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Pollux710
post Feb 6 2015, 09:04 AM
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I can't see anything in the rules so I wanted to posit a question to the Runner Community.

So, foci are basically just enchanted items that add dice to rolls of some kind. I hope I understand that correctly.

So what about artifacts, say, Charlamagnes Claymore? I feel there should be something much more than just a dice bonus for something of such significance.

What then could be given? My first thought was access to spell like effects but I am reticent to get all DnD on Shadowrun.

What do you all think?
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post Feb 6 2015, 10:52 AM
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In Street Magic, you'll find suggestions on how to create unique artifacts. The example is a sword that provides its advantages even to mundanes, but has a certain drawback.
There's nothing stopping you from creating something similar, but there are no hard rules for it.
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post Feb 6 2015, 12:54 PM
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For higher power foci it might be appropriate just don't use the one from war!
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post Feb 7 2015, 03:07 AM
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Heheh you know I have yet to flip through War! Is it truly that bad?
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post Feb 7 2015, 06:53 AM
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In parts yes.
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post Feb 7 2015, 11:26 AM
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QUOTE (bannockburn @ Feb 6 2015, 03:52 AM) *
In Street Magic, you'll find suggestions on how to create unique artifacts. The example is a sword that provides its advantages even to mundanes, but has a certain drawback.
There's nothing stopping you from creating something similar, but there are no hard rules for it.


Digital grimoire has expanded guidelines for this.
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post Feb 7 2015, 12:10 PM
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Ah, right. It's not in Street Magic at all. Thanks for the heads up, I misremembered that.
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post Feb 7 2015, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE (Shortstraw @ Feb 6 2015, 01:54 PM) *
For higher power foci it might be appropriate just don't use the one from war!

The necromantic artifact from the Tomb of Ancient Evil isn't even a focus, just a knife with upped stats. Also, don't mention the WAR! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

@Bannockburn: Maybe because the German version includes Digital Grimoire.
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post Feb 7 2015, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (Pollux710 @ Feb 6 2015, 08:07 PM) *
Heheh you know I have yet to flip through War! Is it truly that bad?


There is always some bad... It really depends upon where your line is. For me, it was mostly good, with a few bad parts...
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post Feb 7 2015, 08:47 PM
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QUOTE (Sengir @ Feb 7 2015, 07:35 PM) *
@Bannockburn: Maybe because the German version includes Digital Grimoire.


Nah. I just misremembered (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Feb 8 2015, 05:15 AM
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QUOTE (Pollux710 @ Feb 6 2015, 03:04 AM) *
I can't see anything in the rules so I wanted to posit a question to the Runner Community.

So, foci are basically just enchanted items that add dice to rolls of some kind. I hope I understand that correctly.

So what about artifacts, say, Charlamagnes Claymore? I feel there should be something much more than just a dice bonus for something of such significance.

What then could be given? My first thought was access to spell like effects but I am reticent to get all DnD on Shadowrun.

What do you all think?

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