All modern vehicles share similar game traits that are universal for the modern setting.
All modern vehicles use a petroleum based fuel for propulsion.
All modern vehicles use a Profession skill for a driving check.
Land – Profession: Driver
Water – Profession: Sailor
Air – Profession: Pilot
All modern vehicles are considered Facing Forward.
All modern vehicles use some form of a steering wheel as a Driving Device.
Most modern air and land vehicles have a driving space in the most forward squares. Water base vehicles are center/rear.
Most modern vehicles do not have a restriction to buy.
More information on vehicles can be found in The Pathfinder Role Playing Game: Ultimate Combat
Name: Make and Model of the vehicle.
Vehicle Type: The following skills will add your skill points to the base stats for the vehicle.
Squares: The number of squares the vehicle takes up on the battle mat. A vehicle’s width is always considered to be one square.
Cost: This is the purchase cost to acquire the vehicle. This number reflects the base price and doesn’t include any modifier for purchasing the vehicle on the black market.
All vehicles also have a Hardness rating depending on type.
To determine a vehicle’s actual saving throw modifiers, add the character’s Profession (driver, pilot or sailor) modifier to this base value.
Maximum Speed: This is the fastest the vehicle can move.
Acceleration: This is how fast a vehicle can increase or decrease safely in a round.
Crew: The first number lists the minimum crew complement the vehicle needs to function normally.
The second value lists the vehicle’s maximum of passengers.
Cargo Capacity: The amount of cargo the vehicle is designed to carry. Many vehicles can carry extra passengers instead of cargo, but doing so is usually a cramped, uncomfortable and often unsafe experience for those passengers. As a rule of thumb, one additional passenger can be carried for each 200 pounds of unused cargo capacity.
Most new civilian cars include such standard features as air conditioning, air bags, antilock brakes, cruise control, keyless entry and an AM/FM radio with CD & MP3 players. Luxury vehicles often also include extras such as heated side mirrors, power seats, leather upholstery, sunroofs and built-in GPS navigation. In general, these luxury amenities can be added to a non- luxury car with an increase of $1000 to the vehicle’s cost.
Unless otherwise noted, civilian cars provide three-quarters cover for their occupants (although passengers, who lean out of windows or sunroofs, perhaps to fire weapons, may be reduced to one-half or even one-quarter cover).
Driving a land vehicle is covered by the Profession: Driver skill.
This is a true supercar in every sense, with a lightweight body powered by a V-10 engine. At around 550 horsepower, the quick and agile R8 is tough to keep up with.
A luxury sport sedan of the highest quality, this four-door car is built like a tailored suit. Catering to the business elite, this BMW mixes speed and agility with comfort and amenities.
The CTS is a mid-size luxury sedan that offers great performance at a reasonable price. It offers roomy comfort while boasting superior handling.
The Charger is a popular remake of an American classic muscle car. This sedan offers an attractive style and gutsy performance.
Another icon of American horsepower, the Mustang is legendary for its performance and handling. As a two-door coupe it lacks passenger and cargo space, but that’s not why consumers buy them.
Few cars have matched the reliability of the Honda Civic. This compact sedan offers an enjoyable ride at a reasonable price
Classic British styling combines with German engineering to produce a thrilling little compact coupe. Short on room but long on handling.
Trucks include pickups, sport utility vehicles, vans and minivans. They generally have the same features as civilian cars.
Rugged and reliable, the Silverado stands to be a solid V-8 powered work truck. With added styling and luxury features, this truck is also a popular daily driver.
The Sprinter represents the new design of full-size cargo hauling vans. Highly adaptable for a variety of work applications, it can also serve as a passenger or personal-use van.
Superb off-road capabilities are the hallmark of this large SUV. The Commander offers full-size passenger space at a moderate price.
The Xterra is an affordable compact SUV that is built for rugged off-road use. A definite lack of luxury is not missed when most owners only want to play in the mud.
This super duty truck is made to haul heavy loads. The 6.7 liter supercharged diesel engine provides serious towing capacity and the various crew-cab styles offer a range of work-to-luxury options.
The Routan is a stylish passenger minivan that offers practical horsepower and stable handling.
This Italian superbike is built for speed and performance. It is loaded with superior suspension, shocks and steering-dampers.
The Road King is a classically styled cruiser/tour motorcycle. Heavy and stable, with a powerful motor that rumbles like no other, this bike is made for the open highway.
The RM-Z450 is a high performance motocross dirt bike. Precision steering and handling make this rugged bike a true competitor.
The Tiger is a versatile mid-powered motorcycle that can be adapted for on-road or off-road riding. For those that mix it up between the street and the trail, this reliable bike fits all bills.
A few types of vehicles don’t fit neatly into the categories covered above. Many of these (such as the armored truck and the limousine) are usually custom built, so the model name isn’t specified as it is with most other vehicles in this section. The description and stats reflect a typical model.
This heavy-duty four-wheeled ATV is built for work or play and can be adapted to hauling, towing, trailblazing or hunting.
This medium duty truck is all business, offering a solid and reliable cab & chassis coupled with a powerful diesel engine pushing 360 hp and 1050 ft-lbs of torque. With a 24′ box body attached to the frame, this Kenworth can haul some respectable loads.
The classic armored vehicle used to transport money and other valuables. All windows, walls and doors are heavily armored, with extra protection in the operator’s location. Hidden gun ports increase the defensive capabilities of this truck.
A stretched sedan that offers a high level of luxury, along with the solid protection of an armored vehicle.
Piloting a water vehicle is covered by the Profession: Sailor skill.
This large boat is about thirty feet long and is built for running in open waters. Luxury options can reach obscene levels, but each Monterey is built to be comfortable and reliable.
This boat is mainly geared toward family water sports and activities. It is adaptable to many uses and luxury options are available.
The Wave runner is a personal watercraft. It allows its operators to get into the tight spots that boats cannot. It can move quickly atop the water and has potential for several uses.
All aircraft, from one-seat to jumbo jets, are controlled by the use of the Profession: Pilot skill. A few examples are provided here from the variety of air going vehicles that might be available to characters.
This jet-assisted helicopter was made for passenger transport in various levels of luxury. Used mainly by the business-class, there are also government and even military applications applied to the 76.
This is a popular helicopter used by many different corporate and government agencies. With a good capacity for either passengers or cargo, there’s no wonder these helicopters are seen throughout the world.
When you need to fly in reliable luxury, the Lear Jet never fails to provide.
This single-prop plane is reliable and dependable. It is adaptable to work, transport, or recreational uses.
An ultra-light is a one-seat personal flying wing with a small rear-mounted prop engine. They can be adapted to some work applications, but are mainly used for recreation. They have a limited range and altitude ceiling.