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« on: <05-02-13/0322:38> »
do these bonuses stack (-8 )?
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« Reply #1 on: <05-02-13/0323:22> »
No. They're the same thing. Painting blue on top of blue doesn't make the blue more blue.
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« Reply #2 on: <05-02-13/0323:41> »
do these bonuses stack (-8 )?

The Ruthenium coating is basically to give something else the ability of the Chameleon Suit.
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« Reply #3 on: <05-02-13/0326:08> »
No. They're the same thing. Painting blue on top of blue doesn't make the blue more blue.

bet you can't see me running around singing i'm blue
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« Reply #4 on: <05-02-13/0334:15> »
And suddenly I'm reminded of Arrested Development.
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« Reply #5 on: <05-02-13/0340:47> »
apart from the foolishness, are the bonuses of ruthenium poly. applicaple when armor is worn over FFFBA?
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« Reply #6 on: <05-02-13/0345:03> »
apart from the foolishness, are the bonuses of ruthenium poly. applicaple when armor is worn over FFFBA?
Ruthenium FFBA only gives the bonus if it is the outer layer. Like throwing paint on the Bond car that turned invisible, projecting something underneath the paint isn't going to make the paint disappear.
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« Reply #7 on: <05-02-13/0352:29> »
On the other hand, in a situation like FFBA+Lined Coat, you might find a GM ruling that you need to poly-coat both, as the layer under the coat will be visible.
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« Reply #8 on: <05-02-13/0358:03> »
but for thermal damping the base layer would suffice?
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« Reply #9 on: <05-02-13/0423:35> »
but for thermal damping the base layer would suffice?

Seems logical.  A thermal damping FFBA would be better than a thermal damping coat.
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« Reply #10 on: <05-02-13/0736:27> »
On the other hand, in a situation like FFBA+Lined Coat, you might find a GM ruling that you need to poly-coat both, as the layer under the coat will be visible.

*facepalm*

It doesn't actually make it invisible.

It scans the area around the wearer and adjusts its coloration to blend in.

Not only is this clearly stated in the rules (SR4A 321, AR 50), if it made the long coat "see through" such that you needed to add it to the FFBA, what then? You appear to be buckass naked?

A cloak of invisibility is pretty damn useful. An invisible cloak, on the other hand, not so much.


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« Reply #11 on: <05-02-13/0758:48> »
Actually, he means the coat doesn't cover your whole body.  If it matched the stuff around it, then you'd have obvious legs walking around with a harder to discern body.
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« Reply #12 on: <05-02-13/0903:38> »
Isn't that why Ruthenium Polymer Coating can only be added to armor and clothing that covers your entire body, such as full body armor and suits? You're not allowed to get it on other stuff.
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« Reply #13 on: <05-02-13/0943:13> »
Yes.
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« Reply #14 on: <05-02-13/0949:45> »
Hence the Ruthenium Coated Poncho.