Starfinder: RC-DS Remote Control Buzz Saw Disk Ripper

Chris Van Deelen

RC-DS Remote Control Buzz Saw Disk Ripper

Weapon

Level

Price

Damage

Range

Critical

Mag

Usage

Cap

Bulk

Special

RCDS 1

2

500

1d6

S

10 ft.

Bleed 1d4

5

1

20

2

Professional (mechanic)

RCDS 2

7

4,000

2d6 S

15 ft.

Bleed 1d6

7

1

20

2

Professional (mechanic)

RCDS 3

12

23,000

3d8 S

20 ft.

Bleed 2d4

12

1

40

2

Professional (mechanic)

RCDS 4

17

120,000

5d10 S

30 ft.

Bleed 2d6 and wound

18

1

40

3

Professional (mechanic)

RCDS 5

20

875,000

8d12 S

40 ft.

Bleed 3d6 and severe wound

25

1

80

3

Professional (mechanic)

 

Alternate Blades (price is indicated per blade)

Blade Type

Level

Price

Effect

Standard

2

5

Standard Blade

Diamond Composite Teeth

5

9

The damage is increased by +1 per dice, and the wound DC save is increased by 2.

Ripper Teeth

5

9

+1 per dice damage, and bleed damage is increased by +1 per dice

Plasma-Infused blades

7

25

+1 per dice, and damage is now S and F.

Eldritch-Infused blades

12

40

+2 per dice damage and DC increased by 3, weapon is considered magical for bypassing resistance and DR.

Molecular Edged blade

17

75

+3 per dice damage, DC of wound is increased by +4, and Bleed damage is likewise increased by 50% (rounded to nearest)

 

The RC-DS was originally designed to be used as a mining and wood-cutting tool. The device employs powerful magnetics, which allow it to shoot a circular saw blade out to twenty feet from the user. This blade is then controlled by the user to cut and rip at stone or other such material in order to cut it away. It was found to be exceedingly useful in demolition and forestry work, where getting at what needed to be cut was often difficult, if not downright dangerous.

This device is considered to be a heavy weapon, and if not properly trained in the use of the weapon, it can be quite deadly to a novice. In the hands of a mechanic, it can work wonders. When fired, the weapon shoots a single 1 foot wide bladed disk. The weapon can be then used from a distance, and each round the user is allowed to move it anywhere in the weapons range as a standard action. While it is being moved, it will gain an automatic to hit roll against anything that the blade passes through, so multiple targets can be struck at once. Using this function drains a single charge per round from the devices battery capacity, and can only be used for three consecutive turns.  

If, for example, a mechanic is using a RCDS 1, it has a range of 15 feet, so it could be used to traverse a maximum of 15 feet away from the user, and it could be moved anywhere within a 15 foot radius of the user each round.

The weapon has a secondary attack as well. Instead of using magnetics to control the blade, it can fire a blade in a single, uncontrolled direction.  The range of the blade is increased by 50% and the damage is increased by 25% (round to the nearest after rolling the damage). The downside is the blade is uncontrolled, but it only expends a single charge from the weapons battery.

Changing the blades on the weapon is difficult, taking two rounds to replace, which in a combat situation can be the difference between life and death. The weapon also requires a standard battery, which occasionally needs to be replaced. As stated above a single charge is consumed per round that the weapon is used in this manner.

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology, and the recently released 'Swords of Kos: The Rite'. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.