10 June 2019

Flux Shields

Inspired by Dune, of course. Dune is the best.
Flux shields are a rare piece of pre-Turn technology sometimes found in the ruined government vaults and military bases lost deep within the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Unlike other types of force field generators, flux shields are small enough to carry on your person, usually on a shield belt, or integrated into power armour.

When activated, the shield generator projects a flexible force field wound tightly around the wearer, offering variable damage reduction based on the power cell used to power the flux shield. Active flux shield glows as brightly as a candle and  emits a low droning sound.

Roll the Power Die once per round when you have your flux shield activated. In addition to that, roll the Power Die X times whenever you are stuck by an attack, where X is the intensity (damage reduction) offered by the shield. The intensity of the shield can be adjusted on your turn.
Flux shield generator.
Unfortunately, flux shields are highly vulnerable to phasic attacks. Whenever an active flux shield is struck by a phasic weapon, roll its Power Die on the table below:
  1. The shield's power cell is drained of all energy.
  2. The shield generator burns up and must be repaired.
  3. The weapon short-circuits and its power cell is destroyed.
  4. The shield flares up, blinding anyone who is looking at it for 1d6 rounds.
  5. The shield collapses. The user takes double damage from the phasic attack.
  6. The shield generator overloads, encasing the wearer in an impenetrable, immovable force field for 1d6 rounds.
  7. The shield generator explodes, inflicting the damage from the energy attack in a 10 m radius.
  8. The phasic weapon explodes, inflicting its damage to the attacker.
  9. The phasic attack completely ignores the flux shield.
  10. (And more.) Both the shield generator and the phasic weapon explode, dealing X damage in a 10 m radius, where X is the number rolled.

Shield generators can also be temporarily disabled through EMP or ion discharges.

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