Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > GURPS

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berkeley, CA
Default Virtual Limbs

So, here's a concept I was considering for robots and other oddities:

Virtual Arms: a virtual 'arm' lets you control something that normally requires a free hand for data entry, without actually having a hand free. Virtual arms have no ST and cannot lift, strike, or grapple; all they do is let you trigger the controls on an object (a virtual arm could activate the trigger on a gun, but couldn't aim the gun). The object typically must be designed to accept whatever form of alternative input is desired. Virtual arms are usually based on telecommunications, but may be any special effect the GM sees fit.

So, how would this be done? It seems like it could be a (rather large) limitation on extra arms, or a modifier on communications powers, or perhaps a perk?
Anthony is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
Hero of Democracy
ericthered's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: Virtual Limbs

It certainly isn't more than 2 points, which is extra arm (no attack -50%, weak 1/4 ST -50% max -80%) [2]
Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog
ericthered is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 05:59 AM   #3
vicky_molokh's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kyv, Ukraine
Default Re: Virtual Limbs

Accessory (Interface).
Vicky 'Molokh', GURPS FAQ and uFAQ Keeper
Also, GURPS Discord is a nice place for (faster) Q&A and overall GURPS dicussion.
vicky_molokh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 07:26 AM   #4
Bruno's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Default Re: Virtual Limbs

Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
It certainly isn't more than 2 points, which is extra arm (no attack -50%, weak 1/4 ST -50% max -80%) [2]
It's also comparable to Weapon Mount (-80%), which lets you use one item "hands free" by having a "hand" that's only good for using 'installed' items. On the one paw, Weapon Mount lets you use items that have a minimum ST rating, on the other paw, your virtual limb doesn't sound like it would require the item to be "installed" in any substantial way.
All about Size Modifier; Unified Hit Location Table
A Wiki for my F2F Group
A GURPS blog
Bruno is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.