Sketches – Gravity Drive Concepts

One of the few things that really separates the Terran Dominion from other civilizations in the deWulf universe is their possession of Gravity Drives. While the normal drive field technology offers quite a few benefits compared to more "conventional" drive systems like chemical or charged particle systems, the gravity drive offers a similar leap in… Continue reading Sketches – Gravity Drive Concepts

Sketches – Random Technology 2

A part of sketching is sometimes jut pulling random bits and pieces together. I forget where either of these were inspired from, I think some otherwise unremarkable comic book or website. Both of the images are pretty standard concepts, the first one a somewhat futuristic sensor tower. While the big spherical thing is more common… Continue reading Sketches – Random Technology 2

Sketches – deWulf Capital Turret

In the wake of the First Contact War, the X-Ray laser mount demonstrated that it was possible to develop heavier energy battery weapons, though ideally without the hazards that the X-Ray laser weapons system generated. Even so, Sintillan technology showed the way forward in many fields, such as better lasing cavities, more robust and larger… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Capital Turret

Existential Dread

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

Sketches – deWulf Small Arms

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

Sketches – Ibizan Ships

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: Who approved these?

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?