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Beansidhe

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« on: <09-15-10/1640:36> »
I was just looking at the book and saw that both Increase and Decrease Attribute are Physical Spells.  Can you use a spell like this on a machine to increase one of its attributes? 

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« Reply #1 on: <09-15-10/1651:44> »
No, because a) it's affecting a living subject and b) machines do not have Attributes, but ratings.

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Health spells affect the condition and performance of a living body. They can be used to treat or heal injuries, purge poisons or toxins, and increase or decrease attributes.

Now, you CAN use it on a street sammie with Cyberarms to increase his Strength even above what his cyberarms are.

Beansidhe

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« Reply #2 on: <09-15-10/1707:32> »
Thanks much FastJack.  I didn't think it would work, but just saw that and thought to ask.

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« Reply #3 on: <09-15-10/1739:15> »
The game does refer to many device ratings as "attributes," so it's the "living body" part that's important. Unless of course you want to argue that a vehicle is a living body with a Body attribute. ;)

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« Reply #4 on: <09-15-10/1755:35> »
Yeah, the vehicles do have Attributes... :P

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« Reply #5 on: <09-15-10/2244:43> »
These comments about vehicles and living bodies starts to make me wonder about casting that spell on drones or vehicles while a rigger, or technomancer, is jumped in. I know that technically you would have to cast it on the person not the vehicle, but it conjures up some interesting visuals.
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« Reply #6 on: <09-16-10/0032:59> »
Since the rigger isn't really IN the vehicle/drone, just very intensively connected to it, it won't work. Magic doesn't work over electrical/electronical connections.
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« Reply #7 on: <09-19-10/0410:06> »
Yeah, the vehicles do have Attributes... :P
Aaaand the rules for the movement power explictly says that the body rating of a vehicle is used in comparison with the body attribute.^^ Just my 5 cents.^^