Gun Pod (Dragonstar)
A Gun Pod is a very basic drone weapon, equipped to provide fire support and provide delaying actions. These robots are to be retrieved when possible, but are generally considered expendable.
The Gun Pod is completely immobile. The merit of this immobility is that the tiny robot can fire a tripod-mounted weapon twice the size of the robot itself.
The robot comes packed into a trunk-sized container weighting 90 lb, and must be manually assembled. This can be done in a minute by anyone with the Technical Proficiency feat, or with three successful full round actions with a Repair roll of 15 for each action. The trunk itself is bulletproof and forms the gun shield when the weapon is assembled; it has a Hardness of 18 and 140 hp.
Combat: Once assembled, the Gun Pod will provide supporting fire or suppressive fire as dictated by the situation. It is provided with an integral gun shield (Hardness 18, 140 hp) that provides a +4 AC bonus, but gives the robot a -2 attack penalty. Due to the inertial stabilizer, the robot scores one extra auto fire hit for every four points of attack margin, and can shoot suppressive fire at only a -2 penalty.
Gun Pod War1: CR: 1; Tiny construct, HD 1/2d10 + 1d8; hp 10; Init +3;, Spd 0, AC 22(+2 Size, +2 Natural, +9 armor, +4 shield, -5 Immobile), Atk: +7 ranged (+4 base, +3 Dex, +2 size, +1 laser sight, +1 masterwork, +1 Weapon Focus, -2 gunshield) (3d10 laser minigun); SQ Construct, darkvision, low-light vision; AL N; Fort +5, Ref +6, Wil +2; Str 4, Dex 16, Con -, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 8.
Skills: Hide +11, listen +4, spot +6 (+2 with motion sensors).
Feats: Weapon Focus (laser minigun)
Upgrades: Combat programming, darkvision, enhanced dexterity +4, improved visual sensors, integral laser sight, integral weapon, integral combat armor, motion sensors, natural armor +2, personal communicator, remote operation unit, sessile, telescopic vision.
Possessions: Masterwork laser minigun, 500 round extended battery pack, combat armor, gun shield, inertial harness.
Cost: 12,445. Replacement energy packs cost 330 cr and weight 30 lb.