Hoi, guys. I'm new here. I've played Shadowrun 3rd edition, for a couple of years, now I bought the 4th edition. One of my players had a question, back then, which wasn't that big. But now it looks more biger.
His dream was always, to build a Terminator in shadowrun (cyberlegs, cyberarms, cybertorso and cyberskul). In 4th edition, if the DV isn't bigger than your armor, you receive Stun damage. Does a "machine" like this receive stun damage at all? Does he feel pain? If somebody shots at his leg, does he feel it? I mean, sure he somehow registers his shot, but does it hurt him. Thank you for your help. mmladoMessage no. 2
Cyberguy and stun damage
Sat, 28 Jan 2006 21:14:17 +0100
According to 0642113130@**.telekom.yu, on 28-1-06 21:04 the word on the street was...
> Hoi, guys. > I'm new here.
> His dream was always, to build a Terminator in shadowrun (cyberlegs, > cyberarms, cybertorso and cyberskul).
Can you say "cyberzombie"? :)
> In 4th edition, if the DV isn't bigger than your armor, you receive > Stun damage. Does a "machine" like this receive stun damage at all?
Rules-wise, IMHO, yes.
> Does he feel pain?
And yes again.
> If somebody shots at his leg, does he feel it? I mean, sure he > somehow registers his shot, but does it hurt him.
You could see the Stun damage as not really reflecting the character being hurt, but as his mechanical leg developing a minor glitch because of the hit. So instead of the penalties being due to the character having a bruise on his leg that prevents him from running as fast, maybe the mechanical knee joint is acting up, with the same net effect. Although this does somewhat break down if the character can "heal" the damage through rest, you could always explain that, too, by saying the character doesn't as much rest, as spend that time putting his leg back into shape.
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