The material below is Open Game Content from The Modern Path
This section covers the wide variety of general gear available to characters of all sorts.
BAGS AND BOXES
|Aluminum case 10 lb.||Med||5 lb.||$50|
|Aluminum case 40 lb.||Large||10 lb.||$190|
|Aluminum case 75 lb.||Large||15 lb.||$250|
|Contractor’s Field Bag||Med||2 lb.||$30|
|Day Pack||Small||2 lb.||$20|
|Range Pack: Standard||Small||2 lb.||$30|
|Range Pack: Oversized||Med||3 lb.||$50|
|Patrol box||Med||4 lb.||$80|
|Ghillie suit||Med||5 lb.||$125|
|Fatigue Jacket||Med||2 lb.||$60|
|Outerwear Coat||Med||2 lb.||$45|
|Photojournalist’s Vest||Med||1 lb.||$50|
|Tool belt||Small||2 lb.||$25|
COMPUTERS AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
|Digital Camera||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$100|
|Computer: Desktop||Large||10 lb.||$300|
|Computer: Notebook||Med||5 lb.||$400|
|Computer: Tablet||Small||3 lbs||$500|
|Computer: Upgrade||—||—||See text|
|Digital Audio Recorder||Tiny||1 lb.||$25|
|Digital Video Camera||Small||2 lb.||$85|
|Modem: Broadband||Tiny||1 lb.||$10|
|Modem: Cellular||Tiny||1 lb.||$50|
|Smart Phone||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$200|
|Satellite Phone||Small||2 lb.||$900|
|Walkie-talkie: Basic||Tiny||1 lb.||$20|
|Walkie-talkie: Prof||Tiny||1 lb.||$50|
|Black Box||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$100|
|Caller ID Defeater||Tiny||1 lb.||$60|
|Cellular Interceptor||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$500|
|Lineman’s Buttset||Tiny||1 lb.||$30|
|Metal Detector||Small||2 lb.||$30|
|Night Vision Goggles||Small||3 lb.||$400|
|Tap Detector||Tiny||1 lb.||$20|
|Phone Line Tap||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$140|
|Phone Rece Tap||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$140|
|Telephone Line Tracer||Med||5 lb.||$35|
|Bolt Cutter||Med||5 lb.||$45|
|Demolitions Kit||Med||5 lb.||$200|
|Duct Tape||Tiny||1 lb.||$5|
|Electrical Tool Kit||Huge||33 lb.||$400|
|Evidence Kit||Med||8 lb.||$400|
|Fake ID||Fine||—||See text|
|Forgery Kit||Small||3 lb.||$400|
|Handcuffs: Steel||Tiny||1 lb.||$25|
|Handcuffs: Zip-tie||Dim||0.5 lb.||$25|
|Lock Release Gun||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$75|
|Mechanical Tool Kit||Huge||45 lb.||$250|
|Multi Purpose Tool||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$5|
|Pharmacist Kit||Med||6 lb.||$150|
|Search-and-Rescue Kit||Med||7 lb.||$350|
|Spike Strip||Huge||22 lb.||$450|
|Surgery Kit||Med||5 lb.||$125|
|Binoculars: Standard||Small||2 lb.||$50|
|Binoculars: Range-Finding||Small||3 lb.||$150|
|Binoculars: Electro-Optical||Small||4 lb.||$400|
|Chemical Light Sticks (5)||Tiny||1 lb.||$15|
|Fire Extinguisher||Med||3 lb.||$40|
|Flash Goggles||Tiny||2 lb.||$20|
|Flashlight: Penlight||Dim||0.5 lb.||$5|
|Flashlight: Standard||Tiny||1 lb.||$10|
|Flashlight: Battery Flood||Small||2 lb.||$30|
|Gas Mask||Small||5 lb.||$25|
|GPS Receiver||Tiny||1 lb.||$150|
|Map: Road Atlas||Tiny||1 lb.||$1|
|Map: Tactical Map||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$10|
|Mesh Vest||Med||7 lb.||$20|
|Portable Stove||Tiny||1 lb.||$25|
|Box magazine||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$5|
|Detonator Blasting Cap||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$20|
|Detonator Radio Controlled||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$40|
|Detonator Timed||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$30|
|Detonator Wired||Tiny||1 lb.||$20|
|Holster Hip||Tiny||1 lb.||$35|
|Holster Concealed||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$40|
|Laser sight||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$25|
|Scope Standard||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$70|
|Scope Electro-Optical||Small||3 lb.||$110|
|Speed loader||Tiny||0.5 lb.||$25|
|Suppressor Pistol||Tiny||1 lb.||$250|
|Suppressor Rifle||Small||4 lb.||$400|
BAGS AND BOXES
ALUMINUM TRAVEL CASE A travel case is a reinforced metal box with foam inserts. Wing-style clamps keep it from opening accidentally.
BRIEFCASE A briefcase can carry up to 5 pounds worth of gear. A briefcase can be locked, but its cheap lock is not very secure (Disable Device DC 20; break DC 10).
CONTRACTOR’S FIELD BAG A combination tool bag and notebook computer case, this has pockets for tools, pens, notepads, and cell phones. It even has a clear plastic flap for maps or plans. Made of durable fabric, it holds 10 pounds worth of equipment and comes with a shoulder strap.
DAY PACK This is a small backpack, the sort often used by students to carry their books around, or by outdoor enthusiasts on short hikes. It holds 8 pounds of gear and fits comfortably over one or both shoulders.
HANDBAG Handbags provide another way to carry 2 pounds of equipment. The cost shown is for a basic bag; high-fashion purses can increase the cost.
RANGE PACK This lightweight black bag has a spacious inner compartment capable of holding roughly 8 pounds of gear and can hold an additional 4 pounds in six zippered external compartments. The larger version holds 12 pounds of equipment in the internal compartment and another 6 pounds in the zippered external pouches. A range pack easily holds several pistols and a submachine gun, and the larger version can hold disassembled rifles.
PATROL BOX Originally developed for use by police officers, this portable file cabinet has found favor with traveling salespeople. This hard-sided briefcase takes up the passenger seat of an automobile and provides easy access to files, storage for a laptop computer, and a writing surface.
It holds 5 pounds worth of equipment and has an average lock (Disable Device DC 25; break DC 15).
The items described here represent special clothing types, or unusual outfits that a character might need to purchase.
Clothes have two effects on game mechanics: one on Disguise checks, and one on Sleight of Hand checks.
First, clothing is part of a disguise. See the Disguise skill description for more on how appropriate dress affects Disguise checks.
Clothes also help to hide firearms, body armor, and small objects. Tightly tailored clothing imposes a
penalty on an attempt to conceal an object; clothing purposely tailored to conceal objects provides a bonus.
An outfit of clothing represents everything a character needs to dress a part: pants or skirt, shirt, undergarments, appropriate shoes or boots, socks or stockings, and any necessary belt or suspenders.
- Business: A business outfit generally includes a jacket or blazer, and it tends to look sharp and well groomed without being overly formal.
- Casual: Casual clothes range from cut-off jeans and a T-shirt to neatly pressed khakis and a hand-knit sweater.
- Formal: From a little black dress to a fully appointed tuxedo, formal clothes are appropriate for “black tie” occasions. Special designer creations can have a cost much higher than shown on the table.
- Fatigues: They’re rugged, comfortable, and provide lots of pockets. They are also printed in digital camouflage patterns: woodland, desert, winter (primarily white), urban (gray patterned), sea (blue gray), and black are available. When worn in an appropriate setting, fatigues grant a +2 bonus on Stealth checks.
- Uniform: From the cable guy to a senior Air Force officer, people on the job tend to wear uniforms—making such clothing an essential part of some disguises, since a uniform inclines people to trust the wearer.
GHILLIE SUIT The ultimate in camouflage, a ghillie suit is a loose mesh over garment covered in strips of burlap in woodland colors, to which other camouflaging elements can easily be added. A figure under a ghillie suit is nearly impossible to discern.
A character wearing a ghillie suit with appropriate coloration gains a +10 bonus on Stealth checks.
However, the bulky suit imposes a penalty of –4 on all Dexterity checks, Dexterity-based skill checks (except Stealth), and melee attack rolls.
OUTERWEAR In addition to keeping a Character warm and dry, coats and jackets provide additional concealment for things a Character is carrying (they often qualify as loose or bulky clothing; see Concealed Weapons and Objects).
- Fatigue Jacket: A lightweight outer garment fashioned after the fatigue uniforms worn by military personnel when performing their standard duties.
- Outerwear Coat: An outer garment worn on the upper body. Its length and style vary according to fashion and use.
- *Parka:** This winter coat grants the wearer a +2 equipment bonus on Fortitude saves made to resist the effects of cold weather.
- Photojournalist’s Vest: Made of cotton with mesh panels to keep the wearer cool, the photojournalist’s vest has numerous obvious—and hidden—pockets. It counts as loose and bulky clothing when used to conceal small or smaller weapons, and also grants the “specially modified to conceal object” bonus when used to conceal tiny or smaller objects.
- Windbreaker: This is a lightweight jacket made of wind-resistant material.
TOOL BELT This sturdy leather belt has numerous pockets and loops for tools, nails, pencils, and other necessities for repair and construction work, making it easy to keep about 10 pounds of items on hand. The pockets are open, however, and items can easily fall out if the belt is tipped.
COMPUTERS AND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Rules for operating computers appear under the Knowledge (technology) skill. Some of the items in this section have monthly subscription costs as well as initial purchase costs. This accounts for both costs; once a character has obtained the item, he or she doesn’t have to worry about ongoing subscription costs.
CAMERA(Digital): A digital camera uses no film; instead, its pictures are simply downloaded to a computer as image files. No film developing is necessary.
CELL PHONE A digital communications device that comes in a hand-held model or as a headset, a cell phone uses a battery that lasts for 72 hours before it must be recharged. It works in any area covered by cellular service.
COMPUTER Whether a desktop, notebook or tablet model, a computer usually includes a keyboard or virtual input interface, a mouse or touchpad, a monitor, speakers, an optical drive or USB storage interface, a broadband or wireless modem, and the latest processor. The latest computers can store large amounts of digital information, most often measured in megabytes or even terabytes. A character needs a computer to make complex Knowledge checks involving the Internet.
- Desktop: Bulky but powerful, these machines are common on desks everywhere.
- Notebook: Slim, lightweight, and portable, notebook computers have most of the functions available on desktop computers. These machines are self-contained however, combining the processing components with the monitor and minimal peripherals all into a single compact unit.
- Tablets: The latest in portable computing, with interactive touch screens that range from 4 inches to 10 inches. Tablets are entirely wire-less and are capable of concealment in much the same way as handguns. Tablets are fast approaching the computing speeds of desktops and notebooks, but in their latest models are still slower.
- Upgrade: A character can upgrade a desktop, notebook, tablet’s computer’s processor to provide a +1 equipment bonus on Knowledge (technology) checks. Increase the cost by $100 to purchase an upgrade.
DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDER These tiny recorders (about the size of a deck of playing cards) can record up to eight hours of audio and can be connected to a computer to download the digital recording. Digital audio recorders don’t have extremely sensitive microphones; they only pick up sounds within 10 feet.
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA Digital video cameras use some digital format to record audio and video activity.
MODEM A modem allows a character to connect a computer to the Internet. To use a modem, a character must have a computer and an appropriate data line (or a cell phone, in the case of a cellular modem).
- Broadband: Cable modems and DSL services bring high-speed Internet access into the homes of millions. A broadband modem gives a character on-demand, high-speed access to data, allowing Knowledge (technology) checks involving the Internet to be made in half the normal time.
- Cellular: A cellular modem allows a character to connect her notebook computer to the Internet anywhere he or she can use a cell phone. However, access speed is slow, and any Knowledge (technology) check involving the Internet takes half again the normal time (multiply by 1.5). PORTABLE SATELLITE TELEPHONE This object looks much like a bulky cell phone, and functions in much the same way as well. However, because it communicates directly via satellite, it can be used anywhere on earth, even in remote areas well beyond the extent of cell phone service.
PRINTER The color inkjet printer described here is suited for creating hard copies of text and image files from computers.
SCANNER A color flatbed scanner allows the user to transfer images and documents from hard copy onto a computer in digital form.
SMART PHONE Smart Phone is a handy tool for storing data. They can be linked to a notebook or desktop computer to move files back and forth, and can make a phone call. Different apps that can provide fun or serious uses can be downloaded.
WALKIE-TALKIE This hand-held radio transceiver communicates with any similar device operating on the same frequency and within range.
- Basic: This dime-store variety has only a few channels. Anyone else using a similar walkie-talkie within range can listen in on the Character’s conversations. It has a range of 2 miles.
- Professional: This high-end civilian model allows a Character to program in twenty different frequencies from thousands of choices—making it likely that the Character can find a frequency that’s not being used by anyone else within range. The device can be used with or without a voice-activated headset (included). It has a range of 15 miles.
SURVEILLANCE GEAR Keeping an eye on suspects or tracking the moves of potential enemies is a crucial part of the modern adventurer’s job.
BLACK BOX This device, easily concealed in the palm of one hand, emits digital tones that convince the phone system to make a long-distance connection free of charge. They also let a user “bounce” a call through multiple switches, making the call harder to trace. The DC of any Knowledge (technology) check to trace the call is increased by 5.
CALLER ID DEFEATER When a phone line contains a caller ID defeater, phones attempting to connect with that line show up as “anonymous” or “unavailable” on a caller ID unit. Such a call can still be traced as normal, however.
CELLULAR INTERCEPTOR About the size of a small briefcase, a cellular interceptor can detect and monitor a cell phone conversation within a 5-mile area by listening in on the cellular service’s own transmitters. Intercepting the calls of a particular cell phone requires a Knowledge (technology) check (DC 25); if the user knows the phone number of the phone in question, the DC drops by 10. Obviously, the phone must be in use for someone to intercept the call. A cellular interceptor cannot be used to intercept regular (ground line) phone connections.
LINEMAN’S BUTTSET This device resembles an oversized telephone handset with a numeric keypad on the back and wire leads hanging from the bottom. It functions as a portable, reusable telephone line tap. With a Craft (electronic) DC 10, a user can connect to a phone wire and hear any conversation that crosses it. A lineman's buttset is a common tool for telephone repair personnel.
METAL DETECTOR This handheld device provides a +10 equipment bonus on all Perception checks involving metal objects.
NIGHT VISION GOGGLES Night vision goggles use passive light gathering to improve vision in near-dark conditions. They grant the user the ability to see in darkness, also called dark-vision (range 120 ft.)—but because of the restricted field of view and lack of depth perception these goggles provide, they impose a –4 penalty on all Perception checks made by someone wearing them.
Night vision goggles must have at least a little light to operate. A cloudy night provides sufficient ambient light, but a pitch-black cave or a sealed room doesn’t. For situations of total darkness, the goggles come with an infrared illuminator that, when switched on, operates like a standard flashlight whose light is visible only to the wearer (or anyone else wearing night vision goggles).
TAP DETECTOR Plug this into a telephone line between the phone and the outlet, and it helps detect if the line is tapped. To detect a tap, make a Knowledge (technology) check (the DC varies according to the type of telephone tap used; see below). With a success, the tap detector indicates that a tap is present. It does not indicate the type or location of the tap however. Also, it can’t be used to detect a lineman’s buttset.
TELEPHONE TAP These devices allow a Character to listen to conversations over a particular phone line.
- Line Tap: This tap can be attached to a phone line at any point between a phone and the nearest junction box (usually on the street nearby). Installing it requires a Craft: Electronic check (DC 15). It broadcasts all conversations on the line over a radio frequency that can be picked up by any professional walkie-talkie. Detecting a line tap by using a tap detector requires a Knowledge (technology) check (DC 25).
- Receiver Tap: This item can be easily slipped into a telephone handset as a Craft: Electronic check (DC 5). It broadcasts all conversations over a radio frequency that can be picked up by any professional walkie-talkie. Detecting a receiver tap by using a tap detector requires a Knowledge (technology) check (DC 15).
TELEPHONE LINE TRACER Essentially a highly specialized computer, a line tracer hooked to a phone line can trace phone calls made to that line, even if there's a caller ID defeater hooked up at the other end. All it takes is time. Operating a line tracer is a full-round action requiring a Knowledge (technology) check DC 10. Success gains one digit of the target phone number, starting with the first number of the area code.
This category covers a wide variety of specialized equipment used by professionals in adventure-related fields.
BOLT CUTTER An exceptionally heavy wire cutter, a bolt cutter can snip through padlocks or chain-link fences.
CAR OPENING KIT This set of odd-shaped flat metal bars can be slipped into the window seam of a car door to trip the lock. The DC of a Disable Device check to accomplish this varies with the quality of the lock.
DEMOLITIONS KIT This kit contains everything needed to set detonators, wire explosive devices, and disarm explosive devices. Detonators must be purchased separately. This provides a +2 circumstance bonus on Craft (explosives).
DUCT TAPE Duct tape can support up to 200 pounds indefinitely or up to 300 pounds for 1d6 rounds. Characters bound with duct tape must make a Strength or Escape Artist check (DC 20) to free themselves. A roll provides 70 feet of tape, 2 inches wide.
ELECTRICAL TOOL KIT This collection of hand tools and small parts typically includes a variety of pliers, drivers, cutting devices, fasteners, power tools, and leads and wires. This provides a +2 circumstance bonus on Craft (electronic) checks.
EVIDENCE KITS Law enforcement agencies around the world use generally the same tools to gather evidence. This provides a +2 circumstance bonus on Knowledge checks under appropriate circumstances.
FAKE ID Purchasing a falsified driver's license from a black market source can produce mixed results, depending on the skill of the forger. Typically, a forger has the Linguistics skill. When a character purchases a fake ID, the GM secretly makes a Linguistics check for the forger, which serves as the DC for the opposed check when someone inspects the fake ID. The cost of a fake ID is $100 + $10 per each rank in the forger's Linguistics skill.
FORGERY KIT This kit contains everything needed to use the Linguistics skill to prepare forged items. This provides a +2 circumstance bonus on Linguistics skill
HANDCUFFS Handcuffs are restraints designed to lock two limbs—normally the wrists—of a prisoner together. They fit any Medium-size or Small human or other individual that has an appropriate body structure.
- Steel: These heavy-duty cuffs have hardness 10, 10 hit points, a break DC of 30, and require a Disable Device check (DC 25) or Escape Artist check (DC 35) to remove without the key.
- Zip-Tie: (x25).These are single-use disposable handcuffs, much like heavy-duty cable ties. They have hardness 0, 4 hit points, and a break DC of 25. They can only be removed by cutting them off (Disable Device and Escape Artist checks automatically fail).
LOCK RELEASE GUN This small, pistol-like device automatically disables cheap and average mechanical locks operated by standard keys (no Disable Device check necessary).
MECHANICAL TOOL KIT This collection of hand tools and small parts typically includes a variety of pliers, drivers, cutting devices, fasteners, and even power tools. It provides a +2 circumstance bonus on Craft (mechanical) or Craft (structural) checks.
MULTIPURPOSE TOOL This device contains several different screwdrivers, a knife blade or two, can opener, bottle opener, file, short ruler, scissors, tweezers, and wire cutters. The whole thing unfolds into a handy pair of pliers. The tool is useful for certain tasks, as determined by the GM, but may not be useful in all situations.
PHARMACIST KIT A portable pharmacy provides a +2 circumstance bonus on Craft (pharmaceutical) skill.
SEARCH-AND-RESCUE KIT This waist pack contains a first aid kit, a compass, waterproof matches, a lightweight “space” blanket, a standard flashlight, 50 feet of durable nylon rope, two smoke grenades, and one signal flare. SAR kit provides a +2 circumstance bonus on Survival skill.
SPIKE STRIP This device is designed to help the police end car chases. The strip comes rolled in a spool about the size of a small suitcase. Deploy it by rolling it across a roadway, where it lies like a flat, segmented belt. (The user can roll it out onto the road without entering the lane of traffic.) Until the strip is activated, the spikes do not protrude, and cars can pass safely over it. When the user activates it (via a control device attached to the end of the strip by a 10-foot-long cord), the spikes extend.
Each time a individual moves through a square containing an activated spike strip at any rate greater than half speed, or each round a individual spends fighting in such an area, the spike strip makes a touch attack roll (base attack bonus +0). The strip deals 2 points of damage on a successful hit, and the injury reduces foot speed to half normal (a successful Heal check, DC 15, or one day’s rest removes this penalty).
Wheeled vehicles passing over the strip are automatically hit—although vehicles equipped with puncture-resistant tires are not affected.
SURGERY KIT About the size of a small backpack, this kit contains the instruments needed for rudimentary emergency field surgery.
SURVIVAL GEAR Survival gear helps characters keep themselves alive in the great outdoors.
BINOCULARS Binoculars are useful for watching opponents, wild game, and sporting events from a long distance.
- Standard: Standard binoculars reduce the range penalty for Perception checks to –1 for every 50 feet (instead of –1 for every 10 feet).
- Range finding: In addition to the benefit of standard binoculars, range finding binoculars include a digital readout that indicates the exact distance to the object on which they are focused.
- Electro-Optical: Electro-optical binoculars function the same as standard binoculars in normal light. In darkness, however, users looking through them see as if they had the dark-vision ability granted by night vision goggles.
CHEMICAL LIGHT STICK This disposable plastic stick, when activated, uses a chemical reaction to create light for 6 hours. It illuminates an area only 5 feet in radius. Once activated, it can’t be turned off or reused. The listed cost is for a pack of 5 sticks.
COMPASS A compass relies on the Earth’s magnetic field to determine the direction of magnetic north. A compass grants its user a +2 equipment bonus on Survival checks.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER This portable apparatus uses a chemical spray to extinguish small fires. The typical fire extinguisher ejects enough extinguishing chemicals to put out a fire in a 10-foot-by-10-foot area as a move action. It contains enough material for two such uses.
FLASH GOGGLES These eye coverings provide total protection against blinding light.
FLASHLIGHT Flashlights come in a wide variety of sizes and quality levels. Those covered here are professional, heavy-duty models, rugged enough to withstand the rigors of modern adventuring. Flashlights negate penalties for darkness within their illuminated areas.
- Penlight: This small flashlight can be carried on a key ring. It projects a beam of light 10 feet long and 5 feet wide at its end.
- Standard: This heavy metal flashlight projects a beam 30 feet long and 15 feet across at its end.
- Battery Flood: Practically a handheld spotlight, this item projects a bright beam 100 feet long and 50 feet across at its end.
GAS MASK This apparatus covers the face and connects to a chemical air filter canister to protect the lungs and eyes from toxic gases. It provides total protection from eye and lung irritants. The filter canister lasts for 12 hours of use. Changing a filter is a move action. The cost for one extra filter canister is $50.
GPS RECEIVER Global positioning system receivers use signals from GPS satellites to determine the receiver’s location to within a few dozen feet. A GPS receiver grants its user a +4 equipment bonus on Survival checks, but because the receiver must be able to pick up satellite signals, it only works outdoors.
MAP While a compass or GPS receiver can help a character find their way through the wilderness, a map can tell a character where he is going and what to expect when he gets there.
- Road Atlas: They can be purchased for most major metropolitan areas, detailing every street in the entire region.
- Tactical Map: A tactical map covers a small area—usually a few miles on a side—in exacting detail.
MESH VEST This is a lightweight vest with a series of pockets for items such as a compass, spare ammunition magazines, pressure bandages, and a radio, along with loops for attaching grenades, knives, or tools. It can hold up to 40 pounds of equipment. A mesh vest provides a +2 bonus to Strength for the purpose of determining carrying capacity.
PORTABLE STOVE This small stove works on kerosene or white gasoline, and can easily be broken down and carried for backpacking.
As if modern weapons weren’t dangerous enough, a number of accessories can increase their utility or efficiency.
BOX MAGAZINE For weapons that use box magazines, a character can purchase extras.
DETONATOR A detonator activates an explosive, causing it to explode. The device consists of an electrically activated blasting cap and some sort of device that delivers the electrical charge to set off the blasting cap. Connecting a detonator to an explosive requires a Craft (explosives) check DC 15. Failure means that the explosive fails to go off as planned. Failure by 10 or more means the explosive goes off as the detonator is being installed.
- Blasting Cap: This is a detonator without a built-in controller. It can be wired into any electrical device, such as a light switch or a car’s ignition switch, with a Craft: Explosives check (DC 10). When the electrical device is activated, the detonator goes off.
- Radio Control: This device consists of two parts: the detonator itself and the activation device. The activation device is an electronic item about the size of a deck of cards, with an antenna, a safety, and an activation switch. When the switch is toggled, the activation device sends a signal to the detonator by radio, setting it off. It has a range of 500 feet.
- Timed: This is an electronic timer connected to the detonator. Like an alarm clock, it can be set to go off at a particular time.
- Wired: This is the simplest form of detonator. The blasting cap connects by a wire to an activation device, usually a small pistol-grip device that the user squeezes. The detonator comes with 100 feet of wire, but longer lengths can be spliced in with a Craft: Explosives check (DC 10).
HOLSTER Holsters are generally available for all Medium-size or smaller firearms.
- Hip: This holster holds the weapon in an easily accessed—and easily seen—location.
- Concealed Carry: A concealed carry holster is designed to help keep a weapon out of sight (see Concealed Weapons and Objects). In most cases, this is a shoulder holster (the weapon fits under the wearer’s armpit, presumably beneath a jacket). Small or Tiny weapons can be carried in waistband holsters (often placed inside the wearer’s waistband against his or her back). Tiny weapons can also be carried in ankle or boot holsters.
ILLUMINATOR An illuminator is a small flashlight that mounts to a firearm, freeing up one of the user’s hands. It functions as a standard flashlight.
LASER SIGHT This small laser mounts on a firearm, and projects a tiny red dot on the weapon’s target. A laser sight grants a +1 equipment bonus on all attack rolls made against targets no farther than 30 feet away. However, a laser sight can’t be used outdoors during the daytime.
SCOPE A scope is a sighting device that makes it easier to hit targets at long range. However, although a scope magnifies the image of the target, it has a very limited field of view, making it difficult to use.
- Standard: A standard scope increases the range increment for a ranged weapon by one-half (multiply by 1.5). However, to use a scope a Character must spend a standard action acquiring his or her target. If the character changes targets or otherwise loses sight of the target, he or she must reacquire the target to gain the benefit of the scope.
- Electro-Optical: An electro-optical scope functions the same as a standard scope in normal light. In darkness, however, the user sees through it as if he or she had the dark-vision ability granted by night vision goggles.
SPEED LOADER A speed loader holds a number of bullets in a ring, in a position that mirrors the chambers in a revolver cylinder. Using a speed loader saves time in reloading a revolver, since a Character can insert all the bullets at once.
SUPPRESSOR A suppressor fits on the end of a firearm, capturing the gases traveling at supersonic speed that propel a bullet as it is fired. This eliminates the noise from the bullet’s firing, dramatically reducing the sound the weapon makes when it is used. For handguns, the only sound is the mechanical action of the weapon (Perception check, DC 15, to notice). For longarms, the supersonic speed of the bullet itself still makes noise. However, it’s difficult to tell where the sound is coming from, requiring a Perception check (DC 15) to locate the source of the gunfire.
Modifying a weapon to accept a suppressor requires a Craft (mechanical) check (DC 15). Once a weapon has been modified in this manner, a suppressor can be attached or removed as a move action.
Suppressors cannot be used on revolvers or shotguns. A suppressor purchased for one weapon can be used for any other weapon that fires the same caliber of ammunition.