laser sword

Colt45's picture
February 18, 2008 - 7:19pm
what about laser sword (lightsaber)? I imagine it would do about 10d10 dmg and take up 5 SEU/hit and 5SEU/minute activated.

(insert sarcastic comeback here)


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w00t (not verified)
February 18, 2008 - 8:47pm

Focused Light Beam (FLB).
FBoL? Focused Beam of Light.
LOL ;-)

What about a Laser Sword that did less damage the father away from the hilt an opponent was struck? The idea is the focused beam would dissipate totally at a certain distance from the hilt. ... Lasers would go on forever until it struck something.

[H I L T]--1/2--3/4--5/6--7/8--9/0

Roll 1d10 to determine what part of the blade was used. Subtract that many d10 from the DMG.
Example: Jebi FastLight rolls a 9 after striking down Ob-e-wanna-BE Ken-O-Bee causing 1d10 DMG (10d10 - 9d10 = 1d10).

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Corjay (not verified)
February 18, 2008 - 9:26pm
First a laser cannot produce a solid beam and cannot be self-limiting. A solid-state beam (if you're familiar with the term) is not made out of light, but is a particle beam. It would likely require goggles to operate and cause perfuse sweating to its user because of their close proximity to energy equivellant to the sun, assuming that a handle could be made to resist the intense heat of the blade. It would be like a massive arc torch point. However, contrary to some popular arguments, there are many things on earth that produce the heat of the sun, but do not burn everything up, so such a blade is certainly feezable. Also, being 400 years along in technology according to the timeline, there is a good chance that they would learn how to confine the energy and reduce its radiance, making it manageable to use.

That said, I'd like to emphasize that a laser cannot achieve either a self-limiting or a solid state, so a laser sword is impossible.

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w00t (not verified)
February 19, 2008 - 2:54pm
The old "SF must use real science argument."

my imagination has just been limited by your post.


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Corjay (not verified)
February 19, 2008 - 3:55pm
No. Just the thought that it should be within the realms of believability. Yes, I am of that ilk. No, it does not have to be accurate within modern science. I've already stated the facts, and those facts cannot be changed without changing the laws of the universe. When someone starts changing the laws of the universe, it becomes pure fantasy. You brought it up, that's why I'm answering. Can we keep on subject, please?

(P.S.: w00t, you've been turning toward making what I can only determine to be personal attacks on me. It's beginning to seem like you are not the person I came to know and trust. Please stop focusing on me.)

tdragon's picture
March 8, 2008 - 9:07am

It's a game you can make what ever you want to fit in your campaign. I think its too powerful but the idea is cool. Reduce the damage, add special rules for the weapon ( who can use it, hit location, special jedi class.) Everything should have some type of limit.