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  • In our old group, we also had a running joke NPC dubbed "Bioluminescence Man". His particular suite of capabilities are as predictable as they are disappointing. He kinda broke the rule about uncool Novas, but he arose out of a confluence of conversations about what MDD likely had when he first erupted, and a line in the ST Guide about playing Novas with low power totals.

    I believe in one game we converted him to Teras and he emerged from Chrysalis as a terrifying illusionist, but most of the time he was a joke.

    Also, we appropriated the Mega-Flex character...
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  • Totentanz
    replied to TC: Aberrant Kickstarter
    Re: Dormancy

    I'm more of a tangential comics fan than a true comics nerd, but I've always been a big rpg nerd, so I tend to see Dormancy in terms of the narratives it enables for players/GMs.

    As a player:
    • Live double lives, potentially in conflict (A famous Elite maintains a residence in a small, nova-phobic town, attends church, and home-schools his kids)
    • Play a character who has difficulty working with the baseline world (ala the Thing), but can set that part aside for a time, at the expense of not having easy access to the juice. It's somewhat obvious, but with
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  • Totentanz
    replied to TC: Aberrant Kickstarter
    That's not a fair analysis of the Chrysalis rules as written. Yes, you could get discounts on everything, including Quantum. But it would take a good, long time to build up enough Chrysalis to actually enter one, and Terats had to pool XP before they entered Chrysalis to spend.

    The net result was their power curve became a series of looooong plateaus. Yes, they could avoid the effects of Taint 10, but it wasn't a free ride....
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  • Totentanz
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    I'll probably just rework one more kludgy WW/OPP "storytelling" mechanic to suit my needs, personally. Taint/Aberrations/Chrysalis were a right mess in 1e, and this looks to have most of the problems, minus the propensity for people to make dirty jokes when you used the "T word" too many times at 1am after everyone was loaded with red bull....
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