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Message no. 1
From: Jai Tao <jdfalk@****.CAIS.COM>
Subject: PSI: Vader's Cyber Ideas
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 1994 15:42:14 -0400
On Tue, 19 Jul 1994, Darth Vader wrote:

> Well the way I see it, there are 2 camps here. Our fearless leader
> supports cyberpsionics as he sees them something like ritual magic. Now
> I know that this doesnt make sence, but please bear with me for a sec and I'll
> explain. Robert sees a deckers icon as some kind of link to his actuall self,
> he seems to think that the icon carries the mental signature of the decker
> around the matrix. If this is true then psis should be able to use this link
> to mindfuck the decker, NOT THROUGH THE MATRIX, but rather using their psi
> powers long distance seeking out the person with the mental signature of
> the icon. (Did I get it right fearless leader?)
> The other camp sees cyberpsionics as a way to influence tech with
> paranormal forces and as such view this power as highly munchkinous.
> My PROPOSAL is that we rule, that a deckers aura (his mental signature)
> can me divined from his matrix icon (as he practically plugs his brain in, when
> he jacks into the matrix). This way a psi-decker that meets another decker in
> the net, will have the chance to try to remotely-influence/control him if he
> wants to. This has nothing to do with tech or the matrix, and is just another
> use of standard psi abilities.
> This way we can forget all that cyberpsionics crap and get on with it
> (Have the cake and eat it).

I think what you're saying is, forget the Cyberpsionics
discipline and just allow use of the Matrix for something like "aura
recognition" in order to target remote-influence powers from _other_
This sounds good -- we can make it an optional rule with a number
of corrolaries regarding target number modifiers and such. That way, the
"no psionics in the matrix!" crowd will be satisfied, and those of us who
want to experiment with it will also be happy.

| J.D. Falk | "We're not mental or anything, so
| jdfalk@****.com | don't be afraid."
\-----------------/ -Mike Meyers as Wayne Campbell

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