The test for Sathar hypnotism

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jedion357
April 2, 2020 - 7:25am
Was thinking of the screening test for skin jobs in Blade Runner

Could a screening for exposure to either Sathar or sathar hypnotism be developed? Star Law and the mega corps would be highly interested in this.


I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!
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jedion357
April 2, 2020 - 7:27am
Cant actually upload a picture right now as something is causing a file error with the site but if you need a reminder of the screening there is a pic of Harrison Ford behind one on this page just scroll down a little

https://kooltvblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-requiem-for-humanity-blade-runner.html
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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KRingway
April 2, 2020 - 9:14am
For hypnotism, I'd say it's possible - maybe Vrusks are a bit more adept at performing the tests, given their abilities. The problem would be figuring out what the symptoms might be that would lead to suspecting an individual of being hypnotised. Sathar methods must be pretty complex, as they have developed methods that work on all of the Frontier races AFAIK (not sure about the Mechanons...).

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jedion357
April 2, 2020 - 11:24am
It also occurs to me that you could use a bio-scanner to see if someone was in the presence of a male phase dralasite reading for the reporductive spore they give off- it would be present on a person who had been in close contact with a male phase dralasite.

this would create an oppotunity to track a male phase dral with a bio scanner.

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Morkar
April 20, 2020 - 5:18pm
Mechanons were not around in the Frontier before the events that led up to the Second Sathar War.  

I think a character with Psycho-Social skill could make a determination if someone was under an influence they were not away of?

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jedion357
April 21, 2020 - 9:54am
Morkar wrote:
Mechanons were not around in the Frontier before the events that led up to the Second Sathar War.  

I think a character with Psycho-Social skill could make a determination if someone was under an influence they were not away of?

The psycho-pathology sub skill Lets the councilor "help characters or creatures that are psychologically disturbed"

empathy subskill: provides vague information according to its description  

I dont know. I like the idea of a psych-social skileld person identifying sathar hypnotism but could see a GM ruling no based on the subskill descriptions 

what if its like alien tech rule -20 till you are familiar with it? once you've encountered it you can routine spot it?

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!