Game Prep: Security Drone

So, since one of the PCs in my Traveller group has a drone ally, that’s opened up the universe to me using drones against the PCs as well. This particular version I sort of envision accompanying security personnel very much in line with the below image.

 

 

In building this drone, I used the Mini-UCAV from Transhuman Space: Shell-Tech as a basis, then added some minor tweaks to bring it more in line with the intent.

IPD-009, 175-point patrol drone

ST 5 {-50}; DX 12 {40}; IQ 10 {0}; HT 11 {10}

Damage 1d-4/1d-3; BL 5lb; HP 6 {2}; Will 10; Per 11 {5}; FP 0; Basic Speed 5.75; Basic Move 5; SM -4

Templates and Meta-Traits

  • Machine {25} (features: eight-hour energy reserve, no Fatigue Points, wears out instead of aging). This meta-trait provides the following: Immunity to Metabolic Hazards {30}; Injury Tolerance (No Blood, Unliving) {25}; Unhealing (Total) {-30}
  • Weak AI. {-83}. This meta-trait provides the following: Cannot Learn {-30}; AI {32} and Automaton {-85}. AI is a meta-trait that provides the following: Absolute Timing {2}; Digital Mind {5}; Doesn’t Sleep {20}; Intuitive Mathematician {5}; Photographic Memory {10}; Reprogrammable {-10}. Automaton is also a meta-trait and provides the following: Hidebound {-5}; Incurious (6-) {-10}; Low Empathy {-20}; No Sense of Humor {-10}; Slave Mentality {-40}.

Advantages

  • Absolute Direction (Requires Signal) {4}
  • Acute Vision 1 {2}
  • Damage Resistance 25 (Can’t Wear Armor) {75}
  • Doesn’t Breathe {20}
  • Enhanced Move 1 (Air) {20}
  • Flight {40}
  • Hyperspectral Vision {25}
  • Parabolic Hearing 2 {8}
  • Payload 10 {10}
  • Protected Vision {5}
  • Radar (Extended Arc: 360°; Targeting) {49}
  • Radiation Tolerance (PF 2) {5}
  • Reduced Consumption 2 (Recharge once a day) {4}
  • Resistant (Acceleration; Rare: +8) {2}
  • Sealed {15}
  • Telecommunication (Cable Jack; Video) {7}
  • Telecommunication (Laser Communication) {15}
  • Telecommunication (Radio; Secure; Video) {16}
  • Telescopic Vision 2 {10}
  • Ultrahearing {5}
  • Vacuum Support {5}

Perks

  • Accessory (IFF transponder) {1}
  • Accessory (Tiny computer) {1}

Disadvantages

  • Cannot Speak {-15}
  • Electrical {-20}
  • Maintenance (Electronics Repair and Mechanic skills; 2 people; Weekly) {-10}
  • No Fine Manipulators {-30}
  • Restricted Diet (High-energy power cells; Common) {-20}
  • Social Stigma (Monster) {-15}

Skills

  • Aerobatics (H) DX-1 {2} – 11
  • Beam Weapons/TL11  (E) DX+0 {1} – 12
  • Flight (A) HT+1 {4} – 12
  • Guns/TL11 (Gyroc) (E) DX+0 {1} -12

Equipment

No Encumbrance, but only just.

  • Electrolaser Pistol (Damage: HT-4(2) aff (linked damage: 1d-3 burn); Acc 4; Shots 36
  • Gyroc Launch Pistol, 15mm (Damage: 6d pi++); Acc 3; Shots 6

Frequently, the Gyroc ammunition used is biochemical aerosol (UT153) in the form of riot gas (UT159.)

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