Obvious, Subtle, or nothing at all?

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Obvious, Subtle, or nothing at all?

Post by Demongg » Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:38 am

Obvious (Flaw), Subtle (Extra), or nothing at all?

My question is - what would you define as a power with neither the Obvious or Subtle (Flaw & Extra) on it?

I was wondering specifically about the many movement powers:
like flight, running, superspeed, teleport, etc...
What would the effect (in game description) with neither on them be?

quick examples of these and any other powers you'd like to give would ROCK...

for example something like Mind Blast would be easy to imagine:

- OBVIOUS: the heroes head erupts in a pheonix flame (Pheonix)
- NOTHING: the hero sends a wave of purplish energy (Psylocke)
- SUBTLE: the hero does nothing but think (Professor X)


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Post by Steve Kenson » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:55 am

A lot of this depends heavily on what the GM considers an appropriate flaw or extra. That said:

Movement Powers
An Obvious movement power probably creates a lot of noise or a really obvious visual display (other than the character just moving around, of course). For example, Obvious Flight might be as loud as a jet engine or emit a blazing glow (bright enough to light up the whole area and probably make the flier a great target). Subtle Flight is completely silent, dampening even normal wind noise.

Mental Powers
Mental powers are normally only noticeable to those with Psychic Awareness. An Obvious mental power (like Mental Blast) is clearly visible to anyone, while a Subtle mental power isn't noticeable to anyone, even those with Psychic Awarness.
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