Just some thoughts for community discussion after a quick glance at the banned materials section. Curious how other members feel.
Lightsaber Rifles shoot lightsabers. They only have five shots. The lightsaber melts after five shots. Beskar, phrik, songsteel and a host of other material already blocks lightsabers and pretty much every PC and her dog has a suit of armor made from that material, so why would this be banned instead of restricted? Especially when a disruptor is better by comparison. In fact, since lightsabers are not restricted, have unlimited use, and do not melt, why wouldn't a lightsaber rifle be unrestricted entirely?
Nanotechnology has been banned for some time now, which seems funky given how advanced Sci Fi tech is in star wars and all the neat, non-ridiculous things that could be done with it. It also cannot stop a lightsaber, like phrik, bezoar, cortosis, and songsteel can. Those are all only restricted, not banned.
If the fear is someone creating Grey Goo, isn't that something that can be handled on a case-by-case basis?
Edited by Gorba the Hutt, 09 May 2018 - 11:49 PM.