Starfinder: Classic Cylon Raider

Chris Van Deelen

Cylon Raider (Tier 2)

Tiny fighter

Speed 8; Maneuverability good (turn 1)

AC 21; TL 15

HP 35; DT n/a; CT 7

Shields None (forward 0, port 0, starboard 0, aft 0)

Attack (Forward) linked light laser cannons (4d4), tactical nuclear missile launcher (5d8) 5 missiles carried.

Power Core(s) Micron Light (50 PCU); Drift Engine None; Systems basic medium-range sensors, mk 5 armor, mk 1 trinode computer (tier 1)

Modifiers +1 any three checks per round, +2 Computers, +1 Piloting; Complement 3


Captain Computers +4 (2 ranks), gunnery +1, Intimidate +4 (4 ranks), Piloting +2 (1 rank)

Gunner gunnery +12

Pilot Computers +11 (2 rank), gunnery +7, Piloting +12 (2 ranks)


Larger and slower than the Colonial Viper, the Cylon Raider is the backbone of the Cylon fleet. Sent out in massive waves, the Cylons rely more upon numbers than skill, as Colonial warriors tend to be far better when it comes to all aspects of dogfighting and piloting.

Saucer shaped, the raiders contain a crew of three – a pilot, gunner and an overall commander, although rarely do Cylon commanders actually command a raider. The shape and size has proven to be a little more durable than other ships of comparable size.  The raider is 40 feet in length, and 51 feet in width, while 10 feet in height.

Normally the raider carries up to five nuclear missiles, but this can be changed out so that the raider will be equipped with bombs, which are used only when dealing with ground targets, such as cities. These are almost always high-yield nuclear fission bombs, although it is not unheard of for the Cylons to use biological agents or chemical weapons.

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