What Has He Got In His Pockets...

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jedion357
April 24, 2018 - 8:02am
Inspired by:
http://www.ragingswan.com/20-things-to-find-in-a-goblins-pouch/

what do folks in the Frontier have in their pockets? besides the miscelanious from the equipment list?

Break down by profession: spacers, pirates, mercenaries etc.

or break down by species: dralasite, vrusk etc.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!
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jedion357
April 24, 2018 - 8:03am
Cracked laser emitter.: technician or mercenary or pirate.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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JCab747
April 24, 2018 - 11:23am
Lock pick set: criminal
mini-shotgun microphone earpiece: spy
electro-brass knuckles: military
Hacker's progit (a computer program module with a hacking program that provides a +10% modifier for breaking past a computer's security program): Computer tech
Focusing crystal (provides a +5% bonus to Mentalists): Mentalist

Joe Cabadas

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JCab747
April 24, 2018 - 1:15pm
EMP grenade: a handheld electromagnetic pulse grenade, area of effect: 3 meter radius, Effect: used to stun robots for 1-5 turns, causes computers to crash for 1-5 turns, causes beam weapons to go inoperative for 1-3 turns, jams radio signals for 1-3 turns, drains 10 SEU from defense screen's power sources; stuns character 1-4 turns (STA check to avoid). Defense: gauss screen -- drains only 1 SEU, A/S implant (for robot or character), or EMP shielding (+50% to cost of item, +25% to robot)

Carried by military or spy characters in their cargo pocket.
Joe Cabadas

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kinock
April 24, 2018 - 5:43pm
Criminal: half a roll of antacid, crumpled up piece of paper with an address on it, buy 5 buffet lunches get 1 free card from a local strip club (with 2 punches).

Mercenary: good luck charm, faded picture of someone, bandana or small towel.

Spacer: half a tube of sealant, data chip with a spaceport schedule, empty drink pouch. 

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jedion357
April 24, 2018 - 8:37pm
My character in a PBEM has a "Jerihco" device that is a palm-able scanner that provides a bonus to picking locks and a disarming defenses- its a scanner designed to give some idea of whats going on with a lock or defense basically. Named after a biblical city because the "walls come down" with it.  It's illegal on Gran Quivera where he's from but was not detected when he was incarcerated and was returned to him when he was released.

BTW I like the EMP grenade. Good stuff that it should be in a magazine, oh wait....
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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KRingway
April 27, 2018 - 10:49pm
I seem to recall my players favoured marble grenades and Rafflur M-1s, just as 'loose change'. Invariably they would actually forget that they had these when the time came to defend themselves quickly Wink

Yazirian - a pack of wipes or nanofibre cloth to keep their goggles nice and clean.
Dralasite - chapstick-like applicator, containing a mild stimulant: somewhat like having a cup of coffee to hand.
Vrusk - basic preening kit to maintain their mandibles.

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Shadow Shack
April 28, 2018 - 2:40am
PSA - Military: one space bullet, gyrojet round, or power cord accessory for a beltpack or backpack

PSA - Tech: random small part from a ground or hover cycle/car

PSA - BioSocial: data cube containing the latest issue of Today's Environmentalist, Modern Medicaine, or Handbook of Psychology 
No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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Ravenshade
August 12, 2018 - 10:03pm
Alistair Ravenshade (intelligence 50): action figure of himself, about 2,000 credits, and a very small laser pistol
Vince Ptarmigan (intelligence 60): Subspace Walkie-Talkie, mobile radar screen, and a needler pistol
Anyone else: any combination of the things listed above my comment
I don't know where you're going, but do you have room for one more troubled soul? -Patrick Stump, Alone Together

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Shadow Shack
August 12, 2018 - 11:50pm
PSA:Military --- survival rations and the pocket-tool from the standard equipment pack

PSA:Tech --- slide key to a vintage rat-rod skimmer or hovercycle, several data cubes (blank or filled with data), or a remote activator for a personal robot depending on field

PSA:BioSocial --- shiny pocket chrono-com (used to be called "pocket watch"), soil sample, or a stimdose depending on field
No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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jedion357
August 13, 2018 - 8:26am
Shadow Shack wrote:

PSA:BioSocial --- shiny pocket chrono-com (used to be called "pocket watch"), soil sample, or a stimdose depending on field


Love the pocket watch, this dralasite gives 3 thumbs up.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
August 13, 2018 - 2:04pm
Vrusk personal care kit: emory cloth and squeeze bulb of Kdillick oil chitin conditioner. Plus a container of spiracle swabs. 

EDIT: kdillick oil conditioner is a botanical extract developed and designed on Terledrom as a skin/chitin lotion/ conditioner for both dralasites and vrusk. 
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
August 13, 2018 - 2:26pm
When Starplay's hit holo vid, "Galaxy's End" featured an antique pocket chrono used by one of the principle characters they marketed pocket chronos that year as a fashion accessory. The automated factory producing them had had a glitch in its order processing and vastly overproduced and shipped them throughout the Frontier. This glutted the market and the price fell. The fact that they were an movie merchandise fashion affectation also seems to have turned some public sentiment against them. The current price ranges between 7 to 10 credits. 

Rumor: "I heard a Capellan Free Merchant was buying up cases to sell to primitives on some planet." (A case is 25 count)
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
August 13, 2018 - 2:46pm
1d10 Paper clips: uninsulated wire can be straightened to 15 cm length.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
August 13, 2018 - 2:48pm
Self sealing stem bolts. 
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Ravenshade
August 13, 2018 - 4:42pm
Military PSA: Pocket Autoturret: when deployed, can fire a small laser pistol at 1d10 for 5 turns or until destroyed (5 STA).
Biosocial PSA: Empathic Monitor: This small box, when coupled with a device that looks like a hearing aid, allows the wearer to detect the emotions of any being nearby. This can add variable amounts to most checks requiring a psycho-social skill.
Technological PSA: Extendable Wrench Set: These small wrenches, when activated, can extend up to 10 times their length, making them very useful for repairs. Made of a very light and durable metal, terrabranium, which is also used in Shaman, Inc.'s assault rocket system, these wrenches can extend without losing their structural integrity.
I don't know where you're going, but do you have room for one more troubled soul? -Patrick Stump, Alone Together

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JCab747
August 15, 2018 - 6:07pm
A Sathar spy would have a vial with one of those Sathar bioforms to attach to an unsuspecting victim.

Joe Cabadas