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    I haven't seen any Named Nova stats anywhere. has something been put together or will i need to do it?

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    The pre-errata version of the Proteus Novas Compendium was released on DriveThruRPG today. It has short bios for nearly 200 novas and stats for 28 Aberrant era characters.

    Some quick takeaways:

    Divis Mal is apparently nova Buddha. He has achieved enlightenment, but stuck around on this plane of existence for the sake of others.

    Count Orzaiz, charismatic spokesman for the Teragen, lacks any Mega Mental or Social Attributes, and in fact only has Intellect 1 and Presence 2. His skill as a talkshow talking head is apparently all mundane Skill, Skill Tricks, and Edges.

    None of the novas in the book seem to have any unique Tags attached to any of their powers, although a few have new Paths, which are detailed.
    Last edited by Shepherdboi; 10-30-2022, 07:40 PM.

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    • #3
      so that would be a no

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Shepherdboi View Post
        Divis Mal is apparently nova Buddha. He has achieved enlightenment, but stuck around on this plane of existence for the sake of others.
        Davis Mal has stats beside bio in book? I will need his version from around N-Day time - but I can also reconstruct it from proper Aberrant times stats. ( Literally decade after N-Day. )
        Last edited by wyrdhamster; 10-31-2022, 04:59 AM.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post

          Davis Mal has stats beside bio in book? I will need his version from around N-Day time - but I can also reconstruct it from proper Aberrant times stats. ( Literally decade after N-Day. )
          His sidebar is about as big as his stat block, and explains that he has two modes of interaction, the stat block method in which he's holding himself back for the purpose of interacting with others in a manner they can understand, and the non-stat block method in which he stops bothering to roll dice pools because he's beyond that sort of thing.

          Seriously, his stat block mostly amounts to Mega-Everything 1 + whatever Powers he feels like having.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shepherdboi View Post
            The pre-errata version of the Proteus Novas Compendium was released on DriveThruRPG today. It has short bios for nearly 200 novas and stats for 28 Aberrant era characters.

            Some quick takeaways:

            Divis Mal is apparently nova Buddha. He has achieved enlightenment, but stuck around on this plane of existence for the sake of others.

            Count Orzaiz, charismatic spokesman for the Teragen, lacks any Mega Mental or Social Attributes, and in fact only has Intellect 1 and Presence 2. His skill as a talkshow talking head is apparently all mundane Skill, Skill Tricks, and Edges.

            None of the novas in the book seem to have any unique Tags attached to any of their powers, although a few have new Paths, which are detailed.
            Please be sure to submit any discrepancies, math errors, or the like to errata.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by TravisLegge View Post

              Please be sure to submit any discrepancies, math errors, or the like to errata.
              I'm working on that right now. The process is an absolute nightmare. The first 43 pages weren't that bad, since they were just brief one or two paragraph background info write-ups, but I've spent the last four hours working on the stat block characters and am only four pages (and five characters) in, and one of those "characters" was a super abbreviated entry for a computer hacker organization. My best guess at this point is that every one of these entries was written by a different person, and that each writer formatted their entry in a different way without bothering to consult anyone else, with no actual proofreading before release.

              Three of the four characters have Armor entries. Each of them gets their armor from their Eufiber costume. The entries look like this:
              1). Soft 1/Innocuous 2
              2). Eufiber Clothing (Soft 1/ Innocuous)
              3). Soft 1, Innocuous

              Three characters. Three formats for armor with the same source. All three are also wrong since Eufiber provides additional Armor Tags equal to the Eufiber dots, and they didn't add those.

              Three of the four have a Speed entry. That makes sense for two of them, since they have greater than normal speed, but Anteus and Rachel Alinsky both have Speed 1, and Anteus gets an entry while she doesn't. Additionally, either Adelheid “Del” Aveskamp's speed is a point to high or her Mega-Dexterity is a point to low.

              There are similar issues with other parts of the entries, but rather than summarize, I'll just copy/paste those issues directly from my master errata document:

              45 Rachel Alinsky has Mega-Intellect 3, but doesn't have the three dots in free mental Edges that some with it, since her dots in Lightning Calculator come from her Technology Expert Path. Give her a total of 3 dots chosen from among Iron Will, Photographic Memory, and Speed Reading.

              45 Rachel Alinsky has the Prolific Mega-Edge. This requires 2 dots in Mega-Cunning, while she only has 1 listed in either version of her stat block. It is also a leveled trait, but doesn't indicate how many levels she has in the first stat block, although it is listed as 2 dots in the Antagonist entry.

              46 "Their focus is on “spreading thestories of fairness, justice, and truth — especially truth.”
              Change "thestories" to "stories"

              47 Adelheid “Del” Aveskamp has the "Ahead of Your Time" Skill Trick despite not having enough dots in Technology or even being an inventor. This was probably an accidental cut/paste from Rachel Alinsky's entry. Replace "Ahead of Your Time" with an Athletics or Culture based Skill Trick.

              47 Adelheid “Del” Aveskamp's Followers Edge needs to include the two Tags associated with her Followers to maintain consistancy with the formatting of Elizabeth “London Fog” Barton's entry.

              47 Adelheid “Del” Aveskamp's "Speed" Mega-Edge should be "Mega-Speed"

              47 Adelheid “Del” Aveskamp has a "Quantum Powers: None" entry while Rachel Alinsky has no Quantum Powers entry at all. For the sake of consistancy, either both should have that entry or neither should have that entry.

              47 Adelheid “Del” Aveskamp's Transcendence entry has a dot instead of the number 1. It looks like almost every other entry in the book uses numbers for Transcendence instead of dots.

              47 Adelheid “Del” Aveskamp has a Speed entry of 5. If this is supposed to indicate speed scale, it should be 4 unless her Mega-Dexterity entry is wrong; with 1 base + 3 from the combination of her Mega-Dexterity and her Mega-Speed Mega-Edge.

              47 Adelheid “Del” Aveskamp's Antagonist entry lacks her Fame, Followers, and Artistic Talent Edges, even though Antaeus' Antagonist entry kept his Fame Edge.

              47 Dr. Spenser “Antaeus” Balmer has the Technique (Elemental Mastery (plants)) Mega-Edge, but the entry doesn't explain what Technique is granted. I assume the Technique is Elemental Mastery (plants): Quantum Anima, since making the corrections I'm about to submit to that entry make it a perfect rules fit as a Technique for Elemental Mastery (plants): Environmental Anima.

              47 Dr. Spenser “Antaeus” Balmer's Environmental Anima entry has the "(Variable 3)" Tag. The power's entry on page 210 of Aberrant lists the Tag as Variable (1). This same error is repeated in his Antagonist entry on page 48.

              47 Dr. Spenser “Antaeus” Balmer's Quantum Anima lists an entangle (2) Tag. This is unnecessary since the Grab Tag already creates an Entangle attack.

              47 Dr. Spenser “Antaeus” Balmer has two Transformations, but no explanation for how they manifest, such as how Elizabeth “London Fog” Barton's entry describes her Transformations. Also, Transcendence 4 inflicts one Transformation. Is he meant to have more than the minimum number of required Transformations (which is entirely possible), or is this an error?

              48 The Antagonist entry for Dr. Spenser “Antaeus” Balmer is missing a dot from his Photographic Memory Edge, as well as all of his Mega-Edges. I'm also not sure why you left out his Eufiber, Speed Reading, or Wealth Edges, especially since Adelheid “Del” Aveskamp's Antagonist Entry included her Wealth and Eufiber Edges.

              48 The Antagonist entry for Dr. Spenser “Antaeus” Balmer is missing his Mega-Intellect and Quantum Anima powers.

              48 Elizabeth “London Fog” Barton's Skill Tricks entry is formatted as "Skill name (Skill Trick name)," while all of the earlier entries just list Skill Trick names. While this entry certainly makes it easier to track down the Skill Tricks in the core book, consistancy should be maintained between entries. Either simplify this entry or expand the others to match formatting.

              48 Elizabeth “London Fog” Barton's Followers Edge needs to delete the comma after the two dots but before the Follower Tags, and move those dots to after the Tags.

              48 Elizabeth “London Fog” Barton's Mega-Edges and Powers entries are a convoluted mess.
              "Technique (•••, Elemental Mastery)" is both improperly formatted and has too many dots, since the Quantum Powers entry only has three listed powers total, meaning one is the base power and two are Techniques of that power. The entry should be written as Technique (Elemental Mastery) ••.
              Why does London Fog's entry include "Power Suite 3" when Anteus also has the Technique Mega-Edge but isn't listed as having "Power Suite 2"?
              The Quantum Powers entry for Environmental Anima does not tell the reader how many dots London Fog has in the power, and should replace "Continuous, Continuous" with "Continuous (2)".
              The Quantum Powers entry for "Quantum Attack (Destructive, Spread, Variable)" does not tell the reader how many dots London Fog has in the power, and doesn't need the Variable Tag since 1) this is already part of a Power Suite and 2). the entry doesn't explain what Variable Tags are attached to the power. Deleting Variable also gives this Quantum Attack the same number of points in Tags as the next Technique.
              The Quantum Powers entry for "Quantum Attack (Electrical, Brutal, Ranged •) does not tell the reader how many dots London Fog has in the power, and Ranged • should be Ranged: Short).
              All of these changes should also be made to her Antagonist entry.

              48 Elizabeth “London Fog” Barton's Transcendence entry has dots instead of the number 5. It looks like almost every other entry in the book uses numbers for Transcendence instead of dots.
              Last edited by Shepherdboi; 10-31-2022, 08:52 PM.

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              • #8
                Make sure you're putting all of that into the errata form. They don't pull errata from the forums.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Florin View Post
                  Make sure you're putting all of that into the errata form. They don't pull errata from the forums.
                  For the sake of efficiency, I compile a bunch of errata then spend an hour or so copy/pasting individual entries into the form and submitting them. I figure my current batch, which is now up to the Divis Mal entry, will get submitted either tonight or tomorrow.

                  In further news, my continued proofreading efforts have now revealed that Pratima "Splash" Basham is both the third character in a row with the Technique Mega-Edge, and the third character in a row to format this edge/power suite in a fashion unrelated to the other write-ups, leading further credence to my theory that every single entry was written by a different person and that none of them bothered consulting each other. On the positive side, Splash's Technique write-up is much more understandable than the previous two, and I seriously hope the editors rework the other Technique entries to use her format.

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                  • #10
                    I dont see any such book in RPG

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by logansrun68 View Post
                      I dont see any such book in RPG
                      This is the pre-errata release for people who backed the Aberrant Kickstarter and got this book as a Stretch Goal. They're using us as unpaid proofreaders.

                      Once our errata stops trickling in through their feedback form, they'll implement some of our corrections/feedback, fix the layout to adjust for the changes, and release a final version to everybody.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Florin View Post
                        Make sure you're putting all of that into the errata form. They don't pull errata from the forums.
                        This part!


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Shepherdboi View Post
                          My best guess at this point is that every one of these entries was written by a different person, and that each writer formatted their entry in a different way without bothering to consult anyone else, with no actual proofreading before release.
                          I can assure you this is not the case. Plenty of moving parts in a book this big and if there are mistakes in the sheets those typically fall directly to me. I greatly and deeply appreciate the feedback and effort, but please refrain from disparaging my team. Lots of folks worked very hard on this book, there are many moving parts, and there are bound to be errors.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Shepherdboi View Post
                            This is the pre-errata release for people who backed the Aberrant Kickstarter and got this book as a Stretch Goal. They're using us as unpaid proofreaders.

                            Once our errata stops trickling in through their feedback form, they'll implement some of our corrections/feedback, fix the layout to adjust for the changes, and release a final version to everybody.

                            explains much thank you for explaning for me

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                            • #15
                              can anyone figure out how they are calculating the defense in these stat blocks?

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