Winning Smile
rating: 0+x

By jhubertjhubert

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Skill: Winning Smile (IQ/H)

Your open and friendly smile wins you friends. After taking a Ready action to smile at someone, roll a Quick Contest between your skill and the Will of your observers. Those you succeed against will react to you as if you had a higher Appearance Level than you normally have.

To figure out the point cost of this ability, calculate the character point cost difference between your normal Appearance Level and the intended level (see B21) and then apply a -40% modifier to the cost. When purchasing this ability you must specify whether your appearance modifiers are based on your sex and that of your observers, or if the new appearance counts as "Androgynous" or "Impressive" (see B21). This makes the appropriate technique unnecessary (see below).

You can improve your appearance by up to two levels (maximum of Very Handsome/Beautiful) as a Novice, by three levels (maximum of Very Handsome/Beautiful) as a Journeyman, by four levels (maximum of Transcendent) as a Warden, and five levels (maximum of Transcendent) as a Master.

Statistics: Appearance (Discipline Ability, -10%; Requires Ready, -10%; Requires Skill versus Will Roll, -20%) [variable]

Techniques

Androgynous Smile (Hard)
Default: Winning Smile-1; cannot exceed Winning Smile.

Your smile appeals equally to members of all sexes, irrespective of their sexual preferences (see B21).

Impressive Smile (Hard)
Default: Winning Smile-1; cannot exceed Winning Smile.

Your smile impresses your observers, but does not carry any sexual undertones (see B21).

Universal Appeal (Hard)
Default: Winning Smile-1; cannot exceed Winning Smile.

Your smile transcents racial and even species boundaries, appealing to everyone who sees it. Members of similar species (such as other humanoids if you are human) might find you sexually appealing even if they normally do not find your species attractive, while strongly different species will react positively to the confidence expressed by your smile (see B21).

Sexual Smile (Hard)
Default: Winning Smile-1; cannot exceed Winning Smile.

Your smile carries sexual undertones, giving a higher reaction bonus for those who are attracted to members of your sex (see B21).


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