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     jack_spade updated 3 months, 1 week ago 5 Members · 196 Posts
  • beta

    November 28, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Speaking of low posting periods, I’m travelling Saturday afternoon through Wednesday evening, and I’m not sure how much I’ll be posting (I’m sure the internet in Germany* is wonderful, but by the time I make it back to the hotel in the evenings jet lag may just knock me out before getting on to the computer).

    * speaking of Germany, Jack_Spade: are any of Pegasus’s ‘german language bonus releases printed in physical form, or are they all only pdf? I’ll have a bit of time to tourist on Sunday afternoon and I’m curious if I wandered by a game store what I’d see that was new to me? (not that I could read the german, but depending on price and art and available stat blocks it might still be fun to pick something up.)

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by  beta.
  • gilga

    November 28, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Have fun travelling!

  • jack_spade

    November 28, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Well, there are the four Shadow Handbooks. But you will be out of luck – Sunday in Germany means all stores are closed. Also, you’d likely need to find a pretty dedicated gaming store to have those stocked.
    To which city are you headed?

  • beta

    November 28, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Jack: Munich. And oh, I’m so used to Sunday shopping here that I didn’t think to even check if stores were closed then! Well I will have to just enjoy the Christkinglmarkt and bring gifts home from there.

  • jack_spade

    November 28, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    That’s not the worst way you can spend an afternoon in Munich 🙂
    I live actually only about an hour and a half away from Munich myself. Unfortunately, I’m away in the opposite direction this weekend. Enjoy your stay 😀

  • Tecumseh

    November 29, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Mato has Business (Finance) knowledge skill at 5 (7), so I suppose that puts him in prime position to identify it as a front, although I’m at a bit of a loss about how to have him figure it out. I might just be blunt about it. I’m not 100% clear how transparent AM was about her contact or her possible connections. So I might be a bit ambiguous/obtuse about what Mato knows.

    As for Perception, Mato has a many options with many modifiers, which can be a bit a bit of a chore. Let me roll a couple base perception rolls and note potential bonuses.

    Base roll: [url=]Intuition 6 + Perception 5[/url]: 11d6t5 4 hits

    Potential bonuses:
    Vision: [url=]Vision Enhancement 3 + Vision specialization 2[/url]: 5d6t5 4 hits, which I believe exceeds his Limit.
    Audio: [url=]Audio Enhancement 2[/url]: 2d6t5 1 hits
    Smelling: [url=]Olfactory Sensors 4[/url]: 4d6t5 2 hits

    Final tally:
    Base Perception: 4 hits
    Visual: 9 hits but LImited to 8 hits (Limit 8 from Mental 5 + Vision Enhancement 3)
    Audio: 5 hits (Limit 5)
    Smelling: 6 hits but Limited to 5 hits (Olfactory Boosters don’t appear to boost Limit, so Mental Limit 5 applies)

    I’m also going to roll his cyberware scanner, which is the same as a millimeter wave detection system, and should be able to detect some oddities:

    [url=]Cyberware Scanner R5[/url]: 5d6t5 2 hits

    Okay, good. Per p. 362 of SR5 that’s enough to detect weapons, alphaware (should the walls, you know, have ears), and the hopelessly ambiguous “other items”. Range is 15 meters.

    In addition, Mato also has the Radar Sensors from Chrome Flesh, which allow him to see through walls and see if there are cavaties, anomalies, etc. There aren’t any dice pools associated with this in the rule book. I suppose it would be the same as a base Perception test in many ways, so I’ll just continue to leverage the 4 hits from above.

    Mato also has an R6 bug scanner. I can’t remember if AM can duplicate this functionality via her deck. Either way, the base Attribute is Logic so one of the two Logic 5 PCs should use it instead of Mato.

    Edit: Thinking about it some more, if the Perception rolls aren’t overkill already, Teamwork tests could raise our Limit.

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by  Tecumseh. Reason: Limits from Teamwork
  • gilga

    November 29, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    AM can also boost logic.

  • jack_spade

    November 30, 2019 at 4:29 am

    For the money laundering: Mato knows that the Mafia likes to buy art at inflated prices from itself, running huge amounts of cash and dirty transactions through the gallery, where they receive for their own pieces clean, all taxes paid money back.

    Base perception allows you to pick up on the effect of the magic tendrils – giving Mato a chill when he steps through them.

  • Tecumseh

    November 30, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Don’t have time for a long post at the moment so I put up something quick to officially inform the rest of the team about the plastic explosives.

    Can the scent be tracked? Not sure if the Tracking skill applies, but if it does I have a good roll:
    [url=]Intuition 6 + Tracking 1 + Urban spec 2[/url]: 9d6t5 5 hits

  • jack_spade

    December 1, 2019 at 8:10 am

    That seems like it’s enough 😉

  • Tecumseh

    December 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Cancel that, cross-posted with Jack’s IC post.

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by  Tecumseh. Reason: no longer relevant
  • Tecumseh

    December 1, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    MonaLisa adds +2 to Computer (Matrix Search) + Logic tests.

    Also, Mato’s Intuition is 6 so AM would have to overcast to boost his Intuition, and at a significant modifier due to his massive Essence loss.

    Not sure how you treat the astral, and whether Mato’s fairly specific hand motions may or may not translate to an astral viewer.

  • gilga

    December 2, 2019 at 1:36 am

    I can’t post!

  • gilga

    December 2, 2019 at 1:40 am

    I tried to place an IC – but it seems to disappear.

    I rolled improve logic dropping improve intuition then did a matrix search for the painting.
    Also reported the finding to the team. – anyone else has similar issues?

  • jack_spade

    December 2, 2019 at 2:58 am

    The forum seems to have been restructured

  • Tecumseh

    December 2, 2019 at 10:19 am

    I see that we have our own room now. And that our names and icons are askew.

    Gilga, I see an IC post from you but no roll/casting. Did you rewrite the lost post? Orokos should still have your rolls logged.

  • gilga

    December 2, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    The rolls are on orokos, I cannot post them. Any time I try the post vanishes. 25 hits so far on computer search and +4logic no drain.

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by  gilga.
  • Tecumseh

    December 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I’m having the same issue as gilga as far as not being able to post. I tried logging out and logging back in and posting from my phone. The difference seems to be removing the direct link to the Orokos rolls, along with the http:// in front of

    Improve Logic + Drain: Improve logic: 2#10d6t5 6 hits 8 hits

    So +4 Logic and no drain.

    Matrix Search: Matrix seach + mona lisa: 19d6t5 3 hits Matrix seach + mona lisa: 18d6t5 7 hits Matrix seach + mona lisa: 17d6t5 4 hits Matrix seach + mona lisa: 16d6t5 6 hits Matrix seach + mona lisa: 15d6t5 5 hits

    Up to 25 hits over 5 intervals, minus potential modifiers for intricate/specialized, obscure, on another grid, etc.

  • gilga

    December 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks Tec, also thanks for figuring up what the problem is. tried a few times and it was really annoying.

  • jack_spade

    December 2, 2019 at 5:27 pm

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