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Killer bugs. I hate those things. They can hide under a piece of paper, waiting to blow yer face off. Or watch you from the corner of the ceiling with till your back is turned...

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The Arasaka RDAK Spy & Assassin Remote is an advanced synthesis of robotics and state-of-the-art remote technology, the Remotely Deployed Arachnoid Killer is Arasaka's premier entry in the field of remote weaponry. Designed for stealthy urban reconnaissance, sabotage and assassinations, RDAKs (also known on the streets as "Spiders") have eight thin, highly maneuverable legs which can also function as crude manipulators.

Its small body (about the size of a paperback book) has a multipositionable "head" which is packed with audiovisual, low-light, and thermal microsensors as well as a set of small wirecutter "teeth." The abdomen unit has a space for including a single pistol-size weapon system such as a handgun, needler, squirtgun, capacitor laser, etc. (Note: all handgun-type weapons will have 1/2 normal magazine capacity and 1/2 basic range. Capacitor lasers will be 1 -shot. All weapons are Acc 0.) RDAKs are very sophisticated, but also quite durable for their size; for example, a Spider can easily withstand a fall down a Right of stairs or from a 2nd story window without harm. Each RDAK has a 5-dose hypodermic "stinger" built into it, and the ends of its legs are tipped with molecular adhesive which allows it to climb walls and walk on ceilings. Available in a variety of colors and camouflage patterns.

Their ceretronic systems (the combined silicon microcircuitry and vat-grown organic neural tissue that functions as a "brain") are less vulnerable to a than most cyberware: 1-3/no effect; 4-5/motor malfunction—runs in random circles for 1D10 combat ( 10sec.) turns; 6/total breakdown—it just sits, twitches, and smolders. On 4-6, if it has a ranged weapon, there's a 25% chance it will fire once at random. An EMP grenade or MagField generator has normal effect.

Game notes: Control Modifier - 1, SDP 10, SP 10, MA 12, battery time: 5 hours, control range: 300m. Remember, Arasaka normally only sells these little beauties to friendly corporate entities.[1]

Reference[]

  1. PONDSMITH, M. Chromebook Volume 2. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R.Talsorian Games, 1992 (pg.32)
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