We have a spell savants, let’s have the opposite..
Bonus: 5 karma
REQUIREMENT: You must be mage or aspected mage
Not everybody get’s to be a doctor. And other people can’t figure out the self-check out lane. You’re kind of in the latter with magic. When you want to learn a new spell, you must spend 8 karma to do so.
If you can split the pot, how about taking a penalty for doing it!
Bonus Karma: 5 or 10 karma
Some people can talk, walk, and chew bubble gum at the same time. You… not so much. When you have to split a dice pool for an action, you take a -1 (5 karma) or -2(10 karma) penalty to each separate dice pool when you assemble the pool. This penalty stacks with all other penalties you have for the roll.
It’s been a bit for Shadowrun. Haven’t done this for a bit, so let’s add somethings I thought up this weekend.
Bonus:5,10, or 15 karma
In the 90’s, some kids said they could feel the WI-FI and it gave them hives. That was bulldrek, but in the 60′, the 2060’s, some kids said they could feel when the matrix went out, and it hurts like coming off bad nova. You get that feeling when you can’t get online. For 5 karma, you take a penalty to all actions equal to the noise rating of a zone divided by 4 (minimum 1). For 10 karma, you take a penalty to all actions equal to the noise rating of a zone divided by 3 (minimum 1). And for 15 karma, you take a penalty to all actions equal to the noise rating divided by 2 (minimum 2). If no noise is present, you take no penalty. But, if a signal jammer or other device messes with the matrix, you take the penalty.
So, my legs are still screwed up from a possible pinched nerve. I’ve been reading Shadowrun lately, so here is a negative quality based on that.
Bonus: 7 karma per level (1 to 3 levels)
You’ve either got two left feet or maybe none at all. Maybe you have some bad cyberware that just doesn’t work quite right. For some reason you don’t move as fast as you should. For each level you take in this quality, reduce your agility score when determining your movement by one. You can only take as many levels in this as you have agility. If you effective agility drops to zero, you are considered immobile and must move around in a wheelchair. If you are in a wheelchair, you can move a number of meters equal to your strength score each round as a simple action.