Appetite for Destruction Dec 4, 2016 22:42:50 GMT -8
Post by nds119 on Dec 4, 2016 22:42:50 GMT -8
So as rare as they may be, what real-world relic firearms do you guys usually picture whenever you come across them in the wastelands of the Mutant Epoch? For me, I like to have images of the ones listed in the Core Rules handy for my players, some of which are new to the world of RP'ing and aren't as gun-savvy as I would like. Not that there's anything wrong with the images included in the Core Rules mind you, I just like to use real-world images to give my players a more immersive experience.
Here, I'll be including the images I've used as well as some revised stats of some of the weapons used in the main game, as well as in the expansions and downloadable materials, such as Mall of Doom, Wasteland Treasures, Excavator Monthly Compendium, etc. etc.. to make them more similar to their real-world counterparts.
Feel free to contribute as you see fit with either questions, suggestions, or with whatever images you refer to in your own campaigns. (Disclaimer: None of the following images are mine and no infringement is intended. Also, I am not trying to start a flame war over petty things like 'which guns are better' or 'who knows the most about them' or anything like that. There are plenty of forums elsewhere on the internet for that specific purpose.)
Now without any further ado, let's get to it. Let's start small.
Below is the Browning Buck Mark .22 caliber pistol.
Hands: 1 (2 for greater accuracy)
Duration: 10-20 rounds
I chose the Buck Mark compared to the pistol illustrated in the Core Rules which seems more similar to the Ruger 22/45 mixed with the Japanese Nambu 14. I also went with the Browning since it's a more sturdy, less expensive alternative than the more popular Ruger, which makes it a more valid option 300 years into the future. Also, the Core Rules describes the .22 cal Pistol as having an 18-round magazine that can "put enough lead into a target to make it think twice about continuing the attack, if not outright killing it." While that may be true, I've given it a standard 10-round magazine that can be upgraded to larger 20-round magazines, since I'm sure people will have started making extended .22 pistol magazines in the future.
If you'd like more bang for your buck you could also use the Kel-Tec PMR-30, which carries a whopping 30 rounds of .22 Magnum (WMR). While not necessarily increasing the damage inflicted by .22lr, the .22 WMR does carry a greater distance of about 25-50 yards more than the .22lr on a clear day. The trade-off being that .22 WMR isn't as cheap or common as .22lr, which is why I don't believe it will be as popular a choice among adventurers and soldiers of the new age. But hey, feel free to use it in your campaign if you like.
A third option is the ever-popular plinking revolver, in the form of the Taurus Model 990. Weighing in at just over a kilogram, this 9-shot .22lr revolver is a mite heavier than the standard .22 semi-auto pistol, however there are barrel replacements one can find that trades power (DMG d12) and range for weight and concealability, something that might be crucial when entering hostile territory.