Heat Displacement Suit

Gergmaster's picture
April 14, 2008 - 9:53am
Hey guys I have an idea. What do you think about a suit that sort of masks the wearer's body heat to match the surroundings? This wont be able for long periods of time (few minutes at the most) but enough to help the wearer evade certain sensors or even detection from a race or being that has some ability to detect heat in their vision. Anybody have any idea on the stats that could go for this????????
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AZ_GAMER's picture
April 16, 2008 - 2:26am
great idea, maybe it could just be incorporated as a feautre into one of the already exisiting suits so all that would be needed is a slight modification for the rules instead of an entirely new rule. This would be really handy as a defense against heat or IR seeking/targeting weapons or as a means to remain invisible to aliens/creatures that see in the heat/IR range. Maybe a good idea for a stealth suit feautre, lightwave bending/cloak, heat reduction, noise reduction, adaptive camoflauge.

AZ_GAMER's picture
April 16, 2008 - 2:37am
As far as stats I'm not that great at generating numeric tables on the fly, but you could make the person/character/npc attempting to detect the pc in the suit have a negative modifier or have to make intel check to see if they could discern what they were actually looking at. In example, the stealth fighter on radar may look like a glitch or a flock of birds, but not like a standard aircraft radar or heat signature so the person trying to detect it would either have to know what they were looking at or might mistake it for something else/dismiss it entirely. In terms of aliens they may pass you buy if they fail the check because while in the suit you just looked like part of the landscape (ie mud camoflauge in the original predator movie) which would be the result of a failed intel/wis check on the part of the alien. As far as robots and smart weapons, they may have to be equiped with heat/ir equipment or be programed for the detection of this spectrum.

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w00t (not verified)
April 16, 2008 - 7:54am
Arnold had one... it's called mud.


Predator wrote:
...while he narrowly escapes the creature - revealed to be a masked and seemingly reptilian being - by unintentionally covering himself in mud, which apparently hides his body's heat signature, rendering him invisible to the creature's infrared vision.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predator_(film)

Will's picture
May 24, 2008 - 3:51pm
Hmmmmm, a mud suit....

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Colt45's picture
June 5, 2008 - 4:30pm
Instead of a suit how about a screen? The screen could also prevent damage from flamethowers and incenderary gernades. You could call it....the chill suit?

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AZ_GAMER's picture
June 6, 2008 - 6:12am

That would actually be a good street slang name for that technology, Chill Suit or Chill Screen, which would be quicker to say then Heat displacement of Thermo-Displacement. I like it Colt, good idea.