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  • Arcane Background Gifted limited to 3 sources?

    So it looks like Arcane background gifted can only be had 3 ways.

    Arcana and Mysticism Elemental Fusionist = included in framework A&M page 13

    Blood & Banes Mutant Animals = sidebar on page 118 semi-restricted

    Heroes of Humanity Construct = Transferred intelligence page 11 (This one is not explicit, instead only implied deduction based on Artificial Intelligence specifically saying it cannot be taken, and the ability to buy edges.)

    Am I missing any, how do I make a super hero without Gifted?


    To me this is not a big deal as I do not see it as being as needed as PPE and ISP options. But I am curious if it was deliberate to leave it as an option for the Constructs or if it is intended to not be available for them?

  • #2
    Well the AB Gifted entry in TLPG says only when explicitly referenced. Not sure an implied reference counts for Constructs.

    Human Mutants can use AB Gifted. Blood and Banes pg 118.

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    • #3
      I will have to ask once we get FAQ again.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ndreare View Post
        So it looks like Arcane background gifted can only be had 3 ways.

        Arcana and Mysticism Elemental Fusionist = included in framework A&M page 13

        Blood & Banes Mutant Animals = sidebar on page 118 semi-restricted

        Heroes of Humanity Construct = Transferred intelligence page 11 (This one is not explicit, instead only implied deduction based on Artificial Intelligence specifically saying it cannot be taken, and the ability to buy edges.)

        Am I missing any, how do I make a super hero without Gifted?


        To me this is not a big deal as I do not see it as being as needed as PPE and ISP options. But I am curious if it was deliberate to leave it as an option for the Constructs or if it is intended to not be available for them?
        Why wouldn't you want AB Psionic instead?
        Rifts Super Human from the original system was popular enough, but in this version to represent them, I would think Psionic would be the best option.
        -no activation issues, Major Psionic doubles up your PP, you can also take many powers with cheaper costs and you can still make use of TW stuff if you wish. And RP wise your connected the the Rifts that gave you your power in the first place. (assuming Rifts Super Human origin)

        I have yet to see an instance of where AB Gifted was a better choice than any of the other 3 options. In fact I think the Warlock... errr Elemental Fusionist being made with Gifted was a poor design choice and feels like they just wanted to include the AB on an IF.

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        • Ndreare
          Ndreare commented
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          The psionic list is absolutely terrible. I would say IMO it is objectively the worst possible list to be restrained to.

          Gifted also allow cybernetic eyes and other minor cybernetics, without being penalized.

      • #5
        Any custom race can take a power with race points, it receives the Gifted AB for the power.

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