Computerized Analysis Scanners (CAS’s) d6

The computeriezed analysis scanner is a highly specialized and sophisticated piece of equipment. It can scan for information, compile the information and analyze it, and then present that information to a  being familiar with its functions in a concise readout. Each CAS is covered with microswitchs and small gauges and lights, along with a voice grid that is used for vocal commands, audio replies from the computer, and an S-Comp Link for Droids..

Limitations on CAS use are detailed in the individual skills that apply to them. For each CAS listed below the referee and players can assume the following:

  • The CAS must be within one meter of the object or bioform being scanned (unless otherwise stated).
  • Analysis must be prompted (either vocally or via a key pad) by the user with specific queries (suc as “What is the damage to the computer’s circuits?”, “Is the injury treateable using a standard medkit?”, etc.).
  • The CAS can oly be interpreted by someone with skills in the area of the CAS’s funciton (droid repair skills for Droid-CAS, scholar: botanist skill for Flora-CAS, and so forth).
  • The skill bonuses for the differrent CAS are only applicable when the devices are being used and do not teach the character new skills.
  • To use the CAS, a PC must succeed at a Easy: Sensors skill roll.  Upon success, the user recives the bonus, and must make a roll on the appropriate skill for each query.

Atmospheric-CAS:  An atmospheric-CAS indicates what levels of radiation, gas, and spores are in the atmosphere surrounding the CAS, what effects they would have on different life forms, and the most likely causes of these atmospheric conditions. This CAS has +1D to Scholar: Atmosphereic or anything equally apporpriate for each query.

Chemical-CAS: A chemical-CAS scans an object (up to a metric ton in weight) and indicates what natural an synthetic chemicals and compounds compose it. This CAS adds a +1D+1 to the Scholar: Chemistry skill when used on chemical samples.

Demolitions-CAS: A demolitions-CAS can scan explosives, bombs, or mines within two meters, through all materials except federanium, and indicate what ype of explosive it is, what detonation devices are attached, and give suggestions on how to defuse it. This CAS adds a +1D+1  Demolitions skill when defusing.

Droid-CAS: The Droid-CAS is a unique combination of several different scanners. It indicates a robot’s physical conidiotn including suggestions for maintenance, estimated time for repairs, etc. This CAS adds a +1D+1  for the Droid Repair  skills.

Electro-CAS: An electro-CAS is used to scan eletrical circuitry and power sources. It displays how a machine is wired, indicates any breaks in the wiring, and gives suggestions on how to repair it. This CAS adds a +1D+1 for the Security skill, if the lock is electrical; +1D to Droid Repair Skills; +1D to any vehicle (Starship, Repulsor lift, etc.) Repair roll involving electronic circuits.  Can not be used with other CASs.

Fauna-CAS: A fauna-CAS is used to scan bioforms. It indicates if the bioform is alive, what type of organism it is, whether it is edible, and extensive information concerning its physiology. This CAS adds a +1D+1 Scholar: Zoology skill when used on zoological samples.

Flora-CAS: A flora-CAS is used to scan plant life. It indicates if the plant is alive, it is can be a threat to any of the PC species in it’s database, it if is edible, and how it interacts with its immediate surroundings. This CAS adds a +1D+1 to the Scholar: Botany skill when used on botanical samples.

Geological-CAS: A geological-CAS can scan up to a metric ton of geological samples. It indicates what minerals the samples contain, whether there are likely to be valuable minerals, gas, or oil deposits nearby, and suggests possible geological and mineralogical difficulties associates with these combinations of minerals. This CAS adds a +1D+1  to the Scholar: Geology skill when used on geological samples.

Magnetic-CAS: A magnetic-CAS can scan up to a metric ton of metallic structure. It indicates what metal and metal alloys are present in the structure, the structure’s weak points, strong points, how it reacts to certain stress, etc. It can also indicate whether any sources of electromagnetic radiation are within 10 meters of the CAS, their strength, direction, and likely source. This CAS adds a +1D+1 to seismic disturbance analysis when using the Scholar: Geophysics skill. A +1D+1  is added to the following skills when building a device: Engineer: Hydraulic; Engineer: Mechanical; Scholar: Physics. (Engineer is an advenced skill.  Prerequisites are Scholar: Phyics 3D)

Mechanical-CAS: A mechanical-CAS can scan a mechanism up to a metric ton in mass. It can show the internal working parts, cracks or breaks, and give suggestions on maintenance. This CAS adds a +1D+1 to the Machinery: Repair and Vehicles: Repair skills. A +2 Column Shift is added to the Security Systems: Open Locks skill if the lock is mechanical.

Medic-CAS: A medic-CAS is used to scan a patient or victim. It indicates the patient’s physical condition, diagnoses ailments, estimates time of survival under present conditions, etc. This CAS adds a +1D+1 to the Medicine: Medical Diagnosis skill.

Duo-CAS: These units are slightly thicker than normal CAS and can handle two of the functions listed above in one unit, usually in a logical combination such as Electro/Mechanical-CAS. In some instances the referee may wish to modify the bonuses when functions are combined. The cost for a duo-CAS is the combined costs of both CASs plus 20%.

CAS-ProcUnits: These are Cas Processing units, which add more power to the unit and cost 20% the CAS cost.  Each CAS has 5 extra slots for ProcUnits, which adds 1 pip to the bonus.  For every 2 Units or fraction there of, the Sensor Skill difficulty is up one level on the initial roll.

Computerized Analysis Scanner (CAS) Cost (Cr) Mass(kg)
Atmospheric-CAS 200 2
Chemical-CAS 150 2
Demolition-CAS 300 2
Droid-CAS 600 2
Electro-CAS 250 2
Fauna-CAS 200 2
Flora-CAS 200 2
Geological-CAS 200 2
Magnetic-CAS 150 2
Mechanical-CAS 750 2
Medic-CAS 800 2
Duo-CAS +20% 3
CAS-ProcUnit 20%
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