Custom Firearms for Shadowrun

After a bit of mail from a Shadowrun 3rd edition fan, I dug these bad boys out of my archives. Here’s two pieces of heavy artillery (all right, heavy pistols) for the firearm enthusiast on your team!

Thanatos

Thanatos is a custom designed heavy pistol representing impeccable quality workmanship by a master weaponsmith. It was created for the consummate professional and is fitted to an individual with a personalized grip, biometric safety, and an engraved reaper and scythe design. It also features an internal smartgun-2 system, built-in range finder, ceramic components to make it undetectable by MAD systems, and an extended clip. This rare weapon is extremely expensive and hard to come by; what’s more, anyone not purchasing this new and directly from the weaponsmith will not receive the benefit of the personalized grip (-1 recoil modifier) and will have to modify or circumvent the biometric safety’s setting from that of its previous owner.

Thanatos was constructed using the rules in Cannon Companion. It started as a heavy pistol base with the following options and modifications:

  • improved fcu (4)
  • increased power (1)
  • internal smartgun system (2)
  • biometric safety
  • improved concealability (2)
  • ceramic components (3)
  • range finder (top)
  • weight decrease (3)
  • engraving
  • extended clip (20)
  • personalized grip

Stats below

The Rake

The Rake is a product of the same master weaponsmith who created Thanatos, but instead of being designed for stealth and power, it was created for maximum damage. It uses flechette ammunition only, is burst-fire capable, comes equipped with an internal smartgun-2 system and built-in range finder, plus a gas vent IV system integrated into the barrel and efficient design to reduce recoil. An extended clip, personalized grip (-1 recoil modifier for the intended owner only), and an engraving featuring a skeleton and sweeping blades motif round out this hard-to-find custom weapon.

The Rake was constructed using the rules in Cannon Companion. It started as a heavy pistol base with the following options and modifications:

  • improved fcu (4)
  • increased power (1)
  • internal smartgun system (2)
  • firing mode (sa/bf)
  • flechette only
  • recoil compensation (1)
  • weight decrease (4)
  • range finder (top)
  • engraving
  • extended clip (36)
  • gas vent IV (barrel)
  • personalized grip

Heavy Pistols Conceal Ammo Mode Damage Weight Avail. Cost St. Index Legal. RC
Thanatos 7 20 (c) SA 10M 2.4 20/6 weeks 5,400 3 9P-E (1)
The Rake 5 36 (c) SA/BF 10S(f) 3.85 16/1 month 4,735 2.75 9P-E 5/(6)

Enjoy!