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In the Mistborn Adventure Game, a person who is a Misting has their Powers level set at Average. However, a Misting who burns Aluminum has an effectively worthless power since it requires the ability to burn other metals to do anything at all. This is why they are called an Aluminum Gnat.

So say for some reason I want to play an Aluminum Misting, whose only power is the ability to burn off any ingested aluminum. Do I set his Powers level at Average and gain a non-existent stunt (there are no stunts for Aluminum), or do I set his Powers level at Weak since there is no practical application for being an Aluminum Misting?

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Not an answer, but a question as I don't know much. Why would you want to play as an aluminium gnat? – Pureferret Aug 19 '12 at 16:58
Core book there is no reason other than RP to do so. In the potentially upcoming supplement for Alloy of Law, you could be a twinborn with Double Aluminum and have unlimited stores of your sense of self. – Cthos Aug 19 '12 at 17:15
Never heard of the game, but great out of context title. – Canageek Aug 19 '12 at 19:40
@Canageek You should check it out! It's based on the Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson. Really fun system of magic, the particular one referenced in question requires you to have metal in your stomach to be able to access said power. – Cthos Aug 20 '12 at 17:49
That does sound cool. If I ever see it in stores I'll leaf through it. – Canageek Aug 21 '12 at 3:04
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As someone that's about to run a Mistborn game, I would allow someone to be an aluminum gnat to have "weak" powers. It's not technically following the rules (since as you point out, mistings are supposed to have "average" powers), but it seems like it would unnecessarily penalize the player to use their "average" slot on something that couldn't possibly help them.

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Maybe an Aluminum Gnat can be unaffected by emotional Allomancy, Seekers, Coinshots, Lurchers, Sliders, Seers, and Pulsers...

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Welcome to the site, Christopher. Can you elaborate some more on your answer? – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Apr 10 '13 at 3:26

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