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Bisharian

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« on: <09-06-10/2235:09> »
I was pondering, whilst I floundered about for data, is there tech which could help a mundane recognize magical beings or defenses? Maybe not by actually helping him to preceive them, but my measuring types of energy around him/her?

Seeing as how I have yet to pick up the arsenal source, I thought I would ask.

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« Reply #1 on: <09-06-10/2307:03> »
Manatech, Arsenal, p64.

Includes things like AMP (Ambient Magical Potentiometer) - can detect background counts of Astral Space; Esprit "Petite Brume" Grenade - a smoke grenade that impedes astral perception; Glowands - tip of the wand glows when within 10 centimeters of astral activity; and Lucifer Lamp - a lamp with a filament laced with orichalcum, making it shed light on the physical and astral planes.

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« Reply #2 on: <09-06-10/2315:26> »
Geez, I feel like such a noob. I really need to pick up Arsenal, if only my jobs paid more. I can barely afford my soy-caf...

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« Reply #3 on: <09-06-10/2323:07> »
The wonders of modern science: Arsenal for $12 at DriveThruRPG.com.

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« Reply #4 on: <09-06-10/2328:43> »
Personally, I consider Arsenal, Augmentation, and Street Magic necessary extensions of the core rulebook.  The electronics/hacker/decker stuff not so much (because of the nature of the games I tend to play and the characters I tend to run), but A, A, and SM are simply must-haves.  There's so much stuff in there that's applicable to so many types of characters, I'd feel naked without 'em.

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« Reply #5 on: <09-06-10/2332:22> »
Well, if you got $50, DriveThruRPG has this great Bundle of PDFs for sale, where you get Arsenal, Augmentation, Runner's Companion, Street Magic and Unwired.

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« Reply #6 on: <09-06-10/2340:49> »

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« Reply #7 on: <09-06-10/2342:09> »
ATM I am using a mobile device and don't think PDF is compatible. Even if it is, I like having the hardcopy, I don't have a notebook to carry around and use as a mobile resource... But it seems like it would make life much easier. I wish I could find it that cheap in hard copy, cheapest I have found is $20.

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« Reply #8 on: <09-06-10/2343:05> »
I half expected to hear Michael J. Fox's voice with that graphic, Critias. ;D

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« Reply #9 on: <09-06-10/2359:51> »
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Posted by: Critias

Personally, I consider Arsenal, Augmentation, and Street Magic necessary extensions of the core rulebook.  The electronics/hacker/decker stuff not so much (because of the nature of the games I tend to play and the characters I tend to run), but A, A, and SM are simply must-haves.  There's so much stuff in there that's applicable to so many types of characters, I'd feel naked without 'em.

Feel the same, my players almost never do hackers/technomancer/riggers archetype, so the 3 books you mentionned are being used non-stop, still good to have a look in Unwired once in a while.
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« Reply #10 on: <09-07-10/0512:01> »


 ;D ;D ;D ;D

That is PRICELESS!!!

I Applaud!
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« Reply #12 on: <09-07-10/1609:54> »


SCNR ;)
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« Reply #13 on: <09-07-10/1916:21> »


And again I just have to say I Applaud!
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« Reply #14 on: <09-07-10/1959:48> »


SCNR ;)

Yes i would but I don't see the click here button  :'(
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