Automobile (3.5e Equipment)

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Author: Eiji-kun (talk)
Date Created: 6-23-11
Status: Complete
Editing: Mechanical changes on Talk please.
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A common sight in modern settings, the automobile is the transportation of choice composed of metal, plastic, and other composite materials. This version is for an average car of its time period, typically holding up to four medium creatures and a 5 ft cube of space in the trunk. Operating an automobile is a DC 5 Ride check in most conditions, while poor weather and visibility can add +10 to the check. As the automobile is not sentient, the driver must use their move actions to operate the vehicle. Those inside the vehicle benefit from total cover (or partial cover if the windows are down). The doors can be locked, and can be equipped with good locks.

The vehicle has a move speed of 90 feet with average maneuverability. This functions like a flight maneuverability for the purposes of how quickly you can turn but limited to ground movement. Difficult terrain increases the Ride checks by +5. When going uphill, your speed decreases by 10 feet, while going downhill increases your speed by 10 feet. On smooth road-like surfaces, the overland speed (but not the tactical speed) of the automobile doubles, averaging about 102 mph at maximum. The automobile has a light load carrying capacity of 3000 lbs, and heavy loads apply their penalty to Ride checks to control the vehicle.

Automobiles run on F.U.E.L.. The typical automobile can store 10 units of F.U.E.L., and spends one unit every 30 miles. In high tech settings a fusion cell can substitute for a years worth of fuel.

Typical automobiles have hardness 6 and 60 hp, and take up the space of a Large creature with AC 10 (-5 dex, +6 natural, -1 size). Add the driver's Dexterity to AC when driven. When the automobile is reduced to 20% of its health, its movement speed is cut in half and it only provides partial cover.

Craft Technology DC 25; weight 3000 lb; Price 9000 gp.

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Eiji-kun's Homebrew (5605 Articles)
AuthorEiji-kun +
Cost9000 gp +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
RatingUndiscussed +
SummaryA classic generic car suitable for any two to four seater vehicle. +
TitleAutomobile +