Examples of some of the inventions that has been developed by the players.
This is a procedure for making flexible, fabric-like material from steel,
from which effective body armour can be constructed. A woven steel vest will
reduce the wound value of any weapon that hits it by 2. If this reduces it
to zero, the weapon has no effect. However, the vest does not protect
the entire body. Roll a die, and on a roll of 1 or 2, the attack hits a part
of the body not protected and does normal damage. 5 lbs. £10.
A means of storing food that retains the taste, nutrition, and
palatability of food for longer periods than conventional methods such as
canning or drying. 3 lbs per meal. 20/- per meal if purchased,
otherwise regular, non-canned food price.
Allows free movement in a vacuum. The suit will function for 9
hours without recharging its oxygen system. 20 lbs. £20.
This allows a diver to swim independently, free of an air hose to the
surface. The diver may remain submerged for 40 minutes. 5 lbs.
A substance with bactericidal properties that can be ingested by mouth,
applied topically, or injected into the body using
a hypodermic syringe. Severe infections and fevers can be cured within
days using this compound. 10 doses per ounce. £3 per dose.
This is a tall land vehicle which walks on three articulated legs.
It is capable of crossing most terrain types and can wade in up to 20 feet
of water. Its speed 8 mph. It is armour-plated and has an armour value
of 1. It may be equipped with a machinegun or field gun. 2 tons.
£1000. Power: 1/2 ton of coal every eight hours.
A very fast boat that rides up out of the water on its hydrofoils. Speed
60 knots. It has a crew of three and a machinegun. It may
replace the machinegun with room for two passengers. 5 tons.
£1000. Power: 1 ton of coal per day.
Hertzian Wave Communicator
Also known as a radio or wireless telegraph, the Hertzian wave
communicator transmits electric signals through the ether without recourse
to a wire. These communicators may only be invented. The device
reliability determines both the maximum range of the device and its required
power level. 10 lbs per energy level. £10 per energy level.
Power: Equals reliability.
Projects a bolt of lightning toward a target and may only be fired at
large targets, such as ships or dinosaurs. It has an effective range
of 200 yards and both a penetration and damage value of 1. 10 tons.
£500. Power: 1.