QUOTE (Udoshi @ Feb 24 2011, 08:39 PM)
The Trollbow is a good example of what Neraph meant. As in, the realization some people had that, if they pushed their strength up to 15, 16 or higher, their inexpensive bow quickly became a miniature railgun that outranged and outdamaged(or was at least comparable to) assault rifles and assalt cannons.
You know, up until they fixed it. Nobody realized how good it could get at the high end until, well, someone tried it.
No, as a matter of fact, it is not. For bows the rules were written down and nobody had to assume anything. That they should have been caped or something is something different.
Here you combine rules without proper explanation.
An example would be the rules for encoumbrance and Cyberarmor.
By RAW cyber-,bio- and natural armor would count towards the encoumbrance limit.
But even this would be a strech, because magic fingers and critical strike are not connected at all. The only thing is, that you may use a skil with one the other might be used on. On the other hand it is made perfectly clear, that all the hand to hand power only work on touch and most of the adept martial art tricks too.
So you would go against RAI and stretch RAW as much as flying cows.
Pixies do not have anything quality telling you, that they can fly. There ability is only based on fluff.
So if you going to ignore any fluff contradicting the combination critical strike and magic finger, you would have to ignore all the other fluff too.
So a pixie and a troll have (considering only RAW) the some possibilitys considering flight. (Player characters, see runners companion or core book)
Since pixies are able to fly and nothing is mentioned, well everybody gets this ability.
This is a more than silly approach to any set of rules. This is like demanding the law should read like:
You are not allowed to steal any kind of fruit. You are not allowed to steal any kind of footware. It does not matter how you wear it, if you are picked up. Footware is considered everything etc...
This is just silly, because it is impossible to make rules like this.
To get back to RPGs:
If you write a rulebook you mostly start from: Everything what functions in every day life functions too in the game.
Everything else only functions if the rules or the GM(the group) allows it.
A additional rule: The rules are to be interpreted
to match the fluff.
This would be funny, if here would really be people who would stick to the "way of interpretation" they claim. But nobody does. Just as long as the results seem fitting, they claim they do. So it is just silly.