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From: "Dark Thought Publications." <JEK5313@*****.TAMU.EDU>
Subject: Bioware: Non magic-friendly.
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 92 05:56:41 CET
]SMTP%"rahayden@*****.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU" 28-OCT-1992 21:14:03.73 writes:
]Now, normally, when Joe Sam gets bioware installed, it only conts against
]his body index score thingy, but If Merlin Mage installs bioware, it not
]only counts against his body index, but it also reduces his essence and
]Ok, I understand WHY this would happen technically, even though I don't
]agree with the outcome. I mean, bio is much more friendly than chrome and
]I can't see 1 point of bio cost both one point of body index and one point
]of essence, especially if it was all cultured.....

It's rather an, er, _interesting_ idea in all. As far as I can see, the
way it works is that if you modify the "you" that came about throught the
natural span of time, you lose essence (and magic, if a mage). So if you meddle
with Mother Nature (always capitalize that-- don't like what happens when I
don't), you pay for it in a very tangible way. This isn't the result of
training, or any such "normal" process, but of direct intervention.

As far as the essence goes, I would say "to heck with it. If you spend
enough money on a doc, cultured ware, and enough Karma on re-rolls and autos,
why pay?" For game purposes, it would be interesting to see what a mage who
was modified like this would be like. Going to have difficulty convincing my
GM, though.

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