Show your math...!

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Show your math...!

Post by Scholz »

Sometimes I feel like trying figure out the costs for powers using the examples of sample characters is like the reverse engineering job done in the movie GalaxyQuest: "they did it, so it must be possible."
This can be especially frustrating when the numbers do not add up.

So... I will offer a time-consuming (from your and Steve's POV) but ultimately time saving solution. The point break down for every power should be shown (or at least the total cost for each power/skill/feat/ability etc).

Ex 1.
POWERS [45pp]: Energy Blast 10 ranks (20pp) [Extra Area(+1x10ranks) (10pp] Sub-Total 30pp, Flight 5 ranks (10pp) [Extra SuperFlight (+1x5ranks) (5pp)] Sub-Total = 15pp

or at least

Ex 2.
POWERS [45pp]: Energy Blast 10 ranks [Extra: Area] (30pp), Flight 5 ranks [Extra: Super Flight] (15pp)

This would make our lives so much easier. And if there is a miscalculation or error, it will be easy to spot and correct.
Are you seriously telling me that "I see your forcefield protects you from that!" is the only thing you know how to say in English?