Plasma Rifle

This bulky, heavy, two-handed weapon blasts a stream of nova-hot plasma at the target, inflicting severe burns and thermal damage, possibly melting or evaporating the target entirely. Plasma rifles are perhaps the deadliest man-portable weapons in use. Plasma guns suffer from dangerous overheating in vacuum, however, and so require 1 full Action Turn of cool-down time after every 2 shots. Plasma rifles only fire in semi-auto mode.