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Foods and drinks in Sci-Fi

Food and drinks in Sci-Fi

This morning, my toaster started messing about and not working properly, only cooking one side when it used to do both. This got me thinking about how food, and drinks, are handled in the science fiction genre. A few sprung to mind right away and I’ve listed them below. This is by no means all of them, just the ones I can remember off the top of my head.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

This features possibly the best-named drink ever – The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster .  “The best drink in existence is the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster. The effect of drinking one of these is rather like having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon, wrapped around a large gold brick...

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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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Mission Outlines Volume 1 and the RPG Round Up

Mission Outlines Volume 1

Ennead Games runs a patron to help fund various projects, such as keeping the website going on contributing towards general upkeep.

One of the rewards for subscribers is a weekly series of mission outlines, created using the “Adventure Outline Maker – Sci-Fi Edition” system and expanded on. This PDF is a compilation of 10 weeks’ worth of outlines. They have been expanded where needed, minor details changed, but essentially are the same as what the Patrons’ get, just they get it earlier.

The mission outlines inside this volume:

  • Darkness and Silence – A field medic needs help finding a mutant for a cure
  • Graska Incident – A drone operator seeks redemption
  • How to win friends and Influence AI – AI’s want friends too!
  • It can’t fall into the wrong hands – An ancient ship has desired powerful technology
  • Last of the First – A city ships houses one of the oldest beings in the universe
  • Lost and Found – An ancient relic resurfaces and needs to be moved
  • Nanos and Arguments – A government official puts themselves to the front of the line for a medical treatment
  • No good deed… – Sometimes you can’t even have a break without someone wanting your help
  • Some things should not be mapped – A military cartographer gets into trouble when they map something they should not have.
  • The one who was chosen – Events on Dragus III lead a religious inquisitor to seek help with the investigation.

Available now at –

DrivethruRPG

Very soon available at – 

Open Gaming Store and Paizo online stores soon (store links)

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A Chunk of SciFi – 3.01 Evophage [Disease]

A Chunk of SciFi – 3.01 Evophage [Disease]

“There are too many of them, they are getting too full of themselves. It’s not just them as well, it seems to infect anyone they are allied with, they almost seem to be evolving and growing faster than before. It has to be stopped. Luckily I have the solution…”
Unknown, transcript 2 weeks before the outbreak/deployment of Evophage

The universe as a whole is full of many species. Some are long-lived and practically immortal, other are, in comparison, short lived and only live what would be 100 Terran years or so. There is even a species that, due to gravitational and temporal shenanigans live for what appears to be less than 24 hours...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.05 – Hyperspace Bomb [Weapon]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.05 – Hyperspace Bomb [Weapon]

“Today is the 50th anniversary of the first Hyperspace Bomb, here in the Omatro Sector. The Hyperspace Bomb, like its crude predecessor on Terra, the Atomic Bomb, helped end a war between us and the Gromaks. We pleaded with them for mercy but they kept attacking our colonies, even though we did everything else they asked. They kept laughing at us, thinking calling us backwards, primitive, stupid and more. To this day we still don’t know why they attacked us that first time, and the modern Gromaks refer to this period of their history as The Great Mistake...

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