Hey guys, I have a few questions I was hoping I could get a hand with.
In the near future I am going to be running my first shadowrun game with a group of freinds. One of my players brought a pretty cool idea to the table. His concept was a hacker/rigger who had worked for a corp. as a spider/programmer for the majority of his adult life who has been stricken with a disease that has not yet been identified. He is going to die, no if ands or buts about it. He retired, after 35 years or so with the company he had been working for. Cashed in all his stocks and bonds and did what any sensible dying person would do...he started running. However it wasn't long before his sickness caught up with him and he was bed ridden, determined to continue what had been a step away from doom and gloom for a night a time.
More or less what he is wanting to do is be 'jumped' into a humanoid drone, passing off as human and continue to shadowrun.....from all the way across north america (NY to Seattle). By the rules and numbers we have it figured out and it seems plausible, just running into a few issues.
First , we are all fairly new to the game and system, how does modifying a drone work? can I just buy a firewall program or a pilot program and throw it in there? what about putting cyberweapons into a drone? how does that work? keep in mind, this is a Otomo drone from Arsenal, and it can pass off as human for the most part. I mean, can i use standard cyberweapons and whatnot, considering its basically a body made completley of cyberware?