Board index » Across the Megaverse® » Palladium Books® Games Q. & A.

 


Post new topic Reply to topic
Author Message
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:48 am
  

User avatar
D-Bee

Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:49 pm
Posts: 12
Powers Unlimited 3 brought us "Techno-Form", a major ability which allows a character to change into machines, weapon emplacements, and vehicles. I understand the basics, a character can become a jet or a tank, a spacecraft or a howitzer. They can become machinery native to their world and/or experiences. Cool.

My question is this. When this transfo... er, transmogrifier, is imported to RIFTS, Phase World, or Robotech, should this power be interpreted as the ability to become the machinery native to that setting.
Assuming the character has a familiarity the world (native?) and with these vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft, or similar, I wonder...

Would the super be able to become a skycycle? A suit of power armor? A Triax robot? A Veritech or M.A.C. II? (A very, very small M.A.C. II?)
I also wonder who in their right mind would allow a super into the Macross universe, but hey, it's RIFTS, some stuff just happens.

Opinions? Word from above?


          Top  
 
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:13 am
  

Hero

Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:49 am
Posts: 1163
ITWastrel wrote:
Powers Unlimited 3 brought us "Techno-Form", a major ability which allows a character to change into machines, weapon emplacements, and vehicles. I understand the basics, a character can become a jet or a tank, a spacecraft or a howitzer. They can become machinery native to their world and/or experiences. Cool.

My question is this. When this transfo... er, transmogrifier, is imported to RIFTS, Phase World, or Robotech, should this power be interpreted as the ability to become the machinery native to that setting.
Assuming the character has a familiarity the world (native?) and with these vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft, or similar, I wonder...

Would the super be able to become a skycycle? A suit of power armor? A Triax robot? A Veritech or M.A.C. II? (A very, very small M.A.C. II?)
I also wonder who in their right mind would allow a super into the Macross universe, but hey, it's RIFTS, some stuff just happens.

Opinions? Word from above?

Sure, the form of any of those could be taken,but the technoform stats remain the same. Pick the closest equivalent from the list.

_________________
Axelmania wrote:
You of course, being the ultimate authority on what is an error and what is not.
Declared the ultimate authority on what is an error and what is not by Axelmania on 5.11.19.


          Top  
 
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:29 am
  

User avatar
Dungeon Crawler

Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:16 pm
Posts: 219
Location: Rifts Denmark
I've always presumed that on its own, technoform's forms are custom one off looks that cant be mistaken for anything else... You're not just a car, you're a unique car. Not just a tank you've seen before or a bot you've seen before but each form you have has a distinctive 'you' style to it. I have on the other hand combined this power with alter physical body in order to allow the technoform character to impersonate specific models. Skelebots, naruni repobot, triax borg, or replicate brand name vehicles. Thats just my personal take on it though. A pair of my longest running characters has exactly this combo. Dane and Rifka, a.k.a. Kitbash and Cameo.

And I cant see a reason why the character couldnt have a hoverbike option given the jet and helicopter options already available.

Agree with Drei though. Even if you can impersonate an existing vehicle or bot, your stats remain the stats of the power itself.


          Top  
 
 
Post new topic Reply to topic



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum


cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group