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Dillinger
post Jan 28 2005, 11:57 AM
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hey everyone out there. Im kinda stumped here as too the defenition in the sr3 book. i know this mite sound like a horribly stupid question, but do smartlinks require cyber eyes too operate? also.. on a different note: when you guys often bring up "cannon" what exactly does that refer too.


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post Jan 28 2005, 12:01 PM
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first question (no) second cannon companion
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post Jan 28 2005, 12:04 PM
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Unless you mean "Canon", in which case it's a polite (or sometimes not-so-polite) way of saying "RTFM".

Canon = the collection of storylines, plot hooks, rules, and other parts of the Shadowrun game that can be considered official.

Cannon = a big, big gun. Or a short way of saying "Cannon Companion" (also CC), a book about big, big guns, and similar ways of inflicting pain upon the unrighteous.
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As to your first question: No, a smartlink does not require cybereyes to function. They can reduce the overall essence cost of a smartlink, though not appreciably. For more information on that, see Man & Machine.
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post Jan 28 2005, 12:56 PM
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hey everyone out there. Im kinda stumped here as too the defenition in the sr3 book. i know this mite sound like a horribly stupid question, but do smartlinks require cyber eyes too operate?

No. Smartlinks work without cybereyes. They include their own display system.

This is described in greater detail in Man & Machine, which breaks smartlinks into their individual components and allows you to substitute other cyberware for the components. For example, display links and video links can be used in place of the Smartlink display system.

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when you guys often bring up "cannon" what exactly does that refer too.


You want definition 4 in the following dictionary excerpt, though the first 3 are close:

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Main Entry: can·on
Pronunciation: 'ka-n&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Latin, ruler, rule, model, standard, from Greek kanOn
1 a : a regulation or dogma decreed by a church council b : a provision of canon law
2 [Middle English, prob. from Old French, from Late Latin, from Latin, model] : the most solemn and unvarying part of the Mass including the consecration of the bread and wine
3 [Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard] a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture b : the authentic works of a writer c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works <the canon of great literature>
4 a : an accepted principle or rule b : a criterion or standard of judgment c : a body of principles, rules, standards, or norms


In other words, "canon" means "accepted as officially part of the Shadowrun universe."

There's also the term "canonical" that gets little use around here, but is also illuminating about the meaning of "canon"

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Main Entry: ca·non·i·cal
Pronunciation: -ni-k&l
Function: adjective
1 : of, relating to, or forming a canon
2 : conforming to a general rule or acceptable procedure : ORTHODOX
3 : of or relating to a clergyman who is a canon
4 : reduced to the canonical form <a canonical matrix>
- ca·non·i·cal·ly  /-k(&-)lE/ adverb  


A "cannon" (with 2 n's in the middle) is a really big gun.
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