Star Wars Wednesday - AR-37 Paragon Light Transport

This week, I finally return to the RPG stats for Christopher's West's Mass Transit III/Boarding Action map. It's time to take on the AR-37 Paragon-Class Light Transport...but there's a bit of a wrinkle. The stock version of the AR-37 doesn't actually appear on this map, it's on Christopher West's successful Kickstarter Offworld Docking Port map. The one on Boarding Action? It's the Nova Eclipse, Chris' ship in his home game, which I'll tackle next week. The second level of the AR-37 appears on the Kickstarter Nova Eclipse map.

Here's Chris' description of the AR-37, when used in his Star Wars home game:

The AR-37 Paragon-Class Light Transport is another model in the same line as the Wayfarer-class medium transport from Kuat Systems Engineering. It's an older, less refined, and more complex model, but a favorite for merchants, couriers, and smugglers due to its ability to stand up to extensive customization and an almost ridiculous number of entrance and exit points. It was designed with berthing mechanisms for a wide variety of docking ports, with various hatches above, below, and on either side. Four angled sublight engine banks create directional thrust along a variable center of mass, allowing rapid acceleration and a respectable sustained speed even in thick atmosphere. These engines can generate a lot of heat, however, requiring bulky coolant systems to keep them in prime condition

The cargo module on the port side of a Paragon-Class ship can be swapped out for a passenger suite module or escort hangar, though these are less common. These service modules are twin-decked, like the ship itself, and designed to be hoisted by a heavy crane in any port facility for convenient swapping of modules. A common practice among shipping companies is to deposit a loaded cargo module at the company's holdings in a commercial spaceport without unloading it, and attach an empty or pre-loaded module while the ship is refueled. Thus, the AR-37 is ideal for transportation conglomerates that like to keep their fleets on the move with minimum layover time.

The basic AR-37 comes equipped with a dorsal laser turret for defense, while a starboard-side ion cannon is a common upgrade option for clients who like to provide added security reassurance to their passengers. Both weapons are typically operated by a gunner, but they can be locked in a forward position to operate under pilot control, at a reduced accuracy. A ventral observation dome below the crew quarters is ostensibly provided for visibility along the belly of the ship, but it is commonly used to mount a quad-laser turret similar to those seen on the Millennium Falcon. The stock version of the ship features moderate armor, and a light shield system. The standard model includes a pair of 3-person escape pods on the upper deck, with quick-access lift chutes below them. Two additional pods can be mounted below those chutes (at an extra cost) for captains who find themselves transporting larger groups of passengers.


AR-37 Paragon-Class Light Transport  (Stock)      CL 6
(Poster #10 & Kickstarter Nova Eclipse)  
Colossal space transport                
Init -4; Senses Perception +5


Defenses Ref 13 (flat-footed 12), Fort 24; +12 armor
hp 100; DR 15; SR 25; Threshold 74


Speed fly 12 squares (max. velocity 800 km/h),
       fly 2 squares (starship scale)
Ranged 1 laser cannon +2 (see below) and
         1 double ion cannon +2 (see below)    
Fighting Space 21x16 or 1 square (starship scale); Cover total
Base Atk +0; Grp +34


Abilities Str 39, Dex 12, Con —, Int 14
Skills Initiative -4, Mechanics +5, Perception +5, Pilot -4, Use Computer +5


Crew 4 (normal); Passengers 6 (+16 with passenger module)
Cargo 10 tons (+120 tons with cargo module); Consumables 2 months; Carried Craft None (+1 or more with escort module)
Hyperdrive x2 (backup x12), nav computer
Availability Licensed; Cost 110,000 (35,000  used)


Laser cannon (gunner)
Atk +2 (-3 autofire), Dmg 4d10x2

Double ion cannon (gunner)
Atk +2 (-3 autofire), Dmg 4d10x2 ion



D6 / WEG

Craft: AR-37 Paragon-class Light Transport

Type: Stock light freighter

Scale: Starfighter

Length: 32 meters

Skill: Space transports: Paragon Light Transport

Crew: 4 (2 can coordinate), gunners 2, skeleton: 2/+10

Crew Skill: Space transports 2D+2, starship gunnery 2D+1, starship shields 2D

Passengers: 6 (+16 with passenger module)

Cargo Capacity: 10 tons (+120 tons with cargo module)

Consumables: 2 months

Cost: 110,000 (new), 35,000 (used)

Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2

Hyperdrive Backup: x12

Nav Computer: Yes

Maneuverability: 1D+2

Space: 4

Atmosphere: 480; 800 kmh

Hull: 3D+2

Shields: 1D+1


      Passive: 10/0D

      Scan: 25/1D

      Search: 40/2D

      Focus: 2/3D



    Laser Cannon

       Fire Arc: Turret

       Crew: 1

       Skill: Starship Gunnery

       Fire Control: 2D

       Space Range: 1-3/12/25

       Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km

       Damage: 4D

    2 Light Ion Cannons  (fire-linked)

       Fire Arc: Front, Side

       Crew: 1

       Skill: Starship Gunnery

       Fire Control: 2D

       Space Range: 1-3/12/25

       Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km

       Damage: 4D