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Troll Burnout BnE Adept (Please Help)


This is Slider, an ex-gymnast who was caught shooting up drugs and buying black market Bioware.

I am looking for mainly what 'Ware to plug up my free essence with. I would also like some help with my skills. I have the gear  pretty much picked out in my notebook and haven't transferred it to chum yet.

Here's a link for TLDR:

== Personal Data ==
Street Name: Slider Troll
Name: Unnamed Character
Movement:16/32 (1m/hit)
Swim:6.5 (1m/hit)
Karma: 0
Street Cred: 0
Notoriety: 0
Public Awareness: 0
Composure: 4
Judge Intentions: 4
Lift/Carry: 10 (75 kg/50 kg)
Memory: 6

== Priorities ==
Metatype: A,4
Attributes: E,0
Special: D,1
Skills: B,3
Resources: C,2

== Attributes ==
BOD: 5
AGI: 5(8)
REA: 3(5)
STR: 5
CHA: 1
INT: 3
LOG: 3
WIL: 3
EDG: 3
MAG: 4

== Derived Attributes ==
Essence:                                5.00
Initiative:                             8 +3d6
Rigger Initiative:                      8 +3d6
Astral Initiative:                      6 +3d6
Matrix AR:                              8 +3d6
Matrix Cold:                            9 +3d6
Matrix Hot:                             9 +4d6
Physical Damage Track:                  11
Stun Damage Track:                      10

== Limits ==
   Balance Tail [+1] (Only for Gymnastics (Climbing), Gymnastics (Jumping), Running, and knockdown resist.)
   Chameleon Suit [+2] (Only for Sneaking, Must be visible)
Physical:                               7
   Balance Tail [+1] (Only for Gymnastics (Climbing), Gymnastics (Jumping), Running, and knockdown resist.)
   Chameleon Suit [+2] (Only for Sneaking, Must be visible)
Mental:                                 4
   Audio Enhancement [+2] (Only for Perception (Hearing))
   Audio Enhancement [+3] (Only for Perception (Hearing))
   Medkit [+4] (Only for First Aid and Medicine)
   Medkit [+4] (Only for First Aid and Medicine)
   Spatial Recognizer [+2] (Only for Perception to find the source of a sound)
   Vision Enhancement [+3] (Only for Perception (Visual))
   Vision Enhancement [+3] (Only for Perception (Visual))
Social:                                 4
   Custom Ballistic Mask [+2] (Only for Intimidation, Must be visible)
Astral:                                 4

== Active Skills ==
Arcana                                  Base:3          Pool:6
Automatics                              Base:5          Pool:13
Blades                                  Base:2          Pool:10
Con                                     Base:1          Pool:2
Disguise                                Base:5          Pool:8
Gymnastics                              Base:6          Pool:14
Hardware                                Base:5          Pool:8
Impersonation                           Base:1          Pool:2
Locksmith                               Base:6          Pool:14
Palming                                 Base:5          Pool:13
Perception                              Base:3          Pool:6
Pilot Ground Craft                      Base:1          Pool:6
Running                                 Base:3          Pool:8
Sneaking                                Base:5          Pool:13

== Knowledge Skills ==

== Qualities ==
Thermographic Vision

== Powers ==
Improved ReflexesRating: 2
Traceless Walk
Wall Running

== Cyberware/Bioware ==
Balance Tail
Muscle Toner Rating 3

== Armor ==
Armor Clothing                           6
Armor Jacket                            12
Chameleon Suit                           9
Custom Ballistic Mask                   +2

== Weapons ==
Ares SIGMA 3
   + Chameleon Coating (Rifle)
   + Folding Stock
   + Foregrip
   + Gas-Vent 3 System
   + Personalized Grip
   + Slide Mount
   + Slide Mount
   + Smartgun System, Internal
   Pool: 13   Accuracy: 4 (7)   DV: 8P   AP: -   RC: 7 (8)
Remington Suppressor
   + Additional Clip/Magazine (Pistol)
   + Additional Clip/Magazine (Pistol)
   + Concealed Quick-Draw Holster
   + Personalized Grip
   + Smartgun System, External
   + Sound Suppressor
   Pool: 13   Accuracy: 6 (9)   DV: 7P   AP: -1   RC: 3
Unarmed Attack
   Pool: 7   Accuracy: 7   DV: 5S   AP: -   RC: 3

== Commlink ==
Transys Avalon(ATT: 0,SLZ: 0,DP: 6,FWL: 6)
   + Commlink Functionality[Camera, Micro, Chip Player, Credstick Reader, Earbuds 1, GPS Guidance System, Micro Trid-Projector, Music Player, RFID Tag Scanner, Shock- and Water-Resistant Case, Touchscreen Display]

== Gear: Equipped ==
Contacts Rating 3
   + Smartlink
   + Flare Compensation 2
Earbuds Rating 3
   + Audio Enhancement Rating 2
   + Select Sound Filter Rating 1
Glasses Rating 4
   + Image Link
   + Vision Enhancement Rating 3
Goggles Rating 6
   + Vision Enhancement Rating 3
   + Image Link
   + Flare Compensation 2
Headphones Rating 6
   + Audio Enhancement Rating 3
   + Spatial Recognizer
   + Sound Link

How did you spend your starting karma?

Is the Muscle Toner "used"? I presume that's how it's under the Availability limit.

Negative qualities (like Addiction, if Slider is still shooting up) can get you extra karma to spend. Use that karma to buy low-level skills like Pilot Ground Craft. Or consider high-value positive qualities, like Catlike or Mentor Spirit. Cat or Raven could be a good fit for a mentor spirit, but keep an eye on the disadvantages and how they fit into the overall character concept.

I'm not sure why we're bothering with Impersonation 1 if the total dice pool is 2. If you want a crummy social skill, pick up Etiquette, which is much more commonly used. You might have to Edge any Social test you make.

Wall Running isn't a great value. The number of meters you can run is based on Strength + Running. For you that's 8 dice, which means you can run 2-3 meters up a wall. But, wait, you're a troll, so you're already 2.5 meters tall. Instead, I'd look into Light Body and/or Hang Time. Light Body makes you a better jumper (stacks well with your existing Agility and Gymnastics) and Hang Time lets you stick to walls. If you scrap Running then that frees up a few skill points that you can redirect into other skills, like Perception.

I will be posting a revised char sheet with the original chum file a little later tonight


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