member, 328 posts
Sun 17 Apr 2016
at 14:33
[M&M 2nd ed] Alternate Form power question
Hello, I've a question in regards to a character of mine

I've a paragon with Enhanced Strength among her powers, and was looking to pick up Alternate Form as some point (turning into a creature of cosmic energy). Among the powers this alternate form would have is Insubstantial 3 to be made of energy.

Would exchanging out the Enhanced Strength while in Insubstantial form be an alright option (allowing points to be freed up for giving off an aura or more flight or something)?

Just the Enhanced Strength mind you, not the natural strength as that certainly just looking for trouble (dropping Strength entirely and getting much of the cost of Insubstantial paid off, doesn't sit right)

Perhaps the current powers need be loaded into a different "container"?

I know that the Shapeshift power allows changing of base attributes (at least according to Hero High) like Attack, Defense and Strength, including reducing attributes outside the power. Now obviously that's a variable power, but does that suggest that a fixed power might make a fixed reduction in non-mundane powers?
 member, 252 posts
 eats shoots and leaves
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 12:50
[M&M 2nd ed] Alternate Form power question
If you have at least 15 points of Enhanced STR, just buy the Insubstantial as an Alternate Power.
 member, 29 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 19:34
[M&M 2nd ed] Alternate Form power question
Sounds good to me! (SC is asking for my game)

This message was last edited by the user at 19:57, Tue 19 Apr 2016.

 member, 329 posts
Tue 19 Apr 2016
at 19:58
[M&M 2nd ed] Alternate Form power question
Wow, I feel stupid for not figuring that out previously.

Yep 18 ranks, so Continuous Insubstantial here I come! Unless there's a better extra or use for those points?

Thanks badpenny!