Afflox (Dragonstar)

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The Afflox is a spiked metal ball attached to a foot-long haft by a variable-length wire. It is a favorite weapon of the techno-barbarian gangs on Planet Skar.

When stored, the wire is retracted and the weapons appears as a mace. During combat the wire is deployed, and the operator swings the ball in a circular motion, lengthening the wire to send the ball crashing into the target. This results in a kinetic boost similar to that of a charge mace but considerably less effective. A skilled operator can strike a traget up to ten feet away, and can also use the Afflox to trip or disarm.

Rules: With an Afflox, you gain a +2 on opposed attack rolls to disarm an enemy (including the roll to avoid being disarmed if such an attempt fails). You can also use this weapon to make trip attacks. It you are tripped during your own trip attempt, you can drop the weapon to avoid being tripped.

The weapon is a reach weapon, and can also strike in adjacent squares. You need both Exotic Weapon Proficiency and Technological Proficiency to use an Afflox.

Note: This weapon appears in the novel The Face by Jack Vance.

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