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From: "Ken Dirk (DrugDoc)" <dirkkenn@***.EDU>
Subject: Re: Weird Reflexes
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 15:13:27 -0800
Eugene Yown Jan Chan wrote:
> > Problem with that kind of logic is that a first strike kind of ability
> > doesn't matter against Challenges. It's a one-way street. Dealing
> > damage on the Challenge side makes sense, as Runners suffer from
> > fatigue. You hit the group of Runners with 6 points of damage first,
> > they now deal 6 points less damage against the Challenge (not counting
> > stamina).
> >
> > If a Runner deals six points of damage first, it's not going to make
> > any difference when the Challenge deals it's damage. No
> > attack value reduction.
> If the runner manages to kill the challenge first though (ala
> Skwaaaaaark), you gotta admit, that's only a good thing. In terms of
> other challenges, it does make players of Street challenges where
> bonuses to damage also translate to penalties to defense, think twice
> about spending their Nuyen. But then that's a bit of a timing question
> innit?

Actually, I kinda like the idea of a version of wired (as first strike
ability). Perhaps if the challenge is taken out before it gets a chance
to deal dammage, the attack would be considered silenced. You can always
have more than one runner with this new piece of cyberware (perhaps this
is the "boosted reflexes" card) and would perhaps have a lower essence

Just a thought

Ken Dirk (DrugDoc)


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