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manfred's comment on 2009-10-18 02:38 PM
You make a science-fiction item, you get to hear from science fiction fans. :)

But I do like the general idea. The workings can be changed, the basic function can stay... a shield, that protects against heat is always handy. Go to Comment
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2009-10-08 06:49 AM
Question time: This is an interesting concept, but difficult to fit to a Sci-Fi setting, because of the questions that rise about the science and applicability of it.

So... This will stop a classical flame? Okay... What happens if I thrust a hot iron bar through it? What about radiative heat-energy? Can I shoot an infrared laser through it? Can I use it to protect a spaceship descending through an atmosphere, where there's nothing but air hitting the ship, and heating the ship via collision? Will it protect a ship that's flying through a sun?

What about a moving person? Is he enveloped in a zone of constant temperature, or will it slowly drop around him, as the shield sucks up the heat from the air inside touching it? Is lower temperature air freely permeable through the barrier, or do you have to carry your own oxygen supply? After all, it's heated particles, just with a little bit less energy.

What changes has this advancement made to the greater society? How is it generally useful to people? A fireman wears it, yeah, but an infantry soldier already has 100 lbs of kit without this - is it worth the effort to him to haul it around? What about the common person? Is it in homes or vehicles? It seems like a very specialized tool, who is the market? Go to Comment
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Siren no Orakio's comment on 2009-10-09 04:43 PM
Well, the science part of the sci-fi is still very shaky, but it's still an interesting artifact, and could lead to some interesting plot-points. Overall, good job. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2009-10-08 11:19 AM
It's ok. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2009-10-10 10:20 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2009-10-09 11:13 PM
A room of veteran sci-fi roleplayers would have a field day with this one, but I think it is well written.

Questions: What does it do with the heat it absorbs? Does it shunt it else where? Does it store the energy? You suggest that it operates using external radiation as its power source. How much ambient energy is necessary to keep this thing running. It you walk into a dark 57 degree room with this thing on would it start lowering the temperature of the room so it can maintain its 66 degree goal.

It blocks radiation, does visible light get in?

Can you set it to admit certain wavelenths?

Would this be vunerablity? You could fry somebody with microwaves even though they are completely immune to UV.

This brings up another point, you state that it slows the speed of molecules coming through the field. In the vaccum of space energy is only moving in wavelenghts, it has no physical medium (the neutrino argument aside). Thus if this thing only slows down kinetic molecular energy (heat) then it would not protect a spaceship close to the sun.

Temperature is not good measurement of heat, you may want to discuss this in calories. Also Amps, Watts, Rads, centigreys would be better measurements of heat. The change in temperature of matter depends on its specific heat as much as it does the amount of energy it is exposed to at the moment.

Also this field, which strip things of their heat, would have effects such as condensation and sublimation when dealing with matter in different states. Wearing this field and running through Atlanta Georgia on April afternoon would cause it to "rain inside the field", further more if as you say, matter can pass through it, then plasma would pass right through. Depending on what types of atoms the plasma contains, this would be a dramatic freezing or condensation of material.

A field which can extract heat energy from matter would grant its users god like power. You could power a sea going vessel by moving sea water through this field, changing it temperature just 4 degrees and using the released heat to power the ships motor.

In a game world with stable physical laws, that are similar to the ones in our universe, this item would never work. Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-05 08:25 PM
A shield which completely blocked heat would be accepted in Star Trek (their shields do, within limits similar to this) and probably Star Wars. There would, of course, be severe power requirements to allow this.

This could be used without alteration in a Supers game, where all the technobabble does not come close to reality anyway.


Holding all items to Hard SF standards leads to, in my opinion, unhelpful critique that drives people away. Hard Sci fi means we are stuck in our solar system or deal with ridiculous timelines.

If someone slaps an obvious Hard SF stamp on their sub, then fire away, but obviously para-physical submissions, classify them as Soft or Space opera and so should be critiqued at a different standard.
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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-05 08:25 PM
A shield which completely blocked heat would be accepted in Star Trek (their shields do, within limits similar to this) and probably Star Wars. There would, of course, be severe power requirements to allow this.

This could be used without alteration in a Supers game, where all the technobabble does not come close to reality anyway.


Holding all items to Hard SF standards leads to, in my opinion, unhelpful critique that drives people away. Hard Sci fi means we are stuck in our solar system or deal with ridiculous timelines.

If someone slaps an obvious Hard SF stamp on their sub, then fire away, but obviously para-physical submissions, classify them as Soft or Space opera and so should be critiqued at a different standard.
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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-05 08:25 PM
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Nocontrivedname's comment on 2009-10-13 07:45 PM
Hey Axle,

I think you are putting an undue burden on this piece. Why should stuff have to follow physical laws, why can't it just be a cool idea? It is for a game after all, will it have to follow dice laws? How many physical laws do they break in Star Wars or Star Trek? I think this is fun piece and it can be useful. 5/5.

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Thorskid's comment on 2009-10-08 02:01 PM
Update: Updated the entry, explaining more about how it works and what it will and not work for. Go to Comment
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