Adversaries & Allies: Gonk, gonk!

In the Adversaries & Allies series, I post game-ready stat blocks for non-player characters (both friends and foes. Where relevant, I include advice for designing and tweaking your own adversaries.


Many months ago, one of the players in an Age of Rebellion game I ran wanted "the space equivalent of a car battery" after spending the better part of a session scavenging around a derelict Star Destroyer. This Star Destroyer turned out to be filled with zombie stormtroopers. It would have been helpful to be able to reliably turn on the lights. It also turns out that, while mounting an E-Web repeating blaster on a flat repulsor sled would offer poor cover against enemy small arms fire, even in the dark it's the perfect madcap contraption to turn against the undead hordes. In the end, the party lived to see another day... Minus one character's arm.

I did start to ponder how the space equivalent of a car battery would work as a piece of equipment. The player requested it from their rebel unit's quartermaster as soon as they returned to the fleet.

Then the answer hit me... Gonk! Gonk! And it shocked me that I can't find these little droids anywhere in the published source books. If I'm missing them somewhere, someone let me know.

GNK Power Droid [Rival]

Price: 350 credits Rarity: 2

The Industrial Automaton produced GNK Power Droid, also known as a "gonk" droid, is a knockoff of the more successful EG-6 model from Veril Line Systems. Both types of droid fulfill essentially the same functions: to periodically recharge the batteries of systems not connected to another power source or, during emergencies, to provide temporary power to critical systems.

Brawn Agility Intellect Cunning Willpower Presence
1 1 1 1 1 1
Soak Wound Threshold Power Threshold Defense (M/R)
2 4 30 0 / 0

Skills

Computers 3, Mechanics 2

Abilities

Droid. Doesn't breathe, eat, or drink and can survive in a vacuum or underwater; immune to poisons and toxins.

Power Regulation & Supply Directive. Though not generally intelligent, this droid has highly sophisticated power regulation software. It can supply power to any device or system by making a Mechanics or Computers check (GM discretion) with difficulty equal to the device or system's silhouette. The check's difficulty may be upgraded one or more times if the system or device in question is damaged or has unstable circuitry. In general, Computers checks are used to interface with an unusual transfer protocol while Mechanics checks are used to plug into an unusual socket. The bundled software suite allows the droid to troubleshoot and analyze power issues.

Silhouette 0.

Equipment

Built-In Power Supply. Tools for the job to provide power to almost any electronic systems. The power supply is expended by counting up toward the droid's power threshold. For every hour this droid powers a device or system, add points equal to the connected system's silhouette to the spent power. Once the spent power exceeds the power threshold, the droid's power supply has run out and it must be recharged, which takes approximately 18 hours. For silhouette 0 objects, add 1 point to the spent power for fully recharging the tiny device.

PLNK Power Droid [Rival]

Price: 850 credits Rarity: 4

Also produced by Industrial Automaton, the larger PLNK power droid packs significantly more power than its smaller brother. This model was employed by the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars to power the significant number of vehicles deployed alongside the clones. The PLNK's doubly large power supply was key in saving the lives of numerous clones in the field caught behind the lines without the logistical support of the fleet to power up heavy equipment like AT-TE and AT-RCT walkers.

Brawn Agility Intellect Cunning Willpower Presence
1 1 2 1 1 1
Soak Wound Threshold Power Threshold Defense (M/R)
4 6 60 0 / 0

Skills

Computers 3, Mechanics 2

Abilities

Droid. Doesn't breathe, eat, or drink and can survive in a vacuum or underwater; immune to poisons and toxins.

Power Regulation & Supply Directive. Though not generally intelligent, this droid has highly sophisticated power regulation software. It can supply power to any device or system by making a Mechanics or Computers check (GM discretion) with difficulty equal to the device or system's silhouette. The check's difficulty may be upgraded one or more times if the system or device in question is damaged or has unstable circuitry. In general, Computers checks are used to interface with an unusual transfer protocol while Mechanics checks are used to plug into an unusual socket. The bundled software suite allows the droid to troubleshoot and analyze power issues.

Silhouette 1.

Equipment

Built-In Power Supply. Tools for the job to provide power to almost any electronic systems. The power supply is expended by counting up toward the droid's power threshold. For every hour this droid powers a device or system, add points equal to the connected system's silhouette to the spent power. Once the spent power exceeds the power threshold, the droid's power supply has run out and it must be recharged, which takes approximately 36 hours. For silhouette 0 objects, add 1 point to the spent power for fully recharging the tiny device.

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