|GM's and starting deckers POLL (Was: Re: help with decking)
|Tue, 11 Feb 2003 10:05:12 +1100
> character kinda started his decking career with an expensive deck, and
> good utilities, so I didn't ever actually get attacked by IC much.
If your character didnt get attacked by IC much, then your character played
a lot smarter than the player you described earlier.. and knew when to pull
out, and didnt go after very hard hosts or very well defended hosts.
Proactive IC is always going to find you if you are there long enough, and
its difficult to fight a trace in motion at the same time as a while IC, or
worse, two or more IC of any colour.
I have my own question here:
Do GM's out there allow their decker players to start with only those decks
which fit in under the availability ratings, or whatever they can afford? I
have toyed with both scenario's and find that starting characters shouldnt
really get higher than the starting availability else its like giving an
assault cannon to the troll merc. They just have to use the lower end stuff
wisely and work up to the better stuff like any other character.
Its kind of like a Poll... what do you guys do?