First off, thanks everyone for the great posts and insight. It has been truly helpful.
First I would like to address this:
The move power is for inanimate objects, you can't move people. You cant toss, them, etc.. In addition even if they could move a person, figure 150 lbs.. Do you have any idea how much "force" that person would have to have? For a group that hasn't been "playing that long", said person should have nowhere near the amount of xp needed for that.
With the Strength upgrade you can move Silhouette 1 objects, a human is noted as Silhouette 1 :. You can move a humanoid with the Force.
It should require two pips; one to activate the base power and another to activate the upgrade. A FSE with a Force Rating 1, should be able to move a humanoid body with a good roll.
Thanks for the great thoughts. "At it's most basic, Move allows the Force user to move small objects he is very close to" Upgrades "Move's upgrades are fairly simple; they include the ability to move more objects, larger objects, and move objects greater distances." So it is debatable I guess as to what this book means by object. By it's very definition it is a person, but the book seems to use living persons as "Targets" and non-living as "objects". So thoughts? So Shamrock, do you consider yourself to be an object?
Now, I did mislead you all, he is Force Exile, not Emergent. That was our original plan, but that too was changed. As far as XP, I think he has a total of 290, with 30 not being used yet. That does include the starting 110 XP for Arkanian Offshoot.
No matter what, he should not have been able to take a blaster from someone. He does not have that upgrade yet.
As far as Force Point cost. The Strenght upgrade does show a light point on the chart. But in the text for Rane and Magnitude upgrades it has this. "However, remember the Force user must still spend Force points to activate the power's actual effects." This line is missing in the Strength Upgrade text. I looked in the errata and could not find anything on it. So by the text, a Force user could move silhouette 4 off of one Force point.
After reading everyones post, I feel the opposite. The force progression does suck & takes a long time for player to become "jedi level, if you will",
It can take a Gadgeteer a long time and a ton of XP to get to the "Boba Fett" level. Sorry, thanks for the input, but using that logic to make a statement invalidates the rest of your points.
I am torn on if and when I do make him get a teacher. If I do it would be something along the lines of you can't reach Force Level 3 without a teacher, not you can't learn Influence without one.
Thanks again everyone, and I now have a pretty handle on most of the Force stuff. Just a few small details to clear up. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on "Objects".