So here is the continuation of my Star Frontiers conversion using Dungeons & Dragons Fifth edition core rules. I’ve been tweaking things, and pulled the equipment side out of the character creation. I created the Astronaut class, and changed the races features a bit from some great responses I received. So I am breaking this up a bit, and I hope you like what I am working on, and since I made Psionics a character overlay that can go with anything, Psionics can easily be added to the Star Frontiers world. I’m going to start working on vehicles and robots, and will update these pages as I hear back from all you cool people. Please let me know if I goofed somewhere, or if I could make it better.
All the costs are in credits. Use the list of weapons in the PHB for Archaic weapons. Follow the class proficient weapon skills for those archaic melee and ranged weapons. You are usually issued weapons from your employer to accomplish missions, so don’t look into this cost thing too closely. Unless you are paying it back to an employer because you broke his stuff.
Advanced Technology Weapons
I started with making the lasers do fire damage, sonic weapons cause thunder, needler’s are definitely piercing, and grenades and rockets create bludgeoning and piercing damage. And needler weapon ammunition can be changed out so that is why they are listed twice. It would take an action to change out.
|Electrostunner||4d10 lightning damage||500||1||30/45||light, stun|
|Laser Pistol||1d10 fire damage||600||1||60/300||light, laser|
|Laser Rifle||2d10 fire damage||800||2||300/600||laser|
|Sonic Disruptor||6d10 thunder damage||700||2||60/120||sonic|
|Sonic Stunner||1d4 thunder damage||500||1/2||60/90||sonic, stun|
|Heavy Laser||5d10 fire damage||6000||5||800/3000||heavy, laser|
|Sonic Devastator||5d10 thunder damage||5000||5||150/300||heavy, sonic|
|Needler Pistol, sleep||1d10 piercing damage||200||2||60/120||sleep|
|Needler Rifle, sleep||1d10 piercing damage||400||3||120/225||sleep|
|Needler Pistol||2d10 piercing damage||200||2||60/120|
|Needler Rifle||2d10 piercing damage||400||3||120/225|
|Gyrojet Pistol||2d10 bludgeoning damage||200||5||150/300|
|Gyrojet Rifle||3d10 bludgeoning damage||300||10||225/450||heavy|
|Grenade Rifle||8d10 bludgeoning/piercing damage||700||10||150/300||heavy|
|Grenade Mortar||8d10 bludgeoning/piercing damage||2000||20||1500/3000||heavy,loading|
|Rocket Launcher||15d10 bludgeoning/piercing damage||5000||10||600/1500||heavy,loading|
Advanced Melee Weapons
|Electric Sword||1d10 lightning damage||150||2||melee||finesse|
|Shock Gloves||1d10 lightning damage||50||1/4||melee||light, finesse, stun|
|Sonic Sword||2d8 fire & thunder damage||300||1||melee||finesse|
|Vibroknife||2d6 slashing damage||25||1||melee||light, finesse|
Stun causes a target that is hit to be in a stunned condition until the end of it’s next turn
Laser weapons cause light to be cast from the weapon that can be seen up to 1 mile
Sleep property causes a chemical induced sleep on all known creatures. On a failed Constitution save versus DC 15, the target is rendered asleep. Sleep continues for up to 1d4 hours, or is given a stimdose injection.
Grenade weapons have a blast sphere of 5 from the target that may not include a creature.
Rocket weapons are similar to grenade weapons but have a blast sphere of 15.
Advanced Technology Defenses
Only one suit and one screen can be worn at the same time. I made power screens so that they are an additional defensive barrier. Archaic armor can also be worn with screens, but then a Defense suit can not be worn.
I didn’t want to over power (OP) the Power Screens so I limited their use. Power Screens use an reaction to turn on and will stay on for 10 minutes after switched on, can’t be turn off. They can be recharged, but takes 1 hour.
The Defense suits behave just like Archaic Armor, except extremely light and durable. The Civilian skeinsuit appears to be look like civilian attire, while the Military Skeinsuit has a changing camouflage design that increases Stealth+6. The Flak armor is lightweight polymer armor that has interlocking plates over your clothes.
|Albedo Screen||2000||1/4||screen, damage reduction fire & thunder damage|
|Gauss Screen||1000||1/4||screen, damage immunity thunder damage|
|Halo Screen||1000||1/4||screen, invisibility|
|Inertia Screen||2000||1/4||screen, damage resist piercing,bludgeoning, slashing damage|
|Sonic Screen||2000||1/4||screen, damage resist thunder damage|
|Albedo Suit||500||13+Dex||damage resist thunder damage|
|Military Skeinsuit||300||14+Dex||damage resist piercing,bludgeoning, slashing damage|
|Civilian Skeinsuit||500||12+Dex||damage resist piercing,bludgeoning, slashing damage|
|Flak Armor||750||16+Dex||damage resist piercing,bludgeoning, slashing damage|
Standard Equipment Pack: ID Card, Chronograph/Communicator, Coveralls, Doze Grenade, First Aid Pak, Pocket Tool, Survival rations
Chronocom – Chronograph and solar system communication with another Chronocom or other communication system. Battery life is 10 years.
Coveralls are a highly durable, waterproof suit designed to keep the wearer warm in cool weather and cool in hot weather. The suit has large pockets on the hips, legs and chest, as well as several smaller pockets on the sleeves.
Doze Grenades are small, lightweight non-lethal throwing devices designed to disperse a fast-acting knockout gas (Doze Gas) which is effective against all known biological race. Sleep property
First Aid Pak
- Spray Bandage (Plastiflesh) — 1 can of spray which closes up wounds and heals burns
- Antiseptic Spray — 1 can of spray to clean and disinfect a skin area
- Spray Hypodermic (Spray Hypo) — syringe used to give shots without a needle
- 1 dose of Stimdose — to revive unconscious individuals
- 1 dose of Staydose — to sustain a dying person for 20 hours
ID Card – An Identification Card is a state-or corporate-issued card, used to confirm the identity of an individual, wherever they may go. They are universally accepted on all Worlds.
Pocket Tool – all Pocket Tools include these features:
- A penknife blade
- A universal screwdriver
- A small, adjustable wrench
- Vice pliers
- A hole puncher
- An electromagnet
- A small flashlight (25m range)
Stimdose will wake up an unconscious or stunned character, or to restore 10 hit points to a character that was poisoned or contracted a disease.
Staydose is a last-ditch-use drug used to place a dying person into a state of near-suspended animation for 24 hours, hopefully long enough to give the person proper medical attention.
Survival rations is a supply of 300 large pills. Each pill will satisfy the daily food requirements for a total of 300 days.
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