|bjartka@***.org (Bjarte S Karlsen)
|Availability of turrets and vehicles for a starting rigger
|Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:23:47 +0100
Since this is my first message to this list in quite some time (i don't
even remember if i subscribed to it the last time i played shadowrun
some years ago) i think that i should introduce myself first.
I am a norwegian IT student at NTNU in trondheim and my name is Bjarte
(that makes most of your tounges crawl in your mouth i would belive
No over to the issues here.
I have recently started a new shadowrunning group. It consist of a
Japanese Spec op, A human negro gunadept that hates ares (realy nice
background), a dwarf mage, doctor, face and a human rigger.
We sat down doing the common 8 hour character generation process, it
went pretty well i think although some issues needed to be fixed we did
a introducing run that consisted of giving a go-gang leader a
"warning". The run went fine realy, and i found out how lethal the
system is and especially hand2hand combat.
but on to the real issues (why am i babling.. hmm)
Our rigger who used to work for Fuchi (we started playing august 2060)
is a getaway /drone kinda rigger (he is not sure yet i guess..) wants
to make his own vehicle. His first try was a modified Bison with popup
turret and concealed armour and stuff. But that had abit poor
electronic warfare capabilities so he remade it after the session (i
said it was ok). So he came up with a modifed Roadmaster (medium
transport). Then i started checking the vehicle for the normal starting
restrictions. Availabiliy 8 and rating 6. Doing so was quite ok until i
checked out the tower. My rigger3 book is very much off here, so i
checked the convertion guide and it said that TN was Price of Turret
/400. That makes this tower having a absurd TN, and i what i realy just
wanted to know was. Is this true or what? In my book it does not make
sence. I mean many drones have installed turrets and theese drones have
a availability of 8. Would you not then just buy a drone, rip out the
turret and put it on your vehicle?
Then to some other issues. What about payment for customized vehicles.
Do you enforce payment for the hours spent as well? Do you allow
modifications that needs a facility (availabiliy 12). Do you allow your
riggers to design vehicles or just customize exsisting ones?
I guess i could have just asked the questions plainly but hey i am in a
good mood today :)
For thoose of you who visit DSF i have asked the same question there.
Bjarte Stien Karlsen
To find out the limits of the possible you have to go beyond them into