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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:43 pm
  

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OK; “unifying” might be a bit strong for what I have in mind. However, these three power categories (well, “Hardware Mechanical Genius” is the power category where super-vehicles are concerned) exist on a continuum of sorts, with considerable overlap among them. Other than the control systems, why should there be any difference between a super-vehicle, a robot vehicle, and a full-conversion cyborg in a vehicular frame? And what exactly is the difference between a piloted robot and a vehicle with a legged propulsion system?

Likewise with bionic systems and Power Armor: the latter could easily be viewed as a mechanical exoskeleton with “bionic” systems attached to it. Ditto with humaniform robotic frames.

So, have any efforts been made toward standardizing these things, or at least rationalizing the differences?


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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:26 pm
  

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To my knowledge there has been nothing official to streamline the tech build classes. My group has always merged them all together, so that the builder can pick and choose pieces as they see fit.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:43 am
  

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Comment: Palladium Books Canon is set solely by Kevin Siembieda, either in person, or by his approval of published material.
Sadly what material there is for this...
...is in Hardware Unlimited.
:-? Which sadly is in publishing limbo :-?

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eliakon wrote:
Sadly what material there is for this...
...is in Hardware Unlimited.
:-? Which sadly is in publishing limbo :-?
Exactly.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:00 pm
  

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What about combining bionics with the supersoldier endoskeletal replacement. I'm specifically thinking of this type of character having 2 bionic arms.

However, the bionic arms can have a max PS of 28 but the skeleton replacement adds +4D6 to PS. It seems strange that the skeleton would provide a higher PS than Bionic arms. Would I combine them (28+4D6 PS)?


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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:17 pm
  

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Her0man0 wrote:
What about combining bionics with the supersoldier endoskeletal replacement. I'm specifically thinking of this type of character having 2 bionic arms.

However, the bionic arms can have a max PS of 28 but the skeleton replacement adds +4D6 to PS. It seems strange that the skeleton would provide a higher PS than Bionic arms. Would I combine them (28+4D6 PS)?

You could do it, though what you are describing is basically a Partial Conversion 'Borg.

The Bionic Arm and the Endoskeletal replacement though result in 2 different PS values though. The Bionic Arms would have their own PS value separate from the rest of the body.


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