Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to create the most inventive and interesting weapon you can. It can be any kind of weapon, sword, gun, bow etc. but it must be hand-wieldable, so no War-Machine style suits, weaponised robots or vehicles such as tanks. Only weapons please.
As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.
I wrestled with this contest in light of the Orlando shootings, so I decided to go with a whimsical weapon. The HipsterPro3000 transforms any foe into one obsessed with ironic tattoos and selfies. And yes…some of my best friends are Hipsters!
My entry is of a futuristic laser cannon. It features ejectable charge canisters and holo-lens sights. Only carried by the most battle tested soldiers because of it’s size and sheer power.
@djuby- tbh, this contest was pre-scheduled two weeks ago.
Yes. I was aware of that.
“We all thought One-Legged Dave had gone nuts, what with losing his leg to the monsters. He burned out a power drill winding up all that copper into the black trash chute lining and stole a car battery we were going to use for another car. He was moving stuff from one end of the old dock to the other when THEY came back again. Everyone else on the dock dove into the water. Not him! He pulled out that “coil gun” as he called it later, plugged it into the car battery, and opened that box of metal parts he’d SAID he needed to fix engines. He just waved that tube on a stick around and the steel sprayed the monsters. Poked holes in ’em and brought ’em down. Then he wheeled up to them, waved it just right, and collected the nuts and bolts and iron filings and bits of flatware and fishhooks and broken knives into a bucket of oil. And back into the monsters that were still moving. Then he dipped it down into the water and sprayed the metal he’d missed with back into the bucket. Waved it again and tore the metal out of the ones limping at him into the others coming at him.
“He got nearly sixty of ’em BY HIMSELF. They couldn’t see him very well with the fog rolling in, and his weapon is completely silent. Just the screams of the dying monsters. Dave said later he gets somewhere over twice the flux of an old MRI unit with the right power and all those coils. I guess he knows–I can’t follow him when he talks physics.”
*A note for all those skeptics–the physics behind this is real, if exaggerated for a night’s work by someone driven and in the know. The most important things to remember are that many modern wheelchairs are made without any steel parts, and that ten feet away, he might not foil someone else’s aim with nearly 2 Tesla in flux for less than a half second’s pull off a car battery. That’s possibly coiled and gauged more cleverly than is likely, but, perfectly workable for being mobbed in the fog by unarmed tangible creatures at close range that don’t see very well anyway.
The Bloodreaver is a living weapon, forged by necromancers in ages past. This hellish weapon drains the life force from every foe it conquers, and grows sharper with every drop of blood it spills. This blade binds itself to whomever can slay its master, and is even said to whisper to them, urging them to battle, to ensure it finds a new, stronger master.
Made these in 2010, but didn’t manage to enter them in the contest I made them for. So, I’m entering them now.
“The bow was made by Apollo. He gave it to Eurytus, who became well known as an excellent archer. He was so proud that he challenged the god himself to an archery contest. He lost, of course, but his act of hubris brought misfortune to his family.”
“But happened to the bow?”
“It has changed hands many times through the ages. All who used it became known for their skill in archery. To the humble, this was a blessing, but to the arrogant, it was their undoing.”
“But where is it now?” whined the young hero.
“Impatient child, that’s what I’m trying to find out! There,” the old woman says, gesturing to the image in her mirror. “And for being annoying, you’ll have to find it without anymore help from me.”
The youth takes one more quick glance at the mirror before the old woman chases him out of her shop.
This elctro-shock staff is useful for crowd control.
Ok guys, this weeks contest is closed. The result will be up shortly.