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After the Able Archer 83 exercise escalated the Cold War into World War 3, cybernetic technology began to progress at a rapid pace. A comprehensive list of Cybernetic enhancements and prosthetics would be unwieldy, so I have compiled a list of several prominent ones to give an overview of their role in society. With all augmentations that surpass normal human ability, registration with the government is required, along with safety courses. This is difficult for the police to enforce due to the number of cyberized individuals and the discretion that some implants inherently possess.
In general, simple cybernetic replacements for lost limbs that provide no benefit beyond normal human capability cost no refresh. Plenty of people out there have the odd cyber-prosthesis, a simple limb meant to mimic the functionality of its human counterpart, attached to compensate for a loss or injury. All these new pieces will cost you is some money and time spent in a rehab facility, and you’ll be right as rain, back to your old self—mostly. If all you want is a prosthesis or two, you don’t need to pay any refresh and you don’t need to tie any aspects to your cyber-prostheses unless you want to.
Augmentations, or augs, are quite another matter. Where a prosthesis is designed to integrate into the body, mimicking natural function as best it can, an aug is meant to improve the human body, making a person stronger, faster, more durable, bristling with natural weaponry, or capable of things that humans just can’t do on their own. Where a person usually gets a prosthesis to replace a lost piece and become whole again, many people get body parts cut off to have augs installed.
To become a cyborg, you must tie at least one of your aspects to the fact that you’re a cyborg. You’ve willingly transcended your human limitations—that’s a defining feature of any person who chooses this path. Then you may simply purchase stunts and exceed skill caps as justified by your cyberware.
Below is a list of available cybernetic enhancements, though you are free (and encouraged) to create your own.
Barthes Series MMV Prosthetic Arm
This prosthetic arm is the baseline model designed to replace a natural loss. It’s low and simple maintenance requirements make it ideal for the average Joe.
Barthes Series MMVI Prosthetic Arm (Physique)
Nano-weaved fibers replicate synthetic muscles and allow for increased strength.
+2 on Physique checks that deal with arm strength.