Tuesday, 24 October 2017
I found out that ETC and LP are not compatible with each other, and found the following suggested "fixes" for the gauss guns (link). Here I will refer to gauss weapons with applied changes as "buffed gauss weapons". For the purpose of this analysis, I will consider Storm Rifle and Anti-Materiel Rifle to be LC 2, and the Payload Rifle to be LC 1.
Monday, 23 October 2017
Magic: Laser Spells
In high-tech games missile spells usually are very ineffective compared to the available firearms. Let's expand the selection of Light & Darkness missile spells with lasers, taking inspiration from GURPS Ultra-Tech. Note that these spells should only be available in high TL games.
Sunday, 22 October 2017
Saturday, 21 October 2017
Friday, 20 October 2017
Sci-Fi Worldbuilding: Solar System
This is my anniversary post! I have posted daily on this blog for a year, and maybe it's time to slow down. In this post I have short write-ups on the factions and settlements of the Solar System.
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Sci-Fi Worldbuilding: Brands
High TL equipment always seemed very generic and impersonal to me, and TheRyujinLP on his blog in his Brand Loyalty post suggests a way to make equipment more fun. So, here's my take on the human-made brands for my sci-fi settings.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Sci-Fi Worldbuilding: Faxaturian Prosperity and Advancement Foundation
GURPS Space says that chlorine-breathing aliens are common in science fiction works, but I only know the illensians from J. White's Sector General. I've tried to generate a chlorine-based species using the tables found in GURPS Space and ended up with intolerant, suspicious, and racist carnivores who just want to be left alone, but are forced to deal with the aliens because of overpopulation. I'm not sure if this makes any sense, but I can always say "We do not know much about them, because they do not welcome aliens". As a racial template, the faxaturians are quite expensive and exotic. Telescopic Vision 4 should make them good at ranged combat.