Max skill modifier question.

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Max skill modifier question.

Post by st762 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:30 pm

The book states clearly that the max rank for a skill is PL + 5. What it does not say is what the max modifier a skill roll can have. Ability bonuses add to skill rolls. My friends think that the max modifier for a skill roll is Max ranks + Max Ability Bonus because the book does not say that it is not.

If anyone can find hard evidence about what the max skill modifier is please let me know. It will take more than someones word. I need to show them real evidence in the book or on an official release.

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Post by Steve Kenson » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:39 pm

Maximum skill rank is (power level) +5

Maximum ability bonus is (power level) +5

Therefore maximum skill modifier is effectively (power level +5 x 2). So a PL 10 character can have a modifier up to (10 + 5) x 2 or +30.
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