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From: Loki <daddyjim@**********.COM>
Subject: Re: The Mercurial Case
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 07:22:07 -0700
---Apone <mpcheval@********.FR> wrote:
> Hey, I've just seen the Maria Mercurial card in a french magazine
(Lotus Noir).
> What a disappointment !
> Let's take a look at the stats:
> Cost: 6/1
> Ok that's not too expansive for a prime runner.

I can handle that.

> No skill.
> What a joke!

I would expect at least firearms and/or melee. Social possibly but not
necessary from the MP disorder.

> Special traits:
> -Fame 3
> Well that's only 2 nuyen earned with the upkeep cost...

Still pays for herself w/ a good profit.

> - Hermit
> Really useful.Thanks.

I don't get this one at all. She's a novastar, I guess she avoids the
press and fans. Must make doing concerts a really trial for her.

> - Unique
> Don't worry, I won't put too much of it in my game.

Makes sense though.

> - She may not go on shadowrun.

Doesn't amke sense. She should kick ass over most other runners with
her stats in the module. Especially in Amazon persona.

> Normal, with such a ridiculous threat rating ! (0/1).

I don't get this at all. She had dermal plate, muscle rep, reflex
enhancements and good skills in the module.

> I really think Fasa screwed up on this one. Have they forgotten the
RPG character.
> What about the wired reflexes ? The dermal plating ? The muscle
augmentation ?

Apparently so.

> She's not even worth the upgrade as she can't do anything.
> That's the same with her skills. She should be able to handle a
fight better than a lot of wannabe
> runners as she can be mean with a gun or even in a melee fight.

As I said, at least give her the token Firearms-1 and Melee-1

> Well, it seems Fasa decided to make her be a figurehead only able to
earn 2 miserable nuyens.
> I really hope it was a bad print or a treacherous joke...

Seems this version of the card has Maria permanently stuck in her
Innocent persona. I'd really like to see something like a die roll at
the beginning of each legwork phase set her skills/traits as she
switches from one persona to the next. :o)

The hermit w/ a fame of three seems a little clunky.

-== Loki ==-
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