Campaign of the Month: January 2011
Honour Among Thieves
Chi'ang Shih Combat Drone
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto
AGI – d6 STR – d4 VIT – d4 ALE – d6 INT – d2 WIL – d4
- Life Points – 8
- Initiative – d6 + d6
Scale – Personal
Traits – Mean Left Hook, Sharp Sense (Sight)
Skills – Perception d6/search d8, Guns d6/submachine guns d10, Unarmed Combat d6
Gear – Armor 4W, Submachine Gun (DMG d6W, Range 60, Rate of Fire 3, Mag – 35), grasping claw (dmg d4)
Purpose-built combat droids are many things – conspicuous, expensive, and traceable. Luckily for those who want to remain anonymous, there is a thriving black market of upgrade packages available that, in the right hands, can turn the average labour or service droid into a bona fide killing machine. Needless to say, these conversion kits are highly illegal.
These particular droids started out as terraforming labour units, built for work in extreme environments. They were easily modified with new programming, armor plating, and a simple weapon attachment that takes the place of one of its heavy-duty grasping claws.
Such droids cost a fraction of legitimate security or combat units, and are considered expendable. Considering their power plants have a tendency to go nova when damaged, it’s a good thing they are a dime a dozen.
The Chi’ang Shih often leave a squad of these bots behind to cover tactical retreats.