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Re: CASTS or Stirrup Interface?
« Reply #15 on: (14:16:44/03-20-17) »
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Re: CASTS or Stirrup Interface?
« Reply #16 on: (16:36:09/03-20-17) »
You're best bet for a human would be to get a hold of someone that's a Blank Slate.
Of course,you'd probably need to be amoral to do it.
At that point, we're talking less "amoral" more "mustache-twirling villain."

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« Reply #17 on: (17:26:14/03-20-17) »
You're best bet for a human would be to get a hold of someone that's a Blank Slate.
Of course,you'd probably need to be amoral to do it.
At that point, we're talking less "amoral" more "mustache-twirling villain."

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« Reply #18 on: (09:37:56/03-21-17) »
Or success.

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Re: CASTS or Stirrup Interface?
« Reply #19 on: (10:13:23/03-21-17) »
Realistically though, this all depends on why you'd want to do it.

If it's for combat, just use an anthrodrone.  It'll have its weaknesses, of course, but a properly piloted hotsim anthrodrone wearing normal armor (which Wakshaani has stated can indeed be worn, it just doesn't stack with the drone's base armor) can be hard to hurt and have a lot of Initiative, while having a very high dice pool for most actions.  And, you know, be waaaaay cheaper and potentially even legal.

If it's social infiltration...  I'd say it's a tie between an anthrodrone with Realistic Features 4 and a rigged human.  Though...  The drone failing means people realize its a drone and getting pissed.  If people realize it's basically a meat puppet, oh god will they react badly.  Expect HTR, and civilians having nightmares.  Not that you'd be bothered by that, you monster.
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Jeeze.  It would almost sound stupid until you realize we're talking about an immortal elf clown sword fighting a dragon ghost in a mall.

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Re: CASTS or Stirrup Interface?
« Reply #20 on: (21:03:17/03-22-17) »
The main benefit of a metahuman meatpuppet drone over an anthromorphic drone is that the biodrone passes astral scans. No matter how good the Realistic Features, it is an autosuccess for someone looking on the Astral to see that it is a drone, not a person.

And it is hard to tell that the metahuman biodrone's nature if the controller is constantly jumped in, such as if an AI is using an elf's implanted commlink as their home node.
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Re: CASTS or Stirrup Interface?
« Reply #21 on: (05:32:20/03-23-17) »
That's true.  Even a heavily augmented biodrone still is (technically) a living creature.  And there's an idea for you...  An AI living inside an RCC or something always jumped into a metahuman biodrone.  Who needs CFD?  Let's do this drek analog (not really)!
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Jeeze.  It would almost sound stupid until you realize we're talking about an immortal elf clown sword fighting a dragon ghost in a mall.

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« Reply #22 on: (11:51:55/03-23-17) »
Heh. I had this idea back in 4e, before the nano-troubles were even whispered about in the books. But I could never find the nuyen cost for a metahuman biodrone.
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« Reply #23 on: (19:50:07/03-23-17) »
About as much as I contact, I'd say.