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Old 10-10-2015, 05:03 PM   #41
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Default Re: [Basic] Skills of the week: Bioengineering and Biology

Originally Posted by johndallman View Post
Pretty complex, yes. Would you care to nominate a real-world field of engineering where the basic objects you have to deal with are as complex as an immune system?
Suggested (from Basic Set):

Psychotronics (this is psi-tech; dealing with the complexities of the mind)

Not real-world, but I am considering the Basic Set RAW and comparing within that text.

Originally Posted by johndallman View Post
Well, no. New specialisations come into existence as new discoveries are made. In the real world, there was no such thing as Engineer (Electrical) at TL3, and in an Infinite Worlds campaign, most worlds at TL8 have no idea of Engineer (Parachronics).
Basic Set is not limited to covering TL8; what is listed in the Basic Set should hold across TLs.
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