I have probably simply overlooked it in the book, but three separate searches through the book have still failed to find it, so I thought I'd ask. Sorry if it's obvious and I'm just missing it.

Several spells and power reference a character's "augmented maximum" for an Attribute. I fail to find the calculation for this statistic. I'm assuming it's something fairly obvious, probably Attribute*1.5 or Attribute*2, but I'd like to know for sure.


Page 94, the last paragraph before "Cyberware & Bioware" heading, says the maximum augmentation to any single attribute is +4. That's the TOTAL augmentation, so if you're getting a bonus from cyberware, the max your mage friend can buff you is reduced. Likewise if you're a Burnout Adept trying to self-boost the same stat with both PP and 'ware.

A friend saw my question and messaged me the answer. I figured I should put it up here in case others are in the boat with me.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Another consideration is that not all attribute boosts stack with each other. For example, having an Adept with Improved Reflexes 3 and Improved Physical Attribute (Reaction) will not bring you up to the maximum of +4 because Improved Reflexes explicitly states that it does not combine with anything else that improves Reaction or Initiative. Many groups choose to house-rule that you may buy a 4th rank of Improved Reflexes for an additional powerpoint in order to allow characters to hit the augmented maximum. \$\endgroup\$ – Dyndrilliac Jul 15 '14 at 0:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ Indeed, thank you for pointing that out. I think that might have been a bit of a balance thing because Adepts (and MAs, mein Gott) are so good. A few initiations in and they're blinding fast anyway (as fast or faster as a 'decker or technomancer moving at the speed of information), with plenty of other powers to use and abuse. Restricting them from that last d6 of initiative doesn't seem like a huge drawback. \$\endgroup\$ – gatherer818 Jul 15 '14 at 19:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dyndrilliac I believe that rule as written applies specifically to the initiative portion "the increase cannot be combined with other technological or magical increases to Initiative" \$\endgroup\$ – Mark Essel Oct 14 '15 at 1:06

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