Awesome 80s for Starfinder: Cyber Disc
Posted by Owen K.C. Stephens
Some weird, awesome stuff came out in the 1980s, that impacted my geek trajectory significantly. The Awesome 80s line of blog posts is about sharing some of the things I have been inspired to create by movies, shows, games, and literature of that decade. In this case, it’s the digital cyber disc.
A cyber disc is a round, glowing hardlight construct about the size and shape of a child’s thrown gliding toy. It functions as a computer of a tier equal to half it’s item level, and can have additional modules and upgrades added (at their normal cost) without increasing its size or bulk. Because it is a focused energy object, it can also be used to block incoming attacks, and to damage targets and objects by flinging it at them at range, or striking them in melee. It returns to the thrower immediately and unfailingly, allowing it to be used to make full attacks if desired, though it can also be used to make more powerful focused attacks (represented by its boost feature).
With a successful Computers check (DC 15 + new cyber disc item level) and 10 minutes of work, a cyber disc (and its computer functions) can be upgraded to a higher-level cyber disc. This counts as item creation (you must have ranks in Computers at least equal to the item level of the new cyber disc) and costs UPBs equal to the cost of the new disc, -205 of the cost of the old disc.
Shielding: In addition to having the block special weapon property, the cyber disc has the shielding special weapon property. This means if you take the fight defensively or total defense actions, you gain a +2 bonus to EAC/KAC.
|Untyped One-Handed Basic Melee Weapons|
|Cyber disc, basic||1 / 300||1d4 S||Stunned||20/1||L||Block, boost 1d4, operative, shielding, thrown (20 ft.)|
|Cyber disc, tactical||4 / 2,500||1d6 S||Stunned||20/1||L||Block, boost 1d6, operative, shielding, thrown (30 ft.)|
|Cyber disc, advanced||7 / 6,300||2d4 S||Stunned||40/1||L||Block, boost 1d6, operative, shielding, thrown (30 ft.)|
|Cyber disc, superior||11 / 27,500||2d6 S||Stunned||40/1||L||Block, boost 1d8, operative, shielding, thrown (40 ft.)|
|Cyber disc, elite||15 / 98,000||5d6 S||Stunned||40/1||L||Block, boost 2d6, operative, shielding, thrown (40 ft.)|
|Cyber disc, gladiatorial||19 / 625,000||7d6 S||Stunned||80/1||L||Block, boost 4d6, operative, shielding, thrown (50 ft.)|
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About Owen K.C. StephensOwen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is a full-time ttRPG Writer, designer, developer, publisher, and consultant. He's the publisher for Rogue Genius Games, and has served as the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the Editor-in-Chief for Evil Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps. He has a Pateon which supports his online work. You can find it at https://www.patreon.com/OwenKCStephens
Posted on June 30, 2018, in Game Design, Starfinder Development and tagged Awesome 80s, Game Design, gaming, Geekery, PC Options, Starfinder, Weapons. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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