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Gimmicks are interesting pieces of equipment which can be useful to the player characters in their pursuit of their goals, but which are not required.[1]

  • The category includes both physical objects, Artifacts, and well as mystery resources such as Handwavium.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Gimmicks can include unusual weapons, vehicles, vessels, or other special items not normally available for purchase.[2]

Gimmicks may also include a mystery resource that is fought over, but often isn't very well defined such as Handwavium.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Often gimmicks can be momentary diversions which keep the player's interest.[3]

Selected Gimmicks[edit]

Some gimmicks featured over the years have included:

  1. Affas
  2. Handwavium
  3. Idkurkian Big Gun
  4. Miller Milk Bottle
  5. Onnesium
  6. Shimmersuit

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. "Gimmicks." Secret of the Ancients (1984): 48.
  2. Marc Miller. "Gimmicks." Secret of the Ancients (1984): 48.
  3. Marc Miller. "Gimmicks." Secret of the Ancients (1984): 48.