Silver Age Beyond
A fusion powered jetpack
|120 km/hr||2 (20)||Fusion||75 km||none||1/0|
Tech Level: 6
Falcon Cost: 7000
These rather rare devices have not been manufactured since the time of the Second Republic. They feature extremely small hover engines, marvels of miniaturization the likes of which have never been equaled, and a fuel cell protected by the engine. The hoverpack straps on to a user’s back like a backpack, and she controls it via two levers. The one on the right controls up and down movement, while the one on the left controls left/right movement. A button on the right determines acceleration while the one on the left handles braking.
Hoverpacks take a lot of getting used to, (automatic -2 to all body checks) and have their own special Piloting skill: Pilot Hoverpack (1 skill point per level – which negates the body detriment). Controlling one without this skill can be next to impossible, but fun to watch.
|Most popular among the nobility and rich Guild members, skimmers travel at heights of up to 250 meters, and at speeds of several hundred kilometers per hour. While they zip over all kinds of terrain, drivers still need to be careful because sudden terrain changes can send a skimmer plummeting. For this reason, pilots rarely fly them high over cities, for fear that the streets and buildings may act as canyons. Most people in skimmers prefer to follow roads, and only the cockiest will speed over unfamiliar terrain.|