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Old 08-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default A Couple Simple Robot Racial Templates With Lenses

Greetings!

I had fun designing a basic, generic sentient android racial template in another thread and decided to flesh it out a little more just for fun and as an exercise in doing so.

I tired to stay within the Basic Set only, not venturing into Ulta-Tech or Bio-Tech, though the templates here closely mirror the examples in Ultra-Tech. I did add the Accessory (Computer) and Striking Surface perks from Power-Ups 2: Perks. However, neither are necessary.

The theme for the SA-1000 is "mass-produced," "generic" and "basic," an android that could be considered very close to human and allowed pretty much any place where AI is allowed and owned by any civilian where ownership of AI is legal. Much the same for the GA-1000 combat robot, but it is likely under much stricter legal control.

Tech Level is not specified, but is probably TL 9 or greater.


Servitor Android: SA-1000-A1, SA-1000-F1 or SA-1000-M1
50 points

SA-1000's are mass-produced sentient androids, free-willed, humanoid robots. They appear to be monochromatic, hairless mannequins with vague sexual characteristics. The 'M' ("Male") model, at 5'10", is slightly larger than the 'A' ("Androgynous") model at 5'8", which is in turn slightly larger than the 'F' ("Female") model at 5'6". The 'M' model has a more masculine voice than the 'F' model while the 'A' model's voice is more monotone.

As opposed to the non-sentient Servitor Robot 1000's, the SA-1000's normally perform clerical or household services where sentience is desirable or mandatory such as with personal assistants, certain medical professions, child care, or human resource departments among others.

Society considers sentient androids mechanical life forms without most of the rights and benefits of citizenship, little different than any other animal, beast of burden or pet. In societies where sentient artificial intelligences are considered no different than any other, remove Status -2; Social Stigma (Valuable Property) and Wealth (Dead Broke) for a total template cost of 95 points. In societies that do not recognize AI's as a life form, they have no rights; substitute Social Stigma (Valuable Property) [-10] with Social Stigma (Subjugated) [-20] for a template cost of 40 points.

Attribute Modifiers: HT+2 [20].
Secondary Characteristics Modifiers: None.
Advantages: Accessory (Computer) [1]; AI (not Reprogrammable) [42]; Doesn't Breathe [20]; Doesn't Eat or Drink [10]; Machine [25].
Disadvantages: Electrical [-20]; Maintenance (One Person, Monthly) [-2]; Status -2 [-10]; Social Stigma (Valuable Property) [-10]; Unnatural Features 2 [-2]; Wealth (Dead Broke) [-25].
Features: Sterile. The android appears to be a well-fashioned mannequin.

Lenses
  • Where increased strength and durability are needed, SA-1000's can be upgraded to SA-1500's, raising their size slightly and their height by two inches. These androids are most often deployed as security officers and public safety servants in locations such as shopping malls, inner-city schools, large hotels, sports stadiums and the like.

    SA-1500 series (+30 points): Add ST+2 [20]; DR 2 [10].

  • Where further enhanced strength and durability are needed, SA-1000's can be upgraded to larger, more bulky SA-1550's, raising their height by four inches. The SA-1550's are most often deployed in the same locations as the SA-1500's, but where the crime rate is even greater. Their voice box is downgraded, giving them a hollow, synthesized sound. It has a sculpted metallic body; as such, it does not have Unnatural Features since no one seeing it will consider it anything other than a robot. Often, they will use human weapons and wear human armor.

    SA-1550 series (+62 points): Add ST+3 [30]; HP +7 [14]; DR 5 [25]; Disturbing Voice [-10]; and Striking Surface [1]. Remove Unnatural Features [2].

  • SA-1550's (and less commonly, SA-1500's) can be upgraded to "Sentry" models, greatly enhancing their combat effectiveness. These androids are most commonly used as personal bodyguards or as security forces in particularly hostile urban areas where crime is rampant. Armed and armored SA-1550-M0 Sentry 'droids are some of the most effective and reliable elite security androids encountered.

    Sentry models (+115 points): Add DX+3 [90]; Combat Reflexes [15]; and High Pain Threshold [10].

  • Both SA-1000's and SA-1500's can be downgraded to A0, F0, and M0 models by removing the mannequin-like biomorphic enhancements, making them appear fully robotic. At the same time, their voice box is downgraded, giving them a hollow, synthesized sound. It has a sculpted metallic body; as such, it does not have Unnatural Features since no one seeing it will consider it anything other than a robot. SA-1550's come stock with these modifications.

    A0, F0, and M0 models (-8 points): Add Disturbing Voice [-10]. Remove Unnatural Features [2].

  • Both SA-1000's and SA-1500's can be upgraded to A2, F2, and M2 models with greatly-enhanced biomorphics including life-like flesh and hair. Add one of the following lenses:

    A2 models (+6 points): Add Appearance (Attractive, Impressive) [4]. Remove Unnatural Features 2 [2].

    F2 and M2 models (+8 points): Add Appearance (Handsome, Off-the-Shelf Looks, -50%) [6]. Remove Unnatural Features 2 [2].

  • Both SA-1000's and SA-1500's can be upgraded to A3, F3, and M3 models with even further enhancements to biomorphics including life-like flesh and hair. Add one of the following lenses:

    A3 models (+10 points): Add Appearance (Very Handsome, Androgynous, Off-the-Shelf Looks, -50%) [8]. Remove Unnatural Features 2 [2].

    F3 and M3 models (+10 points): Add Appearance (Very Handsome, Off-the-Shelf Looks, -50%) [8]. Remove Unnatural Features 2 [2].

  • Both SA-1000-A1's and SA-1500-A1's can be upgraded to an A4 "Pleasure Droid" model with extensive enhancements to biomorphics including life-like flesh and hair.

    A4 Pleasure Droid model (+24 points): Add Appearance (Very Handsome) [16]; Sex Appeal +1 [2]; Distinctive Feature (Exaggerated sexual features) [-1]; and Hermaphromorph [5]. Remove Unnatural Features 2 [2].


Guardian Android: GA-1000
452 points

GA-1000's are mass-produced sentient androids, free-willed, humanoid robots. It has no sexual characteristics and does not come in 'A', 'F', or 'M' models like the SA-1000 models. It towers a massive 7'8" tall. It has an armored, metallic body with a blank, featureless face cut from side to side by a visor-like slit for optical sensors; as such, it does not have Unnatural Features, since no one seeing it will consider it anything other than a machine.

As opposed to the non-sentient Guardian Robot 1000's, the GA-1000's are deployed where sentience is a necessity. For example, they are often sent to war zones with a mix of enemy and allied native populations or into urban populations where the crime rate is great and the criminals are heavily armed.

Society considers sentient androids mechanical life forms without most of the rights and benefits of citizenship, little different than any other animal, beast of burden or pet. In societies where sentient artificial intelligences are considered no different than any other, remove Status -2; Social Stigma (Valuable Property) and Wealth (Dead Broke). In societies that do not recognize AI's as a life form, they have no rights; substitute Social Stigma (Valuable Property) with Social Stigma (Subjugated).

Attribute Modifiers: Add ST+10 (Size, -10%) [90]; DX+3 [90]; HT+2 [20].
Secondary Characteristics Modifiers: SM +1; Basic Move +1 (Long Legs) [0].
Advantages: Accessory (Computer) [1]; AI (not Reprogrammable) [42]; Combat Reflexes [15]; Discriminatory Hearing [15]; Doesn't Breathe [20]; Doesn't Eat or Drink [10]; DR 20 (Can't Wear Armor, -40%; Torso Only, -10%) [50]; DR 30 (Can't Wear Armor, -40%) [90]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Hyperspectral Vision [25]; Machine [25]; Peripheral Vision [15]; Pressure Support 1 [5]; Protected Senses (Hearing, Vision) [10]; Radiation Tolerance 5 [10]; Sealed [15]; Striking Surface [1]; Temperature Tolerance 20 [20]; Vacuum Support [5].
Disadvantages: Disturbing Voice [-10]; Electrical [-20]; Gigantism [0]; Maintenance (One Person, Monthly) [-2]; Numb [-20]; Social Stigma (Valuable Property) [-10]; Status -2 [-10]; Unnatural Features 2 [-2]; Wealth (Dead Broke) [-25].
Features: Sterile.
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