Friday, December 21, 2012

DC Heroes Omni-Gadget and why I want something like this for Pathfinder especially for Machinesmith


Roughly two years ago, Playing D&D with Porn Stars did a post on one of my favorite aspects from the DC Heroes RPG, the Omni-Gadget. Simply put the Omni-Gadget is a device that could be used emulate a power at a certain level.  The created it with the reason of how does Batman carry the exact item he needs at that exact moment like Shark Repellent in his utility belt? Omni-Gadget answers that.  I have always like the concept of this device for superhero RPGs and I have felt it would work VERY well for the Machinesmith in Pathfinder. I need a quick gadget? Then make it with Omni-Gadget it. These would be one-shot items that you could use in a clutch.  Yes I know it sounds like a “spell in a can” because it IS a “spell in a can”. Personally I would limit any Omni-gadget to a 2nd level spell or lower. This is one of those things I think if done well could be VERY cool, but of course would have to be very limited to keep the games balance. What do you think about creating an Omni Gadget for Pathfinder? Is it too powerful? Too game braking? I would love to hear what other people think.  Talk to you later…