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    Quote Originally Posted by C'nor View Post
    Technically, if I'm one of the three you mentioned, I have, like Omnipotence+ or something. I didn't actually get a power, I got a list, and it included Omnipotence, plus a bunch of the other really powerful things.

    So mine, at least, was more a condition of the rules of the lottery, namely that those who get lists have everything on them, than that it has too many absolutes (though I do agree that that's the case).
    No, you're one of the ones with straight omnipotence: I meant whoever got Balance and whoever got Truth Manipulation for the faux-omnipotence. Would you mind linking your's again, I'm curious and I can't seem to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C'nor View Post
    Well, that's pretty comprehensive. Yup, you got straight up omnipotence.

    Incidentally, I might be writing up the world I mentioned as an actual campaign setting, if I get around to it.

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    Well, that's pretty comprehensive. Yup, you got straight up omnipotence.

    Incidentally, I might be writing up the world I mentioned as an actual campaign setting, if I get around to it.
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    I said I'd be writing it up, not DMing a game. Making the campaign setting comes first.

    And... maybe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldest View Post
    I said I'd be writing it up, not DMing a game. Making the campaign setting comes first.

    And... maybe...
    I mean, playing about as our powers would allow if/when campaign setting becomes reality? I.e. being gods within the setting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    I mean, playing about as our powers would allow if/when campaign setting becomes reality? I.e. being gods within the setting
    I might put you folk in as deities. Preferred areas of control?

    But if I start a game in the setting, no, you are not going to be playing as your godly selves, unless it's a Lords of Creation game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldest View Post
    I might put you folk in as deities. Preferred areas of control?

    But if I start a game in the setting, no, you are not going to be playing as your godly selves, unless it's a Lords of Creation game.
    Honestly actually expected a no there. Now I actually have to think!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    Honestly actually expected a no there. Now I actually have to think!
    Live with it. Besides, I already planned on having three big deities and then 9 little ones.

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    I got a really cool useless power

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    Magic Arrows... sweet!

    Best use for it, of course, is to summon a magic arrow in the middle of chemisty/physics class and ask the teacher how this obeys the laws of thermodynamics.
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    In terms of the Omnipotence Power... honestly, without omniscience, I can see you trapping yourself in a constant state of "And I Must Scream"-style nonexistence. Say you wipe one person from existence. Completely gone, never existed at all. The universe collapses in on itself from paradox, and you are alone in a void of absolute nothing, literally the only thing that exists.

    Okay, no problem. You reverse back to when you destroyed that person, and make it so that his existence was unnecessary to the universe. By doing that, there's a fairly decent chance that something now exists which is unnecessary, even redundant. The universe tries to fix itself, and collapses in again. So on and so forth.

    This is, of course, assuming that the power of Omnipotence comes with the knowledge of how to use that power. If it doesn't, you'd be stuck within two or three cycles, trying to figure out how to use your powers over reality in a place where reality no longer exists.

    I'm not sure if this works, but the thought of unlimited power without the knowledge of what that could truly mean is honestly terrifying.
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    uuhhh problem with your hypothesis on how that would work:

    First thing you do with omnipotence: "I grant myself omniscience"

    There. that was not hard at all. effortless even.

    edit: which is of course, completely ignoring the fact that since your omnipotent, you can just say that the universe won't collapse from anything you do, because your omnipotent, and that furthermore you can just make a universe where paradoxes are simply not a problem, because omnipotence.

    any attempt at applying something silly like logic to Omnipotence won't really get you anywhere, because the solution is always: I am omnipotent, and therefore anything can happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    any attempt at applying something silly like logic to Omnipotence won't really get you anywhere, because the solution is always: I am omnipotent, and therefore anything can happen.
    may I sig that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    any attempt at applying something silly like logic to Omnipotence won't really get you anywhere, because the solution is always: I am omnipotent, and therefore anything can happen.
    May I as well? That's awesome
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    Okay. I am apparently a general Psychic Energy Manipulator.

    In other words, like Akira, from Akira.

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    *magic arrow to the knee of the "demigod"*
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    Omnipotence, meet omnimpotence. Now you can have the power to lack the power to do anything.

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    I get to this extremely late and I see three Mary Sues Playgrounders playing being petty instead of, you know, doing something worthwhile with those powers? Or, at the very least, realizing why free will is necessary?

    In any case, I definitely have a power that disqualifies me for LUTAS, isn't just enough for BP, and can be useful in various situations. It's also very, very hard to pronounce.

    Or, really not...

    Transmorphic Composition.

    Lemme see...I have to be PRETTY smart to know how to use this. It seems to work with elements and compounds, so I can turn my body into hydrochloric acid and corrode just about anything, or turn into adamantine and resist even the greatest blow...not before turning into goo and redirect the blow somewhere else.

    ...Guess I should start practicing recomposition.

    Oh, what do I see after a bit of analysis...? I can associate my power towards Amorphous Physiognomy and Elemental Mimicry, so I can, with some effort, branch out from those powers.

    ...Hey, that's an interesting question! Based on your core power (barring Omnipotence, which makes the entire idea pointless), what would be your first branching path, if available, in order to gain new powers? I mean, Magneto has power over magnetism, but he can easily branch over electricity, and from there he could branch elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.G. Oskar View Post
    I get to this extremely late and I see three Mary Sues Playgrounders playing being petty instead of, you know, doing something worthwhile with those powers? Or, at the very least, realizing why free will is necessary?
    Would you mind explaining what you mean by this comment? Because in my opinion, most anything you do with omnipotence would mess with free will, which is a large part of why I stated I would do nothing to this world, and would just create my own to tweak and enable as I saw fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.G. Oskar View Post
    ...Hey, that's an interesting question! Based on your core power (barring Omnipotence, which makes the entire idea pointless), what would be your first branching path, if available, in order to gain new powers? I mean, Magneto has power over magnetism, but he can easily branch over electricity, and from there he could branch elsewhere.
    I had Power Fists, which let me punch really hard (and have good upper-body strength). So, I guess the next logical step would be to work towards full super-strength, or at least super-endurance.

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    Not what I was expecting, but, no. Just.... no!
    So... your power is being a total pushover?

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    Would you mind explaining what you mean by this comment? Because in my opinion, most anything you do with omnipotence would mess with free will, which is a large part of why I stated I would do nothing to this world, and would just create my own to tweak and enable as I saw fit.
    The very notion of omnipotence alone doesn't make for a Mary Sue attitude, but given some of the answers... I probably mention it because of some of Snowfire's answers, particularly the one about omnipotence limited by omniscience. The answer was VERY akin to Mary-Suedom: Snowfire would grant itself omniscience; however, there are no repercussions to having multiple universes' worth of knowledge all at once in a fraction of the second. At the very best, that'd be like watching Cthulhu in the face, by which I mean all knowledge at once inevitably leads to madness.

    A reasonable answer would be that the omnipotent person would prepare its mindset to withstand the wealth of omniscience BEFORE bequeathing itself omniscience, lest it become a pathway to madness. If the answer is "oh, since I'm omnipotent, I can simply grant myself omniscience without the troubles of madness", that reeks of NOT understanding the whole purpose of the power. Even for omnipotent people, reckless use of such power comes with repercussions: not even considering these repercussions leads to Mary-Sueism.

    The decision of non-interference with the existing Universe given omnipotence is a wise decision, Eldest, but I believe it still requires some temperance. Creating a new world isn't something simple, much less without omniscience, at least not without creating something that allows for free will yet doesn't threaten other universes. Also, the idea of creating a new universe implies whether you choose to follow the current rules and laws of physics, or if you choose to blatantly ignore them, which can cause a load of troubles (such as, say, creating an antimatter universe, unless you attempt to prevent inter-universal crossing).

    Mentioning that someone with omnipotence will eventually influence another person's free will is also a wise recognition, and another concern. Note how in one of the posts, Snowfire basically erased someone from existence; that interfered with the other posters' free will, opening a path to ignoring the rules of our little game. Fortunately, this isn't real, and much less serious; yet, it's a terrible attitude to assume if it were real, and all to ensure a "win".

    That said: it's great that you cleared your position regarding the hypothetical use of your powers, but it's natural to assume that anyone with instant omnipotence would make unwise decisions, ones that interfere with the free will of some to grant boons to others. Thus, it's fair to assume that anyone with the power of omnipotence acquired by chance would lean towards Mary-Sueism. My apologies if you felt bashed by my comment, but I was already feeling bad by hearing posts with an excessive amount of pride.

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    ...I really...really have a good opinion of Oskar. And most of his posts that I have ever read were ones that I liked.

    But really, I don't think every-one assumes that omni-potence is quite so linear and rigid. I know that I don't...

    By the way, good job, Raziere.


    ...the random page that came up for me was Phenomenon Manipulation.

    ...I'm not happy with that page. But I'd probably use it to get my-self some variation of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.G. Oskar View Post
    ...Hey, that's an interesting question! Based on your core power (barring Omnipotence, which makes the entire idea pointless), what would be your first branching path, if available, in order to gain new powers? I mean, Magneto has power over magnetism, but he can easily branch over electricity, and from there he could branch elsewhere.
    So, I had Ice Ball Projection. The obvious step from there is to branch out toward anything ice-related (and though I'm not too fond of ice powers, any ice power is better than Ice Ball Bloody Projection). Then, control over non-frozen water, too. That alone would leave me a lot to work with.
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    Well this is what I got.
    http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Origin_Manipulation
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