A Penetrating Jack-A-Knives Question

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A Penetrating Jack-A-Knives Question

Post by Dr Archeville » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:25 pm

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Jack-A-Knives has Strike 2 (mystic knife, Penetrating 18, Mighty). Is the Penetrating A) always at 18 (thus allowing the host more chances to hurt others), or B) only equal to the rank of the damage (Strike + Host's Str mod), up to or 18?

If Bob from Accounting (Str 10/+0) is possessed, would the mystic knife be
A) Strike 2 (Penetrating 18), and thus possibly able to harm, say, Smash of Larceny, Inc. (Toughness 13, Impervious 8) (if poor Smash rolled very poorly)
B) Strike 2 (Penetrating 2), thus unable to harm Smash at all?
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Post by Steve Kenson » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:42 am

It's B: Apply as many ranks of Penetrating as the host body has in melee damage, up to a maximum of +18.
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