Ogrelord wrote:Well, I'm not sure how appropriate the restricted flaw would be to something like this. Taking something down to one use per day counts as four "use" flaws.
It is very obvious from the wording of your post that this is about the points and not the idea.
More front loading.
Just kidding I understand you brought this up as an intellectual curiosity and that it is. In that spirit read on....
Are you actually saying that the inability to cast spells more than once per day would only count as a one-flaw restriction? That sounds extremely harsh.
No that’s exactly not
what I'm saying. If you did
restrict your sorcery power
to only once a day
then it would
be worth the four points of Flaws.
However your not restricting your sorcery power
to only once a day. You are restricting two of the effects of the Sorcery power to once a day, this is very different. In the example I gave I would probably make it worth two Flaws. That makes Sorcery a five point power. Very good I think.
This discussion is additionally complicated because sorcery is a uniquely structured power.
Alternatively you could make a new power using the creation rules (actually suggested under the Sorcery power for cases like this. You could then Flaw the power accordingly).
As I see it, you don't do what you are trying to do with Sorcery (or Cosmic Power). It is a special construct (rules mechanics wise) and very
open to abuse once you start mucking around with it. I can't see any good reason to do what you suggest, other then shaving points? I can accept that this is the way you saw your Spell Caster. Unfortunately if I was your GM (or if I was creating this NPC) I would be strict about this. It’s a very problematic situation. Which is I believe exactly why you brought this up, so we could have a yarn about it. Thanks because its intriguing and stimulating.
The real problem comes as an artefact of the system design that predicates a particular paradigm. ie Extras and flaws are applied to the power not other extras or flaws. The only semi-exception I see to this is the Restricted Flaw, which can limit an aspect of the power or an extra, but not flaws.
So the short answer is that I don’t think you can do what you are trying to do under the system. I don’t think its built to do it. Is that bad? Maybe, but what I think you will find is that it has lot of ‘travel” before it does breakdown making it a pretty good system under most normal circumstances.