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Wenlocke

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« 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) )



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Stainless Steel Devil Rat

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« Reply #1 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.
« Last Edit: (11:19:00/02-06-19) by Stainless Steel Devil Rat »
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« Reply #2 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 :)
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« Reply #3 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.
That's just like... your opinion, man.

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« Reply #4 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!
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« Reply #5 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...

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« Reply #6 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.
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« Reply #7 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.
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 on: (13:13:51/02-19-19) »
Ewww.. used bioware is gross...

But it is very, very cyberpunk.
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« Reply #10 on: (13:31:32/02-19-19) »
Ewww.. used bioware is gross...

But it is very, very cyberpunk.
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« Reply #11 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.

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« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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.  ;)