pkitty wrote:Thanks Deanna et al, both for the answer and for ideas on other differences between the two. Since the thread topic got stretched a bit, I'll just go ahead and share my summary. If anyone thinks it's off, let me know.Pulp Power Psionic Power
Think "supernaturally persuasive" Think "mental domination"
Range 10m Range 50m
Uses willpower, at -4 if hostile Uses telepathy
Duration 10s, 1m, or scene Duration scene
Roll to break free if tasked against Roll to break free as an action*, possibly at a penalty,
- their nature, possibly at a bonus - and can be ended early via clarity power
Note: 1. Though the reason why differs, in practice both are contradictions outside of their cosm.
2. In combat, this is once per turn. Out of combat, the GM decides how often these rolls take place.
Any views on how to homebrew a charm person spell which is balanced with these powers? Pixaud's assigns it a magic axiom of 11, though under the TorgE axiom guidelines I would assign it an axiom of 12. Either way, it could be cast without contradiction anywhere other than CE, LL or PP. I also would have thought it would not require any more than alteration 12 to acquire.
On one view the pulp power reflects a charm - which is supernatural persuasiveness, but I would have thought balance with these powers requires a less powerful spell. perhaps something that makes the target vulnerable or very vulnerable to the caster's persuasion?