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5750Re: [icons-rpg] Custom Power Tables

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  • John McMullen
    Jan 17, 2014
      Blacksteel did far more than I did, but I played with modifying them a couple of times.

      The first time, I fiddled with the first table (Power types? I misremember) because I didn't want Mental powers. I also deleted Postcognition and Precognition from the powers list. I did not implement this in an elegant way: I just said, "If you roll these results, roll again."

      The second time was when I was figuring out how you'd do an Agents of SHIELD campaign, and in that case, I wanted to eliminate both mental powers (which have since shown up) and birthright, because they had never played with mutants. I also wanted to emphasize the trained normal type, because that's the majority of characters.

      By the end, I had two tables: you rolled your origin *and* you rolled your division. For trained humans, the division determined how many specialties you had, the areas of them, and in what the powers were. As I recall--I don't have the notes handy--I also fiddled with the number of powers based on division; science people were more likely to have sensory powers, power nullification, and endowment; covert ops or whatever they call them were likely to have defensive and offensive powers. Some of the powers weren't available as "natural" powers. I didn't like it, though.

      John McMullen (Searching for a .sig--drat, it's under the couch)


      From: Steve Kenson <stevekenson@...>
      To: icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 11:23 AM
      Subject: [icons-rpg] Custom Power Tables

      Just curious: has anyone modified the existing power generation tables in ICONS or Great Power or put together their own customized tables? If so, I'd be interested in hearing about how that worked out for you. Feel free to reply on-list or directly to me at stevekenson@....



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