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Author Topic: When is a wheelchair not a wheelchair?  (Read 769 times)

Godfather Punk

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Re: When is a wheelchair not a wheelchair?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2021, 06:18:11 AM »
In the James Bond scenario 'Goldfinger II', Auric who somehow survived falling out of an airplane, is now using an armed & mobile steel lung.  I wasn't sure how to handle that encounter but the Davros reference gave me some ideas.   Thanks!

Also, just a mechanical claw? Needs more Lasers!!
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Rob Necronomicon

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Re: When is a wheelchair not a wheelchair?
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2021, 06:21:05 AM »
I wasn't sure how to handle that encounter but the Davros reference gave me some ideas.   Thanks!

No worries... Him or the Mekon make the concept viable for me. ;)
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Re: When is a wheelchair not a wheelchair?
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2021, 06:30:55 AM »
My one main rule when allowing for stuff like prosthetics is that it does not normally grant any bonuses. It just alleviates the malady in a viable or semi-viable manner. Or if it does have an advantage, then there should be some drawbacks too. A mechanical hand with a built in crossbow works long as theres some penalty to say crafting/thieving checks because theres no tactile feedback.

The original Cyborg novel that became the Six Million Dollar Man pilot had some good insights into this. His prosthetic legs could run full tilt without him getting tired. His replacement arm could bludgeon well as it felt no pain. In the book he actually could not see with the eye. It had a camera and later If I recall right a one-shot laser. One of his fingers was loaded with a dart gun and so on.

Theres so many many many ways to go at this that are perfectly fine.

But time and again these SJW nuts go the stupidest route possible.