What is "dumpshock?"

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Cyber-Dave Cyber-Dave's picture
What is "dumpshock?"

I am familiar with the concept (from other games). However, despite the fact that the term is used twice in the VR section of The Mesh chapter, there is no reference to this mechanic or rules elsewhere. What are the mechanical implications of the term's use?

CordialUltimate2 CordialUltimate2's picture
In first edition it was a

In first edition it was a Stress that was inflicted when a body or drone that you were jamming were destroyed. It was equivalent to witnessing a death.

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Cyber-Dave Cyber-Dave's picture
Thanks Cordial!

Thanks Cordial!

ubik2 ubik2's picture
In any case, if it's included

In any case, if it's included in the Mesh section, they should probably add a line item in the Stressful Experiences table of Actions and Combat on page 39. There's not a specific entry for witnessing a death there, but 1d6 seems like an appropriate value for the normal version of that (like Viewing extreme violence/torture).