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I like big books and I cannot lie.


Aug
20
asked When confronted with a situation with no seeming honorable resolution, what does a samurai do in Rokugan?
Aug
19
comment What are the pros and cons of wearing a helmet?
Not detailed enough to be a full answer, but in my experience, the pros of wearing a helmet (besides armor boost) is that you are less easy to identify. Get caught on camera, and they don't have your face. That can save your life a lot more than one point of Armor. As for the cons, yeah, if you're the only one in a pub with a helmet, you are easier to track. So the usual solution is to not carry a helmet in everyday situation, but have one in your backpack for risky situations
Aug
18
comment Shadowrun history across the editions
I think that depending of the amount of detail you are looking for, the answer can vary from 3 lines to several pages. So, how much detail do you want? Could you put a succinct list of points to take into account?
Aug
16
answered What's in Manhattan in 2071?
Aug
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
26
comment How complex are sprite tasks usually allowed to be?
Additionally, Street Magic has a whole section on Spirits and tasks, that applies quite well to Sprites and tasks
Jul
25
comment How complex are sprite tasks usually allowed to be?
The FAQ suggests 140 characters commands for drones, and this works well for Sprites (and Spirits) too.
Jul
25
comment Is a Technomancer's Matrix Initiative limited by Resonance?
@Cobalt Biofeedback IS a Complex Form, but one that you receive automatically at character creation
Jul
25
answered In Shadowrun 5e, do Knowledge Skills require a Specialization?
Jul
24
comment How do mystic adepts gain power points in Shadowrun 5?
@Joe I will update anyway as far as I find a definite answer to "Can they spend extra karma for magic points for which they did not buy power points during character creation?", which is quite important in my opinion
Jul
23
comment Can Threading or Sprites be a reliable substitute for known Complex Forms?
@Cobalt Being inconscious is still a lot worse than just being disconnected. Basically, any Cybercombat is at least as dangerous as fighting Blackout IC. Get rid of Attack and Blackout, you won't need them, and take Stealth and Command instead (VERY useful). And Response and Firewall are not CF, not sure if that's what you meant or not.
Jul
20
comment How do mystic adepts gain power points in Shadowrun 5?
@Joe But 10-12 Karma behind, without astral projection, needing more skills that normal adepts, and having to choose between adept metamagics and mage metamagics. With this reading, it's on the thin line between "broken" and "decent alternative to mages". I'll update once the errata is out.
Jul
20
answered How do mystic adepts gain power points in Shadowrun 5?
Jul
20
answered Can Technomancers change the appearance of their Persona?
Jul
18
comment Can you be a Magic Technomancer?
Great! I highly suspected you can't be both, but was worried by the book not saying it. I wish it would have been said more clearly though, but that works.
Jul
18
accepted Can you be a Magic Technomancer?
Jul
17
asked Can you be a Magic Technomancer?
Jul
9
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
24
comment With Throw Anything, is there any reason to take thrown weapon proficiencies?
It all comes down to how you interpret "Improvised ranged weapon". Is it "throwing something that is not a weapon", or "throwing something that is not supposed to be thrown"? I would say the latter, but yes, the RAW is unclear on these points.
Jun
16
comment What are the best uses of a Factotum's Cunning Brilliance (Ex)?
Sounded like a nice ability, until the "spend 4 inspiration to use it during 1 minute" and "only once a day each"