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Old 11-15-2019, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default What penalties for (lack of) equipment with Quick Gadgeteer?

Does Quick Gadgeteer require equipment like tool kits or portable labs?

The closest I can find to suggest it does is on B474 where it is talking about modifiers for non-gadgeteer inventing and says the GM can give -1 to -10 "if the inventor must make do with anything less than the most advanced tools and facilities for his TL."

On the other hand, the text about scrounging components makes it sound like nothing special is required to create things.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: What penalties for (lack of) equipment with Quick Gadgeteer?

I just noticed the following in the description of regular Gadgeteering on B475:
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Furthermore, the GM may choose to waive the penalty for questionable equipment. Many fictional gadgeteers work out of a basement or a garage!
This leads me to think that Quick Gadgeteering has no reliance on tool kits of labs whatsoever.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: What penalties for (lack of) equipment with Quick Gadgeteer?

It depends on the nature of Gadgeteers in your world. If they are of the paperclip-and-duct-tape variety, then sure, ignore equipment penalties. In some worlds you might have super-cinematic gadgeteers who invent things in a few minutes but still need tools to do this.

If equipment penalties are in full force, then whatever skill you're using to invent something requires equipment.
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