You learn spells by spending 5 karma. Let’s play with that!
Cost: 5 karma
You’re a quick study. Either from a book or from a spirit, you learn quick, not wasting time dallying between runs. When you want to learn a new spell, you only spend 3 karma to do so.
Who else rolls paychecks to stay off the Streets? Let’s do that for Shadowrun.
Peter and Paul
Cost: 10 karma
Sometimes you have to rob Peter to pay Paul. When you’re on the streets, this might be literal, but sometimes it’s from your future self. When you switch from hot/cold Sim to AR or the otherway, or you switch from Astral to physical or from physical to Astral, you may do so as a simple action. If you do so decrease you initiative by 10.
Ok, one more quick Shadowrun idea for today.
Not everyone on the net is a L337 hacker, but you’e lucky. A character can spend a point of Edge to remove up to 4 points worth of penalties from a Hack on the Fly or Brute Force hacking attempt.
How about being able to shoot better because the eye and the gun target together?
Targeting Reticule: You have improved the link between your guns, eyes, and your hands. When you are running a Smartlink in wireless mode with a vision enhancement, you can activate this software to use improved data and telemetry to better target with the weapon. Increase your dice pool and accuracy of the weapon when shooting with this active. This item is primarily software, but the software does take processing power and capacity from any eyeware it is running in.
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.
When you shoot two target or punch two guys, you have to split it as equally as you can. Let’s work on that…
Split the Pot______________
Cost: 10 karma
Sometimes balance is for suckers! When you do an action that requires you to split your dice pool, you may elect to move up to half of the dice from any pool(s) and move them to other dice pool(s) of your choice. You must leave at least one die in each pool.
I haven’t made a Shadowrun thing in a bit, so here is one!
Itchy Trigger Fingers
(GRENADE ATTACK ONLY)
Interrupt Action (-5 Initiative Score)
Sometimes time is not on your side. Some times you want that hot potato to bake a little more quickly. When you throw a grenade with a wireless link, but you are not linked to it, you can reduce your initiative score by five to activate the grenade. This will not reduce scatter. The grenade may be dodged as normal.
Ok, I lied. One more Shadowrun idea! How about a positive quality for those who like to do things the hard way.
Cost: 10 or 20 karma
There is always two ways to fix a problem: the easy way and YOUR way. You might be a smart man, but you don’t show it. You might be a strong headed lady who likes to run through obstacles because its the most painful way to get it done. Either way, you like to do things rough. For 10 karma, when you assemble your dice pool and you take at least a -4 to the pool, you gain a +1 bonus to the dice pool. For 20 karma, you get the previous and when you assemble your dice pool and take a -10 to the dice pool, you gain a +2 dice to the dice pool. These bonus dice are added regardless of the test type.
One last SR update for a bit. How about an item?
Sometimes you need a router in the bush to start a small network. It doesn’t connect to the regular matrix, so it will not alleviate any problems from not having a network connection. But, it does eliminate noise penalties for network operations in its radius. It’s not protected unless you have a comlink, deck, or RCC to protect it, but it does get the job done! It has a range of 0.5 km per rating of the device. This can be mounted to a drone or car costing the space of one weapon mount.
Portable Router rating X 3 rating x 2000Y
When you don’t got a matrix for your friends you make one! Let’s make a complex form for all the technomancers out there!
Target: Self • Duration:S • FV: L – 3
When you work across the world, sometimes the matrix doesn’t come with you. This won’t get you the same sense of being online, but it will make a matrix your friends can connect to so you can at least send messages back and forth. Make a Simple Software + Resonance [Level] Test. For each hit you get, you can connect one device (commlink, RCC, deck, et al) to your simple matrix. All devices connected to your personal matrix suffer no noise penalty while within your matrix’s area. The radius of your network is equal to the level*0.25 km, centered on you.. Beyond your simple network, the noise penalty of all actions returns to normal. This form will not alleviate any penalties you receive for not being connected to the matrix. Uninvited devices can attack your complex form, and a mark will allow the device or icon to enter your matrix.