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CordialUltimate2 CordialUltimate2's picture
Wow this one is new for me. I

Wow this one is new for me. I will show it to my group since we always bought the Skillware, Mental Speed Implants even for Cyberbrains.

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FrivolousVector FrivolousVector's picture
A very good point

Benny89 wrote:
Narcoalgorithms (Drive, Klar, MRDR, Kick etc etc.), Eidetic Memory, Endocrine Control, Hyper Linguist, Math Boost, Memory Lock (p. 149, Panopticon), Mental Speed, Oracles, Parallel Processor (p. 189, Rimward), Skillware.

While you may want to buy some other upgrades for your body instead, think about it- if you buy any of those above- you won't lose them on egocasting. Also all plug-is can be "access immideitly" as per Transhuman.

So I think Narcoalgorithms, Mental Speed, Skillware (!) and Endoctrine Control are definitely worth to always get as software plug-ins at charcater creation.

Especially Skillware + Skillsofts. Think about it. You buy Skillware as software plug-in (same price) t egocast with you. Skillsofts are also software so they also egocast with you. Skillsoft cost 5CP and Skillware 5CP too.

So lets say your combat Char has low COG and you won't spend on COG skill anyway since you are combat char. You spend 50CP- Skillware, Skillsofts x 3 (40, 40, 20). And you have 100 CP worth of skills for 50CP.

And since all are software (including Skillware)- they always egocast with you. You can't improve them later (you wouldn't anyway). Choose skill you can take extra time on tests for bonuses and you are golden :).
Synthmorphs ftw I guess :/


I think that some of these wouldn't fly, though. Any of the above that's an actual *implant* would have to be installed in any body you inhabit, although you could probably get the benefits if you had an alpha in a ghostrider.
So, for example, with Oracles the primary ego is rolling around perfectly normal because the Oracles also (assumedly) improve the sensor systems as well. However, the auxiliary ego gets the full benefit while effectively being a security guard watching a camera feed.
Endocrine Control especially, since it's tied directly into a lot of other systems (such as damage compensation).

The only real exception I can think of is the Math Boost and Linguistics Boost, since that's basically a super cool TI83++, Excel, and translation subroutines in an emulated mind state.

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FrivolousVector FrivolousVector's picture
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Pointing out the above ^ because not all synthmorphs are capable of emulating an *ego* properly, much less emulating brainware. FV had problems because it inhabited a Kyte - among other things, it capped COG at ~20 which was a serious bummer on its hacking skills.
For some odd reason, your brain can be too small to hold all your brains, but there is no such restriction on Ghostriders - which a Kyte can still mount, and per rules can mount as many as you want.
Hence, FV was my first character who relied strongly on forking, because 1 drove the bus, and 1-2 riders took care of hacking. IMO, ghostriders also count as separate cyberbrains for the purpose of upgrades (such as multitasking et al).

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CordialUltimate2 CordialUltimate2's picture
Well the problem is that my

Well the problem is that my first thought was to buy 10 cases and fork my character with parallel processor. It would be 10 cases with +30 to almost everything.
Then again I have my doubts if Case cyberbrain could handle that big processing power requirement.
You would be basically installing Doom 2016 on a toaster... RAW it is legit. GM fiat may shoot me down.

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Benny89 Benny89's picture
FrivolousVector wrote:

FrivolousVector wrote:

I think that some of these wouldn't fly, though. Any of the above that's an actual *implant* would have to be installed in any body you inhabit, although you could probably get the benefits if you had an alpha in a ghostrider.
So, for example, with Oracles the primary ego is rolling around perfectly normal because the Oracles also (assumedly) improve the sensor systems as well. However, the auxiliary ego gets the full benefit while effectively being a security guard watching a camera feed.
Endocrine Control especially, since it's tied directly into a lot of other systems (such as damage compensation).

The only real exception I can think of is the Math Boost and Linguistics Boost, since that's basically a super cool TI83++, Excel, and translation subroutines in an emulated mind state.

Well, no. That would be house rule since by RAW it is as I explained based on Transhuman.

By RAW (to be precise by Transhuman) above ones can be aquire as software plug-ins for Informorphs. They can be EITHER physical implants (for morphs) or software plug-ins (for infomorphs and cyberbrains).

Takes one Action Turn to install plug-in, can be accessed immidietly (combat drugs OP!). By RAW all software/plug-ins/blueprints etc. (everything that is in your mesh inserts) egocast with you. And Transhuman says precisely that SAME rules for software plug-ins apply to Cyberbrains as to infomorphs (and they carry all those plug-ins with them). As long as your ego is digital- that's how it is. So no, you don't need anything else apart from really your ego to run those (even Endoctrine Control, which software plug-in for infomorph). As soon as you reseleeve (be it synth or info morph)- all software plug-ins boot up with your Ego (Windows :P) and work with your new self. Your ego carries programs that will start running as soon as your resleeve.

It's clearly stated in Transhuman so yea- everything above ego-cast with you and works because it's software plug-in, nothing else.

We can argue if it's logical/OP/broken/nonsense etc. of course but by RAW- this is how it works.

Benny89 Benny89's picture
CordialUltimate2 wrote:Well

CordialUltimate2 wrote:
Well the problem is that my first thought was to buy 10 cases and fork my character with parallel processor. It would be 10 cases with +30 to almost everything.
Then again I have my doubts if Case cyberbrain could handle that big processing power requirement.
You would be basically installing Doom 2016 on a toaster... RAW it is legit. GM fiat may shoot me down.

By RAW it's totally legit. Also by RAW- case cyberbrain is no different than lets say Steel cyberbrain in terms of having any software/implants capacity.

So yeah, go ahead, only GM may shoot you down here, but that would be just his bad will, since by RAW- your tactic is legit :)

FrivolousVector FrivolousVector's picture
RAW means WAR!

The funny part is, I made a smuggler who brought egos over on the sneakernet. I had never considered packing her hidden ghostrider with narcoalgs.

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