Friday, March 25, 2016

Ten foot laser pole...

I always got a kick out of the first page of the webcomic Darth & Droids, because of the comment about sticking techy words in front of a D&D equipment list. The idea is intriguing, especially given how Mutant Future essentially has only a standard D&D equipment list. So I thought I'd give it a try, and stick "techy" words in the standard list to see what I could come up with to replace MF's somewhat depressing offering.

But first of course, I have to come up with a techy, hopefully post apocalyptic flavored, monetary system. Since a lot of classic PA fiction focuses on nuclear destruction, I thought I'd use various radioactive elements for the money system, while replicating the D&D monetary system. Cobalt Piece (cp), Strontium Piece (sp), Thorium Piece (tp), Uranium Piece (up), Plutonium Piece (pp). (I suppose I could have replaced Thorium with Europium and Uranium with Gadolinium to accurately reflect the coinage abbreviations, but I thought Uranium and Thorium would fit the genre better.)

Coins CP SP TP UP PP
Cobalt Piece (cp) 1 1/10 1/50 1/100 1/1,000
Strontium Piece (sp) 10 1 1/5 1/10 1/100
Thorium Piece (tp) 50 5 1 1/2 1/20
Uranium Piece (up) 100 10 1/2 1 1/10
Platinum Piece (pp) 1,000 100 5 10 1


WEAPONS

Weapon Cost Damage Weight
Axe, plasma 6 up 1d8 6 lb.
Axe, vibro- 1 up 1d6 3 lb.
Stun Club 3 up 1d4 3 lb.
Crossbow, composite 25 up
8 lb.
Heavy quarrels (10) and case 3 up 1d8 1 lb.
Crossbow, hand-mounted 16 up
4 lb.
Light quarrels (10) and case 3 tp 1d6 1 lb.
Dagger, laser 3 up 1d4 1 lb.
Dagger, plasma 20 up 1d4 1 lb.
Kinetic Dart 5 sp 1d4 ½ lb.
Stun Flail 3 up 1d6 5 lb.
Flail, Neural 8 up 1d8 10 lb.
Hammer, Dura 1 up 1d4 2 lb.
Hammer, Grav 7 up 1d6 5 lb.
Smart Javelin 1 up 1d6 2 lb.
Force Lance 7 up 1d6 10 lb.
Longbow, energy 40 up
3 lb.
Quiver and arrows (20) 25 sp 1d8 3 lb.
Stun Mace 5 up 1d6 3 lb.
Neural Morningstar 5 up 1d6 6 lb.
Pick, plasma ­8 up 1d8 6 lb.
Pick, vibro- 5 up 1d6 3 lb.
Power Pole Arm 7 up 1d10 15 lb.
Magna Quarterstaff 2 up 1d6 4 lb.
Beam Scimitar 15 up 1d8 4 lb.
Shortbow, energy 25 up
2 lb.
Quiver and arrows (20) 5 up 1d6 3 lb.
Slungshot 2 up
0 lb.
Dark Matter Bullets, sling (10) nil 1d4 5 lb.
Power Spear 3 up 1d6 6 lb.
Sword, laser 10 up 1d8 4 lb.
Sword, plasma 20 up 2d4 6 lb.
Sword, chain 7 up 1d6 2 lb.
Sword, blast 15 up 1d10 15 lb.
Flame Trident 4 up 1d6 4 lb.


ARMOR

Armor Cost Armor Class Weight
Composite Banded mail 250 up 4 35 lb.
Armorweave Chain mail 150 up 5 30 lb.
Robo-Horse barding 150 up 5 60 lb.
Synth-Leather 20 up 7 15 lb.
Riot Padded 5 up 8 10 lb.
Duraplate mail 600 up 3 50 lb.
Dragon Scale mail 65 up 6 40 lb.
Force Shield 10 up 1 less* 10 lb.
Kinetic Splint mail 200 up 4 45 lb.
Spidersilk leather 30 up 6 20 lb.
Unarmored 0 up 9 nil

*Using a shield reduced armor class by 1.


ADVENTURING GEAR

Gear Cost Weight
Multi-pack (empty) 2 up 2 lb.
Survival Bedroll 1 sp 5 lb.
Blanket, thermal 5 sp 3 lb.
Antigrav Block and tackle 5 up 5 lb.
Bottle, wine, transparent aluminum 2 up -
Fire Rods (10) 10 cp -
Case, Duralloy 1 up ½ lb.
Dura-Chain (10 ft.) 30 up 2 lb.
Power Crowbar 2 up 5 lb.
Duralloy Flask (empty) 3 cp 1-1/2 lb.
Ferrocerrium and steel 2 up -
Condensed Garlic (3 cloves) 5 up -
Magneto-Grappling hook gun 1 up 4 lb.
Turbo-Hammer 5 sp 2 lb.
Holy symbol, deflector 1 up -
Holy symbol, proximity 25 up 1 lb.
Holy water (duralloy flask) 25 up 1 lb.
Optical Ink (1 oz. Vial) 8 up -
Space pen 1 sp -
Ladder, 10-foot telescoping 5 cp 20 lb.
Electro-Lantern 9 up 3 lb.
Mag-Lock 20 up 1 lb.
Force Manacles 15 up 2 lb.
Mirror, small duralloy 10 up ½ lb.
Synthetic Oil (1-pint flask) 1 sp 1 lb.
Vid Paper (sheet) 4 sp -
Electro Parchment (sheet) 2 sp -
Pick, miner's vibro 3 up 10 lb.
Pole, 10-foot laser 2 sp 8 lb.
Rations, bar (per day) 2 sp 1 lb.
Rations, pack (per day) 5 sp 1 lb.
Rope, rip-stop (50 ft.) 1 up 10 lb.
Rope, carbon nanofilament (50 ft.) 10 up 5 lb.
Synthweave Sack, large (empty) 2 sp ½ lb.
Synthweave Sack, small (empty) 1 sp ½ lb.
Robo-Saddle 25 up 25 lb.
Synthweave Saddle bag 1 sp ½ lb.
Vibro-Spade or power shovel 2 up 8 lb.
Data Cube (blank) 15 up 3 lb.
Spikes, Duralloy (12) 1 up 8 lb.
Data Spyglass 1,000 up 1 lb.
Stakes, plastic (3) 5 cp 1 lb.
Thieves' Electronic Picks 30 up 1 lb.
Glow Rods (8) 3 sp 8 lb.
Transparent Aluminum Vial, for ink, potion, or holy water 1 up 1/10 lb.
Hydration pack/Still Bag 1 up 4 lb.
Synthohol Wine (2 pints) 1 up ½ lb.
Wolfsbane Pak (fist full) 10 up -