shapeshift : mimic extra

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shapeshift : mimic extra

Post by Shadow » Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:33 pm

It says that you can mimic an attribute by shapeshifting into your subject. Does that mean that it has to be someone that you touch (that is there now) or can you shift into someone by memory? (whether you touched them or not) :)

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Post by Bretbo » Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:47 pm

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Post by the_masochist » Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:58 am

you can mimic anyone you can shape shift into, but you need the approprite extras to make it worthwhile, and that generally doesn't make it worthwhile

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Post by Hawkmansdaddy » Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:33 pm

That is a good question.

clearly mimic is a touch power, so without the ranged extra you would have to have someone or something within reach to mimic it's attributes.
It's also sustained duration, so maybe you'd have to change the duration too?

There is nothing in the rules that specify mimicking from memory, although it could be assumed is some cases. IE, Beast-boy can 'mimic' a creatures attributes and natural weapons(powers) when he shapeshifts into them and he does so by memory.

I guess that makes it a judgement call for the GM.