Imbue Tech (Action Powers)
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A popular device, with many applications in psychology and crime prevention, but also the perfect tool for an autocratic regime, the Behavior Chip is an AI personality that overrides the user's motivations. You can only install a Behavior Chip in Melee, and it takes a Melee vs. Create roll to do successfully. If it is surgically installed, it is so well concealed and hard to remove that it is considered a Curse. The Behavior Chip contains a set of goals and objectives for the individual and his behavior, that he will normally obey with enthusiasm. Through a concerted effort of will the character can fight the chip, but this is very difficult. Make a Mind roll with a difficulty of 10. For each point of negative outcome, the chip is in total control for one round . For each point of positive outcome, the character has control of himself for one round. If the target manages an outcome of ten, the Behavior Chip burns itself out. A Behavior Chip can prevent short-term memories from being recorded in long-term memory, giving you periods of lost time, but must delete a minute within five minutes of the event, or it will already be in long-term memory. Certain behavior chips trigger only under certain circumstances, such as a mole chip that makes you report on you activities each day or a traitor chip that makes you turn on your comrades in a particular situation.
Often fitted in operatives who are considered unreliable, untrustworthy or expendable, the Black Box is a recording device that records everything. Every movement, every emotion, every word, every pang of lust or jealousy is recorded and subject to later study and evaluation. You can only install a Black Box in Melee, and it takes a Melee vs. Create roll to do successfully. If it is surgically installed, it is so well concealed and hard to remove that it is considered a Curse. The black box will upload its data by radio on demand or whenever the user connects to an open network. If the target is also fitted with Bug, the updates are constant. People with access to the victim's files know all his personal weaknesses, and can thus use social interaction directly against his Mind rather than against his Charm or Impress.
Technologiocal surveilance devices gain more and more complexity and stealth capabilities. The first ones were large and had to be mounted in rooms or cars, but sophisticated ones are not only small, but actively disguise themselves, deploy decoys, and move if their internal logic realizes they are spotted. You can install a Bug in Melee, and it takes a Melee vs. Dodge roll to do successfully. If it is surgically installed, it is so well concealed and hard to remove that it is considered a Curse. These are bugs which are installed in the target's body. They broadcast homing and listening signals up to 5 kilometers which can be picked up with a receiver with the proper encoding. In a networked environment, this means the target can be kept track of and listened to almost anywhere.
It takes very little to kill you if explosives are placed inside your body. You can only install a Cortex Bomb in Melee, and it takes a Melee vs. Create roll to do successfully. If it is surgically installed, it is so well concealed and hard to remove that it is considered a Curse. If the right stimuli, such as an encoded radio signal or a set time limit expires, the bomb explodes. A Behavior Chip can be given control over the Cortex Bomb, a particularly nasty situation. An exploding cortex bomb inflicts a [Wound] with a damage value equal to the installer's Melee skill. A Cortex Bomb explosion can be set to be grossly obvious by exploding the head or neck, or to be barely noticeable, looking like a natural medical event to all but an autopsy.
You have reinforced fist bones that can be used in melee and does Body +4 blunt damage. This is not a damage-boosting stance; it is a weapon that can be used with damage-boosting stances like Razor Fangs.
You have a cybernetic limb of vast strength you can use to inflict damage equal to your Melee. This is an arm, leg, head, or other large limb such as a pile-driver tail or it can even be mounted along the spine to strike straight up or down. This is Spiritual damage soaked with Mind. This damage only affects supernatural creatures: Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Electric Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals, Plant Elementals, Ice Elementals, Demons, Devils, Angels, Virtues, Aberrations, Spectres, and Undead.
Stance (Damage Boost)
You can imbue a Melee or Shoot attack with an additional type of damage. The damage of the attack increases by +2 and is resisted by the worst soak value of either attack. This increases the damage by two. This is the same as the Melee Weapon ability Dual Damage. Several kinds of additional damage does not further increase the damage of the attack, but uses the lowest soak value among the types. This is Impact damage.
Your sponsor might want you to be a psychopathic killer, but they still want some control. With an override, this control is easily achievable; they can remotely shut you down at the flip of a switch. So can anyone else with the proper access code. You can install an Override Plug in Melee, it takes a Melee attack to do successfully. If it is instead surgically installed, it is so well concealed and hard to remove that it is considered a Curse. Anyone with the proper access code can automatically paralyze a body with an Override Plug installed as a Basic Action; the target loses all Hits.
You can extend a concealed cybernetic weapon that can be used in melee and does Body +6 slashing or piercing damage (your choice on getting the power). This is not a damage boost; it creates a weapon that can be used with damage-boosting stances like Razor Fangs.
You have sharp nails that can be used in melee and does Body +3 slashing damage. Slicers will pass even close examination. This is not a boost; it is a weapon that can be used with damage-boosting stances like Razor Fangs.