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Looker Gun

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Prime Mover Prime Mover's picture
Looker Gun
After reading about Basilisk hacks the first time I had a flashback to to a movie I'd watched when I was a kid "Looker". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082677/ L.O.O.K.E.R. (Light Ocular-Oriented Kinetic Emotive Responses) gun, a light pulse device that gives the illusion of invisibility by instantly mesmerizing its victims into losing all sense of time. With several corporations secretly studying Titan tech I thought this might be a neat piece of tech to introduce into my game. A watered down version of The catatonic stupor hack. Looker A pistol that delivers a weakened basilisk hack. Causing catatonic stupor in its target until they are moved or attacked. [Expensive] Short Range Only 0-10 ammo 10
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Xahn Borealis Xahn Borealis's picture
Re: Looker Gun
Reminds me of the rhodopsin capsule used by Reich in The Demolished Man, proto-cyberpunk novel. I can't imagine weaponized basilisk hacks being able to be refined to the point of mass production, the Exsurgent virus is just too...virulent and infectious. Maybe have a prototype looker be a MacGuffin, until the PCs find out it also reprograms its targets with YGBMs.
Quincey Forder Quincey Forder's picture
Re: Looker Gun
There was something akin to it in Fringe's first season, using two colors, red and green, in rapid succession. Haven't seen the first season in a while, but I know that the person who was using it did so on a friend of Walter, several years prior, causing him to kill his wife in a trance. if you wanna see a very good exemple of what a Basilisk Hack must look like, take a peek on Skyline's trailer, or at the movie itself, when it's released in a couple weeks from now. [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rtqUy34Tjk[/url] "When you look; they grab hold." which fit the way the BH works, right?
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