Combot

Combot is a contraction of combat and robot. This robot type is responsible for fulfilling the murderous needs of its fabricators. There is no mistaking that a combot’s role is to destroy life and break things. This goal does not mean a combot is without rules of engagement or war rules. A combot should not be an indiscriminate destroyer of everything.

Combots should not be mecha sized city killers that destroy the game balance. Combots are supposed to be smaller sized drones that fit into a playable human scale. However, a combot can still be a campaign disrupting killing machine.

Combots are broken robots that are no longer under the direction of a commander or corporation. This lack of clear direction can make combots more disturbed than other robots. The more powerful the combot, the more likely a powerful owner is looking to control it. Combots often have a prehistory of being pursued by established groups in a campaign or milieu.

Combot Attribute Requirements
Attribute minimums required for combot type

Combot Type

Attributes

Expendable

Nil

Defensive

CON 20

Light Offensive

CON 19; DEX 15

Heavy Offensive

CON 23; STR 27

Combot Type

Attributes

Expendable Combot

Drawing of a walking robot with a target on it’s helmet.

Expendable combot.

Expendable Combot Fabrication Info (C-E)
High casualty cannon fodder for peace keeping or worse.

Attributes

Primes

CON 2 or 4; DEX 4; INT 1 or 3; STR 4

Minimums

Nil

Hit Points

5 HPS per point of CON

Adaptability

15%

Size

Medium

Value:

1000000

Systems

Offensive

1 roll Table 1

Defensive

1 roll

Peripheral

1 Primary

These robots are ex-recon, ex-aids or malfunctioning mechanized infantry. An expendable combot may be a walking bomb looking for its target. Regardless of what it used to be, the expendable combot has gone freelance. Expendable combots can drive military vehicles in combat situations. Regardless of the expendable’s Intelligence score, it has a good memory for combat details.

Defensive Combot

Large robot with drill and cannons being offered a flower from a tiny humanoid.

Winning the hearts and minds of robots.

Defensive Combot Fabrication Info (C-D)
Protect the perimeter.

Attributes

Primes

CON 2, 4; DEX 4; INT 1, 3; STR 4

Minimums

CON 20 or greater

Hit Points

21-30 (1d10+20) per point of CON

Adaptability

1%

Size

Large

Value:

10000000

Systems

Offensive

1 roll Table 1

Defensive

1 per 4 points of CON

Peripheral

1 Primary

Defensive combots defend positions from enemy attack. They are naturally protective of geographical spaces and fellow personas.

Not surprisingly, defensive combots have many defensive systems. A defensive combot with a 20 Constitution would get five defensive systems. That is a lot of defences. All defensive combots have the following peripherals and programming baked in.

Demoralize

Demoralize is a programme that allows the robot to create short-range psychological discomforts. The defensive combot can create irritating noises or utter vile comments and insults about the enemy. This programming’s in-game effect is unclear but mostly adds a colourful element to combat. The defensive combot’s Charisma score determines how effective her demoralizing actions are.

Fortify

Analyze attacking enemy formations to optimize defensive strategies. Fortify programming can also determine if there is no organized attack pattern. The success of fortify programming depends on the combot’s Intelligence score.

Intruder Detection

Intruder detection makes it very difficult for anything to sneak into the detection perimeter. The range of the detection perimeter is ten hexes per point of Awareness. The success of detecting a perimeter violation is also dependent on the combot’s Awareness score.

Anti-Anti-Detection System

Another ability included within the given range is the robots Anti-anti-detection system. The anti-anti-detection system detects technological stealth devices within the intruder detection perimeter. This system alerts the defensive combot to the presence of such devices, but the location of the anti-detection technology is not automatic. The effectiveness of the anti-anti-detection system depends on the combot’s Awareness score.

Weapon Identification

A defensive combot can identify any weapon type that damages her. The success of weapon identification programming depends on the combot’s Intelligence score.

Light Offensive Combot

Drawing of a floating pop machine loaded with guns and rocket launchers.

Its the steel thing

Light Offensive Combot Fabrication Info (C-L)
Delivering freedom from a can.

Attributes

Primes

CON 2 or 4; DEX 4; INT 1 or 3; STR 4

Minimums

CON 19; DEX 15

Hit Points

16-25 (15+1d10) per point of CON

Adaptability

-50%

Size

Large

Value:

100000000

Systems

Offensive

2 rolls on Table 2
1 roll on Table 3

Defensive

2 rolls

Peripheral

None

Light offensive combots are attack drones. They have a plethora of small arms. Light offensive combots are for close-quarter combat, such as in cities or spaceships. Light combots are tactical machines and are not considered expendable. If it fits the story, a light offensive referee persona combot will control expendable combots. Referee persona light combots can have 0-3 (1d4-1) expendable combots under their command.

Heavy Offensive Combot

Drawing of a tank sized robot with many big guns.

Offensive and heavy.

Heavy Offensive Combot Fabrication Info (C-H)
Destroyer of all things in it’s path, even campaigns.

Attributes

Primes

CON 2 or 4; DEX 4; INT 1 or 3; STR 4

Minimums

CON 23; STR 27

Hit Points

16-25 (15+1d10) per point of CON

Adaptability

-100%

Size

Gigantic

Value:

1000000042

Systems

Offensive

1 roll on Table 2
1 roll on Table 3
1 roll on Table 4

Defensive

3 rolls

Peripheral

None

The heavy offensive combot is the beast of the robot world. The heavy offensive combot softens, destroys and punches through enemy lines. The heavy offensive combot is literally heavy, and it is one of the few gigantic-sized robots. The heavy also refers to the weapons that the combot carries. Even this combot’s smaller arms tend to be higher powered. The heavy combot has heavy weapons like bombs, artillery and missiles.

Heavy offensive combots are hardened for combat and do not avoid risk. The Defence Rating for a heavy combot starts at 775.

Heavy Weapons

Every heavy offensive combot gets one roll on the Heavy Combot Heavy Weapon Table. A heavy weapon can create a game imbalance. The referee can neuter the heavy weapon by having the weapon out of ammunition or in need of launch codes. If the Nuk-O-Matic cannon wrecks the campaign balance, don’t use it.

Heavy Combot Heavy Weapon Table
Add Strength attribute score to the 1d100 roll.

Die Roll (1d100)

Heavy Weapon

01-27

Popcorn Machine

28-60

Bomb only

61-90

Bomb/Missile

91-110

1 Artillery

111-120

1 Artillery
1 Bomb only

121-128

1 Artillery
1 Missile/Bomb

>129

Naval Artillery

Die Roll

Heavy Weapon

A popcorn machine makes a yummy snack from seeds.