What Has He Got In His Pockets...

jedion357's picture
April 24, 2018 - 8:02am
Inspired by:

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!

jedion357's picture
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!

JCab747's picture
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

JCab747's picture
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

kinock's picture
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. 

jedion357's picture
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!

KRingway's picture
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 
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