By Trampas Whiteman and Patrick Stutzman

The MP-3PO musical protocol unit is a new subset of Cybot Galactica’s total 3PO output that is gaining in popularity.

MP-3PO units are seen in bars, at dances, formal occasions, weddings, and all other events in which music is needed. The MP-3PO is part disc jockey (DJ), part master of ceremonies (MC), and part karaoke machine.

MP-3PO units have millions of songs in their databases, some of which are in multiple languages. They come with speakers of their own (which rest on their shoulders), and can be plugged into any multi-media or electronic entertainment system.

Personality-wise, MP-3PO units are great at various social gatherings and are perhaps the most charismatic of all 3PO units. However, their one major drawback is that every event to them is a social gathering. For example, an MP-3PO droid who found himself in the heat of battle would try to make the skirmish fun and entertaining.

Perhaps one of the most interesting features of the MP-3PO unit is the interchangeable outer casing. As MP-3PO droids could be used for a variety of purposes, they must look their best for every situation they may come into contact with. This, of course, makes them a higher-priced droid and rarely seen by those who are not rich or in the entertainment business.

MP-3PO protocol droids can be played as droid heroes.

Cybot Galactica MP-3PO Musical Protocol Droid CL 0

Medium droid (3rd-degree) nonheroic 1
Init +1; Senses Perception +11
Languages: Basic, Binary

Defenses: Ref 11 (flat-footed 10), Fort 9, Will 11
HP 3; Threshold 9
Immune: droid traits

Speed: 6 squares
Melee: unarmed -1 (1d4-1)
Base Atk: +0; Grp -1

Abilities: Str 9, Dex 13, Con -, Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 18
Feats: Skill Focus (Perception, Persuasion), Skill Training (Knowledge [social
sciences]), Toughness
Skills: Knowledge (social sciences) +6, Perception +11, Persuasion +14
Systems: walking locomotion, basic processor, 2 hand appendages, internal storage
(5 kg), translator unit (DC 5), vocabulator
Possessions: audio recorder
Availability: Licensed; Cost 5,000 credits

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