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How can I simulate fun and challenging computer hacking in a LARP?

If you have a Nintendo Switch and some cheap Walkie-Talkies, I say: Play "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a virtual room with ...
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How do I make my hacking narration more interesting?

So hacking in Eclipse Phase is somewhere between the lightspeed combat-decking of Shadowrun and the real-world tedium of cybersecurity and intrusion. Where the rules provide timeframes for infosec ...
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Tech Casting - Limiting OP use with Modern Magic UA Ruleset

Those "tech abilities" are spells and should be limited by spell slots (or a similar resource) In comments, you mentioned how you are using a homebrew "hacker" class, which is able ...
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How can I simulate fun and challenging computer hacking in a LARP?

The LARP I participate in uses a similar system (act out doing a thing for a certain time) in order to handle things like hacking, but we also sometimes uses puzzle boxes and devices to simulate ...
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What do I need a Hacking Kit for?

You need it for remote hacking You only will require a hacking kit if you are remotely hacking a computer. Otherwise, if you have physical access to that computer, you don't need a hacking kit at all....
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How can I simulate fun and challenging computer hacking in a LARP?

Make it into a game of Solitaire, with some changes FYI, I have no experience with LARPing, and haven't utilized a system like this in real life. I do have some experience with designing simple ...
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What can I do with marks on a Smartgun?

You can do anything that the user could do The difference being on what type of systems the user has installed, like the weapon only being able to shoot if the user has his finger on the trigger, or ...
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How does hacking a gun work in SR5?

If you need a mark or not depends on the kind of matrix action you want to use. Bricking does not require any marks, but different actions do require them (mentioned in the description of the actions)....
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Can a mechanic's exocortex actually hack?

Yes, it can The Wireless Hacking ability says: Wireless Hack (Ex) 5th Level Instead of combat tracking, your exocortex can access another computer system within 20 feet, allowing it to attempt a ...
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What can you do without a deck in the Matrix to help the Decker?

Off of the top of my head? Several things: Cast Increase Logic on them to increase their Matrix dicepools, which are derived from Logic + relevant skill. Cast healing spells on them when they run ...
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Can a holocron be hacked and its data extracted by a droid?

Holocrons traditionally require use of the Force to activate, so that's a hurdle for a droid in and of itself. Once a holocron is opened it can be interacted with by non-force-weilding characters, but ...
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How does the Divine Blessing of Triune work?

Abilities do what they say, not everything you could think it might. The benefits are listed use a computer without user interface hack a computer without a hacking kit (with a successful Computers ...
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How can I simulate fun and challenging computer hacking in a LARP?

Puzzle games on a tablet/phone Assuming you can get some kind of cheap mobile device into the field, install a simple puzzle game (something like Flow Free) which the player has to solve to perform ...
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