12 February 2013

Savage 40K - The Armory

After last week when my computer froze and LibreOffice ate my write-up of all the gear I'd been working on for Savage 40K, I put off rewriting it because I was a little pissed that two solid hours of work disappeared. It really was my fault, since I hadn't saved it at all, but I digress. Here, finally, is the final piece of the puzzle to make this hack playable. I've still got plenty of stuff I'd like to work on, like the Advanced Specialties, a shitload more enemies, relics, and some more-extensive rules for Techmarines (it'll be an Arcane Background-style write-up most likely), but the basics are playable. I'm hopefully going to be running a Play-by-Post game over on RPG.net where I playtest these rules, but that depends on finding some interested players.

Anyway, here is the current state of the gear, including weapons, armor, and some miscellaneous gear like the narthecium and jump packs.


Gear

Renown – Renown is a measure of how highly-regarded a Space Marine is within the Deathwatch. Higher renown indicates a veteran, and such warriors are given access to more powerful weaponry than their lower-ranking comrades. Renown should be given out at the end of each mission. The GM has the final say on how much Renown is given, but it should be proportional to the risk and difficulty of the mission. A good rule of thumb is to give between 1-5 Renown per mission.

Space Marines can also lose Renown if they do not act in a manner befitting the Deathwatch. Renown can be taken for such acts as losing a sacred relic, retreating from battle without a spectacularly-good reason, cowardice in the face of the enemy, or heresy. Even relatively minor transgressions may cause a Space Marine to lose Renown, though the GM should refrain from taking Renown in increments above 15 for each transgression.

This scale (gains of 1-5, losses of up to 15) helps reinforce the idea of Space Marines as warriors of faith, purity, and honor above and beyond their fellows, and shows that they must actively seek to better themselves, while even minor incidents can damage their reputation in the eyes of their fellows. Heroism is not enough for Space Marines; they must strive to be the absolute best in every aspect of their lives, and only in challenge and hardship can they succeed.

Renown
Renown Score
Renown Rank
1-19
Initiate – You are a recent recruit to the Deathwatch.
20-39
Respected – You have had success in the Deathwatch, though you are still relatively new.
40-59
Veteran – You have succeeded and excelled at your duties to the Inquisition.
60-79
Famed – Your victories are truly impressive, and are known to Battle-Brothers around the sector.
80+
Hero – Your deeds are legendary, and you have earned the respect of even the most highly-regarded warriors.


Requisition – Requisition will change from mission to mission. At the start of the mission, each Space Marine will have his standard-issue gear and may spend the mission's Requisition score to receive additional gear. Each Space Marine will have their own Requisition to spend, and any unspent Requisition may be added to a communal pool to share with squad mates.



Miscellaneous Gear

Narthecium – This device gives a +1 to Healing checks and allows the user to remove a Space Marine's geneseed with a successful Healing check.

Frag Grenades – Frag grenades have a range of 30, do 2d8 damage, and cover a Medium Burst Template (page 183 Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition)

Krak Grenades – Krak grenades have a range of 30, do 2d6 damage with AP4, and cover a Small Burst Template (page 183 Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition)

Servo-arm – A servo-arm is a mechanical device carried by Techmarines. An extra ranged weapon can be mounted on it, it can function as a melee weapon (2d8 damage), and it allows the Techmarine to lift double what he could otherwise lift.

Servo-harness – A servo-harness is an array of four servo-arms, with the associated benefits. However, a Techmarine using a servo-harness can still only lift three times what he could normally, rather than five times normal.

Auspex – A Space Marine with an auspex may use a Tech-Use test to gather information about the surroundings and to see if there are any detectable enemies within a short range

Chapter Trappings – Chapter Trappings give a Space Marine one free Benny during each mission/session (GM preference).

Jump Pack – A jump pack allows the user to make a Piloting check to add 6” to their Pace once every other round. The jump pack can also be used to jump walls (within reason) or negate falling damage, if the Piloting check is successful.


Ranged Weapon Traits

Overheats X – Once a magazine or power pack is expended, the user must wait X rounds for the weapon to cool off before reloading.

Small Cone – The weapon uses a cone template, similar to the template on page 180 of Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition, except the cone is only 6” as opposed to 9” long.

Cone – The weapon uses the 9” cone template on page 180 of Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition.

Bolt Weapon – The weapon can benefit from special bolter ammunition.

Pistol – The weapon can be used with one hand with no penalty and may be used even in close-quarters combat.

Storm – This weapon fires two rounds for each shot fired, doing the listed damage. The weapon does not have a single-shot mode, always firing at least two rounds. However, if only two rounds are fired, the weapon does not suffer from the -2 autofire penalty.

Combi-Weapon – This weapon has a secondary weapon combined with the standard bolter. The secondary weapon has a Rate of Fire of 1 and a single shot. The damage and range of the secondary weapon are equal to the damage and range of a regular weapon of the same type (a Combi-Melta does 2d10+1 with a range of 12/24/48, a Combi-Plasma does 2d10 with a range of 15/30/60, etc.)

Heavy Weapon – This weapon is too large and cumbersome to be used in close-quarters combat as anything other than an improvised melee weapon. The weapon cannot be fired without using both hands.

Flame – This weapon has the potential to set enemies or surroundings on fire. See Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition page 101.

Small Burst – This weapon uses the Small Burst Template on page 182 of Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition.

Ranged Weapons
Type
Range
Damage
RoF
Requisition
Renown
Shots
Notes
Bolt Pistol
12/24/48
2d6
1
5
N/A
6
Pistol, Bolt Weapon
Plasma Pistol
12/24/48
2d8+1
1
25
Respected
6
Pistol, Overheats 1, AP2
Inferno Pistol
10/20/40
2d8
1
30
Veteran
8
Pistol, AP4
Hand Flamer
See Notes
2d6
1
5
N/A
4
Pistol, Small Cone, Flame
Bolter
15/30/60
2d8+1
3
5
N/A
30
Bolt Weapon
Plasma Gun
15/30/60
2d10
3
15
Respected
18
Overheats 2, AP2
Melta Gun
12/24/48
2d10+1
1
15
Veteran
8
AP4
Flamer
See Notes
2d8
1
10
N/A
5
Cone, Flame
Storm Bolter
15/30/60
2d10+2
3
25
Famed
60
Storm, Bolt Weapon
Combi-Weapon
15/30/60*
2d8+1*
3*
25
Famed
15
Bolt Weapon, Combi-Weapon
Heavy Bolter
18/36/72
2d8+1
4
10
N/A
60
Bolt Weapon, Heavy Weapon
Plasma Cannon
18/36/72
2d10+1
1
20
Respected
30
Overheats 2, Heavy Weapon, AP3
Lascannon
20/40/80
2d12
1
25
Veteran
10
Heavy Weapon, AP4
Multi-Melta
12/24/48
2d12
1
25
Veteran
20
Heavy Weapon, AP4, Small Burst
Assault Cannon
18/36/72
2d10
6
25
Famed
60
Heavy Weapon, AP2
Heavy Flamer
See Notes
2d10
1
15
N/A
10
Heavy Weapon, Cone, Flame
Missile Launcher
20/40/80
2d12
1
20
N/A
1
Heavy Weapon, AP4, Small Burst


Melee Weapon Traits

Bayonet – This weapon may be affixed to a standard-sized ranged weapon, allowing the ranged weapon to be used with both hands while still being able to use the melee weapon without having to switch weapons mid-combat.

Chaplain – Only a Space Marine with the Chaplain Advanced Specialty Edge may requisition this weapon.

Force – This weapon does -2 damage if not in the hands of a psyker. If a psyker is holding the weapon, it grants a +1 Parry and +1 bonus to Psyker skill tests. Force weapons can only be requisitioned by psykers.

Terminator – Due to the size or unwieldy nature of this weapon, it can only be used by a bearer in Terminator armor.

Two-Handed – If not wielded in both hands, the wielder of this weapon suffers a -2 to damage and -2 to Fighting skill tests.


Melee Weapons
Weapon
Damage
Requisition
Renown
Notes
Chainaxe
Str+d8
5
N/A
AP1
Chainglaive
Str+d8+1
10
Respected
Two-Handed
Chainsword
Str+d8
5
N/A
Parry +1
Chain Fist
Str+d12+1
30
Famed
AP4, Terminator
Combat Knife
Str+d6
5
N/A
Bayonet
Crozius Arcanum
Str+d8+1
25
See Notes
AP4, Parry +1, Chaplain
Force Axe
Str+d12
15
Respected
AP2 Force
Force Staff
Str+d12+1
25
Veteran
AP2, Force, Two-Handed
Force Sword
Str+d10+1
10
N/A
AP1, Force, Parry +1
Lighting Claw
Str+d12
30/45 pair
Veteran
AP4
Power Axe
Str+d10
20
Respected
AP2
Power Fist
Str+d10+1
25
Famed
AP3
Power Sword
Str+d10
20
Respected
AP2, Parry +1
Thunder Hammer
Str+d12+2
40
Famed
Two-Handed, AP2


Armor Notes

Astartes Armor – This armor is designed specifically for Space Marines. It is sealed, has an internal oxygen supply that will last for 24 hours, filters all toxins from the air, and has a backpack-mounted power supply.

Heavy Weapon Use – Terminator Armor can use weapons with the Heavy Weapons or Two-Handed traits with one hand. Weapons with the Heavy Weapon trait must be locked to the armor for the duration of the mission.

Armor
Type
Armor
Requisition
Renown
Notes
Power Armor
12
5
N/A
Astartes Armor
Artificer Armor
14
40
Famed
Astartes Armor, Pace +1
Terminator Armor
16
50
Hero
Astartes Armor, Can't run, Heavy Weapon Use
Combat Shield
N/A
15
Respected
+1 Parry, +2 Armor to ranged attacks that hit
Storm Shield
N/A
20
Veteran
+2 Parry, +3 Armor to ranged attacks that hit


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