|From:||"J.D. Falk" <jdfalk@****.COM>|
|Subject:||Bioware in psionics|
|Date:||Fri, 22 Jul 1994 23:26:12 -0400|
> > However, I still don't see the need for a totally different
> > Essence-type score for Psionics. It adds complications to the game
> For Bioware, though, should we make it different? I really think that
> trying to put in replacement parts is the WORST thing you can do for a Psi,
> if you aren't doing it exactly the same...which is why there are no costs for
> replacement limbs and such, but if you're getting one cloned from a slightly
> different body...
A different score for Bioware makes sense, especially since
Bioware already had that kludgy thing with the STR score. So, perhaps we
should have an optional rule that the STR(Bioware) number is, for
Psionics, additionally subtracted from Essence.
For example (since examples seem to be the Law of the List right
now), Emmanuel Q. Sampleperson (Reginald's nephew) is a Psi adept leaning
strongly towards the more combat-oriented Telekinesis manipulations. He
has assorted cyberware, bringing him down to 2.8 essence.
Then, he gets shot up real bad -- perhaps a panther cannon in the
back. The street doc who treats him doesn't understand about Psis and
bioware, and decides to install 3 points worth of new guts (he really
only needed 1.4 points' worth originally, but this street doc isn't
really very good.)
For Psionics purposes, then, Manny's essence drops to -0.2; he
loses all powers.
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