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Gyroflares: Here I Am!

Gyroflares, aka gyrobeacons are a signalling device. It serves as a flying strobe light or non-incendiary flare. To use a gyroflare the container is placed on a level surface or held firmly. A small charge launches the gyroflare several yards up into the air. This gives the gyroflare sufficient time to deploy its rotors and […]

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Weapons: Grenade Launchers for Transhuman Space

I will add more details at a later date. Blogger always mucks up tables and I do not have the time or temperament today. In the meantime, the grenade launcher pages of High-Tech 4e will prove useful, particularly the section on the M29 on p.144. Whilst mini-missiles are a very common weapon in 2100 they […]

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New Movement and Scatter System for GURPS.

A hexagonal grid combat map is commonly used in GURPS. The conventions for using it are described in Chapter 12, Book 2 of the Basic Rules. Under these rules a figure must always face one side of a “hex”. If a figure wishes to move in a direction other than the principle six, this involves […]

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Weapons: E-mag Commando Mortar

“The machine guns pin down targets for the mortars. The mortars drive out targets for the machine guns” The 60mm e-mag commando mortar is a common platoon-level weapon. It resembles a short tube (Holdout -4) with a carrying handle and a shoulder strap. The most obvious difference from older commando mortars is the large loading […]

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Button Men in 2100

Human hunting and duelling are common themes in fiction. Recommended is Robert Sheckley’s “Victim” series. “Victim Prime” even includes a Car Wars-style sequence. A version that may be well suited to Transhuman space is that of “Button Man”. Button Man (1992) was originally published in 2000AD, notable for being one of the few stories in that […]

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Weapons: Bushcrow and Nutcracker

“That depends upon what class of weapons our future clients will want: Sparrows, Crows or Hawks?” was Oyama’s cryptic reply. Oyama went on to explain that the supra-technology (ST) weapon systems being developed under Copp’s direction were far in advance of the ET systems in service with the superpowers. They fell into three groups, named […]