Reduce Temperature states:
You can reduce temperatures in a spherical area centered on any point within range. The diameter of the sphere is 1m for each point in your ... pool. ... +1 difficulty for every 5 C of temperature drop.
This power can be absurdly powerful with a little creativity, depending on how the physics of the thing work.
Reading the power, it's clear that it is intended to eliminate energy in an atmospheric area of potentially quite large scope.
I'm not interested in questions of balance, but on defining the power such that it's possible to imagine what can and cannot be done with it.
I would like the proposed framework to be able to answer the following questions:
- Would it make sense for this power to eliminate energy or move it? Eliminating energy violates physics rather badly. Moving it... makes the power kinda silly. The power is also remarkably stackable in both of these interpretations. Moving energy around means the power acts as a kind of "maxwell's demon"
- Does the energy transfer apply across the globe as a single entity or does it emanate from the center?
- What states of matter can it effect?
- Do enclosed regions block the effects of the power?
On one extreme, it's quite trivial to shatter buildings with a few minutes of concentration. On the other, you're a not hugely effective air-conditioner. I'm looking for the most self-consistent interpretation (one that breaks the fewest laws of physics).