So, generally, I like S&V quite a bit, but there are a few character bits that stick out as… odd.
Like, how to use Krieger and Rye as contacts.
Krieger is a fine blaster pistol. I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea of an item being a friend or enemy. Shouldn’t the focus of the relationship be with the bearer of the weapon? (Unless there’s an AI in that blaster pistol… but even then the fiction seems a little off.)
Rye is an unrequited love. That’s a solid choice for a friend or a rival… but having an unrequited love be just a baseline contact also feels a little off as far as the fiction goes.
So how have y’all handled these?
UPDATE/EDIT: I think I get it, after a quick re-read, but please correct me if I’m reading this wrong. Unmarked contacts are friends and allies, but not particularly close, right? So Krieger-as-close-friend is a treasured weapon. And this close friend relationship might manifest in interesting ways beyond just using it to intimidate people during downtime.
Rye being “neutral” means they’re still a big part of the character’s life, but appropriately from afar.
Is that right?