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Cyberpunk Fantasy Heartbreaker: Magic and Technology
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Can magic be a power source for technological items in AT?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

maglag wrote:
As Frank pointed out, a laser isn't that complicated of a system when you get down to it plus you don't need any moving parts so less wear and tear. With no smoke/residues being produced, there is no need to open it up for cleaning after a day's work either. A Gauss would be less robust and reliable, but then they would probably be used more as the squad's special weapon like a flamethrower or rocket launcher.


How would they handle shock and impact, though? In the field these weaposn would get banged around quite abit over their lifespan.

Mind you, I am not trying to contradict you here, I am just honestly curious.
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Since the laser gun doesn't have need moving parts you can build it pretty solid. The most "fragile" bits would be any lens but you're not in a worst position than rifle scopes and helmet visors and lanterns and whatnot. Bonus point because you don't need a barrel so you can build it shorter than your usual rifle so it'll bang on less things. Heck, you can try it with one of those cheap toy lasers they sell right now, they can take a few hits, a laser gun would be basically be the same thing just with a lot more power and a proper reinforced frame.

Gauss guns again I'll quote Frank directly
Frank couple pages ago wrote:
And well, Gauss Weapons are high velocity slug throwers, but they are also precision electronic equipment with a series of delicately calibrated magnets. I don't think hitting people with gauss rifles is ever going to be considered a good idea.


So not so much, but again you also don't want to go around banging your rocket launcher/flamethrower.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Thanks for the reply, maglag. So I guess the big rodblock is storing enough power. Then again, we're talking about a world in which cyberware that severly exceeds human limitations can be powered de facto endlessly.
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Just as an example; the proposed US ABL (Airborne Missle) system uses what looks like a jet liner with a nose mounted capsule.

Field Operation example:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/v5SDo0rH1Xo

Sales Pitch on R&D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfZxrBoIkRg

Examples of ground-based anti-missile laser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL9_Tldmrhs
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How does AT handle enchanting bullets?

I've been thinking about how to do that for my not-40k heartbreaker and figured there should be a size limit so nothing smaller than a 12 gauge to fit in the spell tag, gem, pile of salt or whatever the magic component is. Also thinking of a certain level of 'connection' between the firer and weapon so it only works for hand held weapons and not drone guns or missiles.
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Drones or Missles you just cast Invisibility on to make sure they make it to their target and can do their maximum ammount of damage unmolested.

Bullets you would want velocity or true aim or something on i guess?
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Stahlseele wrote:

Bullets you would want velocity or true aim or something on i guess?


I figure technology is already good at making bullets kill people, maybe things like bullets that make vines sprout out, encase the target in ice, animate their corpse to go on a rampage
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Yeah, sure, why not. Sounds neat enough.

Or for slightly wacky but creative:
healing bullets! (as long as the healed damage is more than the expected damage from the bullet so it is a net win)
shield bullets! (if you are in danger of taking much more damage than a bullet to the arm)
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