Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Logos - RPG (30) Station Wagon (Galaxy)

Type: Station Wagon, Chassis: Xhvy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large PP (PC & SC) (10dp), Tires: 4 Solids (12dp), Crew: Driver & 3 Passengers (see below); Weaponry: VMG (20/reg) in turret, FOJ (25/reg) back, Weighted Accessories: IFE, 4 safety seats; Unweighted Accessories: SWC, HD-antilock brakes, HTM & Overdrive (linked), no-paint windshield; Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L); Defenses: smoke linked to 5 laser reactive webs (F, B, R, L, T; covering tires of those sides as well) and 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); [6 total links], Wheel Armor: 30 pts total for WG/WH (you choose where), Component Armor: 9 pts LRFP each around (a) PP and (b) driver, (c) 3 passenger spaces (in cargo); Cargo: 7 cargo spaces are used as follows: 3 passenger spaces, 3 pure cargo spaces, 1 space for CA around passengers; Armor: 152 pts Composite Armor (2 Metal/150 Plastic): F 0/30 B 0/30 R 0/30 L 0/30 T 0/20 U 2/10 HC: 3, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5), Top Speed: 92.5 (67.5/112.5), Pwr/MPG 2000, Weight: 6148 lbs. (452 for passengers/cargo = max 6600), $25,750.00
  • FP Option -FP tires & armor: add $5000
  • Deluxe Option - as FP, but also add Computer Gunner/Autopilot/Navigator, LDR, CTV, Radar, Radar Detector, Radar Jammer, surge protector, tinted windshield: $41,600
Design Notes - This was to design the family car of the 2060s.  Which would mean a minivan.  And, for weaponry, 2/3 of the golden triangle (VMG/FOJ; missing is the MD).  Station Wagons are the design body closest to the "minivan" as far as I can tell.  Mainly because a minivan drives like a car while an SUV is more the camper/pickup model; at least as far as "Styx Motors" holds it.

I wanted to get 4 safety seats, and as much else safety measures I could. The difficult trade off was between a fire extinguisher and roll cage (300lbs for StWg), and I went with the former.   To get 450 lbs for the total cargo, I needed to take away 10 pts from front Wheelhubs (considering they only work half the time...) and un-radial the tires.

One new nifty idea is to have 1-2 pts of Metal armor on the underbody alone.  This will protect from standard FOJ flames as metal is always fireproof (and this way the rest of the armor won't need to be).

Name Notes - This is another asteroid satellite.  It's got a very cool name - rather than go for Greek (pagan) mythology, scientists used Gnostic philosophy. According to the Wiki: "58534 Logos is a small Kuiper-belt object, more specifically a cubewano, notable for having a comparatively large satellite named Zoe.... In the Gnostic tradition, Logos and Zoe are a paired emanation of the deity, and part of its creation myth."

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