Ballista Platform
Hazard
Level 19 Blaster
XP 2400

A massive crossbow manned by three crewmen, these platforms hurl spear-size bolts at foes.

Hazard: Seven ballista platforms arranged around the battlefield fire at enemies.Perception     No check is necessary to notice the ballista platforms.Initiative A ballista platform acts on the initiative of its crew.TriggerWhen the PCs move into line of sight to a platform, a platform’s crew rolls initiative and attack on their turn. A ballista requires a standard action to reload.AttackStandard Action      Ranged 30
Target: One creatureAttack: +24 vs. ReflexHit: 4d8 + 7 damageCountermeasures     A character can attack a crewmember (a githwarrior). If the PCs kill two crewmembers, that ballista can fire only every other round. If the PCs kill all three crewmembers, that platform is effectively disabled, although they could fire the ballista themselves.
     A character can attack the ballista (AC 5, Fortitude 10, Reflex 5; hp 60). Destroying the ballista disables the platform.

Published in Dungeon Magazine 168, page(s) 68.