Starfinder: Westinghouse M-27 Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle

Chris Van Deelen

Westinghouse M-27 Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle (Longarm)

Weapon

Level

Price

Damage

Range

Critical

Cap

Usage

Bulk

Special

M-27 20 Watt Rifle

1

1000

1d8 E&F

75 ft.

Burn 1d6

80 (2 40 charge batteries)

4

2

Automatic, burst fire, unwieldy

M-27 40 Watt Rifle

5

8,000

2d10 E&F

75 ft.

Burn 2d6

160

4

2

Automatic, burst fire, unwieldy  

M-27 60 Watt Rifle

10

35,000

3d12 E&F

75 Ft.

Burn 3d6

160

4

2

Automatic, burst fire, unwieldy

M-27 80 Watt Rifle

15

180,000

5d12 E&F

125 ft.

Burn 5d6

160

4

2

Automatic, burst fire, unwieldy

M-27 100 Watt Rifle

20

1,000,000

10d12 E&F

150 ft.

Burn 10d6

160

4

2

Automatic, burst fire, unwieldy

Burst Fire

This is an optional rule which allows the shooter to fire a single ‘burst’ of rounds. The average burst is usually 3 rounds or charges (depending on the usage of the weapon in question) per pull of the trigger. Firing a burst incurs a penalty of -2 to hit, but the damage of the attack is increased by 25% (round down). This consumes the equivalent of 3 full shots (rounds or charges, so that if the weapon would use 4 rounds or charges for a single shot, using it on burst fire will now consume 12 charges). The burst will affect only a single target.

Introduced nearly at the same time as the new T-800 Infiltrator Terminators, the M-27 became the standard weapon used by Skynet’s forces on the battlefield.

Based on theoretical designs that were discovered by the AI known as Skynet, the Westinghouse M-27 Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle went through a large number of changes and modifications before at long last the final model was put into production.  It is a plasma-based weapon, which can burn through most types of armor. The bullpup configuration allows for a larger magazine capacity (taking two 80 charge power cells at a time), and the weapon is quite heavy and difficult for most human’s to wield, although this is not an issue for the Skynet forces.

The weapon was designed to send heavy firepower downrange, and each pull of the trigger would send a burst of intense purple, which could blow a human-body apart. Few could survive the wounds inflicted by these weapons. Often the weapon would cause combustible materials to burst into flame, which could spell the doom of the hapless soul who happened to be struck by a glancing blow.

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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.