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Re: Not sure if this belongs here...Mystic Adepts
« Reply #15 on: (20:31:48/06-11-17) »
Maybe a house rule could be that you can buy power points, either during (normal rules) or after (at 10 Karma per point) character creation, but with the same limits as character creation - only up to your pre-initiation maximum Magic rating, and after that you can only get power points from initiation and selecting a power point instead of a metamagic.  So, for example, if you had a Magic of 6, you could get 3 power points at character creation, then up to 3 more power points after character creation, before needing to initiate in order to get more power points.

I'm sorry, I never meant to imply that I was talking about buying PP above your Magic rating, I was talking about the character who bought 2 points worth of Adept powers with a magic 5 being able to buy more adept powers (up to his magic rating).  Obviously past their magic rating they need to initiate or raise their magic...


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Re: Not sure if this belongs here...Mystic Adepts
« Reply #16 on: (03:28:04/06-13-17) »
I get teh game balance involved.  Mystic Adept 'loses' a lot of Karma at generation to get those power points.  That is about the only drawback.
From a development standpoint (by this I mean birth to present) the adept got all their power all at once?!  Poof!  Then...One day...6 power points!  No training.  Bang!
I think that is ...unimaginative.
Ironically, that's how it used to work in 2nd and 3rd Edition. Upon awakening, all characters received a MAG score equal to their Essence (rounded down).
Also: In 3rd Edition, Adepts could buy Power Points for IIRC, 20 Karma a pop, independent of Initiation Grade.
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Re: Not sure if this belongs here...Mystic Adepts
« Reply #17 on: (14:27:41/06-15-17) »
By what's written in the novels, the amount of people with less than 6 MR or less than 6 Power points should vastly outnumber the people people with 6 or more.
But how often do you see people go with less than the maximum they can go with [including people with ware- they may not have six MR but they normally have the maximum MR they are allowed with the essence they have left).
You don't see them, but that doesn't mean they're not there. It just means you're forgetting about them because they were unimportant and, well, forgettable, or your GM doesn't think showing the full spectrum of magic users isn't worth the effort when only the top 10% are of interest/challenge. Besides, it's a rule of fiction that people of exceptional talent encounter each other far more often than random chance would suggest.......which is not terribly unrealistic when you think about it.


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Re: Not sure if this belongs here...Mystic Adepts
« Reply #18 on: (19:19:45/06-15-17) »
I pretty frequently use NPC foes with less than six magic -- just as I often have foes with machine pistols, or simple boosted reflexes.  Sometimes you want really powerful foes,  sometimes you want to throw waves of slightly less dangerous foes.