So I'm sure you've been in the same super power boat as me. You have this super cool character idea, but they have just 1 or 2 too many powers. What's a Role Player to do?
Well, never fear, my fellow members, for I have a few super cool ways you can use Sub-Powers to your advantage. This is the Guide to Sub-Powers.
So your superhero gets into a fight and takes a chainsaw to the shoulder. Now he has no arm. Well, life is hard for Captain Two Arms when he only has one arm. What's a superhero to do? Well, he could get a cybernetic arm, maybe. But Captain Two Arms is poor. He can't afford a fancy robot appendage. You could give him Regeneration as a power, but he already has the limit of cool main powers.
Here's what you can do instead. Make his regeneration a sub-power. He can heal from any injury, even grow back lost limbs, but it takes him a few days to do so. He may not be Wolverine, but he isn't in pieces for the rest of his life, either. By removing this power from being useful in combat, you just gave your character a very useful (and easily approved) sub-power.
More sub-power discussions to come. If you have a cool sub-power you'd like to discuss, please feel free to tell us about it here.