Oh, it looks the kind of source material I was looking for. Do you have a pdf version, I can take it from the web page but I am feeling lazy
One question to you all. How you handle things like carrying weapons and wearing armour? Is it totally accepted in a "civilised" world that PCs walk around in armour and carrying bolters and plasma guns? (I will read in detail the article in case the answer is there).
No PDF version yet, but it sounds like a good idea when I feel it's 'done'.
On weapons that's a good question and probably the most relevant for the RPGs. My feeling is is depends where you are and who you are.
Starting with the easy answer - unless you're in a shooting war - heavy weapons, bolters, plasma, flamers etc are NEVER acceptable. Anyone openly carrying that kind of firepower will get violent attention from whoever runs that part of town. the same goes for most heavy armor.
Pistols and some rifles would be expected in unpoliced/frontier/lawless areas. Flak vests would also be fine.
In more civilized parts a discrete pistol might be acceptable. Armor should be tailored to look like civilian clothes.
And in higher end parts of town weapons are still expected but should either be completely discrete (rings concealing digital weapons, canes concealing power swords) or in the hands of minions. Armor should either be gilded and fancy or replaced with discrete field generators.
However all that can be short-circuited if the characters look like they are part of or above the local authorities. If they're wearing the livery of the local noble, a powerful off-world trading house, gang colors (in more lawless areas) or best of all Imperial symbols then people will watch them but they'll stay out of the way.
At least until their enemies see them or their ruse is exposed.
Hmm, I'll have to add this to the article…