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iKill

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(SR4-20th) Adept initiation and PP/metamagic
« on: (18:50:48/11-30-16) »
I am fairly new to shadowrun, so bear with me.

I am currently playing an augmented physical adept, which is my first shot at an awakened character. I have 2 ESS worrh of ware, a MAG score of 4*, and I am about to have enough karma for my very first initiation, which I only want for the ability to invest more in MAG for another PP. None of the adept metamagics look any kind of useful, except for perhaps adept centering and infusion, but I keep seeing extra PP purchased in place of metamagic in builds online. However, thee rule that lets one do this escapes me. Where kan I find it? I sure hope that it is not just a common houserule or some optional rule, as that would never fly at the table I play. Also, does adept metamagic really suck? I suspect that the reason that none of them look useful to me is that I don't know the rules well enough.

*Soft capped at chargen, and later increased with karma.

SpellBinder

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Re: (SR4-20th) Adept initiation and PP/metamagic
« Reply #1 on: (20:56:16/01-10-17) »
What you're looking for is in the Street Magic errata at least, if not the later printed version of Street Magic itself (orange cover, not blue).  In the errata it's presented as another "Tweaking The Rules" option on page 31, where Adepts may gain an additional Power Point instead of a metamagic feat upon initiation.

iKill

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Re: (SR4-20th) Adept initiation and PP/metamagic
« Reply #2 on: (17:02:45/02-16-17) »
Thanks. My GM refused the errata, as we generally prefer to go with the most conservative interpretation of any rule.

I still want to increase my PP though, so I need to improve my MAG. But how much would that cost me? Going from 3 to 4 MAG would normally coat me 20 karma, but does my 2 ESS of ware factor into this and make it 30 instead?
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Tym Jalynsfein

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Re: (SR4-20th) Adept initiation and PP/metamagic
« Reply #3 on: (15:59:40/02-17-17) »
Cost is 20 Karma... Losses do not factor in to the equation.
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