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?
This completely fits with reality. I love it.
AND it was made by the lowest bidder!
Milspec: designed to be operated and serviced in horrible conditions by people with barely a high school education using inappropriate tools.
But PCs tend not to he burɡer-flippinɡ iɡnorami, no?
Well that's what buying some piece of materiel "milspec" generally means, or that it's over-priced mass-produced stuff.
“why you want rail for Kalashnikov” but for a laser rifle
It does mention integrated low light optics in the blurb, I think.
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.
Milspec likely is meant to mean "can be maintained in adverse conditions" plus "tacticool rails."
+Rebecca Ashling well, maybe not burger flippers, but...
Eh, I'll up the damaɡe to d12 and imcrease the ranɡe by 50%.