Series of Neighborhoods with Metapets?

Put down the character sheets and walk away!

Moderators: CyberDragon, Serence Frostbite

User avatar
RandomGeekNamedBrent
laughing maniacally
Posts: 21013
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:42 pm
Location: an invisible, flying volcano over Virginia
Contact:

Re: Series of Neighborhoods with Metapets?

Post by RandomGeekNamedBrent »

I also think that, to make things more interesting, each character should have a weakness or limit to their primary power which would reduce the score in certain circumstances.

for example, my character's teleportation has a charging period, so he'd have a high teleportation score if he hasn't used it in a while (like a 10 in teleportation at the beginning of the day) then it would go down 3 points if he teleports a long distance, or stay the same if he only teleports a short distance, like if he teleports behind an opponent in close combat.

or maybe a 10 in perception would be completely useless on a villain with telepathy who could hide his presence. or a 10 in gadgetry is reduced with a villain who can produce an electromagnetic pulse (assuming at least one of the gadgets is electronic instead of mechanical like a grappling hook)
Paradigm Shift by me
I do not actually believe any of what I'm saying.
RP character sheets

User avatar
valerio
Posts: 19274
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 6:53 am
Location: Italy
Contact:

Re: Series of Neighborhoods with Metapets?

Post by valerio »

hmm, weaknesses are definitely the trickiest question here.
I mean, each weak point should be subjected first to the character's creator and then, eventually, approved by the GM. For example, as I stated once, a misuse of powers to maim an innocent could cause a severe psychological trauma and make him unable to go over a certain limit even if the character has a higher potential.
And then there is the 'inborn limit' -magic is, usually, the ultimate power-killer. It takes brains other than muscle to fight a wizard. If one character gets empowered from the sun, darkness is perfect. Even a simple allergy could be a killer for our hero... Again, one can get really creative with the weaknesses. As long as they are coherent with the character, there's no need to set a rules for them. Rules are good for the power scale, to define a limit to the power.
Image

RockstarRaccoon
Worst Mod EVER!
Posts: 4617
Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:50 pm
Location: South Florida

Re: Series of Neighborhoods with Metapets?

Post by RockstarRaccoon »

Weaknesses give characters extra points to spend. Superman picked up a weakness to a rare element and got a bit more power in exchange.
Weaknesses on specific abilities would mean you nerf one aspect to boost another, like giving a character a few points in transformation, then tossing on a set of arbitrary time-limits and picking up better ability with it in exchange.
RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:so I guess teleportation would correlate to a high speed score, yes?
No. That's a new field.

These are not rigid fields, they are examples.
Hey guys, I'm one of the RP section mods. Feel free to bug me any time: I'm not strict and I try to be very approachable.
Image
Fanfiction Character: Vallerie Nightengale (female, idiot)

User avatar
RandomGeekNamedBrent
laughing maniacally
Posts: 21013
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:42 pm
Location: an invisible, flying volcano over Virginia
Contact:

Re: Series of Neighborhoods with Metapets?

Post by RandomGeekNamedBrent »

well you said movement of any kind.

but yeah, I realized this, which is why my weakness post involved me mentioning a teleportation score.
Paradigm Shift by me
I do not actually believe any of what I'm saying.
RP character sheets

User avatar
Blue Braixen
Ms. Sunshine
Posts: 5865
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:48 pm
Location: Mountainous places
Contact:

Re: Series of Neighborhoods with Metapets?

Post by Blue Braixen »

Also because teleportation isn't the same as super-speed. So, it wouldn't affect the agility attribute.
Image
Image

musclecar326
Posts: 684
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:30 pm

Re: Series of Neighborhoods with Metapets?

Post by musclecar326 »

I know that you guys are still debating over the weaknesses and stuff but do we have any sort of Stat chart set up yet? Like the normal S.P.E.C.I.A.L. but with more stats?
Image
Image
Yes, I am a furry.

Locked