G E N E R A L     E Q U I P M E N T

Many of the items in this section are battery operated. Any device that uses batteries comes with them. As a rule, ignore battery life—assume characters are smart enough to recharge or replace their batteries between adventures, and that the batteries last as long as needed during adventures. If battery life is important in your game, roll 1d20 every time a battery-operated item is used. On a result of 1, the battery charge runs out and the item is useless. New batteries cost 10. General equipment is described through a number of stats (see Table: General Equipment).
Weight: This column gives the item’s weight.
Purchase Price: This is the purchase price to buy the item.
Restriction: The restriction rating for the item.

Table: General Equipment 1

Object

Size

Weight

Cost

Restriction

Bags and Boxes

Aluminum travel case

10 lb. Capacity

Med

5 lb.

100

--

40 lb. Capacity

Large

10 lb.

110

--

75 lb. capacity

Large

15 lb.

120

--

Briefcase

Med

2 lb.

170

--

Contractor’s field bag

Med

2 lb.

60

--

Day pack

Small

2 lb.

50

--

Handbag

Small

1 lb.

40

--

Range pac

Standard

Small

2 lb.

70

--

Oversized

Med

3 lb.

90

--

Patrol box

Med

4 lb.

90

--

Clothing

Clothing outfit

Business

Med

3 lb.

220

--

Casual

Med

2 lb.

80

--

Formal

Med

3 lb.

250

--

Fatigues

Med

3 lb.

90

--

Ghillie suit

Med

5 lb.

60

--

Uniform

Med

2 lb.

90

--

Outerwear

Coat

Med

2 lb.

80

--

Fatigue jacket

Med

2 lb.

70

--

Overcoat

Med

3 lb.

90

--

Parka

Med

3 lb.

90

--

Photojournalist’s vest

Med

1 lb.

90

--

Windbreaker

Med

1 lb.

60

--

Tool belt

Small

2 lb.

90

--

Computers and Consumer Electronics

Camera (Digital)

Tiny

0.5 lb.

140

--

Cell phone

Dim

--

90

--

Computer Terminal

Med

5 lb

860

--

Digital audio recorder

Tiny

1 lb.

200

--

Over Ear Hands-Free

Tiny

1 lb.

300

--

Portable video camera

Small

2 lb.

160

--

Printer

Med

3 lb.

120

--

Walkie-talkie

Tiny

1 lb.

150

--

Surveillance Gear

Bug sweeper

Med

4.5 lb.

1750

--

Metal detector

Small

2 lb.

110

--

Night vision goggles

Small

3 lb.

170

--

Object

Size

Weight

Cost

Restriction

Microphone

Contact

Small

1 lb.

200

--

Laser

Small

3.5 lb.

1000

--

Parabolic

Small

4.5 lb.

350

--

Professional Equipment

Bolt cutter

Med

5 lb.

60

--

Caltrops (25)

Small

2 lb.

50

--

Vehicle opening kit

Tiny

1 lb.

160

Lic (+1)

Chemical kit

Med

6 lb.

160

--

Demolitions kit

Med

5 lb.

130

Lic (+1)

Disguise kit

Med

5 lb.

120

--

Duct tape

Tiny

1 lb.

10

--

Electrical tool kit

Large

12 lb.

240

--

Evidence kit

Med

6 lb.

70

--

Fake ID

Fine

--

See text

Illegal (+4)

First aid kit

Small

3 lb.

100

--

Forgery kit

Small

3 lb.

240

--

Glasscutter, circular

Med

5 lb.

275

Res (+2)

Handcuffs

Tiny

0.5

150

--

Instrument, keyboard

Large

12 lb.

240

--

Instrument, percussion

Huge

50 lb.

240

--

Instrument, stringed

Large

7 lb.

230

--

Instrument, wind

Tiny

1 lb.

180

--

Jaws of life

Large

40 lb.

1200

Res (+2)

Lock pick set

Tiny

1 lb.

190

--

Lock release gun

Tiny

0.5 lb.

520

Res (+2)

Mechanical tool kit

Large

22 lb.

330

--

Multipurpose tool

Tiny

0.5 lb.

90

--

Ram, portable

Large

35 lb.

200

Res (+2)

Search-and-rescue kit

Med

7 lb.

120

--

Spike strip

Huge

22 lb.

130

--

Therm-optic Coat

Med

5 lbs

2 000

Mil (+3)

Medical Gear

Medical kit

Med

5 lb.

150

--

Pharmacist kit

Med

6 lb.

170

Res (+2)

Surgery kit

Med

5 lb.

160

Lic (+1)

Survival Gear

Backpack

Med

3 lb.

50

--

Binoculars

Small

2 lb.

70

--

Chemical light sticks (5)

Tiny

1 lb.

20

--

Climbing gear

Large

10 lb.

210

--

Compass

Dim

0.5 lb.

25

--

Fire extinguisher

Med

3 lb.

50

--

Flash goggles

Tiny

2 lb.

250

--

Flashlight

Penlight

Dim

0.5 lb.

20

--

Standard

Tiny

1 lb.

40

--

Battery flood

Small

2 lb.

90

--

Gas mask

Small

5 lb.

130

--

Portable stove

Tiny

1 lb.

90

--

Sleeping bag

Med

4 lb.

50

--

Tent

2-person dome

Med

4 lb.

80

--

4-person dome

Med

7 lb.

120

--

8-person dome

Large

10 lb.

230

--

Trail rations (12)

Tiny

1 lb.

50

--

Object

Size

Weight

Cost

Restriction

Battery Flare

Small

1lbs

100

--

Purifying Filter

Small

5lb.

35

--

Weapon Accessories

Box magazine

Tiny

0.5 lb.

40

--

Detonator

Blasting cap

Tiny

0.5 lb.

40

Lic (+1)

Radio controlled

Tiny

0.5 lb.

100

Lic (+1)

Timed

Tiny

0.5 lb.

70

Lic (+1)

Wired

Tiny

1 lb

60

Lic (+1)

Holster

Hip

Tiny

1 lb.

50

--

Concealed carry

Tiny

0.5 lb.

80

--

HV Field Pack

Medium

8 lb.

500

Lic (+1)

Illuminator

Tiny

0.5 lb.

70

--

Laser sight

Tiny

0.5 lb.

150

--

Scope

Standard

Tiny

0.5 lb.

110

--

Electro-optical

Small

3 lb.

180

--

Speed loader

Tiny

0.5 lb.

30

--

Suppressor

Pistol

Tiny

1 lb.

120

Mil (+3)

Rifle

Small

4 lb.

140

Mil (+3)

C O M P U T E R S     A N D     C O N S U M E R     E L E C T R O N I C S

Camera-- Digital: A digital camera uses no film; instead, its pictures are simply downloaded to a computer as image files. No film developing is necessary. The resolution is 30 mega-pixel.
Digital Audio Recorder: These tiny recorders (about the size of a deck of playing cards) can record up to eight hours of audio and can be connected to a computer to download the digital recording. Digital audio recorders don’t have extremely sensitive microphones; they only pick up sounds within 10 feet.
Walkie-Talkie: This high-end civilian model allows a character to program in twenty different frequencies from thousands of choices—making it likely that the character can find a frequency that not being used by anyone else within range. The device can be used with or without a voice-activated headset (included). It has a range of 15 miles.

S U R V E I L L A N C E     G E A R

Battery Flare: A battery powered bright candle, the charge only lasts for one hour but illuminates are area more than 50 feet in radius.
Binoculars: Binoculars are useful for watching opponents, wild game, and sporting events from a long distance. Electro-optical binoculars function the same as standard binoculars in normal light. In darkness, however, users looking through them see in infrared.
Flash Goggles: These eye coverings provide total protection against blinding light. They work for one hour per charge.
Flashlight: Flashlights come in a wide variety of sizes and quality levels. Those covered here are professional, heavy-duty models, rugged enough to withstand the rigors of modern adventuring. Flashlights negate penalties for darkness within their illuminated areas.
Penlight: This small flashlight can be carried on a key ring. It projects a beam of light 10 feet long and 5 feet wide at its end.
Standard: This heavy metal flashlight projects a beam 30 feet long and 15 feet across at its end.
Battery Flood: Practically a handheld spotlight, this item projects a bright beam 100 feet long and 50 feet across at its end.
Metal Detector: This handheld device provides a +10 equipment bonus on all Search checks involving metal objects. The Battery lasts one hour per charge.
Night Vision Goggles: Night vision goggles use passive light gathering to improve vision in near-dark conditions. They grant the user the ability to see in darkness, also called darkvision—but because of the restricted field of view and lack of depth perception these goggles provide, they impose a –4 penalty on all Spot and Search checks made by someone wearing them. Night vision goggles must have at least a little light to operate. A cloudy night provides sufficient ambient light, but a pitch-black cave or a sealed room doesn’t. For situations of total darkness, the goggles come with an infrared illuminator that, when switched on, operates like a flashlight whose light is visible only to the wearer (or anyone else wearing night vision goggles).
Portable Stove: This small stove works on kerosene or white gasoline, and can easily be broken down and carried for backpacking. The Battery lasts for one hour per charge.
Purifying Filter: This removes all impurities from water to make it drinkable. This includes sifting water from sludge or even from mud. The Filter can create fifty gallons of drinkable water before being saturated.
Trail Rations: Trail rations come in a number of commercial options. They all provide the necessary energy and nutrition for survival. A case is 12 meals.
Thermoptic Coat: A coat that looks like a raincoat but when activated will cover the user in thermoptic camouflage. Unlike other thermoptics when this coat becomes wet, the thermoptics will not function. It is placed here and not under armor because it offers no protection. Like all therm-optics, the character gains a +20 bonus on Hide checks if moving, or a +40 bonus on Hide checks when not moving (even though opponents can’t see you, they might be able to figure out where you are from other visual clues plus therm-optics are not perfect). This bonus is cut in half if the character attacks another in melee or ranged. Water interference has a 40% chance of shorting out the coat for 2d6 rounds. Its total built in power source lasts for 5 minutes (50 rounds) before draining. Anyone attacked by an invisible target is denied their Dexterity bonus to Defense. Turning therm-optics on or off is a move action.

W E A P O N      A C C E S S O R I E S

Electro-Optical: An electro-optical scope functions the same as a standard scope in normal light. In darkness, however, the user sees through it as if he or she had the darkvision ability granted by night vision goggles.
HV Field Pack: The HV Field Pack must be purchased for a specific Mastercraft Longarm and can only be used for that specific Mastercraft Longarm. That weapon can now use High Velocity rounds with lessened risk of damage. It cannot explode now. Single Shots don’t overheat and bursts only melt the mechanism 10% of the time (the percentage does not increase)
Illuminator: An illuminator is a small flashlight that mounts to a firearm, freeing up one of the user’s hands. It functions as a standard flashlight.
Laser Sight: This small laser mounts on a firearm, and projects a tiny red dot on the weapon’s target. A laser sight grants a +1 equipment bonus on all attack rolls made against targets no farther than 30 feet away. However, a laser sight can’t be used outdoors during the daytime.

L I F E S T Y L E
Lifestyle items include travel expenses, entertainment and meals beyond the ordinary, and housing, for those characters interested in buying a home rather than renting. Lifestyle items are shown on the table below.

Housing        Cost
Small condo   5000
Large condo  10000
Small house    30000
Medium house 35000
Large house    40000
Mansion        100000
Entertainment       Cost
Movie ticket             10
Theater ticket            20
Sporting event ticket 50
Meals                   Cost
Fast food               10
Family restaurant    20
Upscale restaurant 50
Fancy restaurant    100
Transportation           Cost
Airfare
   Domestic, coach          50
   Domestic, first class    100
   International, coach     500
   International, first class 1000
Transportation               Cost
Vehicle rental
   Economy                      60
   Mid-size or cargo trans 100
   Luxury                           200
Lodging               Cost
Budget motel        70
Average hotel      100
Upscale hotel       150
Item                            Cost
Auto repair
   1 to 10 hp damage  150
  11 to 20 hp damage 250
  21 to 30 hp damage 350
   30+ hp damage       500
   Towing                    80
Bail bonds
   Property crime        200
   Assault crime          500
   Death crime           10000

Bribery
   Bouncer          20
   Bureaucrat      100
   Informant        200
   Police officer  500

Legal services 100 x lawyer’s
Knowledge (civics) ranks

Medical services
   Long-term care 100 x doctor’s Treat Injury ranks
   Restore hit points 120 x doctor’s Treat Injury ranks
   Surgery 150 x doctor’s Treat Injury ranks
   Treat poison/disease 100 x doctor’s Treat Injury ranks

P R O F E S S I O N A L     E Q U I P M E N T

This category covers a wide variety of specialized equipment used by professionals in adventure-related fields. Some of these are kits that contain a variety of items bundled in one package.
Glasscutter, Circular: This special device allows a person to cut through glass panes without cracking or shattering them in the process. It fits onto the glass with a suction cup and has a rotating arm that cuts a hole from 3 to 12 inches in diameter. Once the hole is cut, the suction cup is tugged, pulling out the circle of glass. The user makes a Dexterity check (DC 10) to create a hole without shattering the glass. If the check fails, the glass shatters with a loud crash.
Jaws of Life: This rescue tool is used by firefighters and aid personnel to pry open the mangled doors of auto accidents. It requires a hydraulic compressor to work, but gives a +10 equipment bonus on Strength checks to open doors, bust through gates, and the like.
Ram, Portable: This modern ram is the perfect tool for battering down doors. Not only does it give you a +4 circumstance bonus on your Strength check to break open a door, but also it allows a second person to help you without having to make an aid another check, adding +2 bonus to your check.

R E S T R I C T I O N S
Some objects require licenses to own or operate, or are restricted in use to qualifying organizations or individuals. In such cases, a character must purchase a license or pay a fee to legally own the object. A license or fee is a separate item, purchased in addition to (and usually before) the object to which it applies. The four levels of restriction are as follows.
Licensed: The owner must obtain a license to own or operate the object legally. Generally, the license is not expensive, and obtaining it has few if any additional legal requirements.
Restricted: Only specially qualified individuals or organizations are technically allowed to own the object. However, the real obstacles to ownership are time and money; anyone with sufficient patience and cash can eventually acquire the necessary license.
Military: The object is sold primarily to legitimate police and military organizations. A military rating is essentially the same as restricted (see above), except that manufacturers and dealers are generally under tight government scrutiny and are therefore especially wary of selling to private individuals.
Illegal: The object is illegal in all but specific, highly regulated circumstances.
Purchasing a License: The license is issued to the character after the number of days indicated. To speed the process, the hero can make a Knowledge (business) check against a DC (Lic 15, Rest 20, Mil 25, Ill 30). Success results in the license being issued in 1d6 hours. (During the process of character creation, a character just needs to purchase the license or pay the fee; the time required takes place before game play begins.)
As a general rule, a character must obtain the appropriate license before buying a restricted object. Legitimate dealers will not sell restricted objects to a character who does not have the necessary license. However, a character may be able to turn to the black market (see below) to obtain restricted objects without a license.

Table: Restricted Objects

Registration Rating

License or Fee Price

Black Market Price Increase

Time Required

Licensed

100

+50%

1 day

Restricted

500

+100%

2 days

Military

2000

+150%

3 days

Illegal

5000

+200%

4 days

1 Add to the object’s purchase price if the character tries to buy it on the black market without first obtaining a license; see The Black Market, below.


The Black Market: Sometimes a character wants to obtain an object without going through the hassle of getting a license first. Almost anything is available on the black market. Knowledge (streetwise) checks can be used to locate a black market merchant. The DC is based on the location in question: 15 to find a black market merchant in a big city, or 20, 25, or higher in small towns and rural areas.
Objects purchased on the black market are more expensive than those purchased legally. Add the black market purchase modifier from Table: Restricted Objects to the object’s purchase price.
Obtaining an object on the black market takes a number of days according to the Time Required column on Table: Restricted Objects. The process can be hurried, but each day cut out of the process (to a minimum of one day) increases the purchase price by an additional 20%.