Ah! That had a refreshingly classic feel. Made me want to dig up some graph paper, pencils and a copy of the monster manual. I enjoyed the none-to-serious tone and I liked the straight-taking unaffected voice.
Enterolans, nice one, I hope the PCs packed a lawn gnome*.
Oubliette has always been a disappointing word for me. It is just a hole in the ground! But the way Oubilette rolls of the tounge makes me think magical puzzle box, chamber of secrets or torture room. What is the etymology on that one?Go to Comment
These would be a great tool if you wanted to have a scooby-doo adventure to your CE saga. The players capture the phantom with a sack of flour, dry ice, fun house mirrors and a remote guided semi-intelligent tranquilizer darts (it is still the cosmic era). They then rip off the phantoms mask and ....nope that was his face.
I do admire the way this piece was written with the little asides and in world voices. It is a solid piece that is more about how this technology is integrated into the world and less about the technology itself: a good thing that. Nice merger of an item post and a world building post.
Couldn't you have Fascia that employs minimal or almost no software? The brain should do most of the interpretation of the sensors. I know a little bit about how vision works at the neurological level. I could either discuss this with you or point you to some references.
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The image of the faceless controllers guiding swarms of aerospace fights, mecha squadrons, and commanding gun and missile batteries.Go to Comment
This is one way to make the Oculas a lot more practical. Thinner, lighter, more durable. Really its a logical progression.
As for vulnerability to digital hacking, it would not be hard to work in analog displays as well as non-digital fiber optic channels.
You could also have smart materials which can shift between opaque and clear, which could switch between full VR (full opacity with display), none (full transparency) or augmented reality (full transparency + display).Go to Comment