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Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:06 pm
  

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Is supernatural ps granted from super power considered magic? Can a super powered or alien hero with supernatural PS harm monsters immune to normal damage or would they be considered magic even if they're not a creature of magic? (monster can only be damaged by magic, fire or holy)


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Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:23 pm
  

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cbrekkas wrote:
Is supernatural ps granted from super power considered magic? Can a super powered or alien hero with supernatural PS harm monsters immune to normal damage or would they be considered magic even if they're not a creature of magic? (monster can only be damaged by magic, fire or holy)

It is not magic per se (unless granted by magic of course.).
It does harm a wide range of things that are immune to normal damage though. If you are importing from Rifts (where this comes up) if it is harmed by SN PS in rifts it is harmed by SNPS in HU as well.
But it does harm things. Thus it will harm (at half damage) Invulnerable for instance while it does nothing to Zombie Flesh...
so the answer tends to be 'it depends'.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:41 pm
  

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Thanks. My players are about to come across a Mummy Immortalus (from Palladium Fantasy Monsters and Animals) in a HU game. It says it's immune to normal damage and I was just wondering cause one of my players has the Supernatural PS super power. So would this be similar situation to the does nothing to Zombie flesh example?


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Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:26 am
  

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cbrekkas wrote:
Thanks. My players are about to come across a Mummy Immortalus (from Palladium Fantasy Monsters and Animals) in a HU game. It says it's immune to normal damage and I was just wondering cause one of my players has the Supernatural PS super power. So would this be similar situation to the does nothing to Zombie flesh example?

I would say "yes"
I base this on the fact that as per Vampire Kingdoms mortals with Supernatural Strength damage vampires who are another undead who is immune to normal weapons.
The rest of the team is going to want to stock up on silver, holy water and flamethrowers though :lol:


Zombie Flesh is a no because the power specifically states that no form of strength can damage it which means that it specifically is exempt from SNPS.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:14 pm
  

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Thanks


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Supernatural PS is not magical in nature unless granted by a magical source, and it is pretty much up to the GM whether it can do damage to beings immune to normal damage or if it just does reduced damage.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:56 pm
  

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cbrekkas wrote:
Thanks. My players are about to come across a Mummy Immortalus (from Palladium Fantasy Monsters and Animals) in a HU game. It says it's immune to normal damage and I was just wondering cause one of my players has the Supernatural PS super power. So would this be similar situation to the does nothing to Zombie flesh example?


Zombie flesh isn't imperviousness to Normal weapons persay, like a form of Invunerability where only magic or psionics can hurt you. It's impervious to physical damage, whatever the source, even if it's magical or psionic in nature. Energy of any sort, be it magical or mundane, can hurt them. HU, this means energy blasts or energy weapons are a good way to deal with them. In a PF context, fire is your best bet as fire is one of those things they are vunerable to.

Mummies have standard limited invunerability, same as Vampires and Werewolves.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:08 pm
  

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Thanks. I figured that was the case


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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:15 am
  

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