This Power is intended to replace Modular Abilities.

VARIABLE ABILITIES [-varies]
Description: You have some method of changing what Powers are available to you at any given time.
Note: Variable Abilities is not one Power; it's a whole collection, with each list being a different Power. If you don't trust your ability to create new Powers, stick with the lists provided here. If you do feel capable of writing new Powers, feel free to create your own lists using the ones here as a guide. Remember that if the abilities on the list are all useful in different situations it makes the list more powerful.
Skills Affected: Many.
Effects:
Option List. You have a list of Powers and upgrades and Stunts that you can give yourself with this Power. Your list may be of any length, and it may contain conditions like "Power X and Power Y must be taken together" or "Stunt X can only be taken if Power Y has been taken". Each list has a Refresh surcharge. A list's surcharge is proportional to its length, its flexibility, and the amount of variation among the Powers on it.
Form Points. Once you've paid the Refresh surcharge of your list, you may spend as many additional points of Refresh as you want. For each additional point of Refresh you spend, you get a form point.
Function Follows Form. As a full action, you may allocate your form points to abilities on your list. Each form point is worth 1 Refresh worth of abilities. You must abide by the conditions of your list, but you are under no obligation to keep all (or any) of your form points invested at any time.

Sample Lists:

1 Refresh:

Multi-Purpose Robot Minions
-Any configuration of upgrades you want for Incite Effect (Robot Command). You may also change which skill you use Incite Effect with, within reason. Not sure why you'd want to though.

Masks Of The Human And The Divine
-Incite Protective Restrictive Physical Effect (Flesh Control, with Discipline) [-4]
-Incite Mass Mental Effect At Range (Awe, with Discipline) [-4]

Shrink And Grow
-Diminutive Size [-1]
-Hulking Size [-2]
-Titanic Size [-4]
-Unthinkable Size [-6]
-Inhuman, Supernatural, or Mythic Strength (Requires Hulking or larger size)
-Inhuman, Supernatural, or Mythic Toughness (Requires Hulking or larger size)
-Long Reach (Requires Hulking or larger size)
-Inhuman Speed (Requires Diminutive Size)

Fire And Ice
-Channelling (Fire) [-2], Refinement [-1] (staff focus, +2 offensive control and power), Immunity (Fire) [-2].
-Channelling (Ice) [-2], Refinement [-1] (staff focus, +2 defensive control and power), Immunity (Cold) [-2].

Omni-Weapon
-Whatever variant of Natural Weaponry you want, with whatever upgrades you want.

2 Refresh:

Discount Omnipotence
-Any Incite Effect you want, with whatever upgrades you want.

General Shapeshifter
-Up to two levels of Strength.
-Up to two levels of Speed.
-Up to two levels of Toughness.
-Up to two levels of Recovery.
-Natural Weaponry, with or without Potent, Venomous, and Ranged upgrades.
-Diminutive, Hulking or Titanic Size.
-Spider Walk [-1].
-Wings [-1].
-Aquatic [-1].
-Extra Appendages, with or without upgrades.
-Damage Shield, with or without upgrades.
-Feel No Pain [-3].
-Amorphous Form [-1].
-Swarm Body [-3].
-Superhuman Acrobatics [-1].
-Magical Compartment [-1].
-Cloak Of Shadows [-1].
-Superior Hold [-2].
-Any Echoes Of The Beast, within reason [-1].
-Supernatural Sense, possibly with Strange Senses, from a pool of 3 possible senses.

Werebat Werebear
-Beast Change (Bear) [-1], Echoes Of The Beast (Bear) [-1], Limitation (Strength, Toughness, and Claws, only when transformed) [+1], Inhuman Strength [-2], Inhuman Toughness [-2], Claws [-1].
-Beast Change (Bat) [-1], Echoes Of The Beast (Bat) [-1], Limitation (Size, Wings, Cloak and Speed, only when transformed) [+1], Diminutive Size [-1], Inhuman Speed [-2], Wings [-1], Cloak Of Shadows [-1].

3 Refresh:

Wannabe Listens-To-Wind
-True Shapeshifting [-4], Variable Abilities (General Shapeshifter) [-6].
-Evocation [-3], Thaumaturgy [-3], The Sight [-1], Soulgaze [-0], Wizard's Constitution [-0], Refinement [-3], with fixed focus slots and specializations.

Talismans Of Shendu
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little rooster trinket) [+1], Telekinesis [-3], Wings [-1].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little ox trinket) [+1], Inhuman Strength [-2], Inhuman Toughness [-2].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little snake trinket) [+1], Cloak Of Shadows [-1], Enhanced Invisibility [-3].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little sheep trinket) [+1], Projected Spirit Form [-4].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little rabbit trinket) [+1], Supernatural Speed [-4].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little dragon trinket) [+1], Potent Ranged Area Natural Weaponry [-4].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little rat trinket) [+1], Incite Restrictive Physical Effect At Range (Object Animation) [-4].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little horse trinket) [+1], Supernatural Recovery [-4].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little pig trinket) [+1], Supernatural Sense (Thermal Vision) [-1], Potent Ranged Natural Weaponry [-3].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little monkey trinket) [+1], Sponsored Magic (Transformation) [-4].
-Item Limitation (all variable abilities, you need a little dog trinket) [+1], Undying [-0], Supernatural Toughness [-4].