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The Arakyd Recon remote doesn't give any Idea how durable it is.

 

If some one shoots/swings at it and hits it, are you jsut going to say it was destroyed, regardless of whether it is hit with a combat dagger, hold out blaster or Heavy Rifle? 

 

 

I would prefer not to go that route, So looking for suggestions on what others might recommend on its WT and or Soak value?

 

The one Obi Wan "rode" through the air in Coruscant seemed pretty durable.

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Well, even if you make it something like half an R2 unit, it's probably going to get shot out of the air anyway.   Half an R2 unit, which seems about right, means like soak 2 maybe and 5 WT.  Zam one shotted with a rifle. 

 

Yes, I don't have any problems with one being one shot with a rifle, and the possibility of it with most blasters. though with some successes needed. But not necessarily with a hand held weapon

 

Though with that scene, it happens so fast that it is unclear as to whether the remote was destroyed, or just that the impact caused Obi wan to Let go, and the remote zipped away behind him. the Image is dark and the droid/remote is shadowed after the hit. 

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Even an R2, which should be beefier in my mind, is only Soak 3 WT 11, so it wouldn't take much.  I think of an R2 like a mini tractor in how it's likely put together, and a remote more like a rain proof camera that flies. Could give it a rank of Adversary if you want for being floaty and nimble, and for the Despair potential of a missed shot.

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Pretty sure the drone was blown up in AotC.

 

However, the recon remote is, and I quote, "roughly the size of a shuura fruit (silhouette 0)." An object that size would be pretty easy to break, but also pretty hard to hit if its a moving target. I would definitely put some setback on any attempts.

 

I am pretty sure it wasn't operable as well... but as I said, it's not totaly clear. I watched the scene through, stopping it right at the hit and putting it on slow foraward, the Droid/remote drops back behind Obiwan in an downward arc. It doesn't show it clearly enough to know how intact it was, but it wasn't blown up/blow to smithereens, So it is/was hard to say.

Ever tried holding onto something that was hit by something else at High velocity? say like even a baseball bat fully swung?

 

Also, at another point, the Remote Smacked into a Wall nearly divesting itself of Obiwan, Sparks flew, but the remote seemed undamaged.

I think 2P51 is giving a good figure to go with. 

 

Though There are SIL 0 Races as well but no one/nothing gets any bonuses to defense just because they are moving.  (Though I personally as a GM think they should) You only get set back Dice if the target is 2 or more size categories smaller than you. soooo RAW that would be argued against. 

Edited by SnowDragon

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The one Obi Wan "rode" through the air in Coruscant seemed pretty durable.

That was ASN-121, a modified ASN Courier Droid (see http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/ASN-121).

The Arakyd Recon Remote is a different beast. I’m still searching for a good picture of one.

EDIT: It is smaller than the DRK-1 probe droids that Darth Maul used, see http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/DRK-1_Dark_Eye_probe_droid— after all, it is a Recon Remote and not a full droid, so it doesn’t have it’s own built-in intelligence, it’s just a repulsorlift camera that you can fly around remotely.

It’s closer to the size of a Thermal Detonator, if anything. But it does have a big lens on the front, so you wouldn’t be likely to confuse the two.

EDIT: I wasn’t able to find a better picture online, so I took a snapshot of page 57 from Dangerous Covenants:

 

recon-remote.JPG

Edited by bradknowles

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