Venatus Vinco wrote:Sigh,
I see the issue.
If we go back through the discussion we'll see that "device" was supposed to be removed from the optional limitations because it was baked into super tech rules permanently. I distinctly remember this conversation and can link to it if it is necessary.
TLDR Tribe is quoting a typo as the basis for cybernetics. VV's intention when writing the rules was that these are devices - not as trappings but as limitations.
This is my clarification of intent. I will fix the typo in the relevant places. I apologize for any confusion this error on my part has caused.
It's not a typo if you're trying to magically ban cybernetics after the fact -- I sure wouldn't have approved the Super-Tech rules if cyberware had been ruled out, explicitly or implicitly, because I was already thinking down the road toward an item like this. In fact, we discussed cyberware specifically as a potential base item, which is what kicked off the whole Extra Action debate.
Regardless, we didn't vote on intent, we voted on the words submitted. And as written, the approved rules allow for any item of a technological nature to be modified, with the capital-D Device limitation an option for certain of those items, at the creators' discretion.
As it is, those approved rules allow for modifications to a wide range of items useful to non-AB characters, ranging from weapons and armor to things like vehicles and cyberware (all of which, I'll note, can be modified using any of the existing item modification rules -- Enchanting, TW and Tinkering). Changing the rules (unilaterally, once again, without consulting the GMs who approved them) to restrict Super-Tech to handheld or worn devices is out of line with other options and a significant nerf that eliminates a bunch of cool item possibilities for no reason.
If that's the will of the other GMs (or VV alone), fine. I'll just go with an enchanted item (cyberware, even) that grants Quickness and Deflection and doesn't suffer from Technical Difficulties or any of the other limitations I added to the Super-Tech item.