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Cost of more realistic drones

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Ghost Rigger

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« on: (18:24:03/12-13-18) »
In Rigger 5.0, several drones are mentioned to have available variants with Realistic Features built-in (or in some cases, higher levels of Realistic Features than the default model). Okay. So what do they cost? Are there any non-English splatbooks stating these prices, or splatbooks from previous editions that would provide useful points of reference? Yes, I can calculate what they cost as modified drones. I can also list the various drones and vehicles that cost less than adding their standard features to a comparable drone or vehicle; I think we can agree that there's a precedent for standard features to cost less than equivalent modified features.

Unrelated, but how do I modify a Festo Sewer Snake so that it can bite people and inject them with venom? I have no immediate plans to assassinate someone and make it look like an act of nature, but you never know when you're going to get a wetwork job....

Stainless Steel Devil Rat

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« Reply #1 on: (18:31:36/12-13-18) »
cost is on pg 125 of R5.

The advantage of standard upgrades is they don't cost slots rather than that they cost less nuyen.

Hrm, I believe the advantage of standard upgrades is that the drone comes with standard upgrades included in the listed price, if Chummer is to be believed.
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Ghost Rigger

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« Reply #2 on: (18:46:24/12-13-18) »
The advantage of standard upgrades is they don't cost slots rather than that they cost less nuyen.
Funny that, I have a list of drones and vehicles that suggest otherwise. The Evo Proletarian, for instance, has a drone arm (7500 nuyen, 1 MP), a rating 2 autosoft (1000 nuyen) and a tool kit (500 nuyen), yet it only costs 4000 nuyen and has only 1 MP available. On the vehicle side of things, the Dodge Scoot (3000 nuyen) has Improved Economy (3500 nuyen) as a standard feature.

Stainless Steel Devil Rat

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« Reply #3 on: (18:48:08/12-13-18) »
Yeah I corrected myself, looks like what I initially said isn't right.

As for making a snake drone into a toxin delivery vehicle.. you could install the Injector Pen melee weapon (Cutting Aces, pg 134) in a weapon mount, and "skin" it as being mouth-mounted.
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