I was looking through the original game guide and was looking at the adamantium skeleton part and I was wondering what would be the requirements to preform the surgery, this is what i came up with.
Adamantium surgery Requires D: Someone with Technology level 5 and Someone with Medical or Genetic Engineering level 5 and Someone with Wealth level 6 and Someone with Social or Buisness skills or Statecraft level 5 If using social skils need a specialty of buisness or military contacts
R: 600 if in a hospital or lab(5 stones per pannel for the 1 hour surgery) 960 if not in a hospital or lab(8 stones per pannel for the 1 hour surgery)
Subject takes 10 stones of damage regardless of characters toughness, armor or reflexive dodge
This is my reasoning for the requirements. The tech requrement is needed to prepare the adamantium for the surgery. The medical or genetic engineering is actually preforming the surgery. The weakth is needed to pay for the adamantium and the social is needed to actually aquire it. The social requirement can be waved if the character has level 9 or 10 wealth
I'm not certain what you're going for here. Does one of your players want an Adamantium Skeleton? The cost is 3 whites. Do they want to acquire it in play? Then they can get it, assuming you allow it and they're willing to take on the new Disadvantages they need to get it. (I personally would also require them to buy their Durability one higher and pay for that too.)
Do you want a favorite villain to get it? Then the requirement is that they make friends with an evil scientist and stay out of the heroes' sight for about a week. Then just pump up their Dura by one and say "P.S., guys, you no longer have a chance of breaking this one's bones."
If you're talking about the theoretical whatnots, what's the significance? Could someone who was independently wealthy get an adamantium skeleton? It's certainly possible. Could someone who was part of a military black-ops unit get an adamantium skeleton? Maybe, if they're lucky. Is the surgery nigh-fatal to anyone without a Healing Factor? Well, it used to be. Bullseye seems to be okay. Ain't progress grand?
We're not simulating anything. We just go for the comic flavor.
No, it has been theorized that part of what drove Bullseye even more mad (yes it was possible) was the constant pain form having adamantium laced bones and NOT having the healing factor to counter his bodys natural rejection of it.
True adamantium is created by a process which involves heating all the various materials to a temperature of 1500 degrees. it can then be molded for exactly 8 minutes. Once this time is up, even if the heat rises to that of a nuclear furnace the alloy will not adjust again.
So if someone were immune to intense heat they could utilize adamantium. Otherwise one must assume they woudl have to do it in very small segments at a time, and allow recuperation and healing to take place before moving onto the next application... which would take weeks.