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Shadowrun General => Gear => Topic started by: SichoPhiend on (00:43:49/10-07-13)

Title: [SR5] Just how small is a microdrone
Post by: SichoPhiend on (00:43:49/10-07-13)
I was just reading the fingertip compartment and it states that "A fingertip compartment allows the storage of micro-sized items, like a micro-drone, RFID tag" ...
Now while the microskimmer states that it is smaller than a Frisbee, leading me to believe that it won't fit in a fingertip,
The Shiawase Kanmushi states that it is hard to tell apart from a normal insect.

Is this right?  Can I fit a Kanmushi in a fingertip compartment to let out when I need a microspy to enter a room ahead of me?
Title: Re: [SR5] Just how small is a microdrone
Post by: DigitalZombie on (08:56:11/10-09-13)
Yeah drone sizes are tricky. For instance , according to page 420, you are able to hide an ares duelist under your jacket (an ares duelist is equipped with 2 swords and is cabable of being mistaken for a metahuman at a distance).
But I would say its possible to hide the micro skimmer in the fingertip compartment, The phrase about it being smaller than a frisbee is badly worded. I guess its the size of a coin (that can be folded together when not in use and stored in your finger). A fly spy is a drone size categori larger than your microskimmer, and is described to be as large as a large insect. (and large insects are smaller than frisbees too, unless they are awakened/mutated) :)
Title: Re: [SR5] Just how small is a microdrone
Post by: SichoPhiend on (09:48:20/10-09-13)
Thanks for pointing out the size description of the fly-spy, I didn't even think to compare the descriptors for the different size categories.

So I would be able to stuff a Konmushi into a fingertip compartment, but now I'm thinking about a Fly-spy possibly fitting into a smugglers compartment (I gotta think that even a large insect is the same size or smaller than a light pistol, but I could be wrong).
Title: Re: [SR5] Just how small is a microdrone
Post by: DigitalZombie on (10:31:03/10-09-13)
According to page 420 a minidrone is the same size as a light pistol. (but then again so are micro grenades and RCCs, and the ladder has atleast been described as keyboard sized, while the former would be hidable in a hand) so ... yet they are all smaller than goggles :)
Title: Re: [SR5] Just how small is a microdrone
Post by: Michael Chandra on (10:37:01/10-09-13)
Concealability isn't the same as size though, even if it's somewhat comparable.
Title: Re: [SR5] Just how small is a microdrone
Post by: RHat on (16:04:26/10-09-13)
According to page 420 a minidrone is the same size as a light pistol. (but then again so are micro grenades and RCCs, and the ladder has atleast been described as keyboard sized, while the former would be hidable in a hand) so ... yet they are all smaller than goggles :)

Concealability and size are related, but not the same.  The former is about how easy it is to conceal, which brings a number of factors other than just size into play.
Title: Re: [SR5] Just how small is a microdrone
Post by: Mantis on (19:00:41/10-09-13)
However, you should still be able to conceal a minidrone in a smuggling compartment, especially ones described as being the size of an insect.
Title: Re: [SR5] Just how small is a microdrone
Post by: Reaver on (17:51:50/10-12-13)
However, you should still be able to conceal a minidrone in a smuggling compartment, especially ones described as being the size of an insect.

Some insects can be quite big......

and some are HUGE!!!!!! As in larger then a compact car!!!!!! But, if you see one of those, you are more to worry about then your microdrone :P
(like where you hid your assault canon and bug spray :P.... or pocket mage to deal with that INSECT spirit flesh form!!)