Re: Re: You can't dodge bullets

From: Alex Ferguson <abf_at_...>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 16:51:06 +0100

On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 03:56:50PM +0100, Bruce Ferrie wrote:
> I'd probably just rule that any normal person's Run Fast or whatever just
> wasn't a suitable ability for a direct contest against, say a car or a
> motorbike. In the same vein, no matter how Strong someone got, I wouldn't let
> him pick up a tank.
> For superheroes and suchlike, all bets are off.

In one sense, this comes down to the old "scale" issue -- do motorbikes have a "Fast" number that one can meaningfully compare to a human's? (And in another, it comes down to the equally old chestnut of whether some abilities are qualitatively different from others (e.g. magic, etc).)


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