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I'm a semi-active player and GM for a number of different systems. My current games focus more on the latest edition of Shadowrun, but my favorite games are Dungeons and Dragons games. I've been running and playing games (mostly running) for the last fifteen years and have a solid grasp of the rules of the systems I run right now.


Jul
9
comment Can a single device be both a master and a slave?
It's not so much that the marks travel downwards. It's the fact that, as a user that's put three marks on the cyberdeck that's protecting a PAN, you now have full authorization on that device to do with it what you will. You'll still have to make matrix hacking tests to mess with it, but it recognizes you as a user. Break the connection with the master and they can't follow you to your link. But while your link is on the deck, you and the link and all your devices are 'trusting' the authority of the deck and it's users, whoever they might 'appear' to be.
Jul
9
comment Can a single device be both a master and a slave?
This is why a PAN can be a double edged sword. The master or node of a network holds all of the security of a system now. Mark the head and you get access to everything it holds. It's why the decker is now the protection for gear.
Jul
8
answered Can a single device be both a master and a slave?
Jul
7
answered How does a Technomancer protect his (and especially his team's) gear?
Jun
16
answered How are programming tests supposed to be adjudicated?
Jun
11
answered What is the world population of sixth world in 2075?
Jun
6
comment Why does the Drone Rigger Archetype Character in the Rulebook not have a RCC?
To your first question, if you want the benefit of jumping into a drone, you need a control rig. Normally, you can command drones all day long without a control rig. But the rig allows you to Cold/Hot jump into a drone. To your second question, you have two options. RCCs are made so that you can scramble and protect them well enough, so you don't need to worry too much about them. But, to increase the protection, you can slave your RCC to the decker's PAN. But, I would just take the needed programs to scramble and get a lot of ECM and ECCM with electronic warfare.
Jun
6
awarded  Revival
Jun
5
answered Why does the Drone Rigger Archetype Character in the Rulebook not have a RCC?
Jun
4
answered Does an adept leave an astral signature when using his powers? How long does it last?
Apr
21
answered How can I make Corporate SINner worth the karma as a GM?
Apr
11
awarded  Mortarboard
Apr
9
revised What are the long term consequences of adding new negative quality during play
Grammer fixes
Apr
9
answered What are the long term consequences of adding new negative quality during play
Mar
4
awarded  Yearling
Feb
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
11
answered Which is easier for new players to learn, SR2 or SR5?
Oct
25
comment How to increase the hitting chances of a drone?
That is a good point. However, with that logic in mind, you would have to assume every gun that is mounted on a drone is smartlinked. If that was the case, the price of a gun that goes onto a drone would have to include a smartlink system, which is not specified in the rules. Rules As Intended, you're right. Rules As Written, though, doesn't specify, which is why it's a grey area. It's your DM's call at that one.
Oct
25
comment How to increase the hitting chances of a drone?
With the rules the way they are right now, it's hard to get a full answer on some things. However, I use what I understand about the systems that I have. Smartgun systems add firing calculations to a person that allows them to determine when and where to fire a weapon. Basically, a HUD for the shooter. In a drone's case, the 'shooter' is the Targeting program which is running with a Smartgun system. I see no reason why it can't integrate. As someone designing a Smartgun system, I would be stupid to NOT allow it to integrate with a drone's Targeting autosoft. Check with your DM. YMMV.
Oct
25
comment Cyberprograms vs Autosofts
I would disagree. A rigger is not always jumped into drones. They can run in captain's chair just fine and be amazing. And your RCC is still taking the damage first before you do, unless you're jumped in. One more damage to your RCC is fine, in my opinion, if you don't plan on engaging a target. VM for long-range scouting is a great idea. If you have concerns, use the extra slot for Encryption for a +1 Firewall. That will help mitigate getting attacked in the Matrix.