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    [2d20] 23rd Century Threat Vessels: The Orions

    These next three threat ships are from the Orion sphere of influence.

    They include:
    Lightning-class Blockade Runner
    Wanderer-class Blockade Runner
    Class III Tanker

    For these classes, I've created a new talent.

    Highly Modular Design
    Each ship of this class is often customized by its owners, each vessel becoming unique in its qualities. When you gain ownership of this vessel, you may:

    1. Choose Phaser or Disruptor banks for your beam weapons, and whether or not your ship is armed with them at all.
    2. Choose to carry or not carry Photon Torpedoes
    3. Receive the benefit of a refit.
    4. Increase one System by 1 and reduce a different System by 1.
    5. Increase one Department by 1 and reduce a different Department by 1.
    6. No System may be increased by more than 4 from the original design's model (this replaces the limit of 2 in the refit rules).

    I strongly recommend this only be allowed for GM-controlled ships, to reflect highly-modified nature of many pirate and smuggler ships.
    Last edited by Sea Tyger; 12-07-2017 at 10:39 AM.
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    Lightning-class Blockade Runner
    Entered Service: 2251

    SYSTEMS
    Communications 7
    Computers 7
    Engines 9
    Sensors 8
    Structure 7
    Weapons 7

    DEPARTMENTS
    Command 2
    Conn 3
    Security 2
    Engineering 3
    Science 1
    Medicine 1

    SCALE 3
    RESISTANCE 3
    SHIELDS 10
    POWER 9
    CREW ASSIST 3

    WEAPONRY
    Disruptor Banks (Medium Range, Damage 6^, Vicious 1)
    Tractor Beam (Strength 2)

    TALENTS
    Highly Modular Design

    NOTES
    wf 6/7/8
    Crew: Talented

    A "well-armed courier," as the Orions euphamistically describe it, the Lightning-class "blockade runner" was built to carry small, valuable cargoes. Built for speed over strength, the Lightning is powered by a "version" of the PB-32 Mod 3. Some 50-60 Lightnings were built in the 2250s for legitimate interests; Orion Sector Intelligence estimates that at least that many were also built at secret facilities for less scrupulous faction of the Colonies.
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    Davy Jones

    "Frightened? My dear, you are looking at a man who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe! I was petrified."
    -- The Wizard of Oz

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    Wanderer-class Blockade Runner
    Entered Service: 2271

    SYSTEMS
    Communications 7
    Computers 7
    Engines 9
    Sensors 8
    Structure 8
    Weapons 8

    DEPARTMENTS
    Command 2
    Conn 2
    Security 2
    Engineering 2
    Science 2
    Medicine 2

    SCALE 3
    RESISTANCE 3
    SHIELDS 10
    POWER 9
    CREW ASSIST 3

    WEAPONRY
    Disruptor Banks (Medium Range, Damage 6^, Vicious 1)
    Photon Torpedoes (Long Range, Damage 5^, High Yield)
    Tractor Beam (Strength 2)

    TALENTS
    Highly Modular Design

    NOTES
    wf 7/9/12
    Crew: Talented

    The Wanderer-class light cruiser (classified as a blockade runner by the Federation) was actually built for the protection of legitimate Orion "royal" interests. While many ships ended up in a "privateer" role, the Wanderer has been nicknamed "the Orion K'tinga" for its combat capability. A sleek vessel inspired by Federation designs, the Wanderer mounts its weaponry on two pods that sit amidships below the main hull.

    The design is so popular that several Federation interests have purchased Wanderers for everything from merchant fleet protection to royal yachts.
    Last edited by Sea Tyger; 12-07-2017 at 10:40 AM.
    Davy Jones

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    -- The Wizard of Oz

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    Class III Tanker
    Entered Service: 2240

    SYSTEMS
    Communications 7
    Computers 7
    Engines 8
    Sensors 7
    Structure 8
    Weapons 7

    DEPARTMENTS
    Command 2
    Conn 3
    Security 2
    Engineering 2
    Science 1
    Medicine 2

    SCALE 3
    RESISTANCE 3
    SHIELDS 10
    POWER 8
    CREW ASSIST 3

    WEAPONRY
    Tractor Beam (Strength 2)

    TALENTS
    Highly Modular Design

    NOTES
    wf 6/7/8
    Crew: Proficient

    Almost as soon as the Class III tanker was on the market in 2240, Orion engineers were stripping models down and turning out everything but tankers. Heavily modified, the former Class IIIs were rebuilt to end user specifications.

    A nearly-perfect cover for illegal operations, the Orion-modified Class IIIs have proven difficult for the Federation to differentiate from their more mundane sisters.
    Last edited by Sea Tyger; 12-07-2017 at 10:40 AM.
    Davy Jones

    "Frightened? My dear, you are looking at a man who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe! I was petrified."
    -- The Wizard of Oz

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    Those things look close together statwise; - meh, they're fine, but Im clearly focusing more on several ovler systems...
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    Unfortunately, I think that's a product of the design guidelines. The average ship of the 2250s has only 1 more point in the sum of its Systems values than the average ship of the 2240s. All contemporaries will have similar sums.
    Davy Jones

    "Frightened? My dear, you are looking at a man who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe! I was petrified."
    -- The Wizard of Oz

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    Nice nod to the old Star Fleet Battle's Orions and their option mounts
    A brave little theory, and actually quite coherent for a system of five or seven dimensions -- if only we lived in one.

    Academician Prokhor Zakharov, "Now We Are Alone"

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