Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vat Engineered Troopers (VET class for White Star)

So I recently purchased White Star (finally) and have been reading the old Rogue Trooper comics and decided to whip up a new class suitable for White Star (or even WARBAND!). I give you the VET...

Note: There is another very cool Rogue Trooper class for Labyrinth Lord that can be found here. It is pretty damn cool too. 


VET (Vat Engineered Trooper)
VETs are biologically engineered super soldiers, usually manufactured in large vats. They once were engineered with superior physical and mental abilities, they have declined in recent centuries due to diluted materials and inferior manufacturing processes.


Ability Generation
Most will have average or above physical abilities but are usually only average in mental capacity. The normal method for determining a VET’s ability scores are not used when creating a VAT character, instead use the following method:

STR: 2d6+6
INT: 3d6
WIS: 3d6
DEX: 2d6+6
CON: 2d6+6
CHA: 3d6

Armor & Weapon Restrictions: VETs can use any weapon and are trained to use any armor.

Saving Throws: VETs receive a +2 bonus to save versus poison and death.

Tactical Genius: VETs are hyper alert and react faster than most foes, they add +2 to their initiative rolls (or +1 to party initiative if individual initiative is not used).

Marksman: VETs are skilled riflemen and gain a +1 to hit with any missile weapon at 1st level, and another +1 at 3rd level.  This skill is retained even if the VET is transferred to a new body after death (though they do not gain additional bonuses for progressing through the levels again).

VET Advancement Table
XP
Level
HD
BHB
ST
-
1
1d6+1
+1
13
3,000
2
2d6
+1
12
6,000
3
3d6
+2
11
12,000
4
4d6
+2
10
24,000
5
5d6
+3
9
48,000
6
6d6
+4
8

DEATH & BODY REPLACEMENT
At 50,000 XP, loses 1d6 HP.
At 75,000 XP, loses another 1d6 HP and all Physical (STR,CON,DEX) stats drop by 1d6.
At 100,000 XP, loses another 1d6 HP and ALL stats drop by 1d6.

A VET can transfer memory chip into new clone body at any level or XP (if vat facility is available). When transferred, must re-roll all Physical (STR,DEX,CON) stats and hit points.

New VET will retain all BHB and ST from previous level and new levels will not “stack” with older. Will progress again through levels to gain XP and HP.

8 comments:

  1. This is the second Rogue Trooper based D&D class I've seen in as many days. Oh, wait...you referenced it in your opening note. Duh.

    As I commented on that dude's entry, I LOVE the Rogue Trooper concept.
    : )

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    1. Yeah, his post made me break out the RT collection and read. Then White Star made me write up my own take.

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  2. Chuffed that I could restoke the Rogue Trooper flames guys. Funny how this OSR thing goes in circles. I used your kensai class about a year ago so a player could play Six String Samurai / Guitar Samurai in my ASE game. Great concept, but in one of the many tropes of old school that was a classic 'mighty first fight last stand'.

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  6. I made a warband/scifi class the other day: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-37SlbK1t1BUVg5MUcxeUZPajQ

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