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Old 10-28-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
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I was thinking about how to run a GURPS 4E campaign based on Matrix and main problem I saw is how to create a character that as no special power in the real world but can do amazing jump or dodge bullets in the Matrix.
The only idea I had is to use modular abilities with physical and virtual modifiers.
Any other suggestion?
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:07 AM   #2
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Two words: GURPS Powers
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:35 AM   #3
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I was thinking about how to run a GURPS 4E campaign based on Matrix and main problem I saw is how to create a character that as no special power in the real world but can do amazing jump or dodge bullets in the Matrix.
The only idea I had is to use modular abilities with physical and virtual modifiers.
Any other suggestion?
It's just an Accessibility limitation, "Only in cyberspace," which I'd guess is comparable to "Only in altered body form" at -10%, if it's easy to jack in. If getting in is a long elaborate process, add some Preparation Required.

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Old 10-28-2005, 09:39 AM   #4
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That's a concern I had about the 'download'. Neo wasn't actually in the Matrix when he was being 'trained' in the first movie. One could easily assume that if one downloaded 'ninjuitsu', or any other skillset, while in cyberspace the knowledge comes with you.

Most definitely the 'bending of the rules' as it was termed, would only be done in cyberspace, but the skills would have to be bought.

Perhaps the interface is just a means of accelerating the time spent per point of training rather than actually giving points for skills.
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:40 AM   #5
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Two words: GURPS Powers
This is going to be the catch all answer until the book comes out isn't it?

How do you do this? GURPS Powers.
Will it rain tomorrow? GURPS Powers.

See it's perfect.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:19 AM   #6
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This is going to be the catch all answer until the book comes out isn't it?
Unfortunately it is. Powers adds a *LOT* of customization to existing abilities, lots of clairifications on using the abilities, and covers a lot of ground on "how do I fit these abilities into my game."
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:38 AM   #7
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That's going to be my answer for everything, now.

Until it comes out, and people start asking "Hey! What about...?"
By which time, I should have a new address ;)

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Old 10-28-2005, 12:11 PM   #8
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That's going to be my answer for everything, now.

Until it comes out, and people start asking "Hey! What about...?"
By which time, I should have a new address ;)

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After GURPS Power, it looks like the next answer is GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars. Hopefully they will have a new answer ready when that gets closer.
and you know they will
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:15 PM   #9
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Hopefully they will have a new answer ready when that gets closer.
Oh, the answer's 42. It's the question we're still trying to figure out.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:34 PM   #10
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Oh, the answer's 42. It's the question we're still trying to figure out.
But that is the answer to a different question. 42 is the answer to THE question, "GURPS: Powers" is the universal answer, but it has an expiration date.
Yes, you may use "GURPS: Powers" for the answer to THE question, but only till it is available
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