Can Cybertech be made out of special materials


Rules Questions


As the question states can Cybertech (arms/Legs/Dermal plates)be made out of special materials like Adamantine? Would the cost adjustment be weapon for limbs and light armor for plating?


RAW: Yes, but it wouldn't have any special effects (beyond resisting sundering) unless used as a weapon or it uses the armor slot. Dermal plating would do nothing since it just boosts natural armor like an amulet of natural armor. An arm would boost unarmed strikes.


So it wouldn’t give DR if dermal plating?


McDaygo wrote:
So it wouldn’t give DR if dermal plating?

There is no mention of using special materials or them doing anything special when used to make a non-weapon, non-armor type item. Dermal Plating isn't considered a light, medium or heavy armor so it shouldn't give DR.

Also trying to make bodyparts out of Adamantine is a bit random. Sure it could have some nice effects. Or it could have some unforeseen consequences that make it not worth doing.

As an example, the GM could like the idea so much that you now have a 20% chance that any melee attack hits your cyber limbs and damages them instead of doing normal damage. Hardness 20, 30hp and you better hope your cyber limbs survive cuz healing doesn't repair them.

Or the GM could kind of low key hate the idea and instead he gives you the 3 DR you wanted, but also says the stiff adamantine plates give you a permanent -4 to dex, -1 to hit, and +20% spell failure.

Or the GM could charge you for the creation of the adamanine parts and then inform you that they don't work and you can't figure out why. You pay for adamantine cyber parts but only get normal parts.

But seriously, going by RAW it would just make the cyber parts more likely to survive your death with no extra benefit to the user.


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Meirril wrote:
McDaygo wrote:
So it wouldn’t give DR if dermal plating?

There is no mention of using special materials or them doing anything special when used to make a non-weapon, non-armor type item. Dermal Plating isn't considered a light, medium or heavy armor so it shouldn't give DR.

Also trying to make bodyparts out of Adamantine is a bit random. Sure it could have some nice effects. Or it could have some unforeseen consequences that make it not worth doing.

As an example, the GM could like the idea so much that you now have a 20% chance that any melee attack hits your cyber limbs and damages them instead of doing normal damage. Hardness 20, 30hp and you better hope your cyber limbs survive cuz healing doesn't repair them.

Or the GM could kind of low key hate the idea and instead he gives you the 3 DR you wanted, but also says the stiff adamantine plates give you a permanent -4 to dex, -1 to hit, and +20% spell failure.

Or the GM could charge you for the creation of the adamanine parts and then inform you that they don't work and you can't figure out why. You pay for adamantine cyber parts but only get normal parts.

But seriously, going by RAW it would just make the cyber parts more likely to survive your death with no extra benefit to the user.

If simply asking the GM about it lead to that level of histrionics, you'd really be better off finding out sooner rather than later in order to maximize the amount of time you don't spend playing with such a toxic person.

I seriously hope you don't think any of that is reasonable and mature.

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