Rebecca Ashling
▶ Stars Without Number
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

The Milspec Laser Rifle in "Starvation Cheap" has the same ɡame stats as the vanilla laser rifle in the core rulebook but costs 50 credits more. Are the PCs payinɡ for the braɡ value of havinɡ "milspec" associated with their weapon?

Casey G.
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

This completely fits with reality. I love it.

Josh Peters
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

AND it was made by the lowest bidder!

Ian W.
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

Milspec: designed to be operated and serviced in horrible conditions by people with barely a high school education using inappropriate tools.

Rebecca Ashling
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

But PCs tend not to he burɡer-flippinɡ iɡnorami, no?

Ian W.
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

Well that's what buying some piece of materiel "milspec" generally means, or that it's over-priced mass-produced stuff.

Mark Argent
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

“why you want rail for Kalashnikov” but for a laser rifle

Timothy Whitworth
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

It does mention integrated low light optics in the blurb, I think.

Mark Argent
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

well it does bring up the question whether "milspec" in this context is meant to imply "laser Kalashnikov" or "tacticool" but that's probably best left up to individual GMs. as an inveterate satirist I'd probably run with the latter.

Ian W.
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

Milspec likely is meant to mean "can be maintained in adverse conditions" plus "tacticool rails."

Josh Peters
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

+Rebecca Ashling well, maybe not burger flippers, but...

Rebecca Ashling
2018-05-20T23:58:36.637Z

Eh, I'll up the damaɡe to d12 and imcrease the ranɡe by 50%.