Author Topic: Something I don't get about cyber weapons.  (Read 136 times)

Tassyr

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Something I don't get about cyber weapons.
« on: (19:56:07/09-05-17) »
Why do they cost essence if I'm installing them inside a cyberarm? The limb's already been cut off at the shoulder or elbow, so shouldn't that be the end of it? I mean I understand if you have a meat arm and for some reason stick a cybergun in it, but why does that still apply to a cyberlimb? Or am I missing something?
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Re: Something I don't get about cyber weapons.
« Reply #1 on: (20:31:32/09-05-17) »
They don't, they cost capacity in a cyber arm.

Tassyr

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Re: Something I don't get about cyber weapons.
« Reply #2 on: (20:49:34/09-05-17) »
Huh. 'Cause it doesn't -say- that anywhere, at least in my copy, so I figured it used BOTH.
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Re: Something I don't get about cyber weapons.
« Reply #3 on: (21:11:00/09-05-17) »
Oh, it says it *somewhere * although maybe not entirely  directly.  the SR5 core rule book is notorious for burying key points deep in long blocks of text, and scattering the information you need on a given topic over multiple locations (just for fun, look up how spirits immunity to mundane weapons works)

OK, several of the cyber ware categories (headwaters, eyeware, bodyware, earmark) talk about capacity or essence.  On page 456 in the cyber limbs section it states (at the end of a paragraph about agility and strength) "cyberlimbs cannot hold any bioware, nor any cyber-implant that takes up essence rather than capacity."

 I think between the other sections and that sentence it makes it clear enough that weapons can use capacity or essence.