HustlerOne wrote:Ravana ended up being a really scary monster at the end of my game. Ravana was pretty much able to kill a whole lot of paragons before my players could corner him. Even then I had to pull off a Deus Ex Machina with the use of a enhanced Otherkin to help them out. I think I changed Otherkin into a mimic or a metamorph with PL:X stats to help even the odds. Thanks Eld for the Ravana build.
It looks like they changed the mimic power in 3E. I'm not totally sure you can stack traits like in 2E anymore. Does mimicking multiple enhanced strengths stack together or can you only take the highest number? At least I get that impression from Amazo in the DC Heroes and Villians book. The rules for Mimic were kind of vague on that point.
Well, like I said, the lack of stacking was a mechanical limit imposed by the descriptor of Mimic in 2E. In 3E, which I think does a better job of putting the focus on effects, Variable does what you need it to do within its descriptive framework. There is no Mimic Power, nor is there a Nemesis power, or a Shapeshift power. They're all just different expressions of Variable.
So let's say Ravana killed Nightstalker and Alpha Male. It would be unnecessary to allocate his Variable to Enhanced Strength 7 (for Alpha Male) and Enhanced Strength 6 (for Nightstalker), with Stacking. You'd just give him Enhanced Strength 13-which would of course break Ravana's caps, which is why I said his PL should be mutable.
If you wanted to build a mimic that couldn't 'stack' powers, that would be either a Limit or Quirk of that character's Variable power.
Its funny you mentioned Otherkin, cause she's one of the upcoming Paragons builds I'm doing. Her, Patriot, Felicia Dumont, Nightstalker, and then my first Dresden Files build-Karrin Murphy.