Handheld Bolt Throwers
weapons are usually characterized as weapons that deliver a
high energy payload carried by a containment field generator.
The containment field generator is usually a device
considerably smaller than the bolt as a whole, which contains
a power source and the equipment to actually maintain a field
that will maintain the payload. When the bolt hits a physical target,
the generator is destroyed and the payload is released to do
The numbers include a "tech
level" corresponding to the History
plasma/fusion-rifle design in which deterium-tritium fuels are
stored and reacted in a rifle-sized design. While higher
tech and vastly more portable than earlier
"fuser" designs, smaller plasma bolts and a
lesser supply of fuel make this a less powerful weapon
than its predecessors.
large rifle size or exo-skeleton designs, the Dispersion
Ram or "Bubblegun" is a heavy military weapon. A
tiny bubble similar to that created by the skip warp drive
is formed on the enemy. When the bubble makes
contact, it causes a small portion of the enemy to
attempt to warp away from the rest of him. While the
bubble is unable to actually send portions of the enemy
into warp, it does cause immense damage and pain through
molecular shearing forces.
||A backpack contains
a Deuterium-Tritium fuel source and reaction elements.
Super-heated plasma from the reaction is fed into a
reaction chamber where it is grabbed by a projectile
which is basically an electromagnetic containment field
The projectile is carried by electromagnetic fields
through a tube from the reaction backpack and propelled
at a target. The propulsion electromagnetic field
velocities can be set for direct fire or to
"lob" the projectiles. Heavy versions are
often built into exoskeletons.
contained ball of Protofluid is fired at the enemy. On
contact, the magnetic field collapses and the Protofluid
reverts to Tangible matter, absorbing massive amounts of
heat from the target and causing the failure of various