Guardian-class Light Cruiser
Era: Rise of the Empire
Hull type: Light Cruiser
Ship Class: Guardian-class Light Cruiser
Manufacturer: Sienar Fleet Systems
Hyperdrive: Class 1 (Backup Class 10)
Sensor Range: Medium
Ship's Complement: Pilot, Co-pilot; Captain, Engineers (1-3), Gunners (2-3), Guard, Starfighter Pilots (10)
Starfighter Complement: 10 TIE/LN starfighters; external rack
Encumbrance Capacity: 330
Passenger Capacity: 6 (prisoners; in brig)*
Consumables: 3 months
Cost/Rarity: 800,000 credits (450,000 used)/6 ®
Customization Hard Points: 2
Hull Threshold: 40
System Threshold: 26
Two ventral mounted medium laser cannon turrets (Fire Arc Ventral Turret; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range [Close])
Two forward mounted medium laser cannons (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range [Close]; Linked 1)
*With a smaller crew (without pilots, for example), passengers can be increased accordingly.
Statter’s Note: First off, the crew on this vessel is always different, much like the notorious HWK-290. I took the 20 listed on Wookieepedia and compared it to the 2, 4, or 6 in the d20 version and the 16 from the d6 version. I then came to the calculations above, making this a bit more “player friendly” and making more sense for smaller groups (and smugglers) to want them.
That said, this writeup has “required” crew as simply the pilot and co-pilot. It’ll make things dicey when combat breaks out or if something breaks, but it’s at least pilotable that way.
The ship is listed as being fast, but it seems a bit too bulky to be very agile, so I left it at -2. I can see an argument for -1, but due to its size (42 meters), I felt that the -2 makes up for it.
Additionally, there was a debate on how much abuse it can take. One writeup states that it’s relatively durable, while another states it can’t take a beating. I decided to make it tougher than the Citadel, as it’s supposed to be a small picket ship. Any input on that?
Edit: 7/23/2014 After consideration and discussion (below), I've changed this to a Silhouette 5 vessel. HappyDaze mentioned this is comparable to the Gozanti, but I see it as a much smaller and fragile version. The Silhouette 4 version is below.
System Strain: 18
Edited by LibrariaNPC, 23 July 2014 - 06:27 PM.