Hey! Hopefully these aren't dumb questions but I'm already a bit overwhelmed with the amount of information to take on board. I picked up 2nd edition and made a test character and encountered many questions.
What are the Ware Types? Various gear tables include the header but I've not seen any info on definitions for the characters that appear there? Like Eelware's BCH (maybe Bioware, Countermeasure, Hardware?)
Also I think I chose the hard route trying to throw together a drone controller informorph for my test character. They start with a Drone Rig, Radio Booster, and Gray Box but I don't know how an infomorph would make use of physical hardware in the field? Possibly while jamming a bot or giving it to your friends?
If I took the Drone Affinity trait, can I swap out the Drone Rig for something of equal value? I think they do the same thing.
As for bots, I just went with the ones provided in the firewall kit (Gnat/Guardian Angel), I see they have Bot AI ware (I assume they're ALI) but I couldn't find the aptitudes? I just went with 10's for the aptitudes as suggested elsewhere in the forum.
Are Muse aptitudes not included in the book? Or just 10 like I saw someone suggest?
Does the Guardian Angel come with a weapon besides Eelware? They have a weapon mount but I guess you have to purchase them a separate weapon?
If you use the Eelware does it require time to recharge between zaps or can you use it round to round? Does it have a limited number of charges? I guess the table would say if it does.
Do informorphs have a movement rate? I guessed not since they're in the mesh but wasn't sure.
How do you keep track of what all the masses of ware in the bots and your morph do? Is it just a matter of writing it all out and keeping it to hand? I wondered if I was missing something, but even using the eldaniello sheets there's so much to track. God forbid I ever resleeve, despite it being something you're supposed to do regularly - then doing it for 4 people at once... that's crazy.
Sorry it's a bit long! It was all going so smoothly until I hit Step 12 and I had to dive way deep into the book and kept being unable to find information, or it was scattered across several sections. It must be hard to organise so much info, but wow this was tough!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.