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Cobalt wrote:I don't think I'd allow someone to 'buy' negative skills ( thus giving the player points, and allowing a quick roll down a slippery slope into power gaming oblivion), however in a situation like you mentioned, it makes perfect sense.
Otherwise, with characters like Black Canary, who struggles mightily with computers, I'd do what the writers did, and create a complication to reflect the total lack of aptitude.
ican wrote:Thanks for the great input everyone!
The consensus seems to be that negative skills are acceptable. And you already answered what was going to be my followup question about the slippery slope of taking negative skills to gain points. As insaniac99 mentions it might be okay with good enough reason, which seems to fit the “Enhanced Skill -2 Close Combat Unarmed” that was included in the Giant Size power (under shapeshifter) in the GM kit.
ican wrote:insaniac99 would you think the same would apply to lowering Will to take advantage of the Growths fortitude?
It's not mentioned in the character build for the Giant Size power, but with the increased stamina fortitude is caped by will. Do you think it would also be fair to take an Enhanced defenses -3 Will (for example) as to gain the full benefit of growth, as it is, the points over cap are just being wasted.
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