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nlmacdonal-
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Post Super Speed B
on: January 16, 2018, 22:18

SUPER SPEED B: This voluntary ability enables a character to accomplish a task in shorter time. The power accelerates the character physically and mentally so that tasks take less time and the character is able to internalize sensory information quicker. For each 2.5 CPs invested in the ability, the character can move the required time taken to accomplish a task by 1 step down the duration table on page 89. The PR cost would be 1 per round. Pushing this ability can move the time down 1 additional step.

A quick example:
The Crimson Speedster's foe the Stratford Enigma has placed bombs throughout his home town. These bombs can be disarmed, but each requires the Speedster to complete a phrase from Shakespeare's works. Each bomb requires a different phrase and points the way to the next bomb and he only has 1 hour. The Speedster quickly makes his way to the library and proceeds to read. The GM judges that all books are present and the task would take 9 months to complete. Crimson Speedster had invested 20 CPs in Super Speed B. The nearest period on the chart to 9 months would be 1 year. Moving down the chart 8 step (for 20 CPs) brings the task time to 1 hour. The Speedster doesn't have that much time. He pushes for 2 PR moving the time down to 20 Minutes. Just enough time to read and get to the bombs.

celestiale-
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Post Re: Super Speed B
on: January 16, 2018, 23:53

I love it. That aspect of speedsters has always been hard to represent, but I think this mechanic really captures the flavor without breaking anything.

Grognardo
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Post Re: Super Speed B
on: January 17, 2018, 01:40

Excellent! This is a great way to simulate the Flash's move in the Justice League movie when he drew all over somebody's face without being detected.

nlmacdonal-
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Post Re: Super Speed B
on: January 17, 2018, 07:51

Thanks. It bothered me that the write-up in MP did not have any utility out of combat. I thought this would provide more "comic book flavour" to the power.

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