As a player who is looking to actually branch off into GM'ing, my group and I ran into this conundrum recently: a technomancer of ours hacked into a corporations database at their security center. Per an exceptional success, they also found important financial secrets and plans. Taking these, the technomancer would be able to, using this information, make a killing in the stocks, estimated in the amount of 5 million. Would that necessarily earn that player the Resources at Five dots? Or would it be seen as a temporary gain? Granted, 5 million is a bit much to call temporary, my GM decided to go that route as there were no exact ruling to be found in Larceny and Resources implies that the funds would need to be a consistent stream of funds. Thoughts?
Another point of conundrum is that with a Resources of Five dots, would said technomancer be allowed to basically buy a Sanctum since he could purchase a place, the land, and outfit it as desired, including the security of it? Would that necessitate a temporary decrease in the Resources merit? Obviously there are some things that simply cannot be purchased, ie a Hallow for the Sanctum, but could you theoretically buy/earn these merits without expenditure of experience points?