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[PDF] Assorted Slang & Terminology Volume 5 – Sci-Fi and GMs Day Sale at Drivethru

Assorted Slang & Terminology Volume 5 – Sci-Fi

The Assorted Slang & Terminology series is a collection of pdfs that give you a glossary or series of terms themed around a certain subject.

This edition is themed around Science-Fiction, or Sci-Fi for short, with a bit of real-world science terms thrown in for good measure.

Disclaimer/Note from the Author – This pdf is not meant to be to be an “end-all” document, more a starting point for your own research. As such, mostly due to space and time restraints, some terms have been left out – if every bit of terminology was left in, this publication would be unwieldy, not useful and probably never finished!

Sample entries:
Big Dumb Object/BDO
The term for any mysterious object, typically of extra-terrestrial or unknown origin and possibly im...

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Random List – 20 SciFi Weapon Concepts

Too hot here for a proper intro so here are 20 randomly generated sci-fi weapon concepts

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D20 Weapon Concept
1 Arcing Disk
2 Caustic Staff
3 Chronometric Pulse generator
4 Cluster Pulse generator
5 Disrupting Fragmenting Rifle
6 Electro-magnetic Silenced Whip
7 Kinetic Katana
8 Long-range Thermic Wave generator
9 Necrotic Twin-Linked Cylinder
10 Particle Torpedo
11 Phasing Cube
12 Phasing Delaying Impactor
13 Resonating Neutralizing Lance
14 Seeking Ion Baton
15 Sonic Mortar
16 Stealth Disk
17 Sub-molecular Cutter
18 Sub-space Missile
19 Teleporting Stunning Dart
20 Wide-angled ...
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Aliens & Asteroids: Sci-fi Horror Roleplaying Kickstarter

Today, I’m going to be talking about a Kickstarter called “Aliens & Asteroids“. I have known Brian “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, who is the main person in charge of this Kickstarter for a few years now.  One of his previous works , Mazes & Perils (an OSR game), did quite well for sales and has reached Silver status on DrivethruRPG. Fitz is, in his own words – “…the main force behind Moebius Adventures, carrying on a legacy born when the company began in the 1990s. He’s been keeping ideas alive, exploring the use of random tables, and enjoying creating adventures and extras for Mazes & Perils in the last couple of years. Now he’s taking on the galaxy with Aliens & Asteroids!”

A short disclaimer – I’m involved with one of the stretch goals for this project...

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Starship Types – Military Vessels

Military ships are the most varied. They make up the backbone of any respectable star navy. The potency and reliability though can vary from group to group and even from ship to ship within the same class. This list below does not feature every possible starship type, but does include most /classes.

  • Assault – Heavy armoured damage dealer
  • Battleship – Large, slow with superior firepower
  • Blockade Runner – Fast and nimble
  • Bomber – Drops heavy payloads on the target
  • Barrier – Help with blockades or protecting other ships
  • Carrier – A large vessel designed to carrier fighters etc
  • Combat Rep/Medic – AKA the field hospital
  • Command – The ship the commander of the fleet uses
  • Communications – As the name suggests, a starship built with communication, long range and short in mind
  • Covert Ops – Stealt...
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Planned Sci-Fi products

Don’t really have an article ready for today, so instead have a list of some of the planned sci-fi themed products I have on my ever-growing to-do list. Just be aware there is no confirmed date for any of these and they are in no particular order, with the exception of the first three, which are either already done, or in the design stage.

  • Star System/Planet Maker – An update of the Multiverse Kit
  • Planet Name Maker – Designed for making planet names (obviously) – but can be used to make star/system names
  • Lifeform Maker – For creating alien species. These are not necessarily sentient species but can be used as the basis of one
  • Culture Generator – You have a species but now want them to be uplifted to sentience and into the void – Whilst this one will be stand-alone, it will be a perfect ...
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