So, long story, I have reasons to believe that corpsec is going to break down my front door and the front door of each of my team mates in the middle of the night. This isn't an attempt by the GM to TPK us or anything, this is just part of his plot. However, my streetsam has been building some large body counts recently, so I fear that I'll be attacked by ELITE corpsec.
My solution to this involves 4 hi-ex grenades and a tripwire.
So, first question: what's the damage, AP and radius going to be on this? I know it'll be enough to liquidate elite corpsec, but I'd like to know just in case I get a cyberzombie sent after me or something.
Jack's got the math right.
40p -5ap -2/m
ouch, even to a CZ. but don't expect any chunky salsa. At that damage level, you're blowing meter sized holes in re-enforced plastcrete!
Second question: can I construct this as a single-device simple charge, as per pg 178 of Run&Gun? I know there's rules for making grenades into "basic booby traps" in the CRB, but that requires 8 hits on an extended test and my dice pool for demolition is just not that high. Given enough time, I'd rather take a 6 hit extended test with an interval of 10 minutes over a 8 hit extended test with an interval of a complex action.
Look at your time frames there mate: To set up a grenade trap in seconds
it takes an extended test . If you have the time, (like a couple of hours, if that!) there should be no test involved, or a minor one at best. You're trading time for difficulty.
It doesn't take much time to bolt a few empty soup can above a door, place the grenade in the can and then tie a string from the pin to the door handle...
A little more time to attach a few eye screws for proper string guidance..
A little more to temper the pins for an easy pull....
Third: what do I have to do to get a bigger Demolitions dice pool that doesn't involve paying karma? Tripwire grenades should be such an easy trap to set up that even a child could do it, but there's actually some hard thresholds attached to it.
Skillsofts, Drones, Toolkit, phonebook... there are a lot of options, it just depends on how quiet you want to be, and how much money you want to spend