Hurt Locker: Droning On And On
So, Hurt Locker’s out. Great stuff, right?
One request I got was more on drones. There’s a Style Merit for drone piloting, but we didn’t detail any drones. There were a few reasons for that. One was space. Another was that the drone style just sort of came out of a writer’s idea pile, but we didn’t really make room to elaborate. We figured people would take those ideas and run with them a bit. Also, frankly, it’s not really “Hurt Locker.” Sure, some drones are used for firing rockets in war zones. But that’s not really the focus of the book. And frankly, most of the drones that would be available to your average Chronicles of Darkness characters aren’t really implements of violence as much as investigative and explorative tools.
But, it’s the holiday season, I’m feeling generous, and I just got done playing the hell out of Watch Dogs 2. So, I threw down some drone rules. These are still relatively barebones. I offer five sample drones, running the gamut of RC cars, small consumer gyrocopters, bomb disposal robots, commercial aircraft, and military attack drones. Then, I offer a simple system for modifying them.
If you use these in your games, I’d love to hear how they go.