Tuesday August 29, 2000
Product Endorsement: Schlock is carrying a BH-209 Plasgun, dubbed "plasma cannon" by the trade magazines of the burgeoning 31st century microfusion industry. Quoting from the product flyer:
The BH-209's variable mag-bottle aperture allows for full control of beam width, which can be dialed from a relatively narrow 1cm setting to a splashy 10:6 expanding cone (6-meter beam diameter at a range of 10 meters) useful for crowd control.

Powered by a Striggs & Bratton 2-stroke microfusion plant, the BH-209 need never be recharged, provided it is allowed to "breathe" periodically. When primed and flipped from "safe" to "decidedly unsafe," the BH-209 cycles local atmospheric gases into the plant, producing a noticeable acoustic effect. While this hum is stealth-defeating, many law-enforcement agents have reported that it serves as an excellent deterrent.

Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Mini-Adventure Number One

Transcript

Bouncer:You guys again? Get lost.
Kevyn:We brought an alternate form of ID.
Bouncer:These better not be more bogus military passes...
SFX:Ommminous Hummmmmm
Bouncer:Oh. That's much more authentic-looking. First drink's on me.
Footnote:Product Endorsement: Schlock is carrying a BH-209 Plasgun, dubbed "plasma cannon" by the trade magazines of the burgeoning 31st century microfusion industry. Quoting from the product flyer: The BH-209's variable mag-bottle aperture allows for full control of beam width, which can be dialed from a relatively narrow 1cm setting to a splashy 10:6 expanding cone (6-meter beam diameter at a range of 10 meters) useful for crowd control. Powered by a Striggs & Bratton 2-stroke microfusion plant, the BH-209 need never be recharged, provided it is allowed to "breathe" periodically. When primed and flipped from "safe" to "decidedly unsafe," the BH-209 cycles local atmospheric gases into the plant, producing a noticeable acoustic effect. While this hum is stealth-defeating, many law-enforcement agents have reported that it serves as an excellent deterrent.