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Nightmaster

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« on: (08:24:55/01-26-17) »
So I have this caracter that is almost a vigilante in the 4th edition. He have a car all tunned to be beautiful (Eurocar Westwind 3000), fast, resistant and deadly. I got inspired by the Knight Rider TV series and the vehicle have a laser weapon. Now the group is migrating to the 5th edition and I have somewhat problems adapting the vehicle to the new rules.

That aside, I got curious on how one would setup a car (not a van or truck) in a way that the vehicle could be called a super car. One fast, armored, and deadly vehicle that is not too small nor too large and its full of fun gadgets.

In fact, by the rules, how would you guys build a Batmobile? What would be the base vehicle? What mods?

Thanks in advance for any input.
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« Reply #1 on: (08:33:59/01-26-17) »
Well I would start with a GMC Bulldog... stop laughing... because it has very decent armor and extra mod space.
After you are finished with it, it probably would resemble more the modern Bat-mobile from Dark Knight than the classic one.
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« Reply #2 on: (13:51:58/01-26-17) »
If you want something closer to the "Tumbler" version of the Batmobile from the Dark Knight trilogy, I'd go with the BMW Teufelkatze.
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« Reply #3 on: (14:27:14/01-26-17) »
If you want something closer to the "Tumbler" version of the Batmobile from the Dark Knight trilogy, I'd go with the BMW Teufelkatze.
In what book I find this vehicle?

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« Reply #4 on: (14:34:56/01-26-17) »
Rigger 5.  It's a pretty rugged SUV/MPUV (Body 16/Armor 16).  Not amazingly fast (5), but that's easy enough to fix.
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« Reply #5 on: (14:57:26/01-26-17) »
Isnt the I8 interceptor better? I mean, he have less body (12 instead of 16) but it comes with a speed stat way higher (8 instead of 5) and you can remove the external weapon mounts (I guess) to gain slots to install something more "concealed" right?

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« Reply #6 on: (15:02:04/01-26-17) »
It should be mentioned that the Teufelskatze is Forbidden, if you care about stuff like that. Pretty much the only thing balancing out the fact that it's OP.

The Interceptor also has a LOT less Armor(at 8 ), which is worth a lot on cars because of the whole "damage needs to exceed armor to deal damage" rule, but yeah if it's about speed the Interceptor is the best.
A lesser problem is that it is  significantly more expensive(76k vs 114k) and restricted, but licenses are cheap so, eh.

for overall good stats and legality take the S-K Concordat, Speed 5, Body/Armor 12 from the CoreRulebook.
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« Reply #7 on: (15:36:49/01-26-17) »
In fairness, I'm pretty sure Batman's Tumbler was also Forbidden.
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« Reply #8 on: (21:53:37/01-26-17) »
It should be mentioned that the Teufelskatze is Forbidden, if you care about stuff like that. Pretty much the only thing balancing out the fact that it's OP.

The Interceptor also has a LOT less Armor(at 8 ), which is worth a lot on cars because of the whole "damage needs to exceed armor to deal damage" rule, but yeah if it's about speed the Interceptor is the best.
A lesser problem is that it is  significantly more expensive(76k vs 114k) and restricted, but licenses are cheap so, eh.

for overall good stats and legality take the S-K Concordat, Speed 5, Body/Armor 12 from the CoreRulebook.

Cant one raise armor with mods?

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« Reply #9 on: (09:26:31/01-27-17) »
yes, with a Body of 12, you can raise it by a maximum of 6 for obvious armor or 4 with hidden armor.
While 12 armor is not bad, it's no problem for assault rifles/machine guns/AP rounds or explosives.
It depends on what kind of opposition you're expecting with the car.

I also just noticed that we forgot one car that might be interesting:
"Hotspur" from Rigger 5, Speed 6, Body 16, Armor 12.
Downside: only 2 Seats and Pilot/Sensor only at 2.

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« Reply #10 on: (09:56:20/01-27-17) »
Is there a budget involved or do you just get a cool car?
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« Reply #11 on: (10:42:52/01-27-17) »
Is there a budget involved or do you just get a cool car?

There's not really a budget. The group have somewhat around 950k in money but there are divergences as to were expend it. Besides the car is for my char.

Like I said in the original post we are migrating to 5E but converting the car to 5E is being problematic due to the change in rules

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« Reply #12 on: (12:04:25/01-27-17) »
Like I said the character is almost a vigilante and he need a car capable of engaging into and escaping pursuits. For that a high speed stat is recomended.

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« Reply #13 on: (12:18:56/01-27-17) »
Like I said the character is almost a vigilante and he need a car capable of engaging into and escaping pursuits. For that a high speed stat is recomended.

Well, there are a few ways of approaching that.  You can go for the fast tank Tumbler approach.  Your car is super obvious, but can escape or eliminate most of the people following you.  Alternatively, you can go for a fast car loaded with escape-enabling things like spikes, smoke, spoof chips, chameleon coating and so forth.  Break visual contact and then alter your car's appearance.
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« Reply #14 on: (16:18:01/01-27-17) »
I just noticed that the Dodge Charger is only restricted and has respectable speed and handling as well as a base 12 armor and body. 5 seats also are plenty.

So, here is my suggestion for the bad[sic!] - mobile

Dodge Charger                           
HANDL   4/3(7/4)
SPEED   5(6)
ACCEL   2
BODY   12
ARM   12(16)
PILOT   4
SENS   4   
SEATS   5   
AVAIL   16R
COST     183 750
                      

Speed Enhancement (R1)         12000
Handling Enhancement (R1)       10000
Rigger Cocoon                1500
Concealed Armor R4            12000
Chameleon Coating            12000
Life Support Level 2            24000
Smuggling Compartment          1500
Shielding (chemical)            3000
Shielding (thermal)            3000
Mechanical Arm Articulated      5000
Gridlink Override               1000
Touch Sensors               6000
Signature Masking (Rating 6)      12000
Amenities High               1000
Rigger Interface                1000
Vehicle Tag Eraser             750
Interior Cameras               2000
Manual Control Override          500
Racing tires                   1000
Spoof chip                   500
Morphing license plate          1000
2x concealed Turrets            8000

Equipment                           
Two standard weapon mounts (external, fixed, remote, concealed) front; two standard weapon mounts (External, fixed, remote) rear                           


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