Model: BlasTech DC-15A Blaster Carbine
Type: Blaster Carbine
Skill: Blaster; blaster rifle, Firearms: DC-15A Blaster Carbine (for cable/grappling hook)
Ammo: 500, 2 twenty meter long liquid cables
Availability: 2, X
Game Notes: This weapon can fire normal heavy blast charges or a length of liquid cable. The liquid cable can be used to scale walls (in conjunction with a grappling hook attachment), or can be used to ensnare an opponent. If a hit his scored with the cable, roll 4D “damage” against the target’s Dexterity rating with the following results: 0-3: Grazed, -2 pips to Dexterity until freed, Very Easy Strength check to break free; 4-8: Lightly entangled, -1D to Dexterity until freed, Easy Strength check to break free; 9-12: Heavily entangled, -2D to Dexterity until freed, Moderate Strength check to break free; 13-15: Severely entangled, -3D to Dexterity until freed, Very Difficult Strength check to break free; 16+: Completely entangled, cannot perform any actions, Heroic Strength check to break free.
Background: The DC-15A blaster carbine, also referred to as the DC-15S blaster, was a blaster carbine model used by the Grand Army of the Republic and was the precursor to the E-11 blaster rifle used by the Galactic Empire. While smaller than the larger DC-15A blaster rifle, both could be referred to as blaster rifles.
The DC-15A blaster carbine had the same shot capacity as the DC-15 blaster rifle, but a shorter range. One of the standard-issue weapons for the clone troopers during the Clone Wars, the DC-15A was a reliable blaster capable of both sustained fire and slower, long-range accuracy. The variable power output could be controlled by the clone trooper and included a low-powered stun setting. The blaster was fitted with a folding stock that could be extended for extra stability. The weapon could also be mounted on a tripod. DC-15A carbines could be outfitted with sniper scopes and also worked in conjunction with the holographic data readouts inside a clone’s helmet. Clone troopers could also attach ascension cables to their carbines to scale high walls.