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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....
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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.
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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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« Reply #4 on: (21:43:26/02-09-19) »
The drones have their Mod Points reduced by standard equipment and, as a general rule the gear is given a halved price to take into account that you didn't have a choice, it was already there. Anthrodrones were designed a bit differently, but the main drones should all follow that design space.

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« Reply #5 on: (21:52:28/02-09-19) »
The drones have their Mod Points reduced by standard equipment and, as a general rule the gear is given a halved price to take into account that you didn't have a choice, it was already there. Anthrodrones were designed a bit differently, but the main drones should all follow that design space.
So in your opinion, what do Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4 Shiawase I-Dolls cost, given that the price we're shown in Rigger 5 is the default Class 1?
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« Reply #6 on: (03:26:10/02-10-19) »
The drones have their Mod Points reduced by standard equipment and, as a general rule the gear is given a halved price to take into account that you didn't have a choice, it was already there. Anthrodrones were designed a bit differently, but the main drones should all follow that design space.
So in your opinion, what do Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4 Shiawase I-Dolls cost, given that the price we're shown in Rigger 5 is the default Class 1?

They're a Rating2, 3, and 4 Realistic Features, respectively. My personal suggestion would be using the same half-cost for a new one bought with said features while upgrading a standard-issue one would have the full cost. I don't know what the official errata team would say tho. Grabbing the book, off the top of my head, that'd be:

Class 2 = +2250
Class 3 = +4500
Class 4 = +22,500

ROUGHly.

I'd probably tweak it a bit to put a bit more space between 'em. Say a final tally of 25K, 30K, and 50K, but, that's just getting a bit fiddly with them.