It might be fun to have players use their Role as a die in a Matrix action that corresponds to a meat-world equivalent. For instance, if the Technomancer is trying to quietly infiltrate a Host, they could use Sneak. The Combat Hacker could use Muscle when trying to derez some ICE.
Right now I think that both the TM and Combat Hacker would probably put their D10 role as Tech. Distinctions aside, they would be pretty similar mechanically. Using other Roles would allow someone to specialize in sneaky-matrix, and another into mayhem-matrix.
There’s also the possibility of having a completely different set of Matrix stats to represent the player’s Persona. Shadowrun does that now.
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