Xerrol Nightstingers were a type of blaster rifle produced by the Empire after the Battle of Endor for use in covert assasination attempts. The Nightstinger fires invisible blaster bolts which pack the same destructive punch as a regular blaster bolt. The obvious advantage to this is that shots can be fired from practically anywhere, including open, public places, without anyone being able to tell who is doing the shooting. By using deflection mirrors and blaster tubes, a sniper can create the illusion of many firers - or of many (visible) shots being fired from a specific location. Aside from this, the Nightstinger has many drawbacks, however. It only does an average amount of damage but it uses incredible amounts of Tibanna Gas (which must be specially treated to assist in the production of the invisible bolt), each canister of gas can only produce 3 to 5 shots before being depleted, and the special crystal used to focus and alter the color of the bolt is very expensive and very rare. If you're looking for a stealth sniper rifle that can reach out and touch someone without anyone knowing the source, go no further. If you're looking for a run-of-the-mill sniper rifle, look elsewhere.
Xerrol Nightstinger Sniper Rifle - D6 Stats
Model: Xerrol Nightstinger Sniper Rifle
Type: Sniper rifle
Skill: Blaster: blaster rifle
Ammo: 3-5 (depends on blaster gas)
Cost: 4,500 (powerpack: 400, crystal: 2,000)
Availability: 4, R, X
Game Notes: All blaster bolts fired from this weapon are invisible. However, the rifle still recoils and produces the noise of a blast (a blaster cannot be silenced), so the firer is not always safe. If the retractable scope is used for one round for aiming, the character gains a bonus of +2D to his blaster roll at medium and long range. This special scope also is modified for IR and nightvision, giving the shooter the ability to fire in darkness or equivalent at no penalty.
Xerrol Nightstinger Sniper Rifle - d20 Stats
Range Increment: 40 meters
Weight: 4.5 kg
Stun Damage/Fort DC: -
Group: Blaster Rifles
Notes: All laser blasts fired by the Nightstinger are completely invisible. However, the rifle still kicks and produces the noise of a blast, so the firer is not always safe. If the retractable scope is used for one round for aiming, the character gains a bonus of +4 to his attack roll. This special scope also is modified for infrared and night vision, giving the shooter the ability to fire in less than normal light at no penalty.