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Old Oct 2nd, 2020, 08:16 PM
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Ask The Sage - Quick Rules Questions volume 9- Shadowrun system

Be a good chummer by specifying which edition of Shadowrun you are referring to when asking your particular questions.

And note this is not a "which edition is better" thread. This is just for sorting out quick issues and game mechanics.

And to those answering, please use your sourcebooks.


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I'll dive in here.

I am looking at a guy that has cybernetic arms. Wanted them to be Str 5. I know they start at 3. My question is at the bottom of the cyber limbs chart it says for each Str above 3 add 5,000. So that would be total of 20,000 for two limbs. But then again under the Cyber limb Enhancement Chart it states that you pay an extra 6,500 for each rating, which if I am correct would be a rating 2, which would add 26,000 to the cost.

My question is do I pay both of those fees for enhancing the Strength? It seems a bit weird to me that they would have two increases in cost for just one upgrade.

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Old Oct 16th, 2020, 03:19 PM
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You do not pay both.
The cost depends on you character's base Str.

The Customization (5000/pt above 3) must be done when the arm is created and the total Str cannot exceed your character's Str.
The Enhancement (6500 x rating) can be done after the arm is created and is not limited by your characters stats.

Ex:
Bob has Str 4 and needs a limb of Str 6.
Cost = 20,000 (base) + 5000 (to get to Str 4) + 13,000 (Enhancement Rating 2)
Total 38,000 nY

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Old Oct 16th, 2020, 03:51 PM
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Ahhhhhh. Okay thanks.
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The 38,000 nuyen is accurate for one synthetic limb in SR 5e using jj_wolven's example. Cyberlimbs get complex as you are actually buy and customize per limb and then you have the strength and agility averaging if more than one limb is being used in the activity.
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I have a Hacker question: In a game I'm playing in, I am trying to prove that a company spider had laid a Databomb by trying to find it before it goes off.
  • Does placing a Databomb leave a Mark on it from the person who made it?
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It depends on how tidy the bomb setter was.

Setting a data bomb requires a mark. As long as the device hasn't reset or the decker doesn't delete his mark (which takes its own opposed roll) then the mark remains. Then they can use the trace icon action to trace the mark back to its owner.

If they were tidy or the system has been rebooted, and there's no mark, then there's no way to trace it back unless they deliberately want you to. I'd let my players leave a calling card with their data bomb of they so choose to

A matrix perception and a defuse data bomb action are all that are needed to find and remove said bomb though
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If I have 2 of the same type of drone, and I want to buy evasion software, do I need to buy it for both of them or can I buy it once and then load it on both of them?
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Another quick question. I just finished my character using Chummer5. Is there a easy way to import the character sheet to this site.
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I prefer to upload a PDF to Google Drive. That way when I update the character sheet, it keeps the same link so all the links are always of the current sheet.
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If I have 2 of the same type of drone, and I want to buy evasion software, do I need to buy it for both of them or can I buy it once and then load it on both of them?
This is one of the listed benefits of an RCC

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Another quick question. I just finished my character using Chummer5. Is there a easy way to import the character sheet to this site.
I like to hit print, then select text only from the box top right, and then copy paste the whole thing under a spoiler tags.

But pdf to file sharing site works as well
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Well that means I can save some money. I purchased the software for each of the drones with multiple of each drone. So leave the targeting software but drop the evasion down to one copy for each type of drone.

Still need to read over the matrix and rigger rules in more detail. I think I remember it saying the drone could only run 1 program, but the RCC could run another or something like that.
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If I want my rigger to stay in his van most of the time and send out drones as support, is there some equipment that would make it safer to do that and not lose control of them?
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If I want my rigger to stay in his van most of the time and send out drones as support, is there some equipment that would make it safer to do that and not lose control of them?
That depends a bit on how you define lose control and also how much in the way of resources you have. Look into the various programs, gear/equipment, and 'ware that deals with noise reduction.

Otherwise, you want to look at your firewall and various ways to boost that.
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Okay, I have a character sheet done up on Chummer5, but can only print it as PDF, XML or HTML. How do I save it to text or what is a good way to get a PDF on this site? And sorry, but I am not as web savy as I would like so details would be helpful.
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