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  • #16
    Re: Randomized Effects?

    That was my understanding. Alternate Resistance sometimes is +0 and other times +1, depending on the resistance chosen. Using Strength as an alternate resistance instead of Fortitude on an Affliction effect, for example, should cost more because it's typically lower than Fort/Will.
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    • #17
      Re: Randomized Effects?

      Alternate Resistance on Affliction is your choice at the time of construction. Neither Will nor Fort is better than the other. Remember, there are two aspects to Affliction:
      • Resistance to the initial effect which determines the degree the target suffers, and
      • Overcoming the effect, or how you free yourself from the effect.


      They need not be the same, e.g. Dodge to initially resist, and Damage to overcome: Snare. How "well" your hit with the effect, and then your STR to break out. An entirely mental effect might be both Will to resist and Will to overcome. A Death Touch might be either Dodge to resist or Fort and Fort to overcome. The initial choice for Dodge could be like Snare: how well/how much you are touched will determine how great of an effect. If you were to choose Fort for the initial resistance for this Death Touch, perhaps it's because the touch itself is the key.

      Alternate Resistance can create interesting effects. A sword with Alternate Resistance: Parry could cut down a Powerhouse (assuming a low Parry score--it would bypass the Powerhouse's high Toughness entirely), yet also not interact with the physical world at all because objects don't have Parry/Dodge scores.
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      • #18
        Re: Randomized Effects?

        On uncontrolled powers.. One of the characters in DC Heroes and Villians Vol 2, has a power that is uncontrolled but is somehow tied to her primary power.
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