PROJECT Worldbuilding Templates Project: Firearms

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Minibit, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. IT'S BACK!

    You can use these templates to design your very own firearms! Whether you're building a slingshot or a laser-rifle, it never hurts to go into a little more depth!

    For your convenience, Firearm Templates come packaged in
    • Mini: Bare minimum! For builders on the go, or quick memory notes!
    • Medium: A fairly standard amount of info; good for adding some detail to what you already knew
    • Ultra: Prepare to get grilled! Psychotic levels of detail and things you probably never thought about! add some real depth with this one.
    Mini (open)

    Name: (What's it called?)
    Use: (What is this firearm typically used for?)
    Misuse:
    Accuracy:
    (Can this firearm be used for pinpoint accuracy?)
    Range: (How far can the rounds from this firearm be propelled?)
    Ammo (What does this firearm fire? Ie, Slugs, Buckshot, Shrapnel, Dragon fire, Rocket, Hollow point, Exploding, etc...)
    Spread: (Do the shots distribute damage over a wide area? One spot? Two spots?)​


    Medium (open)

    Name: (What's it called?)
    Weight: (How much does it weigh?)
    Use: (What is this firearm typically used for?)
    Misuse: (Is there anything this firearm would be a terrible choice for?)
    Advantages: (What makes this firearm a good choice for a given purpose?)
    Disadvantage: (What are the faults/weaknesses of this firearm?)
    How dangerous is a shot from this firearm?
    Accuracy:
    (Can this firearm be used for pinpoint accuracy?)
    Range: (How far can the rounds from this firearm be propelled?)
    Is it computerized at all? (What kind of computerized technology or interfacing is on this firearm?)
    What do the shots look like? (What does it look like when this firearm. . . fires?)
    How loud are the shots? (How loud is it when this firearm is fired?)
    Recoil: (Does this firearm have a kick to it? How much?)
    Security: (are there any systems/guards in place to prevent this firearm from firing accidentally or otherwise causing harm to the user?)
    Sighting (Does this firearm have any aids that help the shooter aim? Scopes? Lasers? Crosshairs?)
    Loading Type:(Is it a single-shot firearm, or a repeater (reloads itself)?)
    Propellant: (What propels the shot out of the firearm?)
    Firing Mechanism: (Describe the mechanism which causes this firearm to fire)
    Materials: (What materials primarily compose this firearm? i.e: steel, wood, copper, adamantium, silver)
    Size: (How big is this firearm?)
    Ammo (What does this firearm fire? Ie, Slugs, Buckshot, Shrapnel, Dragon fire, Rocket, Hollow point, Exploding, etc...)
    Spread: (Do the shots distribute damage over a wide area? One spot? Two spots?)​


    Ultra (open)

    Name: (What's it called?)
    Age: (How old is this firearm? What time period is it made in?)
    Creation time: (How long did it take to manufacture this firearm?)
    Can this firearm be easily made? (Does it need to be constructed by a specialist? Can a trained layman handle it? Could you make one at home?)
    Assembly: (How is it put together?)
    Weight: (How much does it weigh?)
    Use: (What is this firearm typically used for?)
    Misuse: (Is there anything this firearm would be a terrible choice for?)
    How well does it function?
    Advantages:
    (What makes this firearm a good choice for a given purpose?)
    Disadvantage: (What are the faults/weaknesses of this firearm?)
    Is this firearm standard equipment for any job?
    Ease of use:
    (How easy is this firearm to handle/use?)
    How dangerous is a shot from this firearm?
    Accuracy:
    (Can this firearm be used for pinpoint accuracy?)
    Range: (How far can the rounds from this firearm be propelled?)
    Is it computerized at all? (What kind of computerized technology or interfacing is on this firearm?)
    How common is this firearm? (Does everyone and their dog have one of these? Or are they really rare?)
    How decorative is it? (Is this an ornate firearm, or a more plain, practical one?)
    What do the shots look like? (What does it look like when this firearm. . . fires?)
    How loud are the shots? (How loud is it when this firearm is fired?)

    Recoil: (Does this firearm have a kick to it? How much?)
    Modifiers: (Can this firearm be fitted with accessories/modifiers? Is it legal? What kinds of accessories/modifiers are available for this firearm?)
    Security: (are there any systems/guards in place to prevent this firearm from firing accidentally or otherwise causing harm to the user?)
    Sighting (Does this firearm have any aids that help the shooter aim? Scopes? Lasers? Crosshairs?)
    How are additional rounds stored? (are the additional rounds stored in a magazine? A clip? Are they carried separately (single-shot firearm) in a box or bag?)
    What force propels the shot? (A small explosion? A spell? Gas/steam/air pressure?)
    Describe the firing process: (start to finish, what are the steps to load and fire this firearm?)
    Describe the cleaning process for this firearm
    Loading Type:
    (Is it a single-shot firearm, or a repeater (reloads itself)?)
    Loading Mechanism: (Describe the mechanism which loads this firearm)
    Where are the rounds loaded?(do the rounds go in from the back or front of the barrel? Somewhere in the side? From below? Do they materialize inside?)
    Where is the feeding system?(if the firearm uses a mechanism to load new rounds and expel old ones, where on the firearm is this system? Below the barrel? On top? Near the end of it? At the back? Somewhere else?)
    Primer: (a component which, upon being struck with sufficient force, reacts chemically to produce heat which ignites the main propellant charge and fires the projectile)
    Firing Mechanism: (Describe the mechanism which causes this firearm to fire)

    Materials: (What materials primarily compose this firearm? i.e: steel, wood, copper, adamantium, silver)
    What is the barrel made of? (What material composes the part of the firearm from which the round is fired?)
    What is the trigger made of? (What material composes the part of the firearm which initiates firing action?)
    What is the trigger guard made of? (what material composes the part of the firearm which protects the trigger and keeps the firearm from firing accidentally?)
    What is the loading mechanism made of? (if the firearm is repeating, what material composes the part which discards spent rounds and loads new ones?)
    Where are additional rounds stored? (If the firearm is a repeater, where on the firearm are the extra rounds located? Below the barrel? Above it? Somewhere else?)
    Is this storage detachable?
    Total Length:
    Total Width:
    Total Height:
    Barrel length:
    (how long is the barrel of this firearm?)
    How wide is the barrel? (The width/diameter of the barrel)

    Ammo (What does this firearm fire? Ie, Slugs, Buckshot, Shrapnel, Dragon fire, Rocket, Hollow point, Exploding, etc...)
    Can it use multiple kinds of ammunition?
    Ammo Material:
    (What is the ammunition made of?)
    Spread: (Do the shots distribute damage over a wide area? One spot? Two spots?)

    Legal Ownership: (Is it legal to own this firearm?)
    Who can legally handle this firearm?
    Is it legal to carry this firearm?
    [] In a public place?
    [] If it is concealed?
    [] To carry it loaded/armed?
    Do you need documentation to carry this firearm?
    Where is it legal to carry this firearm?
    (eg: only in shooting ranges, only in hunting areas, only on a person's private property, etc)
    Legal uses: (What is it legal to use this firearm for?)
    Buying/Selling: (Is it legal to buy/sell this firearm? Under what conditions?)
     
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