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  • IanWatson
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    Ask a Dev

    Accidentally deleted the previous thread, so let's start over.

    Devs include, but are not limited to:
    • Eddy Webb (eddyfate), Onyx Path in-house developer
    • Ian A. A. Watson (IanWatson), Trinity Continuum Content Lead
    • Danielle Lauzon (impernious), Storypath guru, Adventure! developer
    • John Snead (John Snead), Æon line developer
    • Leath Sheales (Bunyip), Æon developer
    • Steve Kenson, Aberrant lead writer
    • Christopher Allen (Acrozatarim), Aberrant line developer
    Reminder:
    1. Ask a Dev does not mean "ask each other." If you're going to answer someone else's question and you are not a dev, you risk your comment being deleted.
    2. If you want to start a back-and-forth dialogue or you want to discuss a side tangent, start a new thread. That's not what this thread is for.
    Last edited by IanWatson; 01-31-2021, 01:27 PM.

  • Aeonstorm
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    How does quantum attack work with mega might, does it stack or do you just take whichever is highest scale and then add enhancement from quantum attack.

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  • Therian
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    Also what is the benefit to using xp to switch your approach?

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  • IanWatson
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    Originally posted by Therian View Post
    In the jumpstart A Quantum Leap, was Twenty-nine Eleven supposed to have stats? I haven’t been able to find them if so.
    No, you're not intended to enter into combat with him, so he has no available stats. That's what the mutants are for.

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  • Therian
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    In the jumpstart A Quantum Leap, was Twenty-nine Eleven supposed to have stats? I haven’t been able to find them if so.

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  • Aeonstorm
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    Some of the mega attributes grants dots equal to its rating to spend on certain edges. I'm probably been dumb but for instance say you have mega intelligence 3 do you have only 3 dots total to spend or are the points cumulative which the previous ratings and you have 6 dots all together.
    example:
    mega intelligence 1 = 1 dot
    mega intelligence 2 = 2 dots
    mega intelligence 3 = 3 dots
    = 6 dots total

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  • IanWatson
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    Originally posted by DarrenDalca View Post


    Thank you for that, as that answers a question I hadn't gotten around to asking yet but that my group has been debating hotly since Æon Æxpansion came out.
    So based on that Dark Star Novas are mechanically the same as other Novas, just with either a lower point pool for character creation or selecting powers that are easily hidden?
    Dark Stars are novas who are not obviously novas. Like if you've got mega-intelligence, that's not as obvious as being able to lift cars or shoot lasers. The point total doesn't really factor into it.

    On a tangent related to your previous answer: For Quantum there are Natural Novas and Artificial Superiors, Psi has Natural Psiads and Artificial Psions. For Flux we've seen Natural Talents. Are there Artificial Talents? Or is that what Assassins is?
    There are, as yet, no artificial Talents.

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  • DarrenDalca
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    Originally posted by IanWatson View Post
    Psions are artificially created psi-users, psiads are naturally-occurring.

    Likewise with quantum-users:

    Superiors are artificially created quantum-users, novas are naturally-occurring.

    The environmental conditions that paved the way for novas to erupt were artificially generated, but the eruption process itself happened on its own.

    Superiors are covered in the Æon Æxpansion.

    Thank you for that, as that answers a question I hadn't gotten around to asking yet but that my group has been debating hotly since Æon Æxpansion came out.
    So based on that Dark Star Novas are mechanically the same as other Novas, just with either a lower point pool for character creation or selecting powers that are easily hidden?

    On a tangent related to your previous answer: For Quantum there are Natural Novas and Artificial Superiors, Psi has Natural Psiads and Artificial Psions. For Flux we've seen Natural Talents. Are there Artificial Talents? Or is that what Assassins is?

    (Edited out a question as it was answered earlier in the thread and I missed it first time through.)
    Last edited by DarrenDalca; 11-23-2021, 08:46 AM.

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  • IanWatson
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    Psions are artificially created psi-users, psiads are naturally-occurring.

    Likewise with quantum-users:

    Superiors are artificially created quantum-users, novas are naturally-occurring.

    The environmental conditions that paved the way for novas to erupt were artificially generated, but the eruption process itself happened on its own.

    Superiors are covered in the Æon Æxpansion.

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  • DarrenDalca
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    Is there a version of Nova that isn't jumped stared by Divas Mal ala the Psiad? To clarify I'm building a Nova for a game consisting of a Psiad, a Talent, and a Nova. I was looked for a rules for Dark Star Nova's which seem to be what I was looking for but couldn't find anything in the book except some notes about lowering the points to spend. Is the difference between a Nova and a Dark Star just the amount of points you spend during character creation or is it a more profound change like the Psiad/Psion difference?

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  • shuragil
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    Hi there! Given the new Tasty Bits: Pets supplement for Aeon, with pets working like antagonists with primary, secondary, and desperation pools: How do Augendis powers work on them (which do have rules "only" for PC attributes and skills)? I want my Vitakinetic to boost his pet on a constant basis. Toughest and strongest ferret in the universe!

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  • Planguy
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    Is there an errata available or possibly available in the future? Like as a free online supplement or perhaps a small section in an expansion?

    Also I really feel like the super science rules are not detailed. Apologies, I don't have my book with me at the moment so I'm operating on memory but we know that we can effectively build 3 types or tiers of super science creations. Well Talents can make 2, they can't build powered tech. Anyways I don't think we get any indication of exact rules for the actual creation process? An extrapolation of mundane tech created as super science counts as 1 scale higher, and something like a freeze gun is scale 2 and can't be mass produced. But what exactly is the difference when I'm rolling the dice?

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    Oh yeah. Do Superiors get detected by the Talent Gift "Spot the Halo"? They don't have a Source. Would they show up as blank? Or does the fact that they are sort of stunted Novas or Psions mean that they would still come up as odd to someone with "Spot the Halo"?
    Last edited by Planguy; 11-01-2021, 09:44 PM.

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  • Bunyip
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    Originally posted by Planguy View Post
    The "Life of Privilege" origin path has only 13 points worth of Edges. Fame=3, Patron=3, Skilled Liar=2, Wealth=5. 13 points. Is this an intended feature? Was Patron or Fame assumed to go up to 5? I did the numbers because that particular path was easier to count then the first "Adventurer" path and there is already a discrepancy.
    There are some that just missed minor bits and pieces. Find another 2 dots of Edges that say ‘Life of Privilege’ to you and chalk it up to being the first book in a brand new game line with a new system.

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  • Planguy
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    The "Life of Privilege" origin path has only 13 points worth of Edges. Fame=3, Patron=3, Skilled Liar=2, Wealth=5. 13 points. Is this an intended feature? Was Patron or Fame assumed to go up to 5? I did the numbers because that particular path was easier to count then the first "Adventurer" path and there is already a discrepancy.

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  • Bunyip
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    Originally posted by Shepherdboi View Post
    1). The character spends 7 Quantum; 3 from dots granted by Transformation, 3 from dots granted by Extra Traits, and 1 from possessing the Extra Traits tag.
    I'd say this one.

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