Paddle Steamer (3.5e Equipment)
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This riverboat is powered by steam, and pushed by large waterwheels on its left and right. It is about 60 x 20, with three main decks and small cramped space about to hold a crew of seven (with a crew of fourteen if shifts are cycled on who gets the gets). In the lower deck are two steam engines which funnel in water from the outside and heat it with either mundane furnaces or (in more magic rich societies) heated metal kept hot by magic. The ship stands about 20 ft high from water line to the top deck, not including the quarterdeck. The boats are generally made of wood with metal banding for durability, and for safety around the lower decks and the flammable materials by the steam engines. It has a hardness of 7, 720 hp, and a size modifier of -4 (gargantuan). It has a top speed of 100 ft per round, or roughly 20 mph, or half that for a slow cruise. The ship is not generally armed, though cargo may include weapons for the self-defense of the crew.
Craft DC 25 Woodworking or Machinery; Price 3,000 gp.