Ski wrote:Many great ideas are thought up in the shower. So are many mediocre ideas. I'm trying to decide which this is:
What I want to do is add a "Power Examples" sheet to my workbook. In it, you would be able to select from Powers built by other people in order to get examples of how other creative folks made power arrays.
For example, Thunderclap is no longer in 3E as a Super-Strength power feat. Instead, you would have to build it using Affliction, Burst Area, etc. But someone new to the game (or someone lazy like me) might not figure that out. Wouldn't it be nice to have a Powers Example page to go, select "Thunderclap" from a pull-down menu, and see how someone else built it?
I'm not trying to use this to set standards for powers or stifle creativity... I'd like people to be able to show off creative uses of power combinations. And I'm not saying that there would only be only "Thunderclap". I'd like to see alternate variations so people have a variety to choose from. Someone might want to use different conditions to represent the same type of power.
So, my question becomes... good idea? Bad idea? Not something I should include on a CharGen sheet?
(Oh, and for anyone who would submit an example power, I'd make sure they were credited. A "by-line" for the power, so to speak).
Hmm, this could be useful, I don't know. I think I'd focus on keeping things simple and direct. If you're talking about making some powers and effects choosable from the Powers page without having to first enter them on the Components page, that might be helpful. Some of the effects (Like Immunity) are pretty self-explanatory, and having to 'enter' them twice is a little bit of a chore. So, maybe having some pre-generated "effects" like "Life Support" and "Commlink" or things of that nature might be helpful... but it might also involve a lot of work..?