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Real surprised to see someone with a working prototype, the only place I had ever heard of this was in the RPG Traveller.

 


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Yes, it looks like the future sci-fi weapons just got a lot closer.

sniper dino

 


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Yes, it looks like the future sci-fi weapons just got a lot closer.

sniper dino

 

It's a bug hunt. 😀 


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Still a long way off before this could be really effective in any combat situation but this is definitely a nice concept more work we need to be done on the effective range and obviously the size haha there is no hiding that thing. And as always EMP proofing the weapon would need to be done as well. Maybe we will see something in the next 10yrs that is solid.


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This just boggles my mind as I played Traveller in the early eights and the game must have been written in the mid 70s, so the creators of the game must have done some deep research to write about a weapon system that was probably just hypothetical 45+ years ago.  


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This Wiki page may be of interest. Good to see Hammer's Slammers in there.

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Never knew Space Viking was inspiration for the game.

At the end of the video, a very Terminator looking gun, wonder if it's the production one which is mentioned.

 


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Never knew Space Viking was inspiration for the game.

Yeah, there are some good books in that list. In turn, Traveller was a big influence on Bell and Braben.

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Never knew Space Viking was inspiration for the game.

Yeah, there are some good books in that list. In turn, Traveller was a big influence on Bell and Braben.

I would definitely say that their more than a hint of Traveller in Elite but I did read that Braben denied it in an interview a few years ago when asked.


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I did read that Braben denied it in an interview

After my experience with ED, I wouldn't trust anything that man says!

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Would be interesting to hear what Bell has to say on the subject as I seem to recall reading that he played Traveller.


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