The Bug In the Machine A magical living Volkswagen Beetle hidden within an innocuous bit of jewlery

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An extraordinary Volkswagen Beetle.
Used by Dante K.C. Williams, Created by Botchbrother.
On Signature Item The Ring of the Bolting Beetle.

Sometimes the little bugs inside complex mechanisms take a liking to mechanics and tinkerers and choose to become bound to them as partners. This bug lived inside so many cars that it understands them innately and can become one now. It normally hides as a metal totem but when invoked by its trusty partner it expands and transforms into a small compact car. Still alive and with an attitude of its own, this car demands respect and care from its passengers, driver, and maintainer.


This Artifact can be used as a Volkswagen Beetle. It is roughly the same size as a Volkswagen Beetle but can be collapsed into A Stag Beetle Ring and concealed. Collapsing or expanding it costs a Quick Action.

This Volkswagen Beetle has Armored chassis, high durability wheels, high efficiency engine, a bronze paint job and fuzzy dice.. Any roll to pilot this vehicle receives +2 dice.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Amphibious: Your vehicle may move on land as well as under water at its normal speed. If your vehicle includes an enclosed space, it will function as an airtight, pressurized cockpit.
  • Drive-By: You may drive or pilot your vehicle as a Free Action, without taking any penalty on other Actions.
  • Mind of its Own: This vehicle can move and take Actions without you driving it. It has seven dice for all Drive rolls.
  • Steady As She Goes: The motion of your vehicle never causes your passengers dice penalties, and you do not suffer dice penalties from the unsteadiness of any vehicle you are riding in.
  • No Muffler: Any stealth rolls made to hide your vehicle automatically fail, and any rolls made to notice your vehicle automatically succeed.

This item is a living thing. When targeted, it counts as a Living Creature in addition to its other target types. If destroyed or abandoned for more than two days, it dies and becomes unusable.

  • If there is not enough free space to expand the object, it cannot be expanded. You cannot expand this Object as an attack.

Community Extraordinary Vehicle Gifts

This Artifact can be used as a 2020 Ford Mustang. It is roughly the same size as a 2020 Ford Mustang but can be collapsed into Necklace with a mustang and concealed. Collapsing or expanding it costs a Quick Action.

This 2020 Ford Mustang has Crash Test Seating and restraints for all passengers Light weight parts Nos Injector Police Scanner / Radar detector with gps Oxygen Tank in the back with nozzle for dispersing into cab. Second Conisters containing CarbonMonoxide Cab has been made water Tight. Run Flat Full Rubber Wheels can take multiple bullets and still drive 50 miles High Intensity Led Floodlights on top with optional UV setting Extra Tank set on Switch Quieted Exhaust Off Road Tire on top of the car Snowboard On top Button. Any roll to pilot this vehicle receives +2 dice.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Amphibious: Your vehicle may move on land as well as under water at its normal speed. If your vehicle includes an enclosed space, it will function as an airtight, pressurized cockpit.
  • Flying Car: Your vehicle may also fly at its normal speed. Taking off takes a full Action.
  • Steady As She Goes: The motion of your vehicle never causes your passengers dice penalties, and you do not suffer dice penalties from the unsteadiness of any vehicle you are riding in.

This item is a living thing. When targeted, it counts as a Living Creature in addition to its other target types. If destroyed or abandoned for more than two days, it dies and becomes unusable.

  • If there is not enough free space to expand the object, it cannot be expanded. You cannot expand this Object as an attack.

This Artifact can be used as a Micro Jet Engine. It is roughly the same size as a Micro Jet Engine but can be collapsed into Snail Shell and concealed. Collapsing or expanding it costs a Quick Action.

This Micro Jet Engine has no modifications. Any roll to pilot this vehicle receives +2 dice.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Afterburner: Your vehicle has a 25% faster top speed and you may Exert your Mind to accelerate to its top speed in a single Round.
  • Mind of its Own: This vehicle can move and take Actions without you driving it. It has seven dice for all Drive rolls.
  • Flying Solo: Your vehicle cannot have any passengers.

  • If there is not enough free space to expand the object, it cannot be expanded.

This Artifact can be used as a Nissan Silvia. It is roughly the same size as a Nissan Silvia but can be collapsed into a car key with a tessaract ring and concealed. Collapsing or expanding it costs a Quick Action.

This Nissan Silvia has rear doors, rear window controls, Nitro and LED underlighting along with perpetual air fresheners hanging from its rear view mirror. Any roll to pilot this vehicle receives +2 dice.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Afterburner: Your vehicle has a 25% faster top speed and you may Exert your Mind to accelerate to its top speed in a single Round.
  • Amphibious: Your vehicle may move on land as well as under water at its normal speed. If your vehicle includes an enclosed space, it will function as an airtight, pressurized cockpit.
  • Mind of its Own: This vehicle can move and take Actions without you driving it. It has seven dice for all Drive rolls.
  • No Muffler: Any stealth rolls made to hide your vehicle automatically fail, and any rolls made to notice your vehicle automatically succeed.

  • If there is not enough free space to expand the object, it cannot be expanded. You cannot expand this Object as an attack.

You gain the following benefits as long as you are piloting any vehicle.

You receive +2 dice to any rolls to pilot a vehicle.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Daredevil: Damage you and your passengers take from vehicle collisions is halved (rounded up) and the result is limited to a maximum of 5.

This Artifact can be used as a motorcycle. It is roughly the same size as a motorcycle but can be collapsed into a flip phone and concealed. Collapsing or expanding it costs a Quick Action.

This motorcycle has rear twin disk brakes, specially tuned suspension, and a support AI named Sheryll. Any roll to pilot this vehicle receives +2 dice.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Flying Car: Your vehicle may also fly at its normal speed. Taking off takes a full Action.
  • Mind of its Own: This vehicle can move and take Actions without you driving it. It has seven dice for all Drive rolls.
  • Flying Solo: Your vehicle cannot have any passengers.

  • If there is not enough free space to expand the object, it cannot be expanded. You cannot expand this Object as an attack.

Stock Extraordinary Vehicle Gifts

This Artifact can be used as a blimp. It is roughly the same size as a blimp but can be collapsed into a phone-sized canvas cube and concealed. Collapsing or expanding it costs a Quick Action.

This blimp has full science laboratory, bullet-proof envelope, and ample parachutes. Any roll to pilot this vehicle receives +2 dice.

You also gain the following effects:

  • Crew of One: You alone may stand in for an entire crew if the vehicle would normally be piloted by more than one.
  • Mind of its Own: This vehicle can move and take Actions without you driving it. It has seven dice for all Drive rolls.
  • No Muffler: Any stealth rolls made to hide your vehicle automatically fail, and any rolls made to notice your vehicle automatically succeed.

  • If there is not enough free space to expand the object, it cannot be expanded. You cannot expand this Object as an attack.