Let Custom Scanner function as a Comm Unit?


Biohacker


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This is pretty minor, but the mechanic's custom rig's ability to function as a comm unit came in really handy when I played one. It meant I had one less piece of gear to track, and made sure I had some basic computer functions always available (like a camera, infosphere access, and some note-taking ability).

Giving the custom scanner the abilities of a comm unit (or at least some capacity for upgrading) would be a nice little quality of life improvement.


How often are you not wearing armor? They also have a comm unit built in.


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Xenocrat wrote:
How often are you not wearing armor? They also have a comm unit built in.

Really? Where does it say that? I can't find anything in the core rules.


CRB 430

"Personal comm units are common, inexpensive devices that are
capable of communicating with each other on a single planet
or between ships orbiting a given world. Small enough to be
carried in a pocket, they also come automatically integrated into
all armor of 1st level or higher.
"

And it is further confirmed by this armor property mentioned somewhere in the first AP:

"Armor with the archaic armor special property counts
as archaic for the purposes of the archaic weapon special
property ( Starfinder Core Rulebook 180), and it does not
have a personal comm unit or environmental protections.
"


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Ah! No wonder I missed it, it’s buried in the setting section. That said, I’ll stand by my request for some upgrade capacity for the custom scanner.


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I'd rather be able to upgrade it to an advanced medkit at a higher level without having to pay the extra cost.


The Ragi wrote:
I'd rather be able to upgrade it to an advanced medkit at a higher level without having to pay the extra cost.

I would recommend once they hit level 4 it upgrades to advanced medkit.

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