Re: [GZG] [SG] Cracking Eggs with a Sledgehammer, was Power Armour with Shotguns
From: John Atkinson <johnmatkinson@g...>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 19:30:32 +0200
Subject: Re: [GZG] [SG] Cracking Eggs with a Sledgehammer, was Power Armour with Shotguns
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http://lists.csua.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gzg-lOn 10/7/05, Fred
Schmidt <email@example.com> wrote:
> Without some kind of artificial gravity or inertia dampeners,
> ship changed speed or made a sharp turn, wouldn't its crew become
> salsa against the trailing bulkhead
Unless they are strapped into acceleration couches.
"Oh, look. Some idiot's attempted to board us."
"I can play Silly Buggers too!"
*Slams hard on the acceleration control for about 3 seconds.*
"Send a cleanup crew."
Seriously, a setting without artificial grav means boarding actions are
only possible when the boarded vessel's engines are completely disabled.
Of course, a setting with controllable artificial gravity means
actions are more or less impossible, as rapid polarity reversals with
selected gravity generators will take anyone not strapped in and slam
into the ceiling, then the deck, then the ceiling again, over and over,
very high G-ratings, until they are nothing but a seriously nasty mess
bodily fluids and pulped flesh.
This is cheerfully known as "Grav Pong" in some settings.
"Thousands of Sarmatians, Thousands of Franks, we've slain them again
again. We're looking for thousands of Persians."