inspired by Cheka Man's 30 Boots submission
Desperate times call for desperate measures. When facing overwhelming material and technological superiority suicide weaponry becomes increasingly viable
non-mecha robots designed and used by the space mining company ElectroCorp
7 types of mecha backpacks
A variation of the Weaponoid Program
Police gear produced by LawMaster Industries
With mass produced manufactured food, adding flavor is a vital part of eating in the Cosmic Era
Just what it says on the tin
The weaponry developed on the Warworld of Maia
If it is stupid, this is where it goes!
Not just an Oekaki, but an insomniac one!
PCs one way or another often end up disturbing tombs and barrows and robbing graves. So what might they find there?
The weapons and methodology of close quarters combat in an era of spaceships, giant robots, and parapsychic powers.
It's not that common that humans gain gifts from the Fair Folk, but it does happen.
30 cybernetic eyes for cyborgs.
Converting the technology of the Yuatja, aka the Predators, into Cosmic Era gear.
Equipment listing for the Cosmic Era Setting.
Continuous Work in Progress
A short tale about a shovel, a spade, and two trowels
There's more to carry than just magical items. These are some of the essential things every character or NPC should carry.
Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.
Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.
Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.
The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.
Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.
In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.
Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.