In order to do the things, characters must have things that do things. In other words, they need weapons, armor, and equipment.
This section contains all of the arms, armaments, and general equipment that characters will need over the course of their adventures, as well as handy listings of gear packs that make the selection process a whole lot easier. While it’s a fairly comprehensive list, the galaxy is a big place and players come up with strange requests. There will likely be some items that a character wants that are not listed here, in these instances, a fair market price and availability can typically be judged by using similar items as a basis of comparison.
The concept of a galactic economy can get extremely messy. There could be multiple currencies and exchange rates on a single planet, which becomes exponential on a galactic scale. As going to an exchange office every time a characters arrives in a new place would be monotonous and take away from the story, monetary transactions are handled with the Universal Digital Coin, called digits for short.
A Digital Coin Strip, also known as a digit-strip or digistik, is a digital wallet that is used at a terminal or other data port whenever characters buy something. All legal transactions are handled with this encrypted device, which is approved and monitored by various banking organizations across the galaxy. Scan strips are used to move currency when conducting illicit transactions.
Every piece of gear has an availability rating that defines how difficult it is to find. There is a difference between the ability to find a specific piece of gear and its legality. Since legality is part of the setting information, these rating can be different based on the world and/or area.
1 Available Anywhere in the Galaxy
2 Available only in metropolis cities
3 Available only on certain planets
4 Available only at spaceports
5 Scare, difficult to find anywhere
6 Rare, typically specially crafted
R Restricted, requires a permit
X Illegal to own in most areas
There’s gear and then there’s GEAR! The contrasts are as stark as the prices. For some gear is about function, for others it’s about form, but all want durable gear that won’t malfunction when its needed most. Regardless of quality the gear functions the same, the difference is how well and long it will function. Ultimately, you get what you pay for and having a quality piece of gear can be the difference between life and death.
Impact vs. Energy. Both armor and weapons have a listed class; impact armaments have a physical structure with substance and weight, while energy are powered armaments composed of some type of harnessed force. Statistically, impact armaments are static, there is not much that can be done to alter their stats, while most energy armaments can be connected to a power source of some type to enhance their offensive or defensive capabilities, depending on the character’s needs.
Best Quality Modifiers. Armaments and equipment of the best quality carry modifiers. Weapons have a +2 modifier to damage, armors have a +2 modifier to damage saves, and equipment has a +1 modifier to relevant skill checks. This can be tweaked based on the factor that makes it the best quality, at the GM’s option.