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  • My summoned monster is stronger than I am.

    I'd like a little clarification.
    Suppose I wanted to create a character who is just a normal 10-year-old boy, but he happens to have a pet dragon that protects him. Generally, in cases like this, the proper thing to do is to stat out the dragon as your character, and to stat the child as the minion or sidekick.
    But what if we bring the Summon effect into it? Should I still stat the child as having a Summon power? Or should I give the dragon some kind of reverse-summon effect? Who pays the points for it?

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    Re: My summoned monster is stronger than I am.

    As you note, the preferred way of doing it is to simply make the dragon the character, with an attendant Complication of having to protect the boy.
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    • #3
      Re: My summoned monster is stronger than I am.

      Are you saying that nobody should buy the summon effect?
      Since the dragon is going to be doing ALL of my fighting for me, I should assume he's always available. And if for some reason he isn't available, treat that as a complication?

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      • #4
        Re: My summoned monster is stronger than I am.

        Originally posted by Okk View Post
        Are you saying that nobody should buy the summon effect?
        No, you should use summon to handle concepts where the summoned creature "helps" and isn't "the entire deal". Remember just because the power is called Summon does not mean that all "summoning" goes through that power.

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        • #5
          Re: My summoned monster is stronger than I am.

          That sounds like a good way to handle it.
          If the aforementioned dragon is dismissable, I could represent that with some kind of dimensional movement effect or the like. Or I could just let the descriptors handle it.

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          • #6
            Re: My summoned monster is stronger than I am.

            Can the dragon be nullified?
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