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Old 02-23-2023, 03:20 PM   #11
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Default Re: [Supers] Undetectable As A Super

I was going to half-jokingly suggest I add Anaraxes' suggestion to "the list", but... maybe I should add a literal list of suggestions already given to my opening post? I mean, it is another good suggestion.

Since I don't know the specifics of "Secret Mage", I don't know how much help it is supposed to be. Is detecting that someone is a mage supposed to be really easy/common, or is it supposed to be a rare thing? Something in between? Then we can use that to judge what kind of settings with Supers would find the Secret Super Perk to be badly underpriced, fair, or maybe even a bit of a waste.
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Old 02-23-2023, 04:54 PM   #12
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Default Re: [Supers] Undetectable As A Super

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Imagine a Stick Shift is a mutant in the Marvel Comics setting. When something like a Sentinel or Cererbro or [insert character with mutant-detecting powers] interacts with Stick Shift while he's "in Neutral", Stick Shift registers as a baseline human (flatscan). When he's in any other Gear, however, he'll be detected as a mutant (as just being in a gear other than Neutral is "using his powers").
So you knock 5% off number of points you get for your power modifier, because your power modifier is "switchable".
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Old 02-23-2023, 11:56 PM   #13
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Secret Mage perk sounds way over-powered, pretty much every mage is going to want that.

The approach of using "Obscure: Detect Magic" sounds a lot more fair considering those benefits. This the approach Powers 64 has for Obscure: Detect POWER

If Secret Mage is allowed then there should be some way of buying increased chances of critical success with Detect Magic.

Given that Secret Mage is itself a magic perk, it probably would not function in No Mana so using Mana Damper should be able to deactivate it if the mage is in range, though that's a pretty hard setup.
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