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Welcome! Hidden Within RP is a supers and super powers roleplay loosely based off of NBC's Heroes as well as the inclusion of certain Marvel and DC Comic characters and powers; but mostly Hidden Within RP is original content. You can create your character, choose a base power, develop your own powerset, and learn what power is hidden within you!




 
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 Powersets & Abilities, System
Pip
 Posted: Oct 15 2014, 05:23 PM
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Welcome! I'm guessing that you're probably eager to get started creating and customizing your character's Powerset or Ability. But first, in order to understand how our Powers and Abilities System works, and how to use it to its full potential, you must read through this entire thread. If you have any questions about anything in this thread, you can PM me here. So without further ado...

Since this thread will be long and full of lots of information, I've created a table of contents that anchor link to each part of this system:

I. Preamble
II. Powersets VS Abilities
III. Types of Powersets and Abilities
IV. How To Create and Customize Your Powerset or Ability
V. Cooldown System
VI. Powerset and Ability Levels
VII. Extra Abilities and Special Abilities
VIII. Master Powersets and Abilities
IX. Situational Rulings
X. Powerset or Ability Modifications


Preamble
First and foremost, I'd just like to say that Hidden Within is the most customizable supers and super powers role play on the internet. Why? Because here at Hidden Within, we believe that customization is one of the most important factors in making the most unique character and the most unique experience for the members playing those characters. When it comes to this genre of forum roleplays, many of them are simply too alike. We want to be different. Your characters will be different. Your experience will be different. Customization is our focal point, and you will be amazed at how much you can do with this system.

Powersets VS Abilities
Powersets and Abilities are two very different things. From the name Powerset, you can tell that you get multiple powers. This is true. For Abilities however, you only get one. This one Ability is stronger though, stronger than what it would usually be with a Powerset, and it provides the wielder of the Ability various kinds of power that Powerset users don't have. This is the main difference between the two.

One example of a Powerset can be the Spiderman Canon Powerset. Any Powerset or Ability has been adapted to Hidden Within and balanced so it won't be so over powered. Spiderman's actual Marvel designed powers are quite amazing, but definitely over powered for Hidden Within. Here, we don't allow any powers that we don't have in our Powers and Abilities Library. Fortunately, Spider-Sense or Danger Intuition, is allowed.

One example of an Ability can be the Rapid Cellular Regeneration Ability. This Ability can be quite powerful because the user is virtually indestructible. In conjunction with another power, or in a Powerset, this ability is much weaker than the standalone Ability version, which allows the user to regrow severed limbs or regrow and repair broken bones.

If you're going to create your own Powerset based on the Base Abilities, you need to be mindful which Abilities are compatible because an Ability like Rapid Cellular Regeneration would not be compatible with an Ability like Mind Control because that would be over powered.

Types of Powers and Abilities
The Types of Powers and Abilities define when, how, and sometimes where the Powes are used. The types are below with their description and examples:

1. Active: A Power that was previously a Passive Condition Power. Depending on the power, it will return into a Passive Condition Power.
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2. Passive: A Power that is either always active.
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3. Passive Condition: A Power that becomes Active when specific conditions are met.
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4. Offensive: A Power that harms or causes damage in some way, shape, or form to a Character or NPC enemy.
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5. Summoning: A Power that allows the user to call upon or create an ally or something else.
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6. Negation: A Power that blocks or completely nulls another.
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7. Shapeshifting: A Power that transforms the user into something else.
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8. Defensive: A Power that blocks opposing threats or limits the damage done.
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9. Healing: A power that heals living things, Character or NPC of some kind.
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10. Travel: Powers that revolve around traveling and movement.
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11. Buff: Powers that increase Stats of a Character or NPC enemy.
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12. Debuff: Powers that decrease teh Stats of a Character or NPC enemy.
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13. Quick Play: Are physical actions, item usage, or significant powers that can be used an unlimited amount of times without cooldowns or limits.
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14. Toggle: A Power that can be turned on and off at will. Depending on the power, there may be a limit and even cooldowns.
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These Types also apply in our Combat System as well.


How To Create and Customize Your Powerset or Ability


Cooldown System


Powerset and Ability Levels


Extra and Special Abilities
Extra Abilities are unique Abilities that you can only obtain by finding a code or solving a secret code on the Hidden Within Official Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus pages. Extra Abilities are minor Abilities, but they are one of two exceptions to be allowed to obtain extra Abilities.

Special Abilities are much more rare, and much more powerful. These kinds of Abilities are generally the ones that aren't allowed to be used on Hidden Within. They are also more powerful versions of standard Abilities. To obtain a Special Ability, you must have obtained your Master Powerset or Ability, along with other requirements (post count, reputation, and sometimes even Donation Counts).

Master Powersets and Abilities


Situational Rulings


Powetset or Ability Modifications
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