Viewing Effect - Disguise
Alter your appearance

Create a Disguise Power

Description

You can temporarily alter your physical appearance such that others wouldn’t recognize you. You cannot alter your clothing. Whether this effect is an illusion or "real" is a flavor choice.

System

Exert your mind and spend [[cast-time]] applying a disguise. You may alter your physical appearance, not including clothes, to one that has a similar sex, weight, age, race, and height. Lasts one hour or until you choose to end the effect.

A disguise cannot affect your Attributes or other stats.

Eratta

Very minor differences in sex, weight, age, race, and height may be acceptable at GM's discretion.

Enhancements

Fashionista (You may alter your clothing's appearance.)
This does not grant or store equipment.

Biggie Smalls (You may alter height by up to a foot and your weight by 50%.)

A/S/L? (You may alter your gender, age, and race.)

Doppelganger (You may mimic specific individuals.)
A performance check is generally required to pass with people who know the individual you're mimicking.

Hide Other (You may use Disguise on targets other than yourself. They may contest if they aren't incapacitated and do not consent)

The man with no face (Your disguise lasts until you reactivate the power)

Cantrip (This Power has no Exertion cost, but its level is capped at 2 Gifts, and it cannot be upgraded further)

Conditionally Costless (This Power does not require Exertion in certain circumstances. The condition should be balanced such that the Power has an activation cost the majority of the time you are able to use it.)
If you take this enhancement, you must occasionally be able to use the power at full cost and other times at no cost. This cannot be the same condition as the drawback "Conditional" as that would imply that the power is costless any time you can cast it.

Battery-operated (This power has its own 3-point Source pool that is the only way to activate it. The Source regenerates at the rate of one point per day and cannot be raised with Experience.)
Powers can share a battery pool by taking this Enhancement on each Power and specifying the same Source. Each additional Power after the first increases the capacity of the Source by 2, to a maximum of 10. This Enhancement cannot be used to enhance the owning character's source.

Humanoid (You may add inhuman features to your disguises.)
Aesthetic only. Think star trek alien, monstergirl, demon, etc. Does not grant things such as a prehensile tail, an extra damaging brawl attack, improved senses, etc.

Triggered (You cannot manually activate this Power. Instead, choose a triggering event, always outside your control, that activates this Power without requiring an Action or Exertion cost from you.)
Cannot be taken with the "Conditional" Drawback. The triggering event must be outside of your control, and balance must be strictly enforced by Cell Leaders. Suitable events may include: suffering an Injury Severity two or higher, being grappled, falling unconscious, being tied up and bound, being angrily screamed at, etc.

Concealed (This Power is not obvious. Bystanders must roll Perception + Alertness, Difficulty 7 to determine the Power's Source and Target. You must still exhibit some tell that you are using it such as a small gesture, an intense stare, or a bloody nose.)
As per the standard rules, a complete success (Outcome of at least 4) is required to determine the source and target flawlessly. Lower outcomes may result in partial successes.

Drawbacks

Alter Ego (You have only two predetermined forms that you can switch between.)
Focus (Activating this Power requires a specific kind of item.)
Subject to GM approval.
Once per Day (May only use this Power once per day.)
Facade (Your disguise does not hold up to close scrutiny.)
Usually a Difficulty 7 Perception/Charisma + Alertness for someone in conversation with you. If specifically examined (medical, etc), your disguise will be discovered.
Conditional (Only usable when a certain condition is met. This condition must be severe enough that the Power is unusable the majority of the time.)
Condition must be significant. Subject to GM approval.
Slapped Together (Your disguise only lasts ten minutes.)
Unique Focus (This Power takes the form of a specific, unique item, which can be borrowed, lost, or stolen.)
Traumatic (Make a Trauma roll when you use this power)
Exhausting (All Actions are -1 die after this Power ends. Lasts for either 24 hours, or the duration of this Power, whichever is greater.)
Exhaustion penalties stack. If you activate this Power or another Power with Exhaustion, your penalty will continue to worsen.
Mage (Activating this Power requires at least two committed Actions and involves intricate use of the arms, hands and either the voice or an object. If interrupted during activation, the Power Fails.)
Just about any attempt to interrupt the ritual should be successful. Even neutral events (like a cat wandering up) may cause it to fail. GM's discretion. If the cast time for the Power is longer than the minimum two actions required, the ritual must last for the entire cast time.
Famous Face (You cannot alter your body's appearance.)
Sacrifice (Activating requires you to Exert your Body instead of Exerting your Mind or spending a point of Source.)
You cannot use Armor to soak this damage.
Fuel (Using this Power consumes some material good in addition to its other costs.)
The unit of material consumed per activation must be specified at power creation time. For example, "A quart of gasoline," or "a head's worth of human hair" etc. The amount should be proportionate to the difficulty to access the material. For instance, something you can get in town (gasoline, ink) should require a half gallon per activation, something abundant like water should require at least a gallon, something rare like mercury should require a cup or so.
Monstrous (This Power causes a mutation that elicits a strong, negative social response from the average person in your Cell's setting. The mutation is ALWAYS present and visible even if you are wearing long sleeves, pants, and shoes. Maximum one per Contractor)
This mutation is ALWAYS present, even when the Power is not being used, and ALWAYS extreme and difficult to conceal. This mutation may complicate social situations at the GMs discretion. Maximum of one Power with the Monstrous Drawback per Contractor.

Parameter - Cast Time

Default Level: 1

Seasoned Threshold: 3

Veteran Threshold: 4

  1. 30 Minutes
  2. 1 Minute
  3. 2 Rounds
  4. 1 Round
  5. Free Action

Example Powers