Paragon wrote:Dread Lord wrote:Energy Blast 5 isn't all that bad really, esp. in a low power game. It represemts about the limit of man portable fire power in the palm of your hand.
And I'm just saying that a heavy handgun (which did +5 damage in 1e) doesn't seem much of a superpower to me.
We're talking about PL 5 heroes here. Not Super Man or even Gambet, lower PL than even the New Warriors. If you're playing PL5 characters in a PL 10 world you're going to feel small. But in a setting where PL5 is the upper level in the world it's quite impressive.
This is probably the realm of pulp comics and stories. Twarting Fumanchew (sp) rather than Thanos.
There's a reason that PL 10 is the standard though, that's about where you can start hitting the levels of DC or Marvel heroes and their adventures.