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The Art of Sigil Magic
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valadaar's comment on 2007-11-12 05:55 PM
Scras's suggestion and your addition of the Sigil ecology section addressed a problem I have with 'free energy'.

One could even build weapons which were large or very long carpets enscribed with many sigils enscribed upon then. When laid flat, they are far enough apart to avoid creating a dead zone. Not so when rolled up.... Go to Comment
The Art of Sigil Magic
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Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-10 08:24 PM
I could be on Stanstead in 40 minutes, cheka...:-) Go to Comment
The Art of Sigil Magic
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Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-11 06:35 AM
Scras, this is excellent. I could just take your comment and paste it straight into the sub...:-) I love, repeat LOVE the idea of Sigils polluting the Aether, and the one that many Sigils in one place would compete over available energy. Now I´ll have to go back and muck about with the sub to add this in some way. I might go as far as adding a "Sigil Ecology" subheading. Thanks a lot, friend. A comment like yours sums up why you need to kick your ideas around with other people.

Thinking about it, I may change the raw material problem as well... And , yes, i actually got the idea from Feng Shui. Always liked that idea..

Thanks again!

/David Go to Comment
The Art of Sigil Magic
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Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-11 07:18 AM
Updated: Updated according to Scras´s ideas, and added the "Sigil Ecology" subheading. Go to Comment
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Mesenchymal's comment on 2007-11-12 09:06 AM
Another great post....You are good D.....keep it up Go to Comment
Locastrian Breech-Loader
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MoonHunter's comment on 2007-11-12 11:34 AM
Nicely written. I do like all the fantasy-esk details added to a technical weapon.

I think you have worked the balancing of fantasy and science nicely. I have a "musketeer" setting which is fantasy (magic is suppressed and what most D20 players would consider cantrip, with a fairytale rather than Tolkien fantasy style). It takes jsut a bit of work to make sure that neither side is without its limits.

Since Urban Fantasy and the Iron Kingdom settings shows us that you can easily have technology and fantasy combined, not in a techno-magic sense but in a both are present sense, we should have more of these kinds of submissions.

I have added the Black Powder free-text to this one. Go to Comment
Locastrian Breech-Loader
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2007-11-13 08:13 PM
This is good. It reminds me, actually, of a great many Elephant hunting guns from the Elizabethan era. Veracity in such an item is good.

As for technical feedback - (Sorry, I have to. It's in the blood.)

As a curiousity... Is there a particular reason that the pin has to penetrate the primer? A typical primer is an unstable concussion explosive that provides heat to ignite the major propellant, and you just have to bang on it to make it go. Good steel will last tens, if not hundreds of thousands of rounds, while bad steel will still last a few thousand rounds. Brass, on the other hand, that might be a problem.

Good breech loading seals are not -that- advanced, they just require a complete knowledge of metallurgy, and an appropriate sealing ring. This is probably the hard part for the Locastus setting. Poor rubber will break down quickly, leading to the 'powder tattoos'. Now, breeches being where they are, personal experience dictates that zee goggles, zey will be an important part of life, as zey will do summfink. Powder tattoos are going to grace their cheeks and temples, too, especially if it's a top breaking action. Blow back SUCKS. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-10 06:12 PM
More, more, every post of yours is good. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2007-11-10 05:05 PM
I liked the various types of special ammunition. Nice touch that. All in all i thinks it's a nice write up for a fantasy setting firearm. Go to Comment
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Chaosmark's comment on 2007-11-13 01:59 PM
I like it. As a random thought about the power sigils being visible at night, wouldn't it be fairly simple to just wrap the stock with a cloth? It wouldn't work for the pin or the barrel, but the stock shouldn't be a problem... Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2007-11-13 10:01 AM
I like it, and here are some nit-picky questions/observations:

I'm thinking the engineering to get a good seal on the breach might be a bit advanced - I thought it took a metal cartrige to ensure the gases did not get out and make life difficult for the firer.

Similarly, that firing pin better be very tough since it will be exposed to the burning powder each time it is used. I'll bet spare pins will be need to be carried by the soldiers. Go to Comment
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Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-13 10:16 AM
Val, here´s the link to the gun I drew my inspiration from, a firing pin-mechanism that used paper cartridges: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_gun Check it out! But now I got this great idea about Breech-Loader users having "powder tattoos" on hands and forearms because hot soot from the breech has burned itself into their skin....The spare firing pins is a good idea, too...gotta add that, Thanks!

/D Go to Comment
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Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-13 11:06 AM
Updated: Added the powder tattoos (no pun intended) and that users must carry spare firing pins with them. Thanks, Valadaar! Go to Comment
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Ouroboros's comment on 2007-11-14 03:49 AM
Siren - When I was doing a bit of research I came across something called a needle gun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_gun) that i´ve used as a template for the breech-loader. In the cartridge of a needle-gun, the primer is located not at the base of the cartridge, but directly beneath the slug itself, so the firing pin must penetrate the entire propellant charge to reach the primer. I think it has something to do with slow-burning gunpowder - if you ignite it from behind, most of it will shoot out of the barrel, adding no gas expansion to the bullet´s velocity. If its set alight front to back, it stays in the weapon. I thought that was a neat idea..:-) /David Go to Comment
Smatchett
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manfred's comment on 2009-02-15 05:27 PM
A nice piece of weaponry smelling of modernity... and whatever was fried on it the last time. :)

Is it any good for throwing? Go to Comment
Smatchett
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2010-05-17 04:40 PM
Missed this somehow before. I like it. If anyone is still crazy enough to wear heavy armor into close combat, it sounds like this might go into reverse-blade as a hammer quite well. Go to Comment
Smatchett
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-11-08 02:40 AM
Thumbs up, I like this sub. Expect linkages in the future. Go to Comment
Smatchett
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-11-07 08:47 PM
Useful for any world. Go to Comment
Smatchett
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Chaosmark's comment on 2009-01-27 09:40 PM
Couldn't this possibly go in the Tools of the Trade freetext as well, since it IS a common soldier thing? Go to Comment
Smatchett
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valadaar's comment on 2007-11-07 07:47 PM
Another good piece of detail, if a bit utilitarian. Go to Comment
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