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Old 08-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #11
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That's not at all true. See the box on p B293 and the options on p B295.
The options are: pay points, pay cash, or free. If it comes from a friend cash probably makes no sense. Free mentions when you get no say in the matter, again not happening if its a friend. That leaves points. Everywhere it mentions getting rid of disadvantages it mentions buying them off, again it requires points.

Page 293 is about learning through study. Not a mage casting heal eye.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:26 PM   #12
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The options are: pay points, pay cash, or free. If it comes from a friend cash probably makes no sense. Free mentions when you get no say in the matter, again not happening if its a friend. That leaves points. Everywhere it mentions getting rid of disadvantages it mentions buying them off, again it requires points.
It's the GM's option whether transformations cost points or not. If it "doesn't make sense" to you, that's your problem, not the rules.

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Page 293 is about learning through study. Not a mage casting heal eye.
Oops, I meant 291.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #13
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Traits acquired in play Just Happen, and change your point total. You do not "owe" points for good things or get points back for bad ones . . . you just change in value. If what you get happens to be disadvantageous, you can opt to pay points to buy it off. Or you can hope it'll go away, get cured, etc. for free – that's your gamble to take.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:37 PM   #14
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This all raises the question: How should Allies (and Dependents and Enemies) be handled in a game that uses the "mutable point totals" option?
The mutable point totals option boils down to "found is found". Their point total will go up as you earn experience or train but if they get their legs blown off in a tragic golfing mishap, so be it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:44 PM   #15
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Traits acquired in play Just Happen, and change your point total. You do not "owe" points for good things or get points back for bad ones . . . you just change in value. If what you get happens to be disadvantageous, you can opt to pay points to buy it off. Or you can hope it'll go away, get cured, etc. for free – that's your gamble to take.
This implies it's possible to buy off physical disadvantages, such as losing that leg. I'm assuming that's not true.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #16
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This implies it's possible to buy off physical disadvantages, such as losing that leg. I'm assuming that's not true.
Isn't that setting dependent?
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #17
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This implies it's possible to buy off physical disadvantages, such as losing that leg. I'm assuming that's not true.
With the right magic or technology it is true.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #18
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With the right magic or technology it is true.
Wouldn't both of those things be 'in game' though?
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Isn't that setting dependent?
Now I'm imagining a setting where physical traits can be bought and bought off willy-nilly. "Oh I lost a leg? Poof! New leg." "Really wish I wasn't blind. Poof!"
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #19
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Wouldn't both of those things be 'in game' though?
Yes. Spending the points just guarantees your access to whatever leg replacement abilities are available in the game.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:47 AM   #20
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Exactly. "Cyber-leg? No worries . . . $300,000 please." "I don't have $300,000." Then you spend 20 points to buy off Missing Leg and the GM points out that at TL9, 20 points of Signature Gear is worth $300,000. "Fortunately, there's a slot open for an experimental model. You sign the waivers and it's yours."
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