Okay, I'm back lol!
Sorry, my personal life is always so
hectic that I never quite know when I'm going to have time for anything else!
kenseido wrote:The character isnt sucking up ambient energy, they are creating a mini-fusion reaction and absorbing that energy to power their psionics.
You're quite right, Kenseido, about the character creating mini-fusion reactions and absorbing that energy to power their psionics, not sucking up ambient energy! I couldn't have explained it better myself, it makes me glad that you get
my character's concept so completely!
Although they can
also absorb similar forms of energy from suitable sources (such as, say, a nuclear power station, a star, a Zero-Point Energy Device, etc) at a Touch range, sooo…
Oh and also, whenever they use their Living Fusion Reactor
Array, it leaves behind faint traces of radiation. Not enough for a Drain Constitution
or anything like that, but enough that someone with Detect Radiation
could track that they've been there. And also, they can use it either at Touch range on matter around them, OR
they can literally ingest/breathe in matter and perform the fusion inside her own body, so, definitely, if she misses that roll on the Side Effect, she's going to end up blowing herself up.
Some of these things, I'm not really sure which are just descriptors, and which can actually be represented in games mechanics terms. I'm one of those types that likes to represent everything I possibly can
with rules (and feels the only thing that should be a descriptor is what type
of powers they are—in my character's case, atomic and psionic), but yet at the same time, it's fate's cruel irony that I'm also the type to get a headache trying to remember all the power feats, flaws, drawbacks, modifiers etc etc etc lol, the very ones I want to use lol!
I don't know lol. I'll have to give it some more pondering and reflection…