Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector
Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector casts a magical net on a target immobilizing them. When it backfires it will either net the caster or both the caster and target.
This item is crafted with Gnome Engineering (210); taught by trainers
In the RPG
Nets can be an effective means of immobilizing an opponent, but their short range and size category limitations make them impractical for many users. The crafty gnomes, never satisfied with artificial limits like these, found artificial ways around them with this useful device. A net-o-matic projector looks like a fat-barreled shotgun with a huge handle that requires two hands to operate.
A net-o-matic projector uses 1 vial of phlogiston for up to 10 shots and holds up to 5 pre-folded nets. Folding a net in the proper manner requires 2 full rounds, and loading one into the gun is a standard action.
When fired, the net-o-matic launches a carefully folded net. It has a range increment of 10 feet. The net has small weights on the corners, so after unfolding it wraps itself around the unfortunate target, which can be of Tiny to Large size.
The nets have lots of hooks, and can get caught on the user’s clothing, entangling the user in their own net.
Malfunction Effects: Low chance
- Roots user for 30 seconds.
- Roots target for 10 seconds, knocks forward the user within melee range of the target and also becomes rooted for 20 seconds.
- Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): The Backfire effect will no longer break on damage.