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Shadowrun General => Gear => Topic started by: Wenlocke on (10:56:16/02-06-19)

Title: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Wenlocke on (10:56:16/02-06-19)
We've had favourite gun, now lets broaden the horizons a little. I see people mention this here or there, but as a concentrated "what is it useful for?" I figured I'd ask this.

What are peoples favourite things to do with the restricted gear quality at chargen?

I mean, there's the obvious "I can buy that one gun" but if that floats your boat, what or why? if it's cyber or bio, what's the best bang for the buck in terms of "stuff you can actually afford at the restricted rating?"

Essentially, what gear at startup is so worth having for you that you'd spend karma on getting it? (it's just so cool and fits the character is a valid reason, by the way  8) )



Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Stainless Steel Devil Rat on (11:16:17/02-06-19)
Pain Editor.

If you're building a tank and you don't buy Restricted Gear to start with a Pain Editor... you're not properly min-maxing :D

Edit: Also, Adapsin for any concept you'd buy Bio-Compatability: Cyberware for.
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Beta on (11:22:36/02-06-19)
I've not done it yet, but the soft nanite / neural amplifier / neocortical seems like it might be worth it on a decker?  35k will net you rating 2 nanites (avail 16) and the supporting soft nanite hive (avail 10), which gives you a long lasting +2 to all logic linked skills. 

Add in data over lore, perfect time, overclocker, and a Little Hornet deck and you should be off to a good start for a resources C decker :)
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Jayde Moon on (12:45:14/02-06-19)
Are you a troll?  Alphaware muscle replacement.  I like to combine that with WR 1, combat drugs, Exceptional Attribute Agl, Edge 6, and something to throw at you.
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: CanRay on (16:23:27/02-06-19)
No love for the Krime Triple Series?  Especially with the Krime Pack to make them even more awesome!  And, look at that, new rules for miniguns to really chew up the scenery!
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Kiirnodel on (16:49:08/02-06-19)
The favorite that I've seen (not my character), was combining it with Prototype Transhuman to get a "natural" suprathyroid gland. That plus a few other things like enhanced flexebility, and they ended up with the classic "super human" type character.

Other than unique things like that, which can only be done at character creation, I'm not a big fan of Restricted Gear...
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Nebulous on (18:19:46/02-06-19)
For me, it has always been the Gauss Cannon.  Sure it may not be the easiest to get ammo for or the best at what it does, but I have always loved magnet based kinetic kill weaponry. Rail guns, coil guns, etc.  Its not the usefulness of it for me, but the coolness factor.
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Wenlocke on (07:10:29/02-07-19)
Notably, it's the only way to be able to get a skillwire build at gen to run rating 6 activesofts (and indeed between surgery costs, hardware recovery times, etc and everything that comes with it, you're not likely to be able to upgrade that anytime soon anyway.) You can get 5's with Used cyberware, but if you really want a rating 6 skillwire build, this is really the only way to do it that I've come across.
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Michael Chandra on (13:10:32/02-19-19)
My Rigger in a short campaign got a Gladius with a Heavy Weapon Mount in it, was a nice ride.

I also like the idea of going Rank 4 on Muscle Toner. Though I usually build my sams cheap and used.
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Stainless Steel Devil Rat on (13:13:51/02-19-19)
Ewww.. used bioware is gross...

But it is very, very cyberpunk.
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: CanRay on (13:31:32/02-19-19)
Ewww.. used bioware is gross...

But it is very, very cyberpunk.
"Aw, come on, honey, the body's still warm.  That's gotta net us some extra cred for his body parts."  "Yeah, that's already factored into the price I quoted you.  Take it or leave it."  "Well, pizza money is pizza money."
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Shinobi Killfist on (21:50:09/02-20-19)
Muscle toner 4 is my go to when I'm not working a concept too much like for one shots or something.
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Spooky on (17:15:17/02-21-19)
For 'ware, I prefer the damage comps as high as possible (8, I believe, since I'm AFB ATM). For guns, either the Barrett or the Gauss. For armor, Sleeping Tiger with special fabric that increases capacity, and then several upgrades to take advantage of that capacity.
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Mirikon on (18:54:38/02-21-19)
Back in 4E, getting a suit of Red Samurai armor for a character that was working in the SCIRE when shit went down, and by the time everything was said and done, he had blue eyes.
Title: Re: Fave Restricted Gear Quality
Post by: Tarislar on (23:41:45/02-21-19)
Not a fan of the quality for most things,  BUT,   Move-by-Wire-3 would be the exception.  ;)