Phasers are the standard defensive sidearm of Starfleet.
They also serve as the defensive weapon for most
Starships. They fire a highly cohesive, phased particle/electromagnetic beam
capable of effects from light stun to total disintegration of solid matter.
There are three types of Phaser sidearms:
The Phaser I is a small hand-held Phaser that can be
easily concealed (+2 to holdout).
The Phaser II is larger (-1 to holdout), but has more
The Phaser III, also known as a Phaser Rifle, has an
extremely long range, and is very powerful. It is not commonly used, except
in military applications.
Here are the basic stats of Phasers:
All Phasers have a malf. of ver., and a Rcl. of none. They
are considered to be TL 11, and have a legality class of CR-1.
Phasers operate at varying power levels, starting with
Stun effects and going up to total molecular disruption. Phaser Iís can only
fire at settings 1 through 8, but Phaser IIís and IIIís can fire at all
The effects at the various levels are:
Power Level One
Power Level Two
Power Level Three
* (see notes below)
The DMG column refers to the roll used to determine the
damage of the attack. Phasers are most similar to Electron Pistols, found in
GURPS: Ultra-Tech (pg. 90), but have a wider range of settings. GMís
should be warned that Phasers set on very high settings cause an unusually
high amount of damage - a Phaser set on setting 16, for instance, can cause
an average of 245 points of Phaser fire damage, and an additional average of
245 points of explosive damage. Phasers set on high settings not only mean
bye-bye victim, but bye-bye nearby objects as well.
The STUN TIME column shows the amount of minutes needed by
a stunned victim to regain consciousness naturally.
CHG (MJ), is an optional statistic. It represents the
amount of energy in MilliJoules each shot at that setting consumes. This is
subtracted from remaining charges in the Phaserís power cell. Phasers use
Saurium Krellide power cells allowing for large amounts of energy storage.
The older "power cells" of GURPS: Ultra-Tech have been eliminated. Varying
amounts of stored energy are expended per shot depending on the level
selected. Fully charged energy storage rating for each Phaser type in
Under normal game play, it is easiest to just ignore
trying to keep track of the charges used, because, even in a fire fight,
there is a -lot- of energy available. For example, a fully charged Phaser II
could fire off 9,183 shots at setting 7, and 2,812,500 shots if set on
setting 1. Under normal game situations, it is doubtful that the power cell
of a fully charged Phaser will be depleted.
Note: at settings 11 thru 16, Phaser fire also causes an
explosion of the same damage as the Phaser setting. This means roll twice
for shots at settings 11-16 - once for the regular Phaser damage, and
again for the explosion damage.
Here are the effects of various settings upon targets:
SETTINGS 1 TO 3 - Light, Medium, and Heavy Stun
Any hit at these settings done on a living being will
cause the subject to roll against HT-3(minus the Phaser roll) to save versus
stun. Central Nervous System (CNS) damage done (if any) at these settings is
SETTINGS 4 TO 5 - Thermal Effects
Also called "Heat Settings", Phasers set at these settings
are primarily used to produce heat effects. These settings can also produce
CNS shock (see below) and will produce from mild (setting 4) to severe
(setting 5) burn effects on clothing and living tissue. CNS damage done at
these settings is generally reversible.
SETTINGS 6 TO 10 - Disruption
Setting 8 is also called the "Kill" setting. Thermal
effects drop off as matter tends to disassociate at higher settings. If a
living target takes damage greater than HTx3, it will disassociate into
energy. If damage is less than HTx3, it will take damage normally. On any
successful hit, CNS shock can set in. If any damage penetrates armor, the
target must make a roll versus HT minus damage taken or have their heart
stop. The subject will die in HT/3 minutes unless someone successfully
performs CPR to save them. Doctors can use equipment in a standard medical
kit for this purpose. This takes one minute per attempt, and requires a
successful First Aid/TL or Physician/TL roll. Some CNS damage done at these
settings may not be reversible - if the subject rolls a critical failure,
treat that CNS damage as permanent.
SETTINGS 11 TO 16 - Explosive Disruption
When damage inflicted exceeds the Hit Points of an object,
but is less than three times the Hit Points, the object will either be
burned through, detonated, or melted, depending on its composition. If 3xHP
or more damage is done, the object will disassociate into energy, generally
followed by an explosion. See GURPS: Basic (pg. 125) for guidelines on
assigning DR and Hit Points to inanimate objects. The GM determines final
outcomes of attacks. Note that all settings in this category require two
rolls: one for the actual damage done by the Phaser fire, and one for the
Phasers can also be set for overload, a process where all
the energy remaining within the power cell is released explosively. The
safety interlocks must first be disabled, and requires a successful Beam
Weapons: Phaser skill roll. It takes one round to disable the interlock, and
one round to start the overload process. It takes 30 seconds for overload to
occur. During this time, the Phaser will emit a high-pitched squeal which
increases in pitch while overload is occurring. During the 30-second
build-up, the overload can be deactivated by re-enabling the interlock,
which requires another successful Beam Weapons: Phaser skill roll. After 30
seconds, the Phaser will explode, causing 6d6x700 points of explosion
No price is listed for Federation Phasers because they are
issued to Starfleet members routinely. Should one ever be available on the
black market, the price should be at least three times that of an ordinary
When dealing with the Disruptors used by the Romulans and
other races, the tables above can be used to determine the effects of these
weapons with only minor changes. Here are some guidelines on the
similarities and differences between the various weapons. The GM has the
final determination of their effects.
Romulan Disruptors are essentially identical to a Phaser
II except that they are slightly heavier, around 1.75 pounds. Romulans also
have a Phaser III like weapon with similar stats to the Federation Phaser
Klingon Disruptors are considered to be Phaser IIís with
only power levels 2 and 3 available. Also, weight would be around 2.5
pounds, since they have a larger power cell. However, it should only have
200 charges due to the fact that the Klingon power cell is less
sophisticated than the ones the Federation or the Romulans use. The added
weight will give it a SS of 11.
Other Disruptors, such as the ones used by the Ferengi and
other races, are similar to Phaser Iís in effectiveness, charges, range,
etc., but should be like Phaser IIís in size, snap shot, etc. Feel free to
make it up as you go along, varying weapon configurations from race to race
based on the information above.
Transporters are matter-energy conversion devices that
take an object or being and transform it into a pattern of phased energy
that can be transmitted as a complex trans-barrier signal through the first
level of subspace (or hyperspace) domain to a set of desired coordinates. At
the desired coordinates, it is reintegrated into its original structure.
Transporter operation is fairly straightforward. The
object being transported is first "locked onto" by the scanners. This lock
may be maintained, in principle, indefinitely. When teleportation actually
begins, the subject is encased in a force-field, called the Annular
Confinement Beam (ACB). Then everything within the ACB is scanned by the
Virtual Focus Molecular Imaging Scanners (VFMIS). Because these scanners are
designed to register individual subatomic particles and quanta within the
area of the ACB, Transporters are able to affect things that otherwise might
be invisible to sensor systems. Heisenberg compensators are used to overcome
the uncertainty of positioning. Information gained during this process is
fed into the autosequencers and forms the basis for the "ID Trace".
Because of the immense amount of stored data needed to
perform a quantum positioning scan, ID Traces are rarely stored longer than
needed. They are simply overwritten by the next process. Cargo Transporters
and Replicators are not usually programmed to operate at this level of
detail, but generally at least at the molecular level. Cargo Transporters
and Replicators can be reprogrammed for more detail if desired.
After the data is stored, the Ionizers and Phase
Transition Coils work together to perform the quantum matrix manipulation
required to transform the subject into phased matter. This is called the
dematerialization process. This produces the familiar gold sparkles of older
Federation Transporters, and the red and blue effects of newer Federation
systems, as different methods of dematerialization and phase transition were
A method used by some technologies utilizes what is known
as a "Hyglanian Shift" to dematerialize objects, which produces variations
on the familiar effect. These processes result in other patterns: a reddish,
blotchy shimmering (older Klingon); a red solid swipe with some gold
sparkles (newer Klingon); a fast green dissolve (Romulan); a blue-grey
spiral pattern (older Ferengi); amber sparkles (newer Ferengi and
Cardassian); a translucent light green with a glowing double helix effect
(Borg); and a white swirling effect (Pakled).
All dematerialization processes leave distinctive residual
ionization traces that can be detected later. These small traces rarely last
more than a few hours.
Note that during the dematerialization or
rematerialization processes, the subject being transported can be capable of
speech and limited movement until the appropriate body part is fully
dematerialized or rematerialized, though this is not recommended. At all
times, a living object being transported remains conscious and relatively
aware of what is happening.
At this point, the object is now "phased matter", existing
along the first level of the subspace barrier, and is fed into what is known
as the matter stream, which is held in the pattern buffer. An active-feed
pattern buffer will maintain a single, analog, control over the matter
stream; while a multiplex, or multi-feed pattern buffer maintains a much
more complex, continuous control over the matter stream.
With older, active-feed pattern buffers, there exists some
possibilities for side effects that might be experienced by beings who
undergo repeated transportations. "Transporter Psychosis" was originally
diagnosed in 2209, and referred to conditions caused by breakdowns of
neurochemical molecules during transport. This was caused by the quantum
status of atoms within the reintegrated organism being randomly changed.
This condition affects the bodyís motor functions,
autonomic systems and higher brain functions. Effects are cumulative over a
period of time. Victims can suffer from: paranoia and paranoid delusions,
multi-facet dementia, tactile and visual hallucinations, psychogenic
hysteria, and absent-mindedness. Peripheral symptoms can include:
sleeplessness, accelerated heart rate, myopia, muscular spasms, and
dehydration. With improved technology, and after development of the
multi-feed pattern buffer in 2319, there have been no cases reported in the
Federation, although some races still use older units.
While held in the pattern buffer, a number of things can
be done to the matter stream, such as the manipulation of its energy,
enabling the Transporter operator to drain energy packs or negate a beam of
While the matter stream is in the pattern buffer,
biofilters seek out patterns of known biological agents, such as
contamination and diseases, and remove them. Biofilters can only seek out
forms that they have been programmed to look for. This currently includes
over 95% of all known viruses and bacteriological agents. In older models,
the decontamination procedure was done on a materialized object, essentially
scanning the object, and transporting the agents away without
dematerializing the object or damaging the host.
It is also possible, though not recommended, at this
point, to alter the pattern trace in order to adjust the genetic material of
the transported object. Finally, while the pattern is in the matter stream,
the shipís sensors scan the targeted landing site, and the pattern is
adjusted to match the landing siteís relative velocity and spatial position.
At this point, the Transporter emitter array sends out a
subspace carrier wave signal along the first level subspace barrier. The ACB
is then "beamed" along this carrier wave to its destination. At the
destination, the ACB returns fully to normal space and the long-range phase
transition rematerialization process begins. This essentially reverses the
It is entirely possible for the operator to intentionally
disrupt the ACB and disperse phased matter into normal space. This process,
however, will release tremendous amounts of energy, as the object attempts
to "re-phase" back into normal space, and unleashes much of its molecular
bonding energies as its original configurations are destroyed. Also, any
energy that the object held, such as a battery, will also be released. This
released energy often creates an explosion.
This process is much the same for bringing an object "to"
the Transporter unit, with the exception that the ACB is initially formed,
the dematerialization occurs, etc., at a distance. The ACB is then drawn
back into the emitter array and rematerialization takes place.
Each operation takes 5 seconds from the moment the ACB is
engaged until it is disengaged. Systems reset and cool down takes 85
seconds. Each Transporter station can perform only one transport operation
every 90 seconds. To transport a mass of 250 kg requires an expenditure of
37 MW of energy.
Normal operating range for standard Federation
Transporters depends on the maximum range of the Imaging Scanners, the
Ionizers, and the Phase Transition equipment. Normal range is 40,000 km. The
range for emergency or shuttle-based Transporters is 15,000 km. If a
Transporter can link into a system that contains its own equipment, that
range can be extended greatly. In cases of low power, or interferences from
subspace, electromagnetic fields, or radiation, this figure can be reduced
at the GMís discretion. Severe interference can result in the Transporter
being unable to operate. Transporters cannot normally be used through
deflector screens, dense masses of matter, intense energy fields,
gravimetric fields, or things which otherwise may affect the structure of
the subspace barrier. Interference can also be caused by certain radioactive
materials, minerals, or ores, ionic radiation, and so forth. Interference
can be partially decreased by utilizing either tandem Transporter units, and
essentially Ďbeamingí from one unit to the other, or by using Pattern
Enhancers to improve the information flow between the Transporter and the
Transporting from a Transporter station that is within a
Warp bubble is possible, but only if subspace conditions at the destination
are very similar. The less similar the condition, the greater the likelihood
of failure. This means, if Transporting objects from ships under Warp, it is
best if both vessels are travelling at the same speed.
Transporting while the target and destination are at
wildly different velocities can create a minor distortion in the
materialization pattern, giving the sensation known as "Walking Through
Walls". This is often referred to as "Near Warp Transport", since it is
usually performed by a ship dropping out of Warp only long enough to
complete the cycle.
To successfully transport matter to or from a Transporter
array, a successful (modified) Electronics Operations:
Transporter skill roll must be made. If it succeeds, then
the transport occurred correctly. If it fails, the amount it was failed by
is subtracted from a second Electronics Operations: Transporter skill roll
(which is also modified by all of the original modifiers). If this roll also
fails, then the amount that this roll was failed by will govern results. If
the second roll fails by 1 to 15 points (1 to 10 in older models), the
object will begin to suffer from some form of physical imbalance, most
likely Transporter Psychosis. If it fails by 16 to 19 points (11 to 19 in
older models), then the object is destroyed in a particularly grisly
fashion. If the roll fails by 20 points or more, something "weird" happens.
If the second roll succeeds, then transport is still successful. The
operator is considered to have noticed the mistake themselves and corrected
the problem. Any failure can also indicate that the computer has cancelled
the operation due to safety parameters being exceeded. If this occurs,
transport cannot be successfully performed until 85 seconds pass, while the
Transporter resets itself. A critical failure doubles reset time as the
computer compensates for the unforeseen trouble. Final decisions are up to
"Weird", in the case above, can indicate that the object
was somehow duplicated, was thrown "out of phase" with the normal universe,
swaps bodies with a nearby parallel universe, etc. This decision is also
left up to the GM.
The following modifiers apply to the effective skill
levels when attempting a Transport operation.
Transporting TO a location:
+10 (Base of 40,000 km) -1 per extra 1,000 km. *
Transport through dense
materials: (such as: rock, cement, etc.)
-1 per 100 meters.
Transport through ultra-dense
materials: (such as: reinforced concrete,
-1 per meter.
Transport through shielded
materials: (such as: forcescreens, etc.)
-1 per millimeter.
Other Transporter abilities include:
Hold in Pattern Buffer:
The Pattern Buffer is a device that delays transmission of
the matter stream while the Doppler compensators correct for relative motion
between the Transporter emitter and the target coordinates. However, the
Pattern Buffer is also capable of holding matter that is to be sent or has
been received for up to seven minutes. This is mainly used to detain a
transported object while giving time for security officers to arrive at that
Transport site. After the seven minute delay, the computer will
automatically complete reintegration of the matter so that no image
degradation will occur.
This is the process of purposely reintegrating matter
after disengaging the ACB. It allows matter to reform without a pattern. To
do this, safety interlocks must be overridden. This requires a Electronics
Operations: Transporter roll and takes two seconds. This is used to
accomplish the harmless dispersal of highly dangerous transport subjects,
such as explosive devices. The transported object will form randomly,
usually taking the form of gases and microscopic particulates, frequently
creating an explosion.
When matter is beamed in, the molecular pattern is scanned
by the computer using a level 12 diagnosis program. The program specifically
looks for patterns corresponding to various bacteriological and viral forms.
If their patterns are detected, the incoming pattern is manipulated to
render the offending form(s) inert. This program can only recognize patterns
it has been previously programmed for. It is not fool-proof, but will
eliminate over 95% of all known viral, pathological, and bacteriological
Rules for Installing Transporters in Starships can be
found in GURPS: VEHICLES (p.69-70) but lower the TL to 10
Communicators used by the Federation, Romulans, Klingons,
Borg and Ferengi are all similar in nature and are considered fast FTL
radios. With support from a ship in orbit they have a range of about 50,000
km; without support on a planet, they allow line-of-sight communications to
a distance of 500 km. They can be comm badge types, like the Federation
currently uses, or hand-held. Transporters can lock onto this signal in
order to increase reliability of transport. Comm badges can adhere to almost
any surface using a magnatomic adhesion area. They are powered by a
rechargeable Saurium Krellide crystal that provides continuous usage for two
weeks. They can be security coded to particular individuals.
KLINGON CEREMONIAL WEAPONS
batítelh (Physical/Average - Defaults to
This is a crescent-shaped, two-handed sword. It is also
the legendary Sword of Honor, first created by the Klingon warrior Kahless
the Unforgettable over 1500 years ago. This skill gives the character the
ability to use this item effectively.
dík tahg (Physical/Average - Defaults to
DX-4 or Knife-2).
The dík tahg, also called the Klingon Ceremonial Blade, is
a large knife designed to inflict extra damage on impaling attacks. It has
two small Ďarmsí that snap out into position before combat begins. These
arms are designed to increase the amount of impaling damage.
ginítak (Physical/Average - Defaults to DX-5
The ginítak spear has a large, oddly-shaped blade set on a
short thick haft into which are carved a regular series of notches. The butt
of the haft has two animal fangs set into it. Because of its large head, it
does more damage than similarly-sized spears. It is used entirely for
combat. Anyone unfamiliar with it takes a -2 unfamiliarity penalty, as per
kutíluch (Physical/Easy - Defaults to DX-4
The kutíluch is a large knife with a serrated blade that
leaves a nasty wound. It is usually used by assassins, and as such is
frequently poisoned. It can be considered the "dishonorable" counterpart to
the dík tahg. Impaling damage is at a maximum of 1d+2. The statistics below
represent a large specimen of a kutíluch.
qaívak (Physical/Average - Defaults to DX-5,
Spear-1 or Staff-2).
The qaívak spear is a slim metal javelin used in the
Klingon game of qaívak, the object of which is to hurl the spear through the
center of a half-meter hoop rolled through a series of stakes. This is
considered essential training for the Klingon ceremonial hunt, which is
performed using the qaívak spears. It can be used in melee, or more
commonly, using the Spear Throwing skill.
LIFE SUPPORT BELTS
These are essentially the same as the ones described in
Ultra-Tech (pg. 93 - sidebar), except that they can
operate for a longer period of time (about 8 hours), and include an internal
These are large shoes that allow a user to walk along
bulkheads or on Starship hulls in low-G or zero-G conditions. Movement is
reduced to Ĺ Move unless the character has the Vacc Suit skill, then
movement is full. There are two types:
one is fitted like shoes for indoor use and located in
emergency lockers on most ships, the other type is designed to be fitted
onto any Vacc Suit. It takes 10 seconds to put a pair on, 5 seconds to
remove a pair. Weight is 2 lbs.
PADD stands for Personal Access Display Device. They are
small hand-held units, specifically configured for individual users. They
function (sort of) like a small Tricorder, with much more limited abilities.
They can be configured for different functions, depending on the whims of
the owner. Every officer in Starfleet will be issued a PADD which they then
configure for their own needs. Typically, PADDs are programmed to help with
normal Starfleet duties. Treat them as small multi-purpose computers.
Replicators can "duplicate" any item that they have a
pattern for. They are considered by these rules to be a specialized form of
Transporters. Replicators scan items for data storage, and then place the
results of that scan into the shipís memory storage systems. They use a
small quantity of the matter in storage for the shipís engines to convert
into the item required. They are primarily used to provide a wider variety
of food choices than would be possible if the food components were to be
carried on board ships. Most personnel cannot tell the difference between
standard food and replicated food, however a few do claim to be able to tell
the difference. Replicators cannot reproduce items that they do not have
patterns for. Nor can they produce materials on the quantum level, only the
molecular level. Thus they can be used to manufacture items or repair
portions of a Starship, but these items or repairs will never be as stable
or durable as a purposefully-manufactured item. In general, Replicators are
used only to produce food, disposable clothing, and emergency items, The
ultimate limits of their abilities lies with GMís.
Replicators seem to be a new item in the TNG era, but
"food slots" in TOS may have been earlier versions. Note that cold-pressed
latinum is one of the few substances in the galaxy which cannot be
replicated with any degree of success, hence its value to some
The Tricorder is (sort of) a Swiss-Army knife of hand-held
computing units, containing a powerful on-board computer, sensors, and
subspace transceiver to link up with the main computer on board a ship in
Current Federation models are small, hand-held boxes
weighing 353 grams that swing open to reveal a display screen and controls.
They are powered by a rechargeable Saurium Krellide crystal that can provide
18 hours of continuous usage, longer with power conservation features
The Tricorder concept is very simple: combine a suite of
sensors for material, energy, and biological analysis with a computerized
record/playback mechanism. A small computer provides limited on-site
analysis of the readings and presents the results to the user. Over the
years, this concept has been refined, as more powerful computers drive more
sensitive sensors with greater range. The basic concept remains the same: it
detects, it analyzes, it records, and it presents the results to the user.
Most historians attribute Tricorders to Vulcans, who have
been using miniature computer analysis tools for centuries. The truth is,
many advanced cultures developed similar devices as they matured. The
Vulcans have a history of relying on the Tricorder for a wide variety of
uses, and they submitted the first prototypes in the early days of the
A Tricorderís strength rests in the hands of the operator.
It is not an independent probe, but merely a tool that, when used by someone
properly trained, can improve individual performance in a variety of
As a computer, consider it to have a complexity level of
3. It can accept input from the front panel keys or by voice commands. It
also has the following software and capabilities on board:
Tricorders can maintain and store vast amounts of data in
their own memory, which they use to help evaluate data collected on site.
Through the Datalink software and the subspace transceiver
assembly, the Tricorder can instantly download or upload data to the shipís
computer, as long as the shipís computer is in range. Special programs may
also be run and/or stored on-board, depending on circumstances, such as:
Biochemistry being used to sample planetary conditions,
The Tricorderís most important function is finding things.
The standard TR-580 can detect minerals, power sources, life forms, and a
wide range of other items. Detection range varies with the size of the
object being sought. A unit set to detect power supplies, for example, can
detect an in-use battery at 1000 meters, a Starship in orbit, or a planetís
sun if properly used. As an aid, use the Size and Speed/Range Table (pg.
B201), with a +15 bonus for the sensors and scanners in the Tricorder. Thus,
if you wanted to find a person that was hiding about 200 kilometers away,
they would have a size modifier of -19. Add the Tricorders +15, and that
person could be found with an Elec. Oper.: Sensors roll of -4! This roll
could be further modified by environmental conditions such as unusual power
fields, atmospheric ionization, etc. For example, locating the person
mentioned above would be much easier if they were hiding in the desert than
if they were hiding in a densely-populated jungle.
Specialists gain a further advantage with the use of a
Tricorder. By using the Tricorderís analysis capabilities in concert with
specialty skills, you can greatly enhance your evaluation of whatever you
examine. The successful use of a Tricorder in a specialty application adds
+4 to your skill for that use. Failure means nothing is gained. A critical
failure subtracts 4. Note that you must be fairly close to your subject to
get an accurate analysis. The smaller the subject, the closer you need to
Tricorders also yield an advantage on most sense rolls. To
gain this advantage, you must first save against your skill in Elec. Oper.:
Sensors. If you succeed, you may make the sense roll with a +2 bonus. A
failure indicates that the Tricorderís readings are of no use to you. A
critical failure will result in a -2 penalty.
It is fairly easy to set a Tricorder to record, so this is
generally an automatic success, except under stressful or distracting
conditions. In these circumstances, a saving roll on Elec. Oper.: Sensors
would be necessary. A stealth roll might be needed to operate the device
quietly if needed.
There are also specialized Tricorders for Science,
Medicine, Psychology (Psychotricorders) and Engineering. Tricorders can also
have external hand-held sensing devices. Medical Tricorders are covered in
another section of these rules.
Universal Translators are used to provide real-time
two-way translations of spoken languages. In the TOS era, Universal
Translators were wand-shaped items that sensed the brainwave frequencies of
intelligent lifeforms, and provided comparable linguistic terms for
communications. These provided quick, though inexact translations, and by
the TNG era have been replaced by sophisticated computer programs stored on
board Starship computer banks. These programs analyze samples of alien
languages and derive translations within minutes, although much more
extensive analysis is necessary before they may be used for diplomatic
functions. Away Teams may access the Universal Translator programs with
their Comm Badges via subspace links.
Warp Drives are pretty much described in GURPS: VEHICLES.
No real changes are needed.
VULCAN CEREMONIAL WEAPONS
ahn-woon (Physical/Average - No default).
The ahn-woon is an ancient Vulcan weapon consisting of a
strip of leather that can be used as a noose or a whip. It must be readied
for one turn to change grips. The noose only does damage if it is wrapped
around the neck, and the whip has a maximum damage of 1d-1.
lirpa (Physical/Average - Defaults to DX-5).
The lirpa is an ancient Vulcan weapon with a spade-shaped
blade on one end and a heavy bludgeon at the other often used during Pon
Farr ritual combats. One can strike with the blade, haft, or bludgeon, but
after each strike the user must ready the weapon for one turn. He must also
ready the weapon to switch from a long grip to a short grip and vice versa.
The lirpa is a very heavy, unfamiliar weapon that requires a strong user,
and anyone unfamiliar with it must take a -2 penalty as per the rules on
The following is a list of items that should be considered
to be either widely available or widely unavailable in a Star Trek campaign.
However, feel free to use any item in Ultra Tech, Space, etc., on rare
occasions as the GM permits. Just remember that Starfleet, and then the
Romulans, have the best equipment. Other races should be limited to lesser
equipment except in special circumstances.
Monocrys and Reflect Armor are ineffective against Phaser
or Disruptor fire (but are still quite useful against other beam weapons).
Ablative armor is used on some Federation ships to reduce
Phaser damage. Use as personal armor has not been demonstrated.
Weapons: All superseded by Phasers.
Cloning: Although possible, Cloning is not widely used in
the Federation, and has only recently been perfected by the Klingon Empire.
In the Federation, Clones are considered to be different from their donors,
and enjoy full legal rights as separate individuals.
Bionics: Their use is not extensive in the Federation.
However, Borg use Bionics extensively.
Brain Transplants: Virtually unknown.
Pneumospray Hypo: This is a Trek Hypospray.
Retro-Reflective Armor: PD 3, DR 1 versus Phasers.
Weapons: All superseded by Phasers.
Diagnosis Table: Available in a Federation Sick Bay.
Braintaping: was used in 2365 by Dr. Ira Graves. Was also
used by Dr. Soong in the transfer of his wifeís memories to the android body
he had built. The Federation disdains its use.
Recorder Implants: N/A.
Advanced Implant Communicator: N/A.
Bionic Gills: N/A.
Silver Tongue: N/A.
Laser Crystals: N/A.
Weapons: All superseded by Phasers.
Neurolashes: A Ferengi Favorite.
Reflex Armor: N/A.
Powered Combat Armor: N/A.
Brain Implants: N/A.
Brainwipe: available, but considered cruel and unusual
punishment by the UFP.
Electron Pistols: these are replaced by Phasers.
Ecstasy Weapons: N/A.
Force Swords: N/A.
Deflectors: used as ship defenses, under development in a
personal and/or hand-held model.
Thermal Superconducting Armor: N/A.
Energy Cloth: N/A.
Brain Implants: N/A.
Holographic Equipment: This is currently at the "Holodeck"
level of development.
Ultra-Tech: TL/12 (and up)
The only technology available from these levels of
development are Transporters. It is currently unknown how the Federation was
able to develop Teleportation technology so soon. See GURPS: Ultra-Tech (pg.
117) for more information. Replicators are considered to be a specialized
type of Transporter for the purpose of these rules.