Fast Drug

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Fast Drug
Type Drugs
Tech Level TL–9
Cost Cr2,000
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Size Various
Weight 1.0 gram
Manufacturer Various
Also see
Fast Antidote
Type Drugs
Tech Level TL–12
Cost Cr900
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Size Various
Weight 3.0 grams
Manufacturer Various
Also see

The Fast Drug is named because it makes the universe (to its user) appear to move much more quickly. [1]

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The drug slows down personal metabolism at a ratio of approximately 60 to 1. Users are extremely vulnerable because they are living at such a slow rate; but physical aging is also slowed, and the need for consumable supplies is reduced, thus allowing conservation of air and food. [2] This can be particularly useful when trapped on a ship without properly functional life support systems.

Fast Antidote Drug[edit]

Fast drug takes effect immediately upon ingestion; one dose typically lasts for up to sixty days, making that time appear to be only one day. An antidote exists which cancels the effect remaining when taken. [3] An antidote is available to end the effect before sixty days.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Many societies experiment with extremely low temperature baths to slow down metabolism and others artificially induce comas. By the TL:10-12 epoch, the fast drug has become ubiquitous and highly valued for survival or emergency applications. The Fast Drug Berth has become an alternative to Low Berths in some areas.

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. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 44.
  2. Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 44.
  3. Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 44.