Vehicles

These are the vehicles available to players.  There are, of course, more vehicles in existence, such as military planes and tanks, boats of all sizes, etc.  But the vehicles below are the only ones that are available to players for purchase.

Two-Wheeled
Name AC Hardness HP Strength Crew Acc / Dec Drive Max Speed Weight Fuel MPU Range Price
Scootway 11 1 20 10 1 30′ AWD 30 mph 80 lbs 2 x Cube 100 20/j a hour 5 hours 800c
Moped 11 2 30 12 1 50′ RWD 50 mph 250 lbs 1 gas x80 miles 80 miles 1000c
Off-Road Bike 10 3 45 16 1 60′ RWD 100 mph 270 lbs 2 gas x50 miles 100 mile 2300c
Street Cruiser 10 3 50 20 1 (2) 60′ RWD 160 mph 600 lbs 4 gas x40 miles 160 miles 10kc
Street Racer 10 3 45 18 1 100′ RWD 220 mph 320 lbs 3 gas x40 miles 120 miles 8000c
Jolt Bike 10 1 40 26 1 140′ RWD 280 mph 360 lbs Super 1 250/j a mile 40 miles 40kc
Four-Wheeled
Name AC Hardness HP Strength Crew Acc / Dec Drive Max Speed Weight Fuel MPU Range Price
Micro 2 Seater 9 2 60 17 2 50′ FWD 70 mph 900 lbs Block 2k 60/j a mile 33 miles 6000c
Compact Economy 8 3 80 19 3 60′ FWD 80 mph 1500 lbs 14 gas x25 miles 350 miles 12kc
Dune Buggy 9 3 80 20 2 50′ 4WD 90 mph 1400 lbs 12 gas x26 miles 312 miles 10kc
Mid-Sized Sedan 8 3 100 24 4 60′ RWD 100 mph 3000 lbs 16 gas x22 miles 352 miles 20kc
Luxury Sedan 8 3 100 25 6 60′ AWD 160 mph 3200 lbs 16 gas x20 miles 320 miles 35kc
Sports Car 8 2 90 26 2 80′ RWD 200 mph 3000 lbs 22 gas x12 miles 264 miles 25kc
Super Jolt Car 8 2 90 34 2 120′ RWD 260 mph 3200 lbs Super 7 500/j a mile 140 miles 100kc
1/2-Ton Truck / SUV 7 3 100 26 2 (8) 60′ 4WD 120 mph 4000 lbs 24 gas x14 miles 336 miles 20kc
Utility
Name AC Hardness HP Strength Crew Acc / Dec Drive Max Speed Weight Fuel MPU Range Price
SUV/Van 7 3 130 26 6 (9) 50′ AWD 160 mph 3700 lbs 22 gas x14 miles 308 miles 30kc
1-Ton Truck, Dualie 7 3 150 27 4 (12) 50′ AWD 100 mph 4000 lbs 26 gas x12 miles 312 miles 25kc
2-Ton, 3-Axle 7 3 180 28 4 (14) 40′ RWD 100 mph 6000 lbs 34 gas x10 miles 340 miles 35kc
Semi Tractor 7 3 200 39 2 (4) 50′ RWD 120 mph 18,000 lbs 2×50 gas x6 miles 600 miles 80kc
Semi Trailer 5 2 200 0 (80) -10′ -10 mph 30,000 lbs -x2 miles (400 miles) 20kc
Bus 35′-25 passangers 6 3 300 36 27 50′ RWD 120 mph 25,000 lbs 50 gas x6 miles 300 miles 60kc
Bus 50′-60 passangers 5 3 400 38 62 50′ RWD 90 mph 40,000 lbs 100 gas x3 miles 300 miles 140kc
Aerodyne
Name AC Hardness HP Strength Crew Acc / Dec Drive Max Speed Weight Fuel MPU Range Price
Sky Bike 10 1 30 18 1 100′ 2FAN 260 mph 700 lbs 6 xg x18 miles 108 miles 25kc
Mini Aerodyne 10 2 50 20 1 (2) 80′ 2FAN 220 mph 900 lbs 10 xg x16 miles 160 miles 20kc
2-seated Compact 9 2 90 22 2 90′ 3FAN 260 mph 1200 lbs 20 xg x10 miles 200 miles 50kc
Luxury Sedan 8 2 120 26 4 80′ 4FAN 240 mph 2800 lbs 26 xg x8 miles 208 miles 120kc
Van 7 2 140 28 2 (8) 80′ 6FAN 200 mph 3000 lbs 32 xg x6 miles 192 miles 140kc
Jolt Aerodyne 8 2 80 36 2 140′ 4FAN 320 mph 2800 lbs Super 12 600/j a mile 200 miles 250kc

Here is what each column meansChart Description

Name: Name of vehicle. These are very generic types that represent several different makes and models. There are too many to list, but they generally all have the same statistics/performance. See specific descriptions below for more details (but not much more).
AC: Armor class of vehicle. This can be raised by buying Armor Plating (see below)
Hardness: This is the vehicles resistance to damage, treat it like damage reduction (DR).
HP: Hit points of the vehicle. When this reaches 0, the vehicle is inoperable. If it goes to -10 the vehicle is destroyed beyond repair. Like with players at -1 to -9, the vehicle is “dying”, but only loses 1 HP per round if it is used. If the driver/operator stops using the vehicle, then it will remain at its current negative HP until repaired. HP can be increased by buying Chassis Reinforcements (see below)
Strength: This stat indicates how strong the vehicle is in relation to the Strength Attribute, it’s not based on horsepower, it is based on max load and deducts the weight of the vehicle and factors in the power of the engine among other things. This is why even though a typical Sedan might have a 240 horsepower engine it doesn’t wind up with a Strength of 62. By adding Strength to the vehicle you can determine Strength checks between other vehicles and monsters more properly and with more fun.
Crew: This is the number of passengers the vehicle is intended for including driver. A number in a bracket (#) is the number of possible passengers that can still sparingly occupy the vehicle, but is not an absolute limit. Any passengers exceeding the normal amount causes a -1 for all skills for all passengers including the drivers.
Acc/Dec: Acceleration and Deceleration in MPH per round. It’s listed in feet, but obviously most vehicles can move faster than this in ~6 seconds. However, this is relative to players. All rules for movement still apply meaning they can move at x2, x3, x4, or x5 the Speed/Rnd, but in doing so they take a cumulative -2 to their Ride skill checks. So at x2, you are at a -2. At x5, you are at a -8. Speed/Rnd can be increased by better Tires (see below). Handling at different speeds, thus reducing the penalties, can be increased by buying Performance Suspensions (see below).
Drive: This is the drive type of the vehicle, indicating if it is Rear Wheel Drive (RWD), Front Wheel Drive (FWD), All Wheel Drive (AWD), 4 Wheel Drive (4WD) or for Aerodynes the number of Lift fans it has. There are some advanced driving and mechanical rules that do require knowing what type of the drive system the vehicle has.
Max Speed: Is just that, the top speed of the vehicle. This can be increased by buying either Nytro-Boosts (temporary boost, see below) or better Engines (permanent, but not as dramatic increase, see below)
Fuel: Fuel indicates fuel capacity, mostly how many gallons and type of gas. In some cases it will list a battery type.
MPU: Miles Per Unit (MPU) indicates how far the vehicle can travel on a single unit of fuel (for gas a unit is a gallon). Battery powered units however indicate how many Jolts are consumed per hour.
Range: Calculates how far the vehicle can go with a fuel tank using the MPU column for you so you don’t have to do the math.
Price: This is the price in Calories (or KiloCalories) of the vehicle. As you can see most are pretty expensive, but most city-states have excellent public transportation.

Specific Vehicle Descriptions

Again there are dozens of car manufacturers on Athas (just as many on earth) and they all make standard “Lot Models.” What is represented in the charts are those “Lot Models”, by adding various modifications, you make the vehicle your own.

Two-Wheeled Vehicles

The following are motorized vehicles with 2 wheels, or motorbikes.

Moped

This is your basic scooter. You can “fit” two passengers of Medium or smaller size. It is cheap, it doesn’t go very fast, and they’re loud. However, there are a handful of gangs that ride mopeds and do various modifications (cosmetic mostly) that fit in with their gang’s “style.”

Off-Road Bike

This bike is light, but durable with thick wheels with gripping tread. It is made mostly for going over rough terrain. Favored by nomad tribes, these bikes are best suited for long reconnaissance and scouting.

Street Cruiser

These bikes are big and loud and chrome. They are essentially the equivalent of our world’s Harley-Davidsons. Similar biker gangs have formed around their shared love of these bikes and get into as much trouble. On the flip side, there are just as many corporate douches who buy these to regain some sort of lost coolness as well…to varying degrees of success (usually failure).

Street Racer

These bikes are sleek, light, and fast. They are built for speed and maneuverability. They are essentially the equivalent of our world’s “crotch rockets.”

Four-Wheeled Vehicles

Compact Economy

These are you “basic” economy cars. The model listed above only comes with 2 doors. For 3kc more you can have a 4-door version. In Athas, these cars are pretty small. Not quite SmartCar small, but think of European economy-sized cars.

Dune Buggy

Similar to the Compact Economy but heavily modified for off-road travel, specifically for sand.

Mid-Sized Sedan

These are one step up from economy. They come standard with 4 doors, thus a sedan, and other “features”. Sufficed to say, they have as many bells and whistles as a similarly priced car in our world, but none of these change the basic stats of the car and are included in the price (power windows are not going to improve the AC or the Max Speed).

Luxury Sedan

The next step up from the Mid-Sized. Again, these are not the luxury behemoths of decades past, but are bigger, not by much, than the Mid-sized Sedan. They are essentially the Mercedes and BMWs of Athas, not huge but definitely comfy with a lot of fancy shit that again does nothing to the basic stats.

Sports Car

This can either be a muscle car or, as the name implies, a straight up sports car. These models are build for speed. Handling comes with the additional modifications (see below).

Super Jolt Car

A car that uses super Jolts

Half-tone Truck / SUV

The smaller, more sporty versions of the standard truck or SUV.

Four-Wheeled Utility

SUV/Van

Though they are shaped differently, their basic stats are the same. It is only capacity that differs. For an SUV, since it is more passenger oriented, holds 3600 pounds of cargo, but only has 110 cubic feet of cargo capacity. A Van, on the other hand, especially one with only a driver and passenger seat has the same carrying capacity (3600 lbs) but 218 cubic feet of capacity.

1-Ton Truck

This is your basic Pickup-Truck. The listed model comes with a single cab (2 seats) and truck bed. You can add extended cabs allowing for 4 seats for 5kc more to the price. The truck bed holds 72 cubic feet of payload and can carry/tow 6800lbs. For more towing capacity, Torque Engines can be purchased (see below).

2-Ton, 3-Axle Truck

This vehicle was build for hauling and towing. Though it’s under the Four-Wheeled Utility category, it has 3-axles and 6 wheels. It can tow 23,000 lbs. The truck itself is just an engine, cab (seats 4, but only 2 doors), and a towing/hauling point/attachment (it’s a Semi truck without the trailer). Various trailers of various size and capacity can be attached provide they do not exceed the truck’s towing capacity in weight.

Semi Trailer

A trailer that attaches to the 2-ton, 3-Axle truck.

Bus 35′ – 25 Passengers

Standard “School Bus” sized public transport.

Bus 50′ – 60 Passengers

Tour bus or charter bus sized public transport.

Aerodyne

This is the proverbial “flying car”. Though Aerodyne usually includes all heavier-than-air aircraft, in the case of the game (and Athas in general) it means flying car. There are other fixed wing and rotor craft, but they are not readily available to players.

Sky Bike

The aerodyne version of a motor cycle, or a “hover bike”.

Mini Aerodyne

A small, one-person aerodyne made more for enthusiasts.

2-Seated Compact

This is the “base model”, though there are several models made by several manufacturers. It seats two (as the name implies) and can seat 5 for 20kc more. The 2-seater is the favored first response vehicle (usually heavily armed as well) of various corporations’ security forces and City-State police forces. There are other, larger versions based off the Luxury Sedan chassis that allows for transport of security teams and/or perpetrators.

Luxury Sedan

Like the wheeled version, this flying version seats 5 comfortably and has all sorts of fancy accouterments to travel in style and comfort. This is the favored transport of corporate executives.

Van

A larger capacity aerodyne made for carrying either more passengers or cargo.  Used by most first responder teams in city-states.

Vehicle Accessories

Name Benefit Penalty Price
Armor I +2 to AC -5 to Max Speed 5000c
Armor II +4 to AC -10 to Max Speed 10kc
Armor III +6 to AC -15 to Max Speed 20kc
Reinforced Chassis I +20 to HP -5 to Speed/Rnd 10kc
Reinforced Chassis II +40 to HP -10 to Speed/Rnd 30kc
Performance Tires +10 to Speed/Rnd (street only) -4 to Ride checks on rough terrain 7500c
Off-Road Tires +10 to Speed/Rnd (rough terrain) -10 to Max Speed (street only) 6000c
Performance Suspension +4 to Ride checks for Maneuverability None 10kc
Off-Road Suspension –/10 DR to damage taken from rough terrain None 10kc
Nytro Boosts +30 MPH to max speed for 1d4 rounds None 5000c
Performance Engine +10 MPH to max speed None 12kc
Torque Engine +10k LBS to towing capacity None 10kc

Much like your own accessories, you can purchase these additions to your vehicle. You can add the benefit, but make sure you apply the penalty as well. All of these are pretty easily obtained and you can either have them professionally installed (price listed) or you can install them yourself for 3/4th the price listed. The DC to install any of these is 45, like with Computer Use, each roll is cumulative and will help you reach the goal, but each roll is also 4 hrs of work. So if it takes you 3 rolls to reach DC 45, then you spent 12 hrs installing the accessory.