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Star bases and fantasy towns/cities are basically the same

A while ago I was talking to a friend about sci-fi things and the conversation got around to starbases. The friendly debate was that, from my side of things, starbases are, essentially, towns and cities in space.

The logic ran as follows:

  • They are places to stay that harbour you in a possible dangerous environment
  • You can have your transport looked after there
  • There are NPCs to interact with
  • You will often find security forces there watching over you and the other inhabitants
  • Can often buy goods and services of various types
  • Depending on the size, there are some kind of defence systems in place, such as walls, mounted weaponry etc
  • Shady deals and criminals can be found here

The list goes on and on.

This, with minor adjustments for the genre, makes it easy to take a favourite city and mak...

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Equipment Maker SciFi Edition Volume 1 – Firearms

Equipment Maker SciFi Edition Volume 1 – Firearms

The future is quite often not as safe as people think. You need to defend yourself and others from those who seek to do you harm, through design or accident.

You need a firearm. Strictly speaking, a firearm inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion of propellant within an ammunition cartridge. The name has stuck through common use that it can apply, according to most people anyway, any personal ranged weapon.

The EM series is designed to give you a brief description of the item, but the actual detail are left up to you.

This volume features…
a d100 table for descriptors
a d100 table for damage type
a d100 (with repeating options) for weapon type

smaller tables and rules that cover, in a simple way…
clip/ammo size
Mark/damage rating
weapon sight

Lastly, a d100 of pre-made examples ready for use, giving you examples such as:

“Northwatch” Negating Machine-Pistol
Chain Spatial Shotgun
Continuous Tri-cobalt Insanity Railgun
Elite Dark Matter Disintegrating Rifle
Phasing Slicing Rifle

Available now at : DrivethruRPG

Very soon available at – 

Open Gaming Store (Spend over $20 on EG products at Open Gaming Store and get A BONUS OGS (non-bundle) product (PDF) ABSOLUTELY FREE!)

Paizo online stores soon (store links)

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Random List – 20 Scifi Materials

This weeks list give you 20 real-world materials, each with a sci-fi twist or enhancement.

Disagree with this list? Think something else should have gone on it? Post in the comments section or on the social media platform you saw this article.

D20 Material
1 Active Steel
2 Advanced Solvent
3 Calibrated Leather
4 Calibrated Skin
5 Disrupted Rutherfordium
6 Explosive Ruthenium
7 High-density Molybdenum
8 Hydrophobic Oak
9 Indestructible Steel
10 Luminous Acrylic
11 Meta- Silicon
12 Molecular Platinum
13 Opaque Acid
14 Oscilating Plasma
15 Perfected Plastic
16 Phasing Gel
17 Polarised Nickel
18 Solidified Seaborgium
19 Stretched Cloth
20 Synthetic Diamond
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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.10 – Wild Space [Location]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.10 – Wild Space [Location]

“Wild Space? Yeah, I’ve been there. Well, been close to it, never across the border. It’s a weird bit of the universe. Like someone took the rules of nature and decided they would be, well not guidelines, but more like suggestions…”

Wild Space is the common name given to sector EGH-37. It goes by other names; Fractal Space, Choas Zone, Satans Eye and much more. Every spacefaring culture has encountered it or decides to try and explore it. Many do not return. Within this zone, the rules of reality hare mere suggestions. Time and space are bent, looped and twisted. A probe passing through the sector in 5 seconds might record several thousand years of data and come out the other side broken and in need of repair...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.09 – Singularity Rider [Ship]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.09 – Singularity Rider

“We still don’t understand why this particular one works and the others don’t. If we can crack that mystery, it’ could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of the universe”
– Excerpt from the report regarding the Singularity Rider.

Black Holes – a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape. Despite the dangers, a few cultures hold competitions to see how close to a black hole or another singularity they can get, without being dragged across the event horizon. One such ship named the Singularity Rider by its makers was made by what amounts to a group of students from various cultures and races, including Terrans, working at a university.

Their challenge was simple...

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