Kreutz University Department of Astrophysics "Professor Ernst, I think we have an issue?" "Yes, what is it?" "I was reviewing the latest pull from the G2R2 Array and, well, we have a problem." "I'm guessing that this is a more substantial issue. You wouldn't be bothering me if it was just a synchronization issue." "KR… Continue reading Existential Dread
Dear PackMaster Brand, I have been, until recently, a proud member of the production group at the Never Depot on Sif. As part of the initial development team on the molecular assembler technology, I was proud to not only have my thesis project accepted, but given enough funding to see it become the mature technology… Continue reading Aback
Admittedly, this concept is rather heavily based on what little we saw of the drop sleds from that old classic game Quake 2. While we never really saw much of Bitterman's pod, we did see a few other crashed pods, and we also got a much better look at the whole system in Quake 4.… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Drop Pod
The deWulf universe took one of it's early inspirations from the Aliens™ universe, and that kind of inspiration filtered down into the small arms as well. One part of which was the ubiquitous "smart gun". The challenge I had is that since the setting's a bit more advanced than the Aliens one, the question was… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Small Arms
This design was originally inspired by a quick drawing of a P.F. Sloan-Class escort from Traveller. I picked up a set of GURPS Traveller books over the years, mostly as reference texts (and in general GURPS books are very good reference books), and I saw one of these ships as an unnamed escort in one… Continue reading Sketches – Ibizan Ships
Iris doors? Oh, they're very shiny, very high tech. Nothing says "future tech" more than an iris door. But you really don't see them on spaceships anymore. What's the problem with iris doors? Well, a couple of things. First off, they're complex pieces of hardware. Ever see one with the maintenance panels off? That's a… Continue reading Iris doors: Who approved these?
While many people state that space is not an ocean (and they're admittedly right once you look at it), that didn't mean that a lot of good ideas didn't cross over from naval ships to space ships. When travel (and commerce) finally came to the stars in force, a lot of the old safety requirements… Continue reading Emergency Ship Data Recorders