Currently, I am delving into playing a Technomancing Rigger, but part of his whole deal is the hacking bit (because seriously, why the heck not?!). While reading complex forms, I hit a beehive of questions I thought I had already answered.
Primarily, the Complex forms are the issue at hand. I have noticed that they serve like programs built into the character. Does this mean that they shouldn't also be able to grab a software program and go to town digitally as well as with their avatar (as long as they aren't Full VR)? Or even with it? When using a living avatar, do any abilities/skills factor on top of the complex forms?
Let's not even discuss how Sprites come into the equation, because I feel that they are extremely straightforward (since they are written for the technomancer at large). Some of the rigging rules might be a question from me for later but that will obviously be another topic.
EDIT 1: To clarify, can Technomancers use software and complex forms simultaneously? Can they even use their living persona/avatar simultaneously with software?
EDIT 2: Lastly, does using a living avatar allow the use of stats with complex forms?