Starfinder: Wavetech Microwave Rifle

Chris Van Deelen

Wavetech Microwave Rifle (long arm)

Weapon

Level

Price

Damage

Range

Critical

Cap

Usage

Bulk

Special

Wavetech MR 1

3

1,200

1d8 F

25 ft.

-

20

4

2

Aurora, line, microwave, unwieldy

Wavetech MR 1

7

5,250

2d6 F

30 ft.

Arc 1d6

40

8

2

Aurora, line, microwave, unwieldy

Wavetech MR 1

12

29,750

4d8 F

40 ft.

Arc 4d6

40

8

2

Aurora, line, microwave, unwieldy

Wavetech MR 1

16

155,000

4d12 F

50 ft.

Second Arc 4d6

80

10

2

Aurora, line, microwave, unwieldy

Wavetech MR 1

20

875,000

8d12 F

60 ft.

Second Arc 8d6

80

10

2

Aurora, line, microwave, unwieldy

Special Property – Microwave

Weapons with this special property use specialized radio-waves to directly agitate the molecules of an object, causing them to rapidly heat. This is very deadly when it comes to living organisms, but these waves have far less effect on non-living items.

The major exception is that the energy waves have a detrimental effect on metal and anything electronic. When used against a target wearing metal armor, or using metal weapons, it causes electricity to spark and burst from the metal. This means that the wearer or wielder suffers 1 point of electrical damage per two levels of the item in question (minimum of 1 point).  Any powered item must make a saving throw or take the same amount of damage as well.

Robots or constructs, even cybernetics is likewise affected by microwaves, and suffers this damage in addition to the normal damage inflicted by the weapon.

Designed to utilize the power of Microwaves, the weapon is short-ranged, but can pack a devastating punch, especially when used against creatures that are wearing or carrying large amounts of metal.

The device is a short-barreled rifle, with an 18 inch wide barrel – ending in a dish-like muzzle. The power cells are stored in the stock of the weapon, while the grip, stock and handles are all constructed of a light-weight rubberized ceramic composite.

It is somewhat difficult to handle, and cannot be set to automatic or burst fire, and the weapon does tend to drain power-cells at an alarming rate.

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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.