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Old 06-16-2016, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default [Psionics] Adjustment (& Visualization) Limitations

Looking at the Adjustment ability (Psionic Powers p44), I've been thinking that it could be limited to specific types of actions, or specific skills or attributes, but I'm not entirely clear on how big a limitation each would be.

Example 1: Healing Only. You can use Adjustment to help (or penalize, if you have Cursing) medical skills, as well as HT rolls made by the patient. You can help with a Poison roll to identify a poison and make the antidote, if any, but not to poison someone. This is pretty useful, but still quite restrictive. Is it -40%? -50%? More? Less?

2: [Attribute] rolls Only. You can only enhance (or penalize), DX rolls, or only Will rolls, et cetra. This could be in two levels: rolls on both the Attribute and skills based on it, and Only for rolls on the attribute, not on any skills. The latter, I would suggest could be -80%, which is also the level that I think might be appropriate for One Skill Only Adjustment, but I'm not so sure about the first level, which is probably less restrictive that the Healing Only limitation, above.

3: Psi Only or [Specific Power] Only. You can only adjust skill rolls for psi powers, or rolls for a specific power (or even a specific ability). I would put a single ability at -80%, unless it has a lot of techniques and is very versatile, in which case 70% or 75% might be a better choice. Not so sure about Psi Only or [Specific Power] Only, though.


Also wondering about the reverse, e.g. Cannot Adjust Healing rolls, or Cannot Effect IQ Skills.


Thoughts?
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: [Psionics] Adjustment (& Visualization) Limitations

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Example 1: Healing Only. You can use Adjustment to help (or penalize, if you have Cursing) medical skills, as well as HT rolls made by the patient. You can help with a Poison roll to identify a poison and make the antidote, if any, but not to poison someone. This is pretty useful, but still quite restrictive. Is it -40%? -50%? More? Less?
-30% seems about right for something like this.

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2: [Attribute] rolls Only. You can only enhance (or penalize), DX rolls, or only Will rolls, et cetra. This could be in two levels: rolls on both the Attribute and skills based on it, and Only for rolls on the attribute, not on any skills. The latter, I would suggest could be -80%, which is also the level that I think might be appropriate for One Skill Only Adjustment, but I'm not so sure about the first level, which is probably less restrictive that the Healing Only limitation, above.
-20% to -30% for DX or IQ, maybe another -20% for HT, Per, or Will.

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3: Psi Only or [Specific Power] Only. You can only adjust skill rolls for psi powers, or rolls for a specific power (or even a specific ability). I would put a single ability at -80%, unless it has a lot of techniques and is very versatile, in which case 70% or 75% might be a better choice. Not so sure about Psi Only or [Specific Power] Only, though.
Theoretically I could get behind that. I think -60% to -70% might be fairer though.


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Also wondering about the reverse, e.g. Cannot Adjust Healing rolls, or Cannot Effect IQ Skills.
Generally it's worth about the same thing.
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: [Psionics] Adjustment (& Visualization) Limitations

Sorry, don't want to hijack this thread, but you just gave me an interesting idea (combined with the thread on +1 to everything). How about a Visualization that applies to everything, not just success rolls but defense rolls, reaction rolls, damage rolls, roll against a table, etc... Unless Visualization is already supposed to add to some of those, it's a little vaguely described.

Clearly it's some form of Cosmic, but which level, +50%, +100%, or +300%?

My gut says +100%.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:07 PM   #4
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Sorry, don't want to hijack this thread, but you just gave me an interesting idea (combined with the thread on +1 to everything). How about a Visualization that applies to everything, not just success rolls but defense rolls, reaction rolls, damage rolls, roll against a table, etc... Unless Visualization is already supposed to add to some of those, it's a little vaguely described.

Clearly it's some form of Cosmic, but which level, +50%, +100%, or +300%?

My gut says +100%.
Affecting yourself is default visualization
Affecting others (blessing) is +100%
Affecting others negatively (cursing) is +100%

Thus I would likely stat each additional 'thing' that visualization can do as an additional +100%

IE-
Can affect damage rolls +100%
Can affect table rolls +100%
Can affect reaction rolls +100%

That's +300%, and you'll need blessing and cursing to use it on everything, or +500% total.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:18 AM   #5
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-30% seems about right for something like this.



-20% to -30% for DX or IQ, maybe another -20% for HT, Per, or Will.



Theoretically I could get behind that. I think -60% to -70% might be fairer though.




Generally it's worth about the same thing.
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