Full Conversion Cyborg?


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Ghost In The Shell/Alita style brain in a wholly artificial body.

How would you do it? Just rebuild the character from scratch as an SRO? Or something else?


I'm thinking that an android could work best because the two listed examples still need food to keep the brain alive, and android's still need to eat also, give them full prosthetic limbs to start then upgrade all augment slots as you level.


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I've actually done this, and like The Articer (hehe) recommends, I just used the android race stats to represent it.


I would go SRO for a full artificial body.

For organic brain in a artificial body I'd probably still go SRO because the Robotic quality prevents you from being immune to mind affecting stuff that "normal" constructs would be immune to.

As part of the backstory I would say that the organic brain character needs to use a nutrient slurry for their brain during their normal recharge cycle.


The Augmented archetype from Armory is good for this concept.

Race: Android (more representative of an organic brain than SRO)
Archetype: Augmented
Class: Exo-Cortex Mechanic


My problem with Androids is they are synthetic biological organism.

They don't use lungs, but they still have to eat and sleep. To me Androids are closer to flesh golem with a soul and mind, rather than a robotic body with a humanoid mind placed inside.

I guess the distinction is, do you want to be mostly flesh and blood, or mostly metal?

The description of "like the Major in Ghost in the Shell" makes me think robot body with human mind. Which would be closer to an SRO, with some liberties taken.


Our Androids are more than halfway to being bioroids, really. With just a bit more tech in them.

SROs would be your best bet for a simple answer.

But : you could simply go for [whatever base meat race] with an absurd amount of cyber.
The cost would be absurdly high for a low level char, but that's in line with GitS and many other settings where those appear but aren't commonplace : there's always strings attached, as someone did pay for all that tech at some point.
(Alternatively, a nice GM might let you start with all artificial organs as long as they have no effect.)
Probably not something you'd do with a lv1 character though. But a higher level start? I'd think about it.

Verthani Augmented helps with that, for more tech. I'd like Cyberborn as a theme, but Biotechnician has one more implant slot, to put a bit of biotech in what little organic (grey ?) matter you have left.

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For a twist, reverse the trope and be a SRO maxed out on meat-tech.
Necrografts and biotech grafted to your machine body. Flesh on your metal skeleton (and don't forget to work on your austrian accent).
That's one of those weird concepts Imma have to play at some point.


My upcoming character is going to be an animatronic dragon robot that attained sentience, you know I'm going for some bio-augmentations like Wyrmling Gland.


When you say animatronic, it makes me think your character is just going to hate children.


Pantshandshake wrote:
When you say animatronic, it makes me think your character is just going to hate children.

He was actually a prop in Triaxian heavy metal videos, then one day he asked for his SAG card and threatened to sue due to a lack of Space OSHA working conditions.

He likes children. I mean, he doesn't eat, but that doesn't change the fact that they are delicious.


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If he needs non-adventuring work, my Vesk is the guitarist for the only all Vesk speed metal band that I know of, the Velocity Raptors.

Fun fact: Profession: Guitarist does NOT come up often in-game.


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Pantshandshake wrote:
Fun fact: Profession: Guitarist does NOT come up often in-game.

That only means you aren't working the GM hard enough.

GM: "Make an Intimidation check."
YOU: "If I whip out my axe and shred some sick chords, can I use Profession (Guitarist) instead?"
GM: "..."
GM: "Okay, do it."


the vampire hunter d book says to use the stat block android for cyborgs


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It's been a while since I saw Vampire Hunter D, or its sequel, but I thought their cyborgs were a higher percentage meat than what the OP is asking about, here?


Cyborg is usually a mixture of biological and technological components.

What the OP is asking about it a robot that happens to have a human brain inside controlling it. Technically it qualifies as a cyborg because there is a biological component, but just barely.


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Claxon wrote:

Cyborg is usually a mixture of biological and technological components.

What the OP is asking about it a robot that happens to have a human brain inside controlling it. Technically it qualifies as a cyborg because there is a biological component, but just barely.

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