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I suspect that trolling would still be around in the 6th world--at least for us old timers. UGE only started for elves and dwarves in 2011 (this year) and magic wasn't strong enough to change orks and trolls until 2021. So trolling, as an expression has another 10 years to set itself into the collective conscious. For the younger set I would probably use ...


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Page 81 of Matrix 3 (so sr3, not sr4) lists: HoloLISP InterMod MatComDev MCT Iconix 7 Metacomm Novatech VRDrive 3 Oblong Renraku Teng


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A resonance realm is described as feeling similar to a UV node for a technomancer. The following is a bit of fluff describing a resonance realm, but I feel like it could also be applied to a UV node: There is a certain feeling that every technomancer knows when diving through the Matrix. It's more than the constant buzz of data traffic in the ...


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I would suggest that you pick one of the options below, or come up with your own, and just stick to it. There aren't rules for it because the Matrix rules deals with hacking into corp facilities, not sitting on RP servers. There are no rules for this for the same reason that there aren't rules for farming or managing a Stuffer Shack. Matrix physical combat ...


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The Matrix The Matrix can be thought of as the internet. They are very close analogues, and there is generally no case where they are different, aside from how they are viewed. The differences between the Matrix and the internet are more low-level, existing with concepts such as ownership, and daisy chaining connections. For example, if you connect to a ...


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Yes, they can. If you look at the Assensing table, on p191 of the book (20th anniversary edition), 5 hits on an Assensing test can tell you that the subject is a Technomancer. But just to correct something: Technomancers have similar mechanisms to mages, but they are not the matrix mages. They work on two different planes, which can not interact with each ...


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A quick scan of Unwired doesn't reveal any clues. I'd suggest that "trolling" would go out of vogue. Meta-hate aside, most slang terms don't tend to last sixty years, and the net is a rapidly-changing miasma of new cultural memes. Two suggestions: "Booshwashing": Bumping gums; talking about nothing useful. (It's fun, and sort of themey IMHO, to borrow ...


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There is no strict answer to this question in the rule but I'd say maybe. The rule : The description of the matrix action Capture Wireless Signal (Sniffer) explicitely tells us (SR4A p.229) : There is no way for other parties to detect your capture While the Detect Hidden Mode doesn't. My interpretation : disclaimer: while I may have some basic ...


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Since we weren't getting an answer here, I took the liberty of asking the question over on the Dumpshock forums. The consensus was that UV nodes would be "addictive" and "intoxicating," but nothing specific beyond that.


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I'm a programmer who's read most of the Shadowrun books and I can't recall ever seeing a specific language mentioned.


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There is no official rule about Build/Repair tests during chargen, but you don't need it to build a custom commlink While building a commlink from scratch would require at least a shop to manufacture the plastic casing etc, you can buy a cheap commlink and improve it at will with hard and soft ware from the (black) market. SR4A p.222 - Upgrading Devices: ...


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Simple Sniffing is Undetectable IRL as in the rules, simple network traffic capture is undetectable. Whether that traffic tells you anything about the network is another matter altogether, but it probably won't give you a network map, especially if behind any sort of edge device (IRL the edge device might NAT everything behind it). Assuming the node is the ...


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It looks like, according to this max 6 dice is a system design decision, but I haven't touched 4e shadowrun in a long while.


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If you can gate via one ecto, what stops you from gating via a hundred? That way anyone trying to hack you has to do 100 rolls to try and if they fail even one, you have detected them and know. This is the same thing that in real life: we do not have multiple layers of firewalls. We have one (or maybe two for the truly paranoid). Why? Bandwidth, filtering ...


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In the world of SR I would think that "Jacking" would be a good slur especially with the undertones and the reference to hijacking a thread, and pun on the datajacks.


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Griefing is an analogous term from computer gaming slang, I'm sure by whatever time Shadowrun is set, that word could have caught hold for forum abuse as well.


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I would classify this as "Slotting/Slotting Off" to borrow from the phrase "Slot off, frag face!" from Shadowrun for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. This could be used as an accusation like "Are you slotting (with) me?"


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Drones may use Defense autosoft to improve their dodge. (SR4A p.246) It is specified that A drone equipped with a Defense autosoft can parry against melee attacks (using Defense + Pilot) and use full defense (p. 160) against an incoming attack Using full defense allow to dodge bullets with Reaction + Defense rating (here used instead of Dodge) ...



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