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I like to imagine that putting weapons in Silent Running mode (or turning wireless off completely!) is tantamount to concealing them... I.e. if it's legal at all, you'll need a concealed carry license to explain why you have silent running guns....
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Rules and such / Re: Perception range penalties?
« Last post by Beta on Today at 10:58:57 »
Thanks SSD!

Unofficially, I like to adapt modifiers from the weapon range table on p.185 ... Short (-0), Medium (-1), Long (-3), Extreme (-6). I use sniper rifle ranges for vision, assault rifle ranges for hearing, holdout pistol ranges for odors.

Oooh, I like that.  I think I'll adopt that.
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Rules and such / Re: Perception range penalties?
« Last post by Sphinx on Today at 10:18:01 »
Unofficially, I like to adapt modifiers from the weapon range table on p.185 ... Short (-0), Medium (-1), Long (-3), Extreme (-6). I use sniper rifle ranges for vision, assault rifle ranges for hearing, holdout pistol ranges for odors.
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 . . . . not entirely sure what you're asking. Latin taxonomic names for the Earthdawn period? Latin didn't exist in the Fourth World, so the names SR has assigned as metahuman designations work as well as anything.

I don't know Equinox well enough to offer any opinion.
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Play-by-Post / Re: The Found Arcana Chapter 2
« Last post by gilga on Today at 07:40:32 »
@lorebane - we moved to RPGPlayroom:
https://www.rpgplayroom.net/games/forum/panzerknacker/

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Rules and such / Re: Run Silent and Matrix Perceptions: Hombrew?
« Last post by Kiirnodel on Today at 06:46:33 »
My understanding of the way the Matrix is described is that the Matrix geography is laid out in a roughly "real-world" way, but that it isn't 100% accurate or literally layered on top if you were to use AR displays. This actually came up in another thread quite recently when it came up that the fiction never describes seeing Matrix personas moving around with people, even when it describes seeing other Matrix-iconography.

My reasoning:
1. We know that just spotting a device in the Matrix does not automatically give us the physical location. There is an action specifically for getting the physical location of a device that you are targeting in the Matrix, it requires 2 MARKs to attempt.
2. While it has been commented on that wireless devices can be detrimental to hiding (Gillie suit) it only describes it as drawing attention, not giving away your location. There hasn't been any retraction for the Wireless bonus on the Chameleon Suit, so presumably this note is because a Gillie Suit is designed to be used in open wilderness (where there being any devices would be odd) while in an urban environment this is less of an issue.
I could probably come up with more if I really wanted to.

My solution is very similar to the one that you suggest, Mollari.
One of the things that it talks about in the Matrix Perception is the idea that you can spot your target as long as you know a detail about it. It also mentions in the description of the matrix and icons in general that filters are used to help keep the matrix from being a huge headache of random icons. So in my games, I combine these two concepts and allow a Decker to "attempt to spot that guy's smartlink."

Just spotting silent devices in general won't mean that you notice every little device icon running around your vision in real-time, but if you do spot a person and want to ask the question "is he running anything interesting" you can do it.
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General Discussion / Re: YAY we're back!
« Last post by Michael Chandra on Today at 06:06:28 »
Guess who's back. Back again. Forum's back. Tell a friend.
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Rules and such / Re: Help. My group is Edge-owning everything.
« Last post by DringDring on Today at 05:46:52 »
A useful things to make them sweat is to make them, often, roll for things like Etiquette and such, especially when they're going in a place where, clearly, the Player have no clue to be (the large, burly; bulky, augmented troll ganger should stand like a sore thumb in a coffee shop for corpo-slave).

That's going to put them on edge and, if failed, make them close some gate or give them a more ferocious opposition (nothing is better tnas a crtical fail on Etiquette and having the whole damn security swarming around you and looking at everythings you do while calling on reinforcements).
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Play-by-Post / Re: The Found Arcana Chapter 2
« Last post by Beta on (18:06:19/12-10-18) »
Yah, first time that I've played a Face in a remotely normal game.  I'm finding myself at "As a Face, Jawsey should be pushing for more, and I should be playing out this negotiation" versus "Can we just get a move on? This doesn't involve anyone else and it turns out Negotiations don't really interest me much either."
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It's totally not official but I like the notion of only things that actually have a Sleaze value are allowed to Run Silent.  Running Silet without a Sleaze attribute only serves to make hackers waste an action anyway.. no way are they gonna fail the Matrix Perception roll opposed by Logic + 0.

It's elegant and streamlines things immensely.

Edit: @ the Roll of Stealth Tags defense against being spotted: It's RAW (in one place) that you have to pick at random vs which Silent Running icon you try to spot, but in the lengthy play example they quite specifically spell out that one test is made and compared against every Silent Running icon in range.  There's a mention in Data Trails addressing that the "roll of Stealth Tags defense" doesn't work against being spotted, as well. So carrying around 100 stealth tags just means technically that you have the chore of rolling 100 defense tests every time a Hacker gets curious about his surroundings.
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