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Internal Sentry Turret - How would you Stat it?
« on: 03 May 2018, 11:15:25 »
This would be a sentry turret  that's mounted on the ceiling of a room and auto-fires at unauthorized entrants. My thought is to take a support weapon and then assign it a BAR of the variety machinery would get.

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Re: Internal Sentry Turret - How would you Stat it?
« Reply #1 on: 05 May 2018, 00:50:20 »
Make several of the little plastic coated camera balls that are mounted in the ceiling, but surprise, some of them are actually grenades.  So the PCs spray paint on the spheres to make sure the cameras can't see them, and the building security lock the doors in front and behind, then trigger nodes TS01-TS04, to drop tear gas grenades into the suspicious room.  Another panel that looks like a regular overhead speaker (and likely is one, because why not) then lowers a periscope into the room to see what is going on.

But one thing to consider with the sentry turret is that if the overhead panel looks a little too solid, the PCs may shoot it on general paranoia.  In your game, I'd go with whatever you think will work best.  A cheap system might have a basic piece of sheet metal in front of the gun, and the gun is mounted on a wall down the hall, so the PCs have no place to hide when it deploys.  The sentry gun is only protected from the front, but until the PCs charge far enough forward to get to its side, they can only hit the front.

The BAR can vary, as it might have exposed cabling that is easy to destroy (or yank out), or it could be a hardened mount that the players are better off running away from, but also requires much more maintenance (and did the maintenance guy put the armor back on properly?).  You may have to figure out what would work best in your game, and go with that.


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Re: Internal Sentry Turret - How would you Stat it?
« Reply #2 on: 05 May 2018, 14:07:20 »
I would make a variety honestly.
some that are essentially a smg mounted in a mini-turret with or without armor
some that are a laser pistol or laser rifle
some that are support weapons.
some that are tazers or sonic stunners.
some that are support weapons.
and if you have a mech or vehicle bay, some that are full up mech scale weapons