Saldorian Armory CHG-4 Blaster Rifle

The Saldorian Armory CHG-4 Blaster Rifle presented a new concept in blaster technology when it was introduced to the market. When it is fired, the blaster bolt travels through a special crystal housed within the barrel that separates the single bolt into many, smaller ones (much like a ray of light through a prism). The tiny blaster bolts leave the weapon through a conical emitter nozzle unit on the end of the barrel. The target and anyone within 1 meter of it are hit by the largest concentration of the shot (2d6 bolts * 1d4 points damage), while anyone between 1 and 3 meters away is hit by those bolts that stray from the intended target (1d6 bolts * 1d4 points damage).

The CHG-4 is 63.8 cm in length and looks similar to an ancient blunderbuss, complete with fixed stock and flared barrel. Arrangements for a scope are not available on the rifle. A standard power pack, housed in the left side of the rifle above the trigger, is capable of powering enough energy for 25 shots. However, it is possible to purchase a backpack power generator for the CHG-4 capable of providing nearly unlimited power for only 500 credits.

Cost: 2,000
Damage: 2d6*1d4/1d6*1d4
Critical: 19-20
Range Increment: 10 meters
Weight: 4.1 kg
Stun Damage/Fort DC: n/a
Type: Energy
Multifire/Autofire: M
Size: Medium
Group: Blaster rifles

Bibliography
"Character Equipment: Blasters" - http://rivendell.fortunecity.com/dark/791/blasters.htm