Area Extra

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Area Extra

Post by Siccus » Sun Aug 14, 2005 6:19 pm

Question 1: I believe I remember reading somewhere that you can choose to have your area attack affect a smaller area than its full effect would allow. Is this correct?

Question 2: If I choose to make the radius smaller, does the damage bonus also decrease to match the power level it would have taken to create that radius of an explosion?

Example: My Energy Blast +10 with the Area extra could create a 50 ft. radius explosion, but I could choose for the radius to only be 20 ft. If I did so, would the damage bonus of the attack reduce to +4, the power level that would normally create a 20 ft. radius explosion?

Basically, can I voluntarily reduce the radius of an area effect attack without having to reduce the power level of the attack?

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Post by Steve Kenson » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:01 am

You can voluntarily decrease the size of an Area without affecting the power's rank or effectiveness.
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