Monday, July 10, 2017

Vertaxian Robots


Vertaxian Robot
ARMOR CLASS
3 [16]
HIT DICE
6
TOTAL HIT BONUS
+4
ATTACKS
Pincers 1d4 each*
SAVING THROW
16
SPECIAL
Neutrinium Alloy Body, Scanners, Self-Repair
Movement
12 (Negrav floater)
HDE/XP
5/240

* Vertaxian Robots can attack three targets (-3 to hit each attack), or two targets (-2 to hit for each attack), or one target with all six pincers (-1 to hit for each attack).

Vertaxian Robots are a remnant of the ancient Vertaxian civilization that died out millennia ago in a conflict with an obscure Star Empire that has been meticulously stricken from all inscriptions or databases, and an alien menace known only as "The Annihilators." These ancient machine relics tend to be found only amidst ruins and dead worlds that were once occupied by their fore-bears where they tend to Great Machines or maintain the atmosphere factories and other mechanisms that sustain exotic alien biomes that have long since run amok.

These robots were never intended to be front-line combat models and so only engage in melee combat under duress. They know hundreds of dead alien languages and some suspect that their crystal-cores might actually preserve the disembodied minds of their progenitors, but this has yet to be verified.

Some individual Vertaxian Robots have shown signs of renewed interest in affairs beyond their age-old ruins. Perhaps they will prove to be benevolent...



8 comments:

  1. Cool!
    BTW, I think AC: -6 [+6] should be AC: -6 [+26]

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    1. Thanks! I was going off of the original White Star booklet, but will check. These things are tough to damage, hence having survived for hundreds of thousands of years. thanks for pointing that out. Much appreciated.

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  2. The AC is a little off IMHO. The only creature that has a negative AC is the Stellar Dragons and that is only an AC of -2 [21]. Did you mean AC 3 [16] which is still a very decent AC. Even the Cannicks (a re-skinning of Doctor Who's Daleks) have an AC of 0 [19] and they are combat robots.

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    1. Yes, I think I have spotted the error in my notes. Will make the change now. thanks for catching the error!

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  3. Great illustration and write-up!

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    1. Thanks! Had a slight glitch with the AC, but all is well now.

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  4. Oh this is really cool!
    Ancient servitors carrying ancient mysteries, I like it!

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  5. Great art. This is the kind of adversary that it may pay to talk to before brandishing weapons or making threats. They know a lot of languages, which can be helpful.

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