Food)?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kirbwarrior View Post
Affliction that gives an Alternate Form that only gives 'Feature: Is as tasty and nutritious as the embodied image' would work. Slap on 'Only on inanimate objects' and 'Resisted by IQ' and you don't have to worry about any pesky side effects.
Except that Alternate Form replaces your current racial template rather than adding to it, so it would change whatever the image was into a human with the Feature in question.
__________________
Ba-weep granah wheep minibon. Wubba lubba dub dub.
simply Nathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2014, 10:58 AM   #20
Nereidalbel
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Default Re: Create (Food)?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenneth Latrans View Post
Except that Alternate Form replaces your current racial template rather than adding to it, so it would change whatever the image was into a human with the Feature in question.
Fine then, Affliction, Advantage: Feature: Is as tasty and nutritious as the embodied image.
Nereidalbel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
character points, create, creation pool, powers

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 12:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.