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Shadowrun General => Gear => Topic started by: gradivus on (11:48:31/06-26-17)

Title: Sensor in Armor
Post by: gradivus on (11:48:31/06-26-17)
So R&G lists capacity for including sensors in your armor.
Fine.
What it doesn't state nor is it in the sensor housing section- what is the max rating?
Of course, maybe my searchfu is lacking and someone can point me to the appropriate page.
Title: Re: Sensor in Armor
Post by: Jack_Spade on (12:56:38/06-26-17)
The sensor housing table says:

R2: RFID, audio or visual device, headware
R3: Handheld device, small (or smaller) drone
R4: Wall-mounted Device, medium drone

In general I'd say R3  - then again, there are mini drones with sensor ratings of 4 - so R4 should be within the realm of possibility.
Title: Re: Sensor in Armor
Post by: gradivus on (16:09:32/06-26-17)
The other thing I don't get.

I can buy ultrasound[5] as headware for 60k.

For about the same price I could buy a cyberarm w/AGI 9 and armor[3] for about 44k used.
Then for 5k put in a sensor array[5] that can have the ultrasound plus 7 other sensor functions.
That leaves 9k and 3 spaces for other uses.

Ummm, granted the arm cost 1.25ess vs the .25 of the Headware.

The only thing going for the Headware is that it can go to rating 6 (for another 12k ) while the sensor housing table limits cyberlimbs to rating 5.
Title: Re: Sensor in Armor
Post by: on (17:33:26/06-26-17)
Yes, SR5 doesn't work completely. Most unfortunate. :/
Title: Re: Sensor in Armor
Post by: Kythandra on (21:51:36/09-12-17)
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The other thing I don't get.

I can buy ultrasound[5] as headware for 60k.

For about the same price I could buy a cyberarm w/AGI 9 and armor[3] for about 44k used.
Then for 5k put in a sensor array[5] that can have the ultrasound plus 7 other sensor functions.
That leaves 9k and 3 spaces for other uses.

Ummm, granted the arm cost 1.25ess vs the .25 of the Headware.

The only thing going for the Headware is that it can go to rating 6 (for another 12k ) while the sensor housing table limits cyberlimbs to rating 5.

The headware is a vision replacement. As such, if you take it as an awakened, you could use it to cast spells at any enemy you can "see" with ultrasound.

The other one is just a sensor. As an awakened, you cannot use it for LOS spells.

Not exactly sure this is how they originally planned it, but that's the only way I could find it reasonable.
Title: Re: Sensor in Armor
Post by: Marcus on (14:37:44/09-15-17)
Was there a point to this line of discussion? I feel like I missed it.