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Where's the On Switch? – Optional Rules For Cyberoptics in Cyberpunk 2020

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Where’s the On Switch? – Optional Rules For Cyberoptics in Cyberpunk 2020

Author: unknown.
The rules for cyberoptics in Cyberpunk 2020 do not take into account the penalties for only having an opti-on in the one optic, or whether or not certain options (such as thermograph and infrared) stay on all the time. These rules are an attempt to clarify this.

The rules below will only deal with cyberoptic options which have a direct visual function. Cosmetic options such as Colour Shift or weapons such as the Dartgun will not be dealt with. The penalty for a single optic only will be listed. The activation of each option will be listed as Always On (the option remains active after installation), Thought-Activated (the option is activated and deactivated by a simple mental command taking no actions) or Device-Activated (Activated when a cyber-controlled device or other cyberware provides data; will remain on until data is sent/device is removed from plugs).

If I’ve missed any cyberoptics/options which ought to be in here please email me.

Option Single Optic Penalty Activation
Anti-Dazzle Single optic reduces flash blinding penalty to -1 Always On
Digital Camera Dual cameras can produce 3D images Thought-Activated
Dodgeball None, dual optics halves time to work in moves Thought-Activated
Image Enhancement +1 on awareness instead of +2 Always On
Infrared Single optic is at -1 awareness Thought-Activated
Laser Comm Optic None Thought-Activated
Low-Lite Single optic is at -1 awareness for visual check Always On
Micro-Optics Single optic is at -1 awareness for visual check Thought-Activated
MicroVideo Dual cameras can produce 3D images Thought-Activated
Targeting Scope None, 2 optics gives +2 to hit with a smartgun Device-Activated (Smartgun)
Teleoptics Single optic is at -1 awareness for visual check Thought-Activated
Thermograph Single optic is at -1 awareness for visual check Thought-Activated
Times Square Marquee None Device-Activated
Times Square Plus None Device-Activated
VideoCam None, 2 cams can send 3D images Thought-Activated
Video Imager None, 2 screens produce 3D images (if signal sent is 3D) Device-Activated
Ultraviolet Single optic is at -1 awareness for visual check Thought-Activated

Written by cyberpunk2020

August 20th, 2007 at 8:00 am