Ok pretty neat idea. And one that I am sorry I missed. Moon is correct in the most of the arrows would indeed follow that one single arrow set down so most of the arrows would in fact strike almost on the one fired. However if it was a general rea of affect it would work wonders.
Now a devious idea I had in mind. WOuld it also arract the arrows of the enemy archers? Think of the confusion when enemy archers fired their arrows only to watch them turn around in mid flight and strike their own forces. ot onl would it add to the damage but the enemy archers would be less likey to fire again removing them from the fight that much quicker. Devious indeed. I gave this a +.5 for that dea alone. Go to Comment
Now, this just reeks of cyberpunk - an elegant human modification that is useful, and at the same time twisting the very human soul... very fitting the genre (and of course it could be turned into fantasy magical item or spell with the same problems attached).
A few things:
- we have already a 'Cyberpunk' freetext with a few items items, you might want to use that
- how is it precisely controlled? Is there a switch, or merely a mental command? And most importantly: how many settings are available - is it only 'normal' vs. slowed, or are there several to choose from; or can be the perception adjusted on a scale?
The OP might be immensely useful back at school... I would be tempted to try it. :) Go to Comment
Well done wetware submission, and the checks and balances for cyberpunk are all there, improved reations at the cost of your sanity. I like how it is also presented as an alternative to more invasive options. Kudos. Go to Comment
Wow. I'm not sure whether this would be worth the cost, in terms of paranoia and other mental issues. Besides, I pride myself on my natural speed of mind and body. I'm sure there would be at least one or two people in any cyberpunk scenario who would feel the same way. "I might not have my original arm, but at least my brain is all mine."
Very creative idea though. I kinda wish there was some more meat, but this one does get across the concept and purpose. Go to Comment
No problem with the reality aspect at all, we are today much more open to scifish subs. But of course we can find something else to pick on. :)
Besides wanting to know more of how exactly it works ('cause I have a hard time believing in "free energy"), there are two things to address:
First, is there a countermeasure to the process? Any schmuck with even a little gun could take out the largest spaceship - just target some piece(s) that will cause decompression, and they are done for. There have to be shields, or special materials or something, that will hinder this.
Second, it means unlimited power, and that would deeply change the universe. This is a campaign (or story) defining piece, and that should be mentioned.
On the whole, very interesting, and one has to fear if it is not actually plausible. :) Go to Comment
Before anyone starts commenting on the actual 'reality' of this, please just consider this a science fiction submission, loosely based on real concepts, not presented as fact, nor possibility. You know, like the Star Trek original series communicators. Interesting and almost plausible. Go to Comment
An interesting idea, but to keep it from being over-used and abused, I would set a minimum size to a 5D Shunt, something that would allow it to be used in vehicle and ships, but preventing it from being used in hand-held devices and personal firearms. Go to Comment