OMON Trooper – a new advanced class for The Red Star

International Worker’s Day. Time for The Red Star and police brutality. The latter in the shape of a new advanced class tying in with some of our rules for telekinetic shields.

OMON Trooper

OMON Troopers are members of elite internal security formations, tasked with maintaining public order in the face of political unrest, organized crime and terrorist attack. Drawn from Red Fleet veterans, these men and women are already combat proven before embarking on a brutal training regime the demands of which will see 90% of them drop out before graduation to the ranks.

Feats: Telekinetic shield proficiency
Skills: Intimidate 6 ranks, Telekinesis 4 ranks
Special: Must have served honorably in the Red Fleet
Hit Die: 1d10
Action Points: 6 + one-half character level, rounded down, every time the character attains a new level in this class.

Class Skills
The OMON Trooper’s class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are as follows.
Balance (Dex), Climb (Str), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (Civics, Current Events, History, Popular Culture, Streetwise, Tactics) (Int), Listen (Wis), Profession (Wis), Read/Write Language (none), Search (Int), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), and Telekinesis (Wis).

Skill Points at Each Level: 7 + Int Modifier.

Class Features
1st +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +0 Shield bash
2nd +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +0 Bonus feat
3rd +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +0 Shield wall
4th +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +0 Bonus feat
5th +5 +4 +3 +3 +4 +1 Shield rush

Class Features
All of the following are class features of the OMON Trooper advanced class.

Shield Bash
At 1st level, the OMON Trooper can use a shield or telekinetic shield to make a melee attack against an opponent. Used this way, a shield is a simple bludgeoning weapon dealing damage appropriate to its type (1d3 for a buckler, 1d4 for an impromptu, small or telekinetic standard shield, and 1d6 for a large, riot or reinforced telekinetic shield). When making such an attack, the OMON Trooper may still apply the shield’s shield bonus to his Defense.

Bonus Feat
At 2nd and again at 4th level, the OMON Trooper gains a bonus feat. The bonus feat must be selected from the following list, and the OMON Trooper must meet all the prerequisites of the feat to select it.

Acrobatic, Advanced Combat Martial Arts, Alertness, Athletic, Bersk Wrestling, Bersk Wrestling Pin, Bersk Wrestling Strike, Brawl, Cleave, Combat Expertise, Combat Martial Arts, Combat Reflexes, Combat Throw, Defensive Martial Arts, Endurance, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Offensive Standard Telekinetic Shield), Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Offensive Reinforced Telekinetic Shield), Frightful Presence, Great Cleave, Great Fortitude, Improved Brawl, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Combat Martial Arts, Improved Combat Throw, Improved Damage Threshold, Improved Disarm, Improved Knockout Punch, Improved Trip, Knockout Punch, Power Attack, Precise Strike, Streetfighting, Sunder, Telekinetic Warrior, Toughness, Unbalance Opponent, Weapon Focus

Shield Wall
A 3rd level OMON Trooper wielding any type of shield or telekinetic shield with which he is proficient, increases that shield’s bonus to Defense by +1 for each adjacent ally who also wields a shield.

Shield Rush
At 5th level, an OMON Trooper who hits a target with an attack using a shield or telekinetic shield can attempt to trip or bull rush its opponent as a free action without making a touch attack or provoking an attack of opportunity. If the attempt fails, the opponent cannot react to the attempt.

The artwork is taken from The Red Star: Sword of Lies and was used with kind permission of Christian Gossett.
The Red Star and all related characters are ™ and © Christian Gossett. Used with kind permission.
The Red Star Campaign Setting is © Green Ronin Publishing, LLC.
Die Grafik stammt aus The Red Star: Sword of Lies und wurde mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Christian Gossett verwendet.
The Red Star und alle verwandten Charaktere sind ™ und © Christian Gossett. Verwendet mit freundlicher Genehmigung.
The Red Star Campaign Setting ist © Green Ronin Publishing, LLC.

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