Modify Payload (Talent)

Tier: 1
Prerequisite: Tech-Use
Aptitudes: Intelligence, Tech
In many squads, there is one soldier who is always tinkering with the sacred munitions handed down by the Departmento Munitorum, tweaking their specifications so that they are as lethal to the enemies of the Emperor as possible. Though their squad mates frequently give them a wide berth, such individuals are usually quite skilled at this fine-tuning. After all, those who are insufficiently talented are quickly winnowed away by the consequences of their own meddling.
When preparing a grenade, missile, or round that has the Blast or Smoke Quality (see pages 182–183 of the Only War Core Rulebook), this character may make a Challenging (+0) Tech-Use Test using the Demolitions Special Use of the Skill. If he succeeds, the weapon increases Damage (if it deals Damage normally) and its Blast or Smoke Quality by 1, plus 1 for every three additional Degrees of Success beyond the first that he scores on the Test. If he fails by a number of Degrees of Failure greater than his Intelligence Bonus, however, he accidentally triggers the device, causing it to detonate immediately.

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