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Thermograph
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Ultrasound
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Vision Enhancement

Avail

Cost

Binoculars

-

10

Contact Lenses

6

50

Glasses

-

25

Goggles

-

50

Endoscope

8

250

Monocle

4

25

Periscope

3

50

Enhancements

 

 

Low Light

+4

+100

Flare Compensation

+2

+50

Image Link

-

+25

Smartlink

+4R

+500

Thermographic

+6

+100

Ultrasound

+8

+1000

Vision Enhancement (Rating1-3)

+4

+(Rating x100)

Vision Magnification

+2

+100

 

 

Optical Devices

These optical aids have many uses, one of which is enabling a magician to obtain optical (non-electronic) lineof sight for spellcasting from cover. Spellcasting targeted through optics this way suffers a –3 dice pool modifier.

 

Endoscope: This is a 1-meter fiberoptic cable, of which the first 20 centimeters are made up of myomericsope  and an optical lens on each side. Allows the user to look around corners, through door slits, or into narrow spaces.

 

Periscope: An L-shaped tube with two mirrors, the periscope allows the user to look (or shoot) around corners.

 

Vision Enhancers

From hip sunglasses to protective goggles to chic monocles, basic vision enhancers come in several common forms. Binoculars are handheld, with built-in vision magnification; contact lenses are worn directly on the eyes; goggles are relatively large and robust devices that cover the eyes and are strapped to the head; glasses are lightweight frames worn on the bridge of the nose; monocles are worn on a headband with a flip-down arm, or on a chain; and imaging scopes are sometimes mounted on weapons. All such devices have wireless capability, though they may also be directly wired via fiberoptic cable (except contacts).

 

Flare Compensation: This protects the user from blinding flashes of light as well as simple glare. Flare compensation also protects users with thermographic vision from heat flashes and glare from infrared lighting. It eliminates the vision modifiers for glare.

 

Image Link: The image link either displays visual information (text, pictures, movies) in the field of vision or projects it onto the user’s retina with a laser. Visual data is typically AR data received by the user’s PAN, but other input is also accepted.

 

Low-Light Vision: This accessory allows the user to see normally in light levels as low as starlight. Total darkness still renders the user as blind as an unmodified person.

 

Smartlink: This accessory interacts with a smartgun system (p. 311) to project the weapon’s angle of fire into the user’s vision, centering red crosshairs where the user is pointing and highlighting perceived targets. The smartgun’slaser rangefinder also calculates and displays the distance to the target. Additional data from the weapon, such as the ammunition level, heat buildup, and stress can also be displayed. Requires an image link.

 

Thermographic Vision: This enhancement enables vision in the infrared portion of the spectrum, enabling the user to see heat patterns. Thermographic vision is a very practical way to spot living beings in areas of total darkness (even though it’s difficult to fully determine their type and appearance), to check if a motor or machine has been running lately, and to track heat footprints.

 

Ultrasound: The ultrasound accessory consists of an emitter that sends out continuous ultrasonic pulses and a receiver that picks up the echoes of these pulses to create a topographic ultrasound “map” that is laid over (or replaces) the user’s normal visual sensory input. While ultrasound vision is perfect to “see” textures, calculate exact distances, and pick up things otherwise invisible to the naked eye (like people cloaked by an Invisibility spell), it is less adept at other tasks like perceiving colors and brightness. It cannot penetrate materials like glass that would be transparent to optical sensors.

 

The ultrasound sensor can be set to a passive mode, in which it does not emit ultrasonic pulses but still picks up ultrasound from outside sources (such as motion sensors or someone else’s ultrasound sensors on active mode)

 

Vision Enhancement: Vision enhancement gives the character sharper vision. It adds its rating as a positive dice pool modifier to the user’s visual Perception Tests.

 

Vision Magnification: This zoom function magnifies vision by up to 50 times, allowing distant targets to be seen clearly. It is available as both an optical (ideal for spellcasting at distant targets) or electronic (with real-time image correction) enhancement. For rules on using vision magnification in ranged combat.

 

Audio Surveillance

Audio Enhancer

Avail

Cost

Earbuds

-

10

Headphones

-

50

Enhancements

 

 

Audio Enhancement (Rating 1-3)

+2

+(Rating x100)

Select Sound Filter (Rating 1-3)

+8

+(Rating x200)

Spatial Recognizer

+6

+100

 

Audio Enhancement: Audio enhancement allows the user to receive a broader spectrum of audio frequencies (including those outside the user’s normal audible spectrum, like high and low frequencies) while experiencing finer discrimination of nuances and blocking out distracting background noise. Audio enhancement adds its Rating as a positive modifier to the user’s Listening Perception Tests.

 

Select Sound Filter: This filter allows the user to block out background noise and focus on specific sounds or patterns of sounds (including sound, word, or speech pattern recognition). Each rating point allows the user to select a single sound group (such as a conversation or the breathing of a guard dog) and focus on it. The user can only activelylisten to one group at a time, but she may choose to record the others for later playback or set them to triggered monitoring (such as sounding an alert if there is a variation in the breathing pattern of the dog, or if the conversation brings up a certain topic).

 

Spatial Recognizer: This accessory pinpoints the direction from which a sound is coming. The user receives a bonus of +2 dice pool modifier on all Perception Tests to find the source of a specific sound.

 

Sensor Packages

Capacity

Signal

RFID

1

0

Micro

1

2

Handheld/Minidrone

3

3

Mounted/Small Drone

5

4

Large Drone

8

4

Vehicle

12

5

 

Sensors

Thanks to ubiquitous computing and the propagation of wireless technology, sensors are found almost everywhere. Cheaply-produced by the billions, miniaturization and integration with other systems have made them often difficult to spot. Sensor packages combine several types of sensor into one unit. Microsensors are the size of a coin or smaller and are often disguised as other items; handheld sensors are easily carried in the palm; Mounted sensors are lunchbox-sized; drone and vehicle sensors are self-explanatory. Each package has a sensor range that indicates the limits of the sensor’s reach though some specific sensors have their own maximum ranges.

 

Each package has a Capacity rating; the total Capacity rating of the individual sensors may not exceed the package’s Capacity rating. If more than one sensor in a package applies to a Sensor Test, use only the highest rating.

Sensor Functions

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Sensor Functions

Capacity

Avail

Cost

Atmosphere Sensors (Rating 1-3)

(1)

2

Rating x25

Olfactory Sensor  (Rating 1-6)

(1)

4

Rating x500

Atmosphere Sensor: Weather forecasts are notoriously untrustworthy (thanks to pollution, the Awakening, and other factors), but atmospheric sensors can keep you from getting caught in the rain.

 

Olfactory Scanner: The olfactory sensor picks up and analyzes the molecules in the air. It works in the same way as the olfactory booster.

 

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Sensor Functions

Capacity

Avail

Cost

Camera

(1)

-

100

 

The most common sensor, cameras can capture still photos, video, or trideo (including sound). Cameras may also be upgraded with vision enhancements.

 

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Sensor Functions

Capacity

Avail

Cost

Cyberware Scanner (Rating 1-6)

(1)

4R

Rating x75

MAD Scanner (Rating 1-3)

(1)

6R

Rating x75

Cyberware Scanner: This millimeter-wave scanner is primarily intended to detect cyber-implants, but can beused to identify other contraband as well. Maximum range 15 meters.

MAD Scanner: The MAD (Magnetic Anomaly Detection) scanner is used to detect weapons and concentrations of metal. It has a maximum range of 5 meters.

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Sensor Functions

Capacity

Avail

Cost

Directional Microphone

(1)

4

50

 

Allows the user to listen in on distant conversations. Solid objects as well as loud

sounds outside the line of eavesdropping block the reception. Maximum range is 100 meters.

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Sensor Functions

Capacity

Avail

Cost

Geiger Counter

(1)

4

50

 

This sensor picks up the amount of radioactivity surrounding it.

 

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Sensor Functions

Capacity

Avail

Cost

Laser Microphone (Rating 1-6)

(1)

8R

Rating x50

Laser Range Finder

(1)

8

100

 

Laser Microphone: This sensor bounces a laser beam against a solid object like a windowpane, reads the vibrational variations of the surface, and translates them into thesounds that are occurring on the other side of the surface. Use Perception + Device rating for the listener’s Perception Test. Maximum range is 100 meters.

 

Laser Range Finder: This simple sensor emits a laser beam that is reflected off a target’s surface and picked up by a detector to calculate the exact distance.

 

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Sensor Functions

Capacity

Avail

Cost

Motion Sensor

(1)

4

50

This sensor uses ultrasound to detect drastic changes in the ambient temperature caused by movement.

 

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Sensor Functions

Capacity

Avail

Cost

Radio Signal Scanner (Rating 1-6)

(1)

4R

Rating x25

 

The radio signal scanner locates and locks in on radio traffic from RFID tags, wireless networks, and other transmitters, and is especially useful at capturing signals originating from nearby. The scanner can also measure a signal’s strength and pinpoint its location. Treat the scanner as if it were a Sniffer program equal to its rating.

 
















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