Question about skill ranks II : the revenge

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Question about skill ranks II : the revenge

Postby chatladin » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:56 am

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Mister Astounding wrote:In the main rule book, it says that skill ranks are limited by the campagins Power level +5. So, for instance at PL 10, the max ranks for skills is 15. Does this total include ability modifiers?
It does not, so the maximum skill bonus (not rank) is (PLx2)+5 (since ability bonuses are generally limited to PL).


does this total includes feats or powers ?

I ask since the Attractive Feat (which can be an exception to the rules) say : "This bonus cannot increase your total effective skill ranks higher than the campaign's power level limit

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Postby Steve Kenson » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:32 am

Feats and Powers that improve skills generally do so with either a skill rank bonus or an ability modifier bonus, counting as one of those in terms of the limit. Attractive is a bit of an oddball and is generally counted as a skill rank bonus, although in my own games I allow a bit more leeway and count the Attractive bonus as either, so long as the character's total skill bonus isn't higher than (PLx2)+5. Feats and powers cannot improve skill bonuses above this limit, except with explicit GM permission.
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