Campaign of the Month: January 2012
Star Trek Late Night
Used on interstellar starships, astromech droids were mobile multi-role droids capable of hyperspace navigation, systems monitoring/control, damage repair, and data storage. These droids had extensive databases of stellar systems and hyperspatial coordinates, which were necessary for faster-than-light travel. Astromech droids were also used in certain starfighter models, typically those with hyperdrives. They served a similar, though expanded, role — supplementing the ship’s onboard computer systems and aiding the pilot in navigation, repair, and interfacing.
More advanced astromech models could often pilot a small craft by themselves, blurring the line between an astromech droid and a pilot droid. Some astromechs, like members of the R2 series, were equipped with numerous features that expanded their functionality beyond navigation and repair, allowing them to become useful in almost any situation.
Because of their emphasis in technical fields, astromech droids were not equipped with vocabulators or language programming, instead communicating through a series of beeps and whistles known as binary. In addition to an astromech’s factory-installed functionality, many of these droids were customizable, allowing upgrades to sensors, tools, software, and even basic hardware.
- Fitness 3 (6)
- Vitality (+1)
- Coordination 2 (6)
- Intellect 3 (6)
- Logic (+1)
- Presence 2 (5)
- Empathy (-1)
- Psi 0 (0)
- Force 0 (0)
- Essence 0 (0)
- Science-Space (Astrogation) 1 (2)
- Computers (Programing) 1 (2)
- Culture (Creator’s Race) 1 (2)
- History (Creator’s Race) 1 (2)
- Starship Systems – Creator’s Ships (Flight Control) 1 (2)
- Language: (Machine Language) [Fluent/R/W] (+4)
- Eidetic Memory (+3)
- Sense of Time (+1)
- Assisted Healing (-5)
- Resistance (Radiation/Temperature) (+2)
- Synthetic being (+2) (Requires Oil Baths and Recharging)
- Pacifism (Self Defense Only) (-3)
- Restricted (Programing) (-3)
- Mathmatical Ability (+3)
Notable Astromech Droids
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