Role-playing Games Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for gamemasters and players of tabletop, paper-and-pencil role-playing games. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Augmentation page 63 details the Cosmetic Bioware augment "Silky Skin" states that it is a treatment after which your body grows new, super smooth skin which can be marked or marred by new damage/scars.
Augmentation page 108 the nanoware system "Implant Medics" says that when you add this option to a bio- or cyberware it has nanites in it which monitor the health and repair damage to the implant.

The question: Would implant medics purchased with silky skin allow the skin to be healed back to the smooth state by, as implant medics describes as part of its functions, "sealing fractures, removing damaged tissue, and so on"?

Would this give a character a low-level regeneration? Or would it mean that after the character finnish healing the skin is unmarred?

share|improve this question
It would almost certainly not improve healing speed; medically the bad parts of an injury aren't just when the skin's broken. This leaves someone open to infection, but it's the actual arterial, skeletal, muscular, or organ damage that occurs with a wound that is dangerous. That said, the skin would probably heal unmarred with the help of Implant Medics. – Kyle Willey Oct 21 '13 at 18:13
@KyleWilley I could actually see some funny situations where the skin is healed on top of an open wound, leading to worse complications... – Cristol.GdM Oct 21 '13 at 21:53
That is the line I was thinking. But I wanted to bounce it off other GMs to give me more standing against my rules-lawyer players. Thanks – Mike Hurley Oct 22 '13 at 0:17
@Scrollmaster I don't have a huge medical background, but it would really be essentially the same as having a very good bandage on, so I doubt we'd see huge complications. Maybe you'd have to pick off an extra layer of skin, but you have the Implant Medics for that. – Kyle Willey Oct 22 '13 at 3:19

Yes the skin will be unmarred, but it will only repair the skin not the actual damage done to underlying organs/tissue. So no regeneration, but you could argue that it would make the character a little bit more resistant to infections becuase of open wounds

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.