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Message no. 1
From: Dave The Shade <IZZYUX2@*******.BITNET>
Subject: Tech
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1993 19:05:00 PDT
Actually a smartgun link does not allow you to control the trigger or clip
clip release with your mind. What it does is create a target crosshairs
over the thing that the gun is pointed at. If you remember any of the stories
you know that the smartgun link only works when you put your finger on the
trigger of the gun (read any shadowrun or cyberpunk novel). I.E. it is a
combo of musculuture movement (finger depression) and electronic sensors (in
the housing of the gun) which set off the smartgun link.
The fact that there are no stray bullet rules for the link does not prove that
the gun fires in response to your mind -- after all in the heat of battle you
can still mistake a friendly for a foe -- but merely indicates that the bullet
will always go to the thing the crosshairs are over (whether that be friend,foe
or object).

KHANx (Ponderer & Analyser of Tech and other random info)
Message no. 2
From: "Chad S. Mawson" <csm2747@************.EDU>
Subject: Re: Tech
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1993 00:22:10 CDT
With the new rules, 2nd edition, pg. 81 under FREE ACTIONS:

Change Smartgun Fire Mode
Characters holding a ready smartgun may change their weapon's fire mode
as a free action...

Eject Smartgun Link
A character holding a ready smartgun may use a simple cybernetic command
to eject the weapon's clip.

Later under Simple actions those two actions without a smartgun link do take a
Simple Action.

Smartgun Links should work however somebodyy wants them to.

| Chad Mawson *-* Nebraska Weseleyan University <> Lincoln, Nebraska *-* |

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