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Been re-watching The Wire recently and thought about how cool it'd be to be able to (as a traitor) spoof people's PDAs for malicious purposes.

Premise: Add a traitor PDA (which can change its PDA appearance, named owner and owner's job at-will, and also possesses a VALUE-Pak cartridge to make it useful) that can be bought in a 2-for-1 alongside the agent ID. The reason why you buy the PDA is so that security is forced to start searching people en masse if they want to prove someone's utilizing a cloned PDA. The PDA's information changing techniques permits the user to utilize misdirection techniques to stage crimes and otherwise confuse specific people to be in certain places that a traitor wants them to be.

I'm aware this is already possible in-game, but the only spare PDAs in the game are found in the HOP's office. Presently, if someone were to figure out a PDA was cloned and was also misdirecting the crew, sec could easily beeline to do forensics on the HOP's machinery and closets to find out whodunit. PDAs that can be bought by traitors close this particular loophole and force security to have to be in the right place at the right time to catch the PDA spoofer.

Edited by Scheveningen
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I don't think that invalidates this suggestion.  I think it's a good idea to allow you to buy a PDA that can change its design an appearance, and more importantly, can reset itself to a default state without a name on it - PDAs cannot be changed once they have an owner.  The only thing that can change is the job it displays.  Probably 1 TC, since by itself it does very little, you'll need the Agent ID to do much with it.

The Value-Pak coming with it is a good idea too.

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