Description: Firearms are notoriously dangerous weapons, but the demands of war often place the firearm as a weapon of opportunity, to be used from a distance while the enemy is closing with you. Reloading a weapon, even bringing sufficient fire power to bear, can be an onerous task — especially when five hundred pounds of raging orcflesh is charging you.
The multi-barreled tech-mod is one of the modifications made to a firearm that increases its stopping power and its usefulness in battle. With multiple barrels, a tough target can be the subject of more than one bullet with a single trigger pull, or the individual barrels can prove useful when there is no time to reload.
A multi-barreled firearm relies on a clockwork-timed action to rotate the barrels into line with a gun's firing mechanism. Side-by-side barrels often rely on a modified firing action that allows both or either barrels to be discharged in sequence or simultaneously. The result is a weapon that can fire more than once before needing to be reloaded, or can even fire a scathing assault of multiple barrels at once.
Powers: A multi-barreled firearm can fire as many times in a round as it has loaded barrels, up to the maximum number of ranged attacks the wielder can make.
Optionally, the wielder can fire all of the weapon's barrels at once at a single target as a single ranged attack. Firing multiple barrels adds a single die type of the base damage die for the weapon for each additional loaded barrel fired. All the barrels must be fired at once. For instance, a firearm that deals 2d6 points of damage, if modified to have five barrels, deals 6d6 points of damage (1d6 for each of the four additional barrels on the weapon) with a fully loaded, all-barrel attack.
Fully loading a multi-barreled firearm takes 1 standard action for each barrel the weapon has. Each barrel added increases the weapon's weight by 30%.
This is a mechanical tech-mod that does not require a power source.
Craft (gunsmithing) 5 ranks, Craft (technological device) 5 ranks, Craft Tech-Mod; Bonus Equivalent +1/ additional barrel.
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