Daily Archives August 24, 2017

Five types of FTL systems

With sci-fi games apparently having a resurgence lately I thought I’d cover some of the types of FTL system you might end up using in your chronicles. This is not a list of all of the types of faster-than-light (FTL) systems out there, just the ones I know and are at least a tiny bit familiar with. This also assumes you have a game that requires the use of an  FTL system in the first place as not every setting needs or justifies one. Lastly, whilst I won’t be naming where the systems come from, see if you can figure out where they originated from, some will be easier than others.

  1. Tachyon Drive – A tachyon is a particle that, theoretically, travels faster than light. Tachyons have the strange properties that, when they lose energy, they gain speed...
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