|Used by bounty hunters and law enforcement agencies alike, ShrinCord resembles a net made of liquid cable and can be laid out as a trap or fired from a special launcher. When ShrinCord strikes living flesh, it contracts around its target, immobilizing them.
For game purposes, it acts as a character grappling a target. It "grabs" either when the target passes through the square where the trap has been laid or when a successful ranged attack is made with its launcher. Once grabbed, the target becomes ensnared and loses all Dexterity bonuses to its Reflex Defense. The ShrinCord wraps so tightly around the victim that other actions automatically fail, including trying to escape from the shrincord net. A character can attempt to break or cut the ShrinCord to get free. The cord has Strength 28 and can be broken with a DC 24 Strength check.
The stats listed below are for the ShrinCord Launcher. Special ShrinCord cartridges for the launcher are 200 credits each and contain enough cord for either two shots or two traps to be laid.
*Inaccurate weapon: This weapon cannot fire at targets at long range.