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Archive for April, 2014

Supporting Ability Use

A thread over on RPG.net made me think about unusual or funny uses of supporting abilities.In my last OW campaign we had a character with the racial ability ‘Strong Swimmers’ trying to conceive a child with his partner – we didn’t roll or anything, but it was funny when the player mentioned it as a factor. Another PC had ‘Down to Earth’, and I let him use it as a bonus when he fell down a great pit and was trying to land safely.

One guy had ‘Unrestricted Access to the Great Library’, so when they went to the Great Library I deliberately had the snooty assistant say that ‘access to the great library is currently restricted’, setting him up for the inevitable comeback of simply stating his ability name in a booming voice.

Anyone else got any examples of unusual but apt supporting ability use? What’s your stance on this kind of thing?