In Deed: Page 82

Here’s Page 82 of “In Deed”.

So far, I’ve gone from absolutely wanting my own plasma rifle to “Ehh… maybe not.” I think it’s very possible that Stryger’s folks (or Gilliam himself) modified these weapons to be more powerful at the expense of key safety systems. True, Gilliam’s weapon did get caught in an explosion, but refusing to work at all when damaged may or may not be preferable to a high percentage chance of exploding when the trigger was pulled. I can see advantages to each. The advantage shifts considerably when the person wielding the gun is expected to be wearing armor.

…whatever. I’m rambling.


2 Comments

  1. epm, June 11, 2010:

    Well, in the specific case of Gillian, tampering the rifle to explode in some ciscunstances would be usefull.
    Not so for a raw recruit or untrained soldier of any regular army.
    Imagine this thing blowing up in the midle of a batle formation.

  2. nate, June 11, 2010:

    I forgot about the pre-programmed drill routine. Next week should be interesting.

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