July 19, 2014

Exploring the Galactic Fringe- the Delta-7B Jedi Starfighter

Changing gears a bit to head back to Star Wars after a post mostly about D&D 5th edition, I've been going through some various files in my "Homebrew Material" folder on my computer, and found a couple of vehicles that I'd done write-ups for under the FFG Star Wars RPG.  While they were initially for the Gaming Security Agency, I thought I'd simply post them here.

Given the hopes that the Force and Destiny Beta will be for available for the procuring at GenCon this year, I thought I'd go with a bit of a Jedi theme for this post.


Delta-7B Aethersprite Interceptor
Hull Type/Class: Starfighter/Delta-7B Aethersprite
Manufacturer: Kuat Systems Engineering
Hyperdrive: None

Navicomputer: None - Astromech Droid Socket
Ship’s Complement: One pilot, one astromech
Passenger Capacity: None
Encumbrance Capacity: 6
Consumables: Two days

Cost/Rarity: 180,000 credits/7
Silhouette: 3 
Sensor Range: Short
Handling: +2
Defense: 1/0 
Armor: 2
Hull Integrity: 8
Strain Threshold: 8
Customization Hard Points:1

Forward Medium Laser Cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 6; Critical Hit 3; Range [Close]; Linked 3) 

Something of a stepping-stone between the Delta-7A that Obi-Wan piloted in Attack of the Clones and the Eta-2 Actis Interceptor used in Revenge of the Sith, the Delta-7B is a pretty capable ship, even during the Rebellion Era when it's a couple decades out of date.  It's speed is on par with that a a TIE/IN Fighter while being a bit more durable and packing a lot of extra firepower.  The onboard astromech doesn't hurt either (although that depends on how the GM handles the presence of NPC astromechs in their game), though at least unlike its predecessor this ship can accommodate a full-sized astromech that's not permanently affixed to the ship.  Lacking a built-in hyperdrive though leaves the Delta-7B reliant either on a larger ship to carry it or an external hyperdrive ring, like the Syluire-31 Hyperspace Docking Ring, which alters the stat block above as follows when attached:

Hyperdrive: Primary: Class 1, Backup: None
Consumables: One week
Speed: 4
Handling: +0
Special: Requires a Maneuver to dock or disengage with.

Now obviously this ship being heavily identified with the Jedi Order on top of its age means that it's going to be hard to come by and that piloting one will probably raise the eyebrows of an Imperial-leaning individuals.  And while it's not as sturdy as a Y-Wing or as flashy as an X-Wing, neither is the Delta-7B immediately identified as "a Rebel snubfighter."