Linking powers and advantages

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Linking powers and advantages

Post by Doctor Vile » Fri May 25, 2018 2:04 pm

Can you link a use of a power to the use of and advantage? To be specific, I was wondering if you can link the use of the fascinate advantage to the weaken power. I want this character to be able to sing and as long as he sings you are fascinated and your will is weakened at the same time.

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Re: Linking powers and advantages

Post by Batgirl III » Fri May 25, 2018 2:31 pm

Yes, you can.

If you want to be all pedantically precise about it, you are linking a Power to another Power, in this case Weaken is being linked to Enhanced Trait.

Weaken Will X (Perception Ranged [auditory]) linked to: Enhanced Advantage 1 (Fascinate) [ xxx PP ]
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Re: Linking powers and advantages

Post by Chris Brady » Fri May 25, 2018 2:32 pm

I do all the time, I'm glad I'm not egregiously breaking anything. :D

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Re: Linking powers and advantages

Post by Doctor Vile » Fri May 25, 2018 2:36 pm

Batgirl III wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Yes, you can.

If you want to be all pedantically precise about it, you are linking a Power to another Power, in this case Weaken is being linked to Enhanced Trait.

Weaken Will X (Perception Ranged [auditory]) linked to: Enhanced Advantage 1 (Fascinate) [ xxx PP ]
Sweet, I didn't even think about it that way.

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Re: Linking powers and advantages

Post by Batgirl III » Fri May 25, 2018 2:40 pm

Enhanced Trait is an oft overlooked Power, since on first read it’s easy to see it as just Enhanced Ability... But it can be used for so much more than just +X Strength. :D
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Re: Linking powers and advantages

Post by Chris Brady » Fri May 25, 2018 2:43 pm

As I use Power Profiles (yeah, yeah, I'm not original) I saw that they like Enhanced Advantage a lot more than Enhanced Attribute, which in turn fuels my use of the power.

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Re: Linking powers and advantages

Post by EpicEclipse » Mon May 28, 2018 11:37 pm

Batgirl III wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 2:40 pm
Enhanced Trait is an oft overlooked Power, since on first read it’s easy to see it as just Enhanced Ability... But it can be used for so much more than just +X Strength. :D
Amen to this.

But point of note, linked powers require the same target. Weaken is targeted while enhanced ability is personal range.

Weaken Will X, Area(Perception(Aural)), Reaction (Fascination), Limited (Fascinated targets)
Cost: 4/rank

It is more expensive, but probably more appropriate for the actual effect of locking down a crowd of people with fascinate working as a psudo-selective for the weaken. Reaction is how you link effects that otherwise cannot use the Linked extra due to targeting problems.

You could reasonably also add Distracted to bring the cost down. You can't use fascination in combat anyways, so your defenses are kind of superfluous in situations you would use fascinate.
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Re: Linking powers and advantages

Post by Batgirl III » Mon May 28, 2018 11:56 pm

Ahh, yes, Epic is correct. I overlooked the exact mechanical interactions of these Effects when I wrote my first response (in my defense, I was on an airport shuttle at the time and seriously jet-lagged). Mea culpa.

But, I stand by my point about Enhanced Trait. It’s a real workhorse of an Effect and too often overlooked.
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Re: Linking powers and advantages

Post by EpicEclipse » Tue May 29, 2018 12:18 am

But, I stand by my point about Enhanced Trait. It’s a real workhorse of an Effect and too often overlooked.
And amen again to that. :D Enhanced Trait is an underappreciated beast of a power
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