SR5:Bioware:Basic

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Bioware is subtler, more holistic, and less invasive than cyberware, at the cost of being substantially pricier. Instead of replacing body parts with machines, bioware augments the body’s own functions and integrates transplanted organs that function as natural features. The application of biotechnology is a tricky business, as the fine balance of homeostasis between the body’s organic systems must be maintained. In the last decade, bionics and bio-engineering techniques have taken bioware from cutting edge to commonplace. Bioware is more expensive monetarily, costs less Essence, and is much harder to spot. Also—and we’d like to think this goes without saying—bioware has no wireless capability at all.

Type Device Essence Avail Cost Source
Basic Adrenaline Pump (R 1-3) Rating * 0.75 (Rating * 6)F Rating * 55,000¥ Core
Basic Bone Density Augmentation (R 1-4) Rating * 0.3 Rating * 4 Rating * 5,000¥ Core
Basic Cat's Eye 0.1 4 4,000¥ Core
Basic Enhanced Articulation 0.3 12 24,000¥ Core
Basic Muscle Augmentation (R 1-4) Rating * 0.2 (Rating * 5)R Rating * 31,000¥ Core
Basic Muscle Toner (R 1-4) Rating * 0.2 (Rating * 5)R Rating * 32,000¥ Core
Basic Orthoskin (R 1-4) Rating * 0.25 (Rating * 4)R Rating * 6,000¥ Core
Basic Pathogenic Defense (R 1-6) Rating * 0.1 Rating * 2 Rating * 4,500¥ Core
Basic Platelet Factories 0.2 12 17,000¥ Core
Basic Skin Pocket 0.1 4 12,000¥ Core
Basic Suprathyroid Gland 0.7 20R 140,000¥ Core
Basic Symbiotes (R 1-4) Rating * 0.2 Rating * 5 Rating * 3,500¥ Core
Basic Synthacardium (R 1-3) Rating * 0.1 Rating * 4 Rating * 30,000¥ Core
Basic Tailored Pheromones (R 1-3) Rating * 0.2 (Rating * 4)R 31,000¥ Core
Basic Toxin Extractor (R 1-6) Rating * 0.2 Rating * 3 Rating * 4,800¥ Core
Basic Tracheal Filter (R 1-6) Rating * 0.1 Rating * 3 Rating * 4,500¥ Core
Basic Amplified Immune System (1-4) (Rating) x 0.1 (Rating) x 7 (Rating) x 4,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Chemical Gland 0.1 12R (or chemical) 20,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Exhalation Spray 0.1 12R 6,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Spit 0.1 12R 6,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Weapon Reservoir 0.1 12F 4,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Expanded Reservoir 0.1 12 2,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Elastic Joints 0.2 8 8,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Expanded Volume (1-4) (Rating) x 0.1 (Rating) x 4 (Rating) x 2,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Gills 0.2 8 8,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Hand And Foot Webbing 0.05 8 1,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Hearing Enhancement 0.1 4 4,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Hearing Expansion 0.1 8 4,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Joint Replacement 0.05 2 1,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Nephritic Screen (1-6) (Rating) x 0.05 (Rating) x 2 (Rating) x 4,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Nictitating Membrane 0.05 6 1,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Replacement Finger/Toe - 2 1,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Replacement Hand/Foot 0.1 4 10,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Replacement Partial Arm/Leg 0.2 6 20,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Replacement Full Arm/Leg 0.4 8 40,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Spidersilk Gland 0.3 10 35,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Spinal Re-alignment 0.1 8 4,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Tactile Sensitivity 0.1 12 8,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Tail 0.25 4 2,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Tail (prehensile) 0.5 8 8,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Tailored Critter Pheromones (1-3) (Rating) X 0.1 (Rating) X 4 (Rating) x 2,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Troll Eyes 0.2 8 10,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Vocal Range Enhancer 0.1 8 10,000¥ SR5:CF
Basic Vocal Range Expander 0.2 12R 30,000¥ SR5:CF

Adrenaline Pump (R 1–3)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.75 - (Rating x 6)F 55,000¥ x Rating Core
Trigger Pump
Free Action
Active Benefits
Ignore Injury Modifiers
Can't Fall Unconscious
+Rating to STR, AGI, REA, WIL
Active Duration
Rating x 1D6 Combat Turns
After Duration
Duration amount of Stun Damage (Resist with Body + Willpower)
Recharge Rate
1 Hour

This enhanced gland is implanted in the lower abdomen, connected to both supradrenal glands. When dormant, the pump is merely a reservoir for adrenaline. When activated, a small muscular sac contracts, sending a surge of concentrated adrenaline into the blood stream. Physical and emotional stress can force your pump to activate if you fail a Composure Test (p. 152); otherwise you can trigger it as a Free Action.

While the pump is active, you ignore injury modifiers and don’t fall unconscious, even if your Stun Condition Monitor is filled. You can’t rest, but the adrenaline pump’s Rating is added to your Strength, Agility, Reaction, and Willpower attributes. The pump works for Rating x 1D6 Combat Turns (the pump can’t be switched off early). When time’s up, you crash and take Stun damage equal to the number of Combat Turns the pump was active (use your natural Body + Willpower to resist the damage).After the effects end, your attribute values return to normal and you stop ignoring injury modifiers or unconsciousness from Stun damage. After use, the pump requires 1 hour to regenerate its supply. During that time, it cannot be activated.


Bone Density Augmentation (R 1–4)

Rating Unarmed Damage
1 (STR)P
2 (STR + 1)P
3 (STR + 2)P
4 (STR + 3)P
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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.3 - Rating x 4 5,000¥ x Rating Core

The molecular structure of your bones is altered to increase density and tensile strength. Ligaments are strengthened, and the increased bone density increases your weight a bit. Your Body attribute is increased by the bone density Rating for the purpose of damage resistance tests. You also deal Physical damage in unarmed combat, based on the Rating of the augmentation (see the Bone Density Augmentation table). Bone density augmentation is incompatible with other augmentations to the bones, including bone lacing cyberware.


Cat’s Eye

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 4 4,000¥ x Rating Core
Vision
LowLight

These transgenic vat-grown implants are very literally cats’ eyes with a modified DNA profile and occipital connecting structures. The structure of cat’s eyes amplifies light and enhances night vision, providing lowlight vision. Cat’s eyes are slit and reflective, just like, well, a cat’s. This bioware is obviously not compatible with cyberware eye enhancements or replacements.


Enhanced Articulation

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.3 - 12 24,000¥ x Rating Core
Escape Artist
+1 DP
Physical Limit
+1

A number of procedures like joint-surface coating, re-lubrication, and tendon and ligament augmentation lead to more fluid muscle and joint action. Enhanced articulation provides you with a +1 dice pool modifier to your Escape Artist skill and a +1 increase to your Physical limit (cumulative with other limit modifiers).


Muscle Augmentation (R 1–4)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.2 - (Rating x 5)R 31,000¥ x Rating Core

Add Rating to Strength

This biological weaving treatment enhances existing muscle tissue, rather than replacing it with vat-grown muscles. Specially grown muscle cables are woven into existing muscle fibers, enhancing muscle mass and brute strength while providing a bulkier look. Muscle augmentation adds its rating to your Strength. This bioware is incompatible with augmentations that increase Strength, including the muscle replacements cyberware.


Muscle Toner (R 1–4)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.2 - (Rating x 5)R 32,000¥ x Rating Core

Add Rating to Agility

This treatment increases muscle fiber elasticity in existing muscle tension, resulting in increased muscle tension and flexibility while providing a smooth and ropy physique. Muscle toner adds its rating to your Agility. This bioware is incompatible with augmentations that increase Agility, including the muscle replacements cyberware.


Orthoskin (R 1–4)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.25 - (Rating x 4)R 6,000¥ x Rating Core

Add Rating to Armor

A web of biofibers in the skin provides the equivalent of personal armor while being virtually indistinguishable from natural skin. Orthoskin adds its Rating to your Armor Rating, and is cumulative with other Armor. Orthoskin cannot be combined with skin augmentations that give you Armor, including dermal plating.


Pathogenic Defense (R 1–6)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.1 - Rating x 2 4,500¥ x Rating Core

Add Rating to Disease Resistance

This enhanced spleen can produce more effective and aggressive white blood cells for combating pathogens. Pathogenic defense adds its Rating to Disease Resistance Tests.


Platelet Factories

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.2 - 12 17,000¥ x Rating Core

Reduce 2 or more Physical Damage by 1

Platelet factories increase your body’s ability to handle Physical damage by accelerating the production of platelets within bone marrow and their concentration in the blood, which helps stop bleeding faster. Any time you would take 2 or more boxes of damage to your Physical Condition Monitor, reduce the damage by one box.


Skin Pocket

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 4 12,000¥ x Rating Core
Add/Remove Object
Complex Action
Concealability
-10
Size
Small

This skin flap can be located anywhere on your body. A nerveless “sheath” of flesh concealed by the flap is perfect for hiding a small object—it’s the bioware version of a smuggling compartment. The skin pocket has a Concealability of –10. It takes a Complex Action to add or remove an item from a skin pocket.


Suprathyroid Gland

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.7 - 20R 140,000¥ x Rating Core
Pros
+1 to AGI, BOD, REA, STR
Cons
LifeStyle Cost + 25%

Placed on top of your existing thyroid gland, the suprathyroid gland supersedes the metabolic functions of your thyroid. The enhanced metabolism produces more energy, supercharging you. While you’re supercharged, you might want to supersize—to fuel your optimized metabolism, you’ll need to eat twice as much as normal. You get a +1 to your Agility, Body, Reaction, and Strength, along with a 25 percent boost in lifestyle costs. And you might get a bit hyperactive.


Symbiotes (R 1–4)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.2 - Rating x 5 3,500¥ x Rating Core
Pros
+Rating DP to Healing Tests
Cons
-Rating x 200 Nuyen per Month (Unless High Lifestyle or Better)

Tailored micro-organisms in your bloodstream greatly enhance your healing. Add the Rating of the symbiotes as a dice pool modifier on healing tests (Physical and Stun). However, the symbiotes have unusual dietary requirements that must be met to keep them alive. You need to pay (Rating x 200) nuyen per month for special symbiote food, although if you have a High Lifestyle or better it’s covered.


Synthacardium (R 1–3)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.1 - Rating x 4 30,000¥ x Rating Core

+Rating DP to Athletics Skill Tests

Artificially hanced myocardium allows cardiovascular functions to be performed more efficiently, enabling the heart to keep the blood better oxygenated. The synthacardium adds its Rating as a dice pool bonus to your tests using skills in the Athletics skill group.


Tailored Pheromones (R 1–3)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.2 - (Rating x 4)R 31,000¥ x Rating Core

+Rating DP to Acting and Influence Skill Tests

+Rating to Social Limit

These pheromones are specially tailored to subtly influence others and can be released at will. Tailored pheromones add their Rating as a dice pool modifier to your skill tests for skills in the Acting and Influence skill groups, but only when the person you’re using them on is within a comfortable conversation range—if they can’t smell you, the pheromones don’t work. Tailored pheromones also work on you to make you feel better about yourself; increase your Social limit by the Rating. Tailored pheromones have no effect on magical abilities and tests.


Toxin Extractor (R 1–6)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.2 - Rating x 3 4,800¥ x Rating Core

+Rating DP to Toxin Resistance Tests

A specially cultivated cluster of cells in your liver improves its filtering capabilities. The toxin extractor adds its Rating as a dice pool modifier to all your Toxin Resistance Tests (Toxins, Drugs, and BTLs, p. 408).


Tracheal Filter (R 1–6)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
Rating x 0.1 - Rating x 3 4,500¥ x Rating Core

+Rating DP to Inhalation Toxin Resistance

Implanted at the top of your trachea, this organ can absorb airborne impurities and keep them from reaching your lungs. The filter adds its Rating as a dice pool modifier to Toxin Resistance Tests versus inhalation vector toxins (Toxins, Drugs, and BTLs, p. 408).


Amplified Immune System (1-4)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
(Rating) x 0.1 - (Rating) x 7 (Rating) x 4,000¥ SR5:CF


Chemical Gland

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 12R (or chemical) 20,000¥ + (100X Chemical) SR5:CF


Exhalation Spray

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 12R 6,000¥ SR5:CF


Spit

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 12R 6,000¥ SR5:CF


Weapon Reservoir

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 12F 4,000¥ SR5:CF


Expanded Reservoir

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 12 2,000¥ + (cost of compound x 4) SR5:CF


Elastic Joints

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.2 - 8 8,000¥ SR5:CF


Expanded Volume (1-4)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
(Rating) x 0.1 - (Rating) x 4 (Rating) x 2,000¥ SR5:CF


Gills

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.2 - 8 8,000¥ SR5:CF


Hand And Foot Webbing

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.05 - 8 1,000¥ SR5:CF


Hearing Enhancement

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 4 4,000¥ SR5:CF


Hearing Expansion

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 8 4,000¥ SR5:CF


Joint Replacement

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.05 - 2 1,000¥ SR5:CF


Nephritic Screen (1-6)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
(Rating) x 0.05 - (Rating) x 2 (Rating) x 4,000¥ SR5:CF


Nictitating Membrane

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.05 - 6 1,000¥ SR5:CF


Replacement Limbs

Replacement Finger/Toe

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
- - 2 1,000¥ SR5:CF


Replacement Hand/Foot

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 4 10,000¥ SR5:CF


Replacement Partial Arm/Leg

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.2 - 6 20,000¥ SR5:CF


Replacement Full Arm/Leg

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.4 - 8 40,000¥ SR5:CF


Spidersilk Gland

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.3 - 10 35,000¥ SR5:CF


Spinal Re-alignment

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 8 4,000¥ SR5:CF


Tactile Sensitivity

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 12 8,000¥ SR5:CF


Tail

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.25 - 4 2,000¥ SR5:CF


Tail (prehensile)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.5 - 8 8,000¥ SR5:CF


Tailored Critter Pheromones (1-3)

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
(Rating) X 0.1 - (Rating) X 4 (Rating) x 2,000¥ SR5:CF


Troll Eyes

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.2 - 8 10,000¥ SR5:CF


Vocal Range Enhancer

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 8 10,000¥ SR5:CF


Vocal Range Expander

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.2 - 12R 30,000¥ SR5:CF


Orthoskin Upgrades

Chemical Repulsion

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.25 - 12R 20,000¥ SR5:CF


Dragon Hide

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 4 2,000¥ SR5:CF


Electroshock

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.25 - 8 8,000¥ SR5:CF


Insulation

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 8 8,000¥ SR5:CF


Penguin Blubber

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 4 2,000¥ SR5:CF


Sealskin

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.1 - 4 2,000¥ SR5:CF


Sharkskin

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ESSENCE CAPACITY AVAIL COST SOURCE
0.25 - 8 8,000¥ SR5:CF