:> Quick firearms question - can you combine a smartlink with a laser :> sight? Doesn't say you can't, just seems too easy to me...also you'd :> have 2 things showing you where the gun was pointing - a laser dot, :> and a cross in your field of vision - wouldn't one be redundant?
Read the description of the laser sight, p. 281, SR3. "Laser sights may not be used with a smartlink system". I've been known to mis-interpret rules, but, well, that sounds to me like it says you can't combine them.
>> Read the description of the laser sight, p. 281, SR3. "Laser sights may >>not be used with a smartlink system". I've been known to mis-interpret >>rules, but, well, that sounds to me like it says you can't combine them.
Cheers, Mr Mongoose - I knew it had to be there somewhere!
While I'm at it: > Remember, "seeing" is synonymous to astrally perceiving - no sight > exists while astrally perceiving. And yes, it does state that you > aren't using your normal senses. It's been quoted here 3 times already > that astral perception is a psychic sense. It's not sight or hearing, > etc. So, when astrally perceiving you aren't seeing or hearing > anything. You are perceiving psychically.
Erm, no, Completely wrong. In SR3 ( I'll get a page # tomorrow) it states as canonical fact that you *can* see and hear on the astral plane. None of the other senses work, but sight and hearing do. That's how you talk to people there! Note that I don't mean you can see and hear what's happening on the physical plane - I'd suggest that it's one or the other - astral perception or normal perception, not both at the same time. Then again, the planes are overlaid, so you can still shoot at people etc. when perceiving astrally, it's just a bit harder (hence the +2 TN).
As for where the senses originate from - you have an idealised astral form on the astral plane - your 'true' form. I'd say the senses originate from where they do normally, anatomically speaking - it's be a bit of a head f*ck seeing out of your hands! A blindfold...hmmm....well, you can *pass* through things on the astral plane, but you can't *see* through them, unless they're glass etc (remember that rule about properties being similar - forget what its called), so a blindfold will still work on the astral... The whole idea of someone being able to see through any part of their aura is simply wrong, IMO - you aren't a featureless ball on energy on the astral - you're an anthromorphic shape - or not, mebbe... <evil grin>
Here's a kicker - shapeshifters. Blindfold a weretiger (human form), and then on the astral plane he's a tiger - is the blindfold still in place? Hmmm...given that people tied up can still astrally project and go walkies, I'd have to say that blindfolds prevent people from astrally perceiving, UNLESS they can project and move *through* the blindfold - so a mage hood, which prevents astral projection 'cos of the 90dB white noise etc. will stop perception and projection...
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