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by jspade
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: DC Adventures
Topic: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire

Sidebar: I really appreciate all the help you guys are giving me. You've been amazingly responsive and every post has been in some way helpful and constructive. You all rock.
by jspade
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: DC Adventures
Topic: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire

The "this is effects-based" is clear to the former Champions guy. I'm trying to get clarity on a more general GMing expectation now. Edited the post above with more examples for clarity.
by jspade
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: DC Adventures
Topic: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire

I think the deeper question I'm running into here is, how much, as GM, should I expect the players to spend Hero Points do do things that are tossed off casually in the comics? Given that (for example) Guy Gardner creates a pack of green wolverines to sic on Karu-sil's yellow predator-things, is not...
by jspade
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: DC Adventures
Topic: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire

Midnight, don't think I'm discounting your approach. I opted for DC Adventures over systems I'm much more comfortable with ( Champions , GURPS ) precisely for the reasons you describe. But I want to understand the accounting before I loosen up. I'm still shaky on balancing defenses vs. attacks, but ...
by jspade
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: DC Adventures
Topic: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire

I'm trying to be pretty conservative until I'm comfortable enough with the system's balance to losen up, so thanks for helping me understand where you are on the spectrum, Midnight. Monolith, or someone, can you clarify the free pool comment?
by jspade
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: DC Adventures
Topic: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire

Enhanced Equipment is a viable power that is allowed in the rules. The important thing to keep in mind is that it is equipment and is subject to the various equipment limitations. One of those limitations seems to be that you don't get to change what equipment you have. So it wouldn't be possible f...
by jspade
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: DC Adventures
Topic: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire

That is covered as the Extra called Precise for the Create Effect it adds a Flat +1 point cost to the Effect Midnight, as I read Precise, it allows you to create "objects with moving parts, and considerable detail." Soranik Natu's impromptu surgical theater in the "Sins of the Star Sapphire" arc se...
by jspade
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: DC Adventures
Topic: N00b tries to create Star Sapphire
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

N00b tries to create Star Sapphire

I'm trying to convert an existing Mayfair DC Heroes campaign to DC Adventures . This is my first exposure to the Mutants & Masterminds system, though I've been gaming for over 20 years and contributed to GURPS and the Hero System . I'm very impressed with the mechanics, but I've got a couple of prob...