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You can use this as a plot device and allow your readers to discover the disparity in size/scale. Your tiny humans can interact with beetles the size of their fists, scrabble their way through ferns …
answered Sep 13 '16 by Snow
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I do like the idea of an EMP attack, but a civilisation with us+500 years of technology would soon be up and running again after the attack. I don't think this would result in the world descending in …
answered Sep 15 '16 by Snow
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There's two things I can think of right off the bat: Cost It might be too expensive to bring this guy back - one-way supply drops are of course cheaper than a two way. I'm not sure this idea has mu …
answered Feb 3 '17 by Snow
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Recycling via Teleportation The ship's medical computer continuously scans the pressure on every cast crew member's bladder and rectum. As soon as the pressure reaches a set level, the contents ar …
answered Dec 6 '16 by Snow
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Space Station V has a mandate to ensure the survival and moderate levels of comfort for all species routed through its facilities. A limited number of self-contained hermetically sealed environments …
answered Dec 19 '16 by Snow
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I don't have any specific (or even non-specific) links I can cite here, but another reason for this (beside the technology-based answers here) is that it's a plot device for the benefit of the audienc …
answered Sep 13 '16 by Snow
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Water. With enough handwavium, you can readily pour this into your fusion reactor. Handily enough, it can also be used for cooling the reactor.
answered Sep 19 '16 by Snow
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The simplest method would be a sabot attack. If you hi-jack one of the enemies ships and know how it gets back to the home planet, it should be possible to plant a bomb/virus on there that knocks out …
answered Sep 28 '16 by Snow
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Drone Ships You can have some semi-autonomous drone ships that themselves carry the ballistic weapons that are sufficient to damage another ship. This neatly gets around the problem of recoil bumping …
answered Sep 19 '16 by Snow
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You'd use it as a bolas Wind it up, let it go and watch your enemies fall like grass before the scythe... Obviously, you have to wear a hat and take care not to decapitate your angry-looking horse …
answered Sep 28 '16 by Snow
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One of these hats. Just replace the strings with longer mono cords. Throw like a Frisbee.
answered Sep 28 '16 by Snow
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Cost and practicality Projectile weapons are both cheap and practical to use. Energy weapons require a huge amount of energy (since they're energy weapons), so need their energy source to be both sm …
answered Mar 14 '17 by Snow