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Resleeving vs Jamming

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nielsk nielsk's picture
Resleeving vs Jamming
What's the difference between resleeving and jamming? I mean: It doesn't seem that jamming brings any disadvantage over resleeving. If there's a puppet socket I can jam whatever I want, right. If it has a cyberbrain I can resleeve (with the disadvantage of alienation). Why should I resleeve if I could "just" try to get a morph with a puppet socket. And if resleeving is better than jamming (is there a difference in game terms?), why don't I try to get a vehicle with a cyberbrain?
Drake_263 Drake_263's picture
Re: Resleeving vs Jamming

I actually ended up wondering the exact same thing with my character concept - he's typically using an arachnoid synthmorp, but is also carrying around a dragonfly as a sort of an utility option. The 'fly morph is equipped with a puppet sock just for the purpose of jamming in it if necessarily.. in any case, the difference between sleeving and jamming I understoodt is the timespan. When you sleeve, you sort of intend to *stay* there for a while, while jamming is at best temporary.. and for a good reason.

First, you need to be sleeved into something to operate - even into an infomorph.
Second, the jamming thing requires a constant connection between your sleeved form and the jammed unit. Assume you've made a character who's an infomorph in a computer, operating in the 'real' world by jamming socked shells. Yes, this means that as long as no-one touches the computer you're essentially immortal, the loss of a body won't slow you down.. but by the flipside if something disrupts your comms you've got no mobile body *to* operate. At least this is how I understoodt it to work.

In my example, my character can jam into the dragonfly when necessary to scout around, but losing the 'fly won't impair him overmuch - he'll just find himself in control of the arachnid again. Granted, if the 'fly was destroyed without him dumping the connection, he'll suffer 1d10 points of stress..

HappyDaze HappyDaze's picture
It seemns a bit redundant
Why add the Pupput Sock to the Dragonfly? I'm pretty sure the rules include a Puppet Sock with every Cyberbrain, and since it already has a Cyberbrain, you wouldn't need to add a Puppet Sock. This also applies to Pods where listing it is redundant. The Puppet Sock seems to only be needed for jamming biomorphs.