Back to the main page

Mailing List Logs for ShadowRN

Message no. 1
From: "James W. Thomas" <cm5323@***.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: State of the art weapons
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 1994 13:36:18 +0000
The Why Are SR weapons mostly old tech debate carries on.
FASA say "they just are, right!"
S. S. RAT said that proper 2050 battlefeild weapons are 100%
accurate one-hit one-kill systems a while back.
Perfectly true

I think you should use New technology weapons as Very Lethal. but
they're very expensive and hard to get hold of. Runners are not
gonna lug around a full body exoskel wt search/seak/kill missile
system, as the COPS are gonna spot ya in seconds and drop a
military reaction team onto you...and them you're up against
more peaple with better training and equal tech.
Short life.

Runners will use small, easily carried/hidden weapons rather
than cannons or manpack missiles.
Only if they get stuck in a WAR will they need those big toys.
Let the latest tech exist, but be useless to players running a
citys streets.
(Ever tried hiding a Gauss sniper rifle wt a 2m barrel under
your coat?)


Further Reading

If you enjoyed reading about State of the art weapons, you may also be interested in:


These messages were posted a long time ago on a mailing list far, far away. The copyright to their contents probably lies with the original authors of the individual messages, but since they were published in an electronic forum that anyone could subscribe to, and the logs were available to subscribers and most likely non-subscribers as well, it's felt that re-publishing them here is a kind of public service.