Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Beta Heavy Laser Rifle Relic For Your Old School Campaigns

Serving with distinction for over thirty five years the Beta heavy laser rifle is one of the most iconic weapons of the federation. It has served in multiple fronts from the Earth Wars to the shores of Alpha Centuri. It is a reliable and highly adaptable weapon system that even today is found from time to time in some ruins & federation ships. The weapon system has been retro engineered from alien technology recovered during the the Eighties alien incursion incidents on old Earth.

It is a highly variable weapons system based around the same power cell circuit system recovered from unknown crashed alien space craft. These circuits and systems have formed the basis for many of the old Earth highest & most reliable technological systems. They are worth between 100,000 to 200,000 gold pieces each because of not only the collectability of such relics but because of the illustrious history behind them. Each soldier using them gains a +3 on their attack because of the enhancement that the laser tube design provides.

These laser rifles do 1d6 +6 hp of damage per shot but they can operate in a wide variety of conditions from underwater to the cold vacuum of space. They have a range of over forty yards & have over twenty shots per energy cell. In combat they can be used with the capacity of 2 shots per round. Caution should be excercised not to do three shots per round or there is a 30% per three shots of a meltdown of the energy cell. These weapons are often found on charging mounts with full energy cells ready to go. The cells are stable and will never over charge unless set to destruct with a special device sequence feature.
Only an experienced scientist,  relic technician or wizard would dare to set the rifle for such conditions. Untrained personal could have a weapon explode for 1d8 points of damage as the energy cells go into a critical condition exploding like a nuclear hand grenade. These laser rifles have an orange laser setting for dealing with certain very dangerous trans-cosmic entities of the Lovecraftian or Demonic variety making these munitions very valuable indeed.

This post is for entertainment and educational purposes only, there no intention to infringe upon  the trade mark and copy right of the Space 1999 television show

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