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telekinesis limitations
« on: November 30, 2019, 07:47:34 PM »
So I'm a little confused as to why the weight limit for Telekinesis is so low, and was also wondering if there was any chance of upping it now or in the future. While 20lbs would be perfectly reasonable for a domestic feline or dogs or something similar, I was shopping for powers for a Siberian tiger and the limitation just doesn't seem to fit with the larger animals allowed on this site.

Would it be possible to instead go to a percentage based on someone's body weight, maybe with the minimum being 20 lbs? For example, anything under 20lbs could still lift the 20, but with increases it could go to something like 20lbs + 25% of the animal's weight? I don't know if that's entirely feasible, but I feel like it would be an improvement on straight 20.

I understand that it would mean larger creatures would be able to lift more. To be fair, they could already lift more than a domestic cat (or anything else) without telekinesis and it makes more sense to me for the power to be a reflection of physical and/or mental strength.

Thanks!
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Re: telekinesis limitations
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 07:10:14 PM »
Let me discuss this with staff and get back to you! This is a really great point. I do have a few concerns myself though.

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Re: telekinesis limitations
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2019, 08:29:31 PM »
Apologies for missing this, I've had a busy few weeks lol. But thank you for looking into this! What concerns would you have about it?
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Re: telekinesis limitations
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2019, 08:13:45 PM »
Apologies for the wait! We've come to a conclusion.

So we've decided to stay with the original 20lbs. The power is better reflected as a mental capacity limit, rather than something that is based on physicality. The limit also allows a fine line of what can and cannot be done with telekinesis (which also saves staff a huge hassle). Along with this, a larger character who could lift a large amount of pounds could easily demolish smaller characters. I would like to prevent that to embrace individuality and originality than making over-powered characters.

Nevertheless, thank you for the suggestion! It's appreciated. We are actually considering some additions and/or smaller changes because of this.

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