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Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:03 pm
by Doctor Vile
I have a character whose sword blade is so fine and sharp that it can cut through dimensions. I also made it's damage save versus dodge instead of toughness to represent it doesn't matter how tough something is, the blade will just cut right through if it doesn't get out of the way. Does this seem logical?

Here is a rough stat up of the sword.


Masamune (Easy to Lose Device)

Damage 7 (Alternate Resistance Dodge)
-AP Deflect 12
-AP Dimension Travel 3

Remote Senses 1 (Visual Sense Only, Medium (Sword Blade), Power Feat: Dimensional 3)


So with this, I can cut anything unless it makes it's dodge, I can use it to deflect attacks, I can use it to cut holes into other dimensions, and I can see into other dimensions by looking at the sword blade reflection.

Does this all look correct?

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:10 pm
by FuzzyBoots
Seems reasonable to me. Make sure your Deflect doesn't break PL.

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:10 pm
by Doctor Vile
I do have one question about the dodge alternate save. How does this interact with an immobile object with no dodge defense like a wall for example?

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:27 pm
by FuzzyBoots
One way of looking at it is that it's like a missing save, with them taking the worst possible result. However, I'd probably just treat it as a +0 bonus.

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:08 pm
by Shock
A wall is going to have no Agility and therefore no Dodge so it would automatically fail a Dodge save.

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:28 pm
by FuzzyBoots
Shock wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:08 pm
A wall is going to have no Agility and therefore no Dodge do it would automatically fail a Dodge save.
I feel like that gives too much power to something built with a Dodge resistance. A Rank 1 effect could effortlessly cleave holes in tank armor (on a stationary tank, obviously). Which, I suppose, might simply argue that this alternate resistance might be overpowered given how common it is to encounter something that lacks the resistance.

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:36 pm
by Woodclaw
Keep in mind that the baseline Deflect power is ranged.

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:41 pm
by Shock
FuzzyBoots wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Shock wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:08 pm
A wall is going to have no Agility and therefore no Dodge do it would automatically fail a Dodge save.
I feel like that gives too much power to something built with a Dodge resistance. A Rank 1 effect could effortlessly cleave holes in tank armor (on a stationary tank, obviously). Which, I suppose, might simply argue that this alternate resistance might be overpowered given how common it is to encounter something that lacks the resistance.
A tank won't have Dodge but if it's piloted, it will. I probably wouldn't allow a sword that "cuts through anything" to be a rank 1 effect though.

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:44 am
by Doctor Vile
Woodclaw wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Keep in mind that the baseline Deflect power is ranged.
Yeah, would need to make it close range.