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Message no. 1
Subject: BioBeware
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 93 07:03:31 CET
The only Bioware argument are group has wrestled with recently was
when one player decided to play an Ork technician with Boosted Reflexes.
As you may recall, SR states that Boosted Reflexes are a biochemical
alteration of body chemistry that permeates the entire body. While not
quite as fast as Wired Reflexes (which yank out your nerves and replace
them with better technology) they are cheaper and cost less Essence than the
The dispute arose when the Ork player convinced the GM that because
Boosted Reflexes are a chemical treatment of the body and do not involve
actual hardware being implanted, they should fall under Bioware for
categorization purposes. The ruling still stands, but there is that
awareness of how much Bioware an Ork can but in his body, leaving plenty
of "room", as it were, Essence-wise, for further enhancement. Imagine how
many goodies a Troll Sam with Tech A could find to augment himself, and you'll
begin to understand our concern.
However, we haven't run into any problems as yet, but then again
just about everyone in our group is happy with our current characters and none
of us oure inclined to be Munchkins anyway.
Comments? Questions? Answers?

J Roberson
The floggings will continue until morale is restored.
Message no. 2
From: "Jason Carter, Nightstalker" <CARTER@***.EDU>
Subject: RE: BioBeware
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 93 09:07:07 CET
I can attest to what Jeremy sayes. I was the player who strongly contested
the ruling with all my power. Unfortunatly its hard to get the GM to reverse
such a ruling once someone's made their character with it.
And to add insult to injury we later got in an argument about Remington
Roomsweeper and I had to give up my Concealability of 8 because the same player
complained that the gun was to small to do 8S damage.

See Ya in Shadows,
Jason J Carter
The Nightstalker

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