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Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:59 pm
by Atama
Rocketeer wrote:So one question is, can a Storm Knight bond with a robot. There are many cinematic instances of humans having close bonds with robots. If a Storm Knight could bond with a robot, then wouldn’t the robot have the same protections that appear to be extended to animal companions?

Why not? If a Storm Knight can bond with an inanimate object via Trademark Weapon to give it “plot armor”, why not an inorganic sentient being that can be a real friend?

Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:52 pm
by Wakshani
TorgHacker wrote:The Cyberpapacy SB will explain some of this. :-)

#drones


*quietly walks by in the background, not saying a word*

:D

Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:25 am
by Savioronedge
I haven't seen homunculi, effectively magical/occult robotis, mentioned yet. I can certainly see some form of these in Tharkold or Ororsh.

Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:43 am
by GeniusCodeMonkey
Savioronedge wrote:I haven't seen homunculi, effectively magical/occult robotis, mentioned yet. I can certainly see some form of these in Tharkold or Ororsh.


Theres a perk or spell for that in Asyle Source Book (I don't have the pdf with me so I can remember).

Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:46 am
by QuarrelBlue
GeniusCodeMonkey wrote:
Savioronedge wrote:I haven't seen homunculi, effectively magical/occult robotis, mentioned yet. I can certainly see some form of these in Tharkold or Ororsh.

Theres a perk or spell for that in Asyle Source Book (I don't have the pdf with me so I can remember).

As far as I know, Aysle Preview #2 - Magic says The Aysle Sourcebook will have some new Magic Perks including the crafting of a homunculus.
By the way, I think homunculi are more like magical synthetic lifeform, while golems are more robot-like. ...And then, how will biotech creature companions be treated under TorgE rule?

Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:19 am
by pkitty
GeniusCodeMonkey wrote:
Savioronedge wrote:I haven't seen homunculi, effectively magical/occult robotis, mentioned yet. I can certainly see some form of these in Tharkold or Ororsh.


Theres a perk or spell for that in Asyle Source Book (I don't have the pdf with me so I can remember).

Yes, in the preview draft it's called Homunculus, on p. 18. Basically a mute humanoid automaton made of baked clay and magic.

Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:21 am
by pkitty
Wakshani wrote:
TorgHacker wrote:The Cyberpapacy SB will explain some of this. :-)

#drones


*quietly walks by in the background, not saying a word*

:D

If one wants a preview of this sort of thing, and one has access to Relics of Power Acts 1&2, one may wish to search it for the word "drone." Just sayin'.

Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:27 am
by Rocketeer
pkitty wrote:If one wants a preview of this sort of thing, and one has access to Relics of Power Acts 1&2, one may wish to search it for the word "drone." Just sayin'.

Thanks for the reference, but that seems more like a Shadowrun drone controlled by a Rigger, rather than an autonomous robotic companion.

Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:35 am
by QuarrelBlue
pkitty wrote:Yes, in the preview draft it's called Homunculus, on p. 18. Basically a mute humanoid automaton made of baked clay and magic.

I'm surprised to hear that; a magical claydoll automaton sounds more like Golem than Homunculus.
(In Earth mythology, as far as I know, they both came from studies about creation of human being, but Golems are usually made of inorganic matter and Homunculi are usually grown from organic matter.)
But maybe this claydoll Homunculus is more player-friendly than bloodthirsty oTorg Homunculus...

Re: Robotic Companions

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:55 am
by Wakshani
Rocketeer wrote:
pkitty wrote:If one wants a preview of this sort of thing, and one has access to Relics of Power Acts 1&2, one may wish to search it for the word "drone." Just sayin'.

Thanks for the reference, but that seems more like a Shadowrun drone controlled by a Rigger, rather than an autonomous robotic companion.


Would you rather have a controlled drone, operated by a remote pilot, or an autonomous robot?

(Shadowrun has both, but few let their drones go around under full Pilot program control. But the option's there!)

(Edit) And is there really a difference if, ultimately, they're both controlled by the player? See also: the Sabre-tooth Cat, Follower, or other sidekicks.