Banned Characters

  • AI [NPC only]
  • Drakes [NPC only]
  • Infected [NPC only]
  • Metasapients and Shifters [NPC only]

Banned Lifestyle

  • Any lifestyle option listed in Core Rule Book, Run Faster or Hard Targets that reduces the base price of the lifestyle or reduces training times and cost.
  • Commercial or Traveller lifestyle

Banned Skills and Skill Groups

  • Aeronautics Mechanic (active skill). Is replaced by Mechanic (active skill)
  • Automotive Mechanic (active skill). Is replaced by Mechanic (active skill)
  • Biotech (skill group)
  • Biotechnology (active skill)
  • Chemistry (active skill). Is replaced by Chemistry (knowledge skill)
  • Cybertechnology (active skill)
  • Exotic skills (all types)
  • Freefall
  • Industrial Mechanic (active skill). Is replaced by Mechanic (active skill)
  • Instruction (active skill)
  • Nautical Mechanic (active skill). Is replaced by Mechanic (active skill)

Banned Qualities

  • Amnesia (Surface loss or Neural deletion) (RF 152) 
  • Apt pupil (FA 32)
  • Better to be feared than loved (CF 54)
  • Blood crystals (FA 132-134) [NPC only]
  • Borrowed time (RF 153)
  • Carrier (HMHVV II or III) (RF 141)
  • Consummate professional (AP 17)
  • Dead emotion (CF 57)
  • Dead SIN (BTB 162)
  • Dracoform (any ) (HS 163)
  • Dual-natured defender (FA 36)
  • Earther (RG 169)
  • Friends in high places (RF 147)
  • Groveler (KC 96)
  • Hung out to dry (RF 155)
  • In debt (RF 156)
  • Infected (any)
  • Information auctioneer (KC 78)
  • Latent dracomorphosis (HS 164)
  • Massive network (NF 177)
  • Mentor spirit: Doom, Disease, Pollution, Mutation, Planar entity, Tohu wa bohu. [NPC only]
  • Mystic foreman (FA 38)
  • One of them (CF 58)
  • Pregnant (BB 12)
  • Prime datahaven membership (DT 45)
  • Puppet master (FA 39)
  • Revels in murder (CF 56)
  • Stay out of my way (SL 127)
  • Stolen gear (NF 177)
  • Taboo transformer (FA 42)
  • Team Player (KC 97) [Teamwork can be done without needing this quality]
  • This is your last chance (SL 127)
  • Tough and targeted (CF 60)

Banned Magic

  • Anchoring metamagic (SG 152) [NPC only]
  • Anything related to Blood magic (except Noble sacrifice), Toxic magic, Shedim or Insect spirits. [NPC only]
  • Convert blood to ichor (SSP 18)
  • Convince (SS 189)
  • Dark magic tradition (DTR 165) [NPC only]
  • Draconic tradition (FA 76) [NPC only]
  • Elder god tradition (FA 78) [NPC only]
  • Hybrid traditions
  • Inflict disease (SSP 19)
  • Lightning blade (FA 199)
  • Multiply food (FA 50)
  • Nine paths to enlightenment (SG 140)
  • Planar magic tradition (FA 87) [NPC only]
  • Rot (SSP 20)
  • Shape [material] (SG 118)
  • Soul tether [NPC only]
  • Spirit leashing (FA 182)
  • Turn to goo (SG 119)
  • Quickening metamagic (SR5 326)

Banned Matrix

  • Dissonance [NPC only]
  • Draining spike (KC 101)

Banned Miscellaneous

  • Making money from performances (No Future)

Banned Gear

  • Ares bug stomper armor (SL 130) [GMs can give this to PCs for the duration of their run]
  • COS grenades (KC 54)
  • Cyber-N and Cyber-EX series cyberdecks (KC 60)
  • Douser grenades (KC 54)
  • DumDum grenades (KC 55)
  • E0-E0 rounds (KC 51)
  • Future tech [GMs can give this to PCs for the duration of their run]
  • Fuzzy rounds and grenades (KC 50, 53)
  • Gammaware and Omegaware
  • Hardened Mil-Spec armor (RG 66) [GMs can give this to PCs for the duration of their run]
  • Horizon noizquito (R5 128)
  • Immunization (CF 164)
  • MADAR (LCD 89) [GMs can give this to PCs for the duration of their run]