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Old 02-22-2022, 03:54 PM   #11
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Allies are already a pretty good deal since their cost is fixed but their power scales with the character that purchased them, while the idea is interesting, I'm not sure players need that kind of help.

For NPCs, well... they can't have allies by default, and they're not worried about point cost anyway, so they can pay "full price".
If you are a PC starship, (and not just using the Transhuman Space approach of just having the ship's servers as your "body") and you have internal drones that don't ever leave, Ally (Internal x1/5) seems like a good fit.
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Old 02-24-2022, 12:03 PM   #12
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Sounds like Bertram the mechanical boy in the Freddy the Pig book series. He was run by clockwork and operated by a bird sitting inside his chest.
Or the mice, that crew the footballer David Beckham in the Viz comic strip "driving Mr David".
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Old 02-25-2022, 02:56 AM   #13
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If you are a PC starship, (and not just using the Transhuman Space approach of just having the ship's servers as your "body") and you have internal drones that don't ever leave, Ally (Internal x1/5) seems like a good fit.
Allies that can access your Dedicated Controls and as such assist in things that happen on the outside are a lot different from an extra arm that only gets to move stuff inside your payload.
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Old 02-25-2022, 05:15 AM   #14
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Didn't someone post here once about a Transhuman Space game where the party was all in one body? Or at least several of the party was one body.
It can certainly be done, though more than two or three in or around one body might be a bit tiresome in play.
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Old 02-25-2022, 07:55 PM   #15
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Allies that can access your Dedicated Controls and as such assist in things that happen on the outside are a lot different from an extra arm that only gets to move stuff inside your payload.
Yes, shooting weapons outside your body is doing something outside.

As I said, a leviathan's DRDs are a pretty good example of when internal would be appropriate.
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