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Message no. 1
From: Michael Baker <mike@******.EGLIN.AF.MIL>
Subject: Mage Power and essence loss for bioware
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 93 14:52:52 CST
SRII covers the mods to drain you mentioned Chris, I do like the thought of
essence loss for bioware. However my sams and decker aren't my problem,
they get hurt and fatigued. I'm not satisfied with the power available to
mages, although SRII brought everything more in line. Perhaps the worst thing
made available to mages was quickening, they are not hard enough to do, unless
my group is not doing them properly. The shaman in my group has spells on most
of his attribs and the numbers get out of line quick when thats done. Perhaps
thats a fault of mine for not controlling it, but he has it and without killing
the character I'm stuck with it.

Now off on a tangent, and probably a common topic here, has anyone streamlined
the decking system to a point where it doesn't interrupt the flow of play?
Perhaps some computer aids have been developed...

Michael Baker internet mike@******
Message no. 2
From: Chris Siebenmann <cks@********.UTCS.TORONTO.EDU>
Subject: Re: Mage Power and essence loss for bioware
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 93 02:43:11 -0500
The decking system doesn't need streamlining, it needs a complete
replacement (but I think that about all decking systems I've seen). I
have some designs that I may polish up and post when I figure out the
dark corners.

Basically, the game puts much too much emphasis on programs and
decks, and nowhere near enough on the decker. It also makes you roll
far too much, far too often.

- cks

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