High-Tech Random Gun Generator

Here’s a simple random gun generator for use with Mutant Future or any d20-ish sci-fi or post-apoc game (well, melee weapons are included, too, but random gun generator sounded cooler than random weapon generator).  To quickly generate a random gun, roll a d4, d6, d8, d10 and d12 at the same time and consult the following chart:

d4 = Weapon Type

  1. Melee (d8 base damage) – Melee range
  2. Pistol (d6 base damage) – Short range
  3. Rifle (d8 base damage) – Long range
  4. Launcher (d10 base damage) – Long range and area effect

d6 = Weapon Accuracy (attack bonus)

  1. = -2
  2. = -1
  3. = 0
  4. = 0
  5. = +1
  6. = +2

d8 = Number of Damage Dice Rolled

  • Melee and Rifles add +1 to the result
  • Launchers add +2 to the result

d10 = Ammo Capacity

  • Melee and Pistol = result x2
  • Rifle = result x3
  • Launcher = result x1

d12 = Special Properties

  1. = None
  2. = Acidic damage
  3. = Cold damage
  4. = Disintegration damage
  5. = Electricity damage
  6. = Laser damage
  7. = Plasma damage
  8. = Extended Magazine – Double ammo capacity
  9. = Extended Range – Increase range by one step (i.e. Short -> Long; Long -> Extreme) and add +2 to Weapon Accuracy bonus
  10. = Heavy Varient – Base damage dice increases one step (d6 -> d8; d8 -> d10; d10 -> d12)
  11. = Rapid Fire – Weapon makes an additional attack each combat round
  12. = Reroll, and roll one additional time (duplicate results stack)

For example, you roll the dice and get the following results:  d4 = 3, d6 = 1, d8 = 4, d10 = 2 an d12 = 12, rerolling and rolling again you get a 2 and an 11.   With these results you’d have a rifle with -2 penalty to-hit that does 5d8 damage, 6 ammo capacity that does acidic damage and rapid fire (one additional attack each combat round).

Note that range is left deliberately vague, as different systems use different measurements and standards.

Here’s a PDF version for download.

If you want to add more special properties, substitute the d12 with a d20 and expand the list.

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2 Responses to “High-Tech Random Gun Generator”

  1. apis Says:

    nice

  2. edowar Says:

    Thanks.

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