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The gravitic redirector would cause tremendous tidal forces, and time dilation on the ship. If its big enough to pull the ship, its big enough to pull it apart. And don't get me started on the radiation. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by T G Geko (talk • contribs) 19:26, 9 January 2008. Please sign your posts!
- Yes, there are major scientific issues with the "future technology" in d20 Modern. That is why d20 Future is written as Galactic Fantasy rather than Hard Sci-fi: it makes no attempt to truly explain the future technology beyond mere descriptive generalizations. If it adhered to hard Sci-Fi, there would be no d20 Future. –EldritchNumen 19:48, 9 January 2008 (MST)
- Hey, this is PL8, and i think the technology at the 27th-century would be good enough to deal with the tidal force problem (maybe some Inducers weakening the tidal forces by creating gravity the opposite direction). and for the radiation, it seems to me like creating energy from nothing (you don't use fuel as you don't accelerate, just the singularity and the ship move and no energy is absorbed) and there no matter to create gravitation from, just gravions that don't go to anywhere. Arielby 10:46, 27 February 2008 (MST)
- Actually what I meant was that a black hole of that size would radiate via Hawkings radiation, which isn't too plesant to fleshy organisms. And by weakening the gravity, you weaken how fast you go. Sorry, I just have to say this stuff. --T G Geko 18:27, 18 March 2008 (MDT)
As i did see, PL8 Zero Bore deals the same damage and has a similar range unit as the PL7 Quantum Cannon, but purchase DC is higher by 11. Arielby 08:23, 27 February 2008 (MST)
- Indeed. There are a variety of minor inconsistencies in the space combat chapter. I'd suggest house-ruling the situation (reducing the purchase DC or adding an additional effect or quality). There are also, of course, non-statistic based narrative differences between the weapons. —EldritchNumen 10:36, 31 May 2008 (MDT)
"Ultralight ships cover most small spacecraft, including fighters, cutters, launches, and couriers."
Launchers? -- xido 03:03, 9 March 2009 (MDT)
- Nevermind, I see elsewhere that they are referred to as a Launch, so I am just being persnickety. ;) -- xido 03:05, 9 March 2009 (MDT)