Working on a few character ideas, the skills section are we limited to the skills you listed? Or can we add some as long as we spend the points correctly? Things like performance, crafts and the like?
We are restricted to what's on the wiki. That being said, if you want to say that your character can sing or dance or something like that, that should be fine, it will just be your regular, run of the mill singing and dancing and won't infer any strengths, just character.
Correct me if I'm out of place here, Lunar.
The skills we have listed on the Wiki are all skills that would be useful to Shadowrunners in particular. There will undoubtedly be skills that we just spaced on adding, so let us know what you have in mind and we can add them. Forgery is a skill that we can add to the wiki, but singing, dancing, or anything like that wouldn't necessarily fall under skills that we need to add.
That said, you can certainly take "Performance" as a skill if you would like. The main thing we wanted to avoid as far as players not using things that aren't on the Wiki is gear from other books. If it isn't gear, you can always ask... we may say no, but asking isn't a crime. Curvy, the only thing about your concept is that we haven't figured out a way to figure out how much nuyen characters can make with "day jobs" and how they may interfere with shadowrunning. Feel free to use that concept, but we would prefer that she was a local sensation rather than someone famous across the nations.
DO you allow Surge Victims? (figured I should ask now)
Some questions about cyberware:
Are Wired Reflexes 3 still insanely dangerous in 2070, or has the technology become safer?
Otherwise the wiki is super helpful and answers almost all of my questions. Thank you so much for putting it together.
Thank you for the compliment!
Wired reflexes dangerous? I'm not sure what you mean. There was an alternate and very new technology that was similar to Wired Reflexes called Move-by-Wire that was very dangerous and unstable. Is that what you meant?
As far as the Cybereyes/ears with regards to Essence and Capacity... if you buy Cybereyes Rating 1, it costs 0.2 essence. This means that you will get 0.2 essence worth of "free" cybereye enhancements. If you buy Rating 4, it costs 0.5 Essence, so you get 0.5 essence worth of "free" cybereye enhancements.
Same goes for ears. There is no actual capacity rating on cyber equipment for this game.
Does that make sense?
Don't forget that though the essence cost is "free" up to the original essence capacity of the cybereyes/ears, you still have to pay the nuyen for the enhancements.
Just a question… If Pence is such a staple in the city, and our characters have most likely run into him when they've been injured in the past, do we have to use contacts points in order to know him?
Nope, he's a PC so knowing him is free. Knowing an NPC like Desperado would require contacts. Otherwise you have to make contacts in game (GMs may award contacts after sufficient RP has proved that the contact knows and trusts your character).