Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
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With the massive success of the R2 Series Astromech Droid and the 2-1B Medical Droid in the last years of the Old Republic, Industrial Automaton needed to find new markets. The company decided to create a Droid for casual users who were more likely to need a hand with a Swoop Bike than with a Starfighter. The R4 Agromech was designed to appeal to fringe world owners who needed a skilled hand around the garage, Core World designers who wanted help building prototypes, and farmers of any world who could use a Droid that was reliable and loyal.
The R4 is based on the basic design of the older R2, although it's design includes cost-saving measures to make it more accessible and less specialized. The R4 Droid uses fewer miniaturized parts, resulting in a taller profile but a sturdier overall design. Internal components are spaced further apart, reducing the Droid's computing power (And making it unsuitable as an Astromech unless modified), but enhancing it's stability and decreasing the number of elements prone to malfunctions. The result is a Droid that can survive in harsh conditions and remain operational even after taking damage that might wreck a more delicate model.
The R4 is very popular with repair crews, who often prefer it to repair Droids specifically designed for reconstruction tasks. The R4 can also monitor crops, medical equipment, and nearly any type of sensor. Like the R2 on which it is based, the R4 is seen as friendly and helpful. The Empire, the Rebellion, and thousands of other organizations and individuals employ R4s across the galaxy, and it is easy to obtain spare parts and instructions for common modifications for R4 Droids.
R4-Series Agromech Droids can be played as Droid Heroes.
R4-Series Agromech Droid Statistics (CL 0) Edit
Languages: Basic, Binary, 2 Unassigned
Hit Points: 7, Damage Threshold: 8
Immune: Droid Traits
Speed: 6 Squares (Wheeled)
Base Stats Edit
Availability: Licensed; Cost: 2,500 credits