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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject: Help Me Stat Out A Droid... Reply with quote

OK, it's been a long, long time since I've done Star Wars, so am quite rusty on some things.

My group (well, one of my groups) operates out of a mobile shipyard (topping out the Corvette size/mass limits, edging on Frigate) for starfighters, and is also intended as a back-up flight command and control centre with extensive sensors and communications gear.

So, I hunted up a droid that would look like an air traffic controller to be the flight officer in charge of that part of the bridge while the rest of the group did a lot of other roles. This is what I found that I love. I figure the top of her head can spin a full 360, and might even have low-rez 360 vision at all times until it's time to focus the red eye on what is important.

So, how should I stat her out?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the first step is pick several skills that the droid should excel at.

As a flight controller, it probably needs:
Sensors (Detect incoming ships)
Communication (communicate with incoming ships)
Bureaucracy (Determine landing priority for incoming ships)

Typically with droids, they have 1D in all non-essential stats, then 3D or so in their primary attributes.

Then give the droid anywhere from 1D-3D in appropriate skills and you're done.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:31 am    Post subject: Re: Help Me Stat Out A Droid... Reply with quote

Ray wrote:
So, how should I stat her out?




1-A Traffic Controller
Type: SoroSuub Corporation 1-A Traffic Controller
DEXTERITY 1D
KNOWLEDGE 2D

languages 5D, law (interstellar shipping) 4D+2, starport protocols 7D
MECHANICAL 2D
Communications 4D+2, sensors 5D
PERCEPTION 1D+2
Search 5D, persuasion 3D
STRENGTH 1D
TECHNICAL 1D

Computer programming/repair 3D+2
Equipped With:
--- Humanoid body (two arms, two legs, head)
--- Panoramic photorecptor array (360-degree vision)
--- Vocabulator
--- XXVB Translang database (1,000+ of the most popular languages)
--- Forn's ship recognition database
--- Dataprobe fingers
Move: 8
Size: 1.7 meters tall
Personality: Feminine, athoritative
Cost: 5,000 (new)
Sources: stats by +Oliver Queen.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks very reasonable.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Help Me Stat Out A Droid... Reply with quote

shootingwomprats wrote:
Ray wrote:
So, how should I stat her out?




1-A Traffic Controller
Type: SoroSuub Corporation 1-A Traffic Controller
DEXTERITY 1D
KNOWLEDGE 2D

languages 5D, law (interstellar shipping) 4D+2, starport protocols 7D
MECHANICAL 2D
Communications 4D+2, sensors 5D
PERCEPTION 1D+2
Search 5D, persuasion 3D
STRENGTH 1D
TECHNICAL 1D

Computer programming/repair 3D+2
Equipped With:
--- Humanoid body (two arms, two legs, head)
--- Panoramic photorecptor array (360-degree vision)
--- Vocabulator
--- XXVB Translang database (1,000+ of the most popular languages)
--- Forn's ship recognition database
--- Dataprobe fingers
Move: 8
Size: 1.7 meters tall
Personality: Feminine, athoritative
Cost: 5,000 (new)
Sources: stats by +Oliver Queen.
Excellent for a base model, now to upgrade some of those things for the NPC.

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're interested, a simple house rule I came up with for Flight Controllers was that a ship operating under the instruction of Flight Control receives a +1D bonus to a single Piloting skill (as appropriate) per round.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
That looks very reasonable.


Thanks for the kind words garhkal.

Ray wrote:
Excellent for a base model, now to upgrade some of those things for the NPC.

Thank you!


You're welcome.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great writeup! Do the dataprobe fingers act like a scomp link? Also, what do you think about adding a bit of Willpower to resist wheedling spacers trying to jump the traffic control line?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
A great writeup! Do the dataprobe fingers act like a scomp link? Also, what do you think about adding a bit of Willpower to resist wheedling spacers trying to jump the traffic control line?
Droids have better than something like Willpower for keeping spacers from jumping the line.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL!

I considered that, and then remembered that Friend Computer would never order loyal Citizens to summary termination. Only Commie Mutant Traitors are terminated. The Computer is NEVER wrong. Very Happy

Paranoia flashbacks aside, do droids need Willpower or something similar to resist con and persuasion? I'm thinking yes, but we hardly ever see a droid with that specific skill.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, because i don't think con works on them
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
A great writeup! Do the dataprobe fingers act like a scomp link? Also, what do you think about adding a bit of Willpower to resist wheedling spacers trying to jump the traffic control line?


As I envisioned them, yes they act as SComp links or a direct computer interlink. Your flavor may vary, but in essence, it allows for easier computer interfacing.

Nah on the willpower. Its a droid and while performing its hardwired job it will perform that job within those parameters until countermanded by someone with more authority or a situation in which overriding protocols come into play.

Ray wrote:
Excellent for a base model, now to upgrade some of those things for the NPC.


Ray, what else do you plan to add to it?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Command and Tactics skills to start with.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used willpower to allow droids to resist hacking attempts, as well as a sort of substitute for "remain conscious" force power when attempting to resist their programming and/or restraining bolts. If you do this, be sure to start with fairly high difficulties, because if they get too low, droids will go amok.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray wrote:
Command and Tactics skills to start with.

Tactics for a combat flight controller, certainly, but for a civilian air traffic controller, not so much. IMO, a better approach would be to treat it like a Coordination, so that on a successful Command roll, the ship pilot receives an appropriate coordination bonus.
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