Alternate Form pp cost

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Alternate Form pp cost

Post by mofos21 » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:22 pm

Deconstructing the pp cost of Alternate Form for the various form types, I'm getting different point totals for different forms.
Base Cost (1pp) + Flight (1pp) + Incorporeal (1pp) + [Hidden] Ghost Touch (1pp) + Energy Field (1pp) = 5pp

Base Cost (1pp) + Flight (1pp) + Incorporeal (1pp) + [Hidden] Ghost Touch (1pp) + Suffocate (2pp) = 6pp

Base Cost (1pp) + Elasticity (3pp) + Swimming (1pp) + Protection (1pp) = 6pp

Base Cost (1pp) + Elasticity (3pp) + Protection (1pp) + Strike (1pp) = 6pp

Base Cost (1pp) + Invisibility (1pp) + Incorporeal (1pp) + [Hidden] Ghost Touch (1pp) + Clinging (1pp) = 5pp

Base Cost (1pp) + Super Strength (3pp) + Protection (1pp) = 5pp
Alternate Form is 5pp per rank in the book, so why do some forms cost 6pp if constructed from scratch, while others add up to 5pp? Am I doing something wrong?

I know questions along this line have been asked before, but I didn't see any that answered this 1pp difference for some form types. I did see the posts about the "hidden" ghost touch extra for alternate forms that have the incorporeal power, which is why I included it in those forms above.

Thanks for your time, Mr. Kenson :)

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Post by Steve Kenson » Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:37 am

There may be some minor tweaks or flaws factored into the costs of various Alternate Forms. Sorry, but I can't go into a detailed breakdown of all the costs on here at this time.
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