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From the Hangout today:

Expanded Understanding (5 EP): Your character adds a power to her power list that she would normally not have access to. She must still meet the Rank requirements for the power and spend an advance on the New Power Edge in order to learn it.

Have I Got a Backstory for You (1 EP): At character creation, your character may make his allotted Hero’s Journey rolls on any table or combination of tables of his choosing. He does not gain extra rolls by purchase of this option.

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I like and approve both

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Great customization options.

I approve.

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I'm just going to note that Expanded Understanding is absurdly huge for TWs, since it opens up their build options (also for Enchanters, for that matter).

My gut says that opening up that can of worms should be done carefully. Limit it to once per Rank, and treat the off-list spell as one Rank higher.

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I can buy into both limiting it to once per rank and the rank increase.

Example Boost for a Shifter would be seasoned.

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I'm fine with both, but agree that the first option (access to powers) should be limited to once per rank. I'm ambivalent as far as increasing the rank of the power -- will approve whether or not that is adopted.

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I'm fine with both, but agree that the first option (access to powers) should be limited to once per rank. I'm ambivalent as far as increasing the rank of the power -- will approve whether or not that is adopted.


I'm going to second this. Increasing the rank requirement by 1 is essentially going to make this a Seasoned and higher EP option, good for 1 off-list power every 6 months real-time or more. If we're leaving this as an EP option, which in itself is already end-arounding the rules, I don't care if they pick a Novice power at Novice.

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I agree with the once per rank limitation. I think it overly complicates things to increase the rank.

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I’d be fine with the “once per rank” thing. The adding +1 to the rank of the spell seems odd to me and targeted at a single IF (and it’s derivatives). Is there something else that’s treated similarly somewhere (i.e., is there a precedent for this)?

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Pursuit wrote:
I’d be fine with the “once per rank” thing. The adding +1 to the rank of the spell seems odd to me and targeted at a single IF (and it’s derivatives). Is there something else that’s treated similarly somewhere (i.e., is there a precedent for this)?

Well, quite frankly, there's no precedent for an EP menu of goodies and cheats. That being said, on that menu, there's no precedent for hiking the rank of a spell for purposes of going off-list to choose. Closest thing for that type of precedent is Warrior's Gift which requires you be a rank higher than the edge you're trying to mimic. And I don't think that's nearly the same thing.
Looks like most people are okay with it once per rank and for like-rank powers.

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I will accept that, then. At some point, of course, a poll should be added. (Or separate threads started for each suggestion, with a poll on each.)

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For "Have I Got a Backstory for You", I'd also want a limit barring someone from rolling on their IF-Banned tables. (This came to mind as a result of Pender's suggestion.)

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For "Have I Got a Backstory for You", I'd also want a limit barring someone from rolling on their IF-Banned tables. (This came to mind as a result of Pender's suggestion.)


You’re talking basically Cybernetics and non-applicable AB tables, right?

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Freemage wrote:
For "Have I Got a Backstory for You", I'd also want a limit barring someone from rolling on their IF-Banned tables. (This came to mind as a result of Pender's suggestion.)


You’re talking basically Cybernetics and non-applicable AB tables, right?


Pretty much. Cyborgs are also barred from the Body Armor table.

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