So I'm wondering about Scorcher Programs (P332)
they're supposed to be used to attack egos in cyberbrains (p. 261) but I'm wondering if that means *only* cyberbrains or could they effect egos running on different hardware. For instance; could a scorcher effect an infomorph riding in a Ghostrider module, or could they effect an AGI running on a serve,r or could they be used to attack a Muse running on an ecto or mesh inserts?
If no: Why? And, is there another way to attack an infomorph ego on a server?
If Yes: would the -30 cyberbrain hacking modifier still apply?
Also; what do you suppose the effects of the different scorcher programs would be in certain situations?
The stress damage scorchers, Bedlam and Nightmare, are easy they would work as advertised because all ego's have Lucidity.
I'm wondering what the effect of Cauterizer would be as it somehow does some type of physical damage to a cyber brain. If Cauterizer were deployed against an ego running on mesh inserts or a server would it damage the hardware in some way or do corrupting damage to the ego's software? I'm not sure how I would handle this as there are no DUR or TT stats for the harware or the informorph.
Anyhow, I'm just wondering what you think about it.
Mea Culpa: My mode of speech can make others feel uninvited to argue or participate. This is the EXACT opposite of what I intend when I post.