Here’s a question. Have any of you run a futuristic game that did not use any form of projectile weapons (firearms, lasers, blasters, et al)? I’m considering running a game where guns (of any stripe and design) are either non-existent or strictly prohibited. Keep in mind, however, that I don’t want to design a non-combat game, merely a game where combatants have to rely primarily on hand-to-hand combat.
I’ve certainly run adventures before in settings where guns are scarce or missing, such as Victorian England or in similar gothic European settings, but I was wondering if anyone has any idea of how much enjoyment can be sucked from a futuristic setting without modern projectiles. Any thoughts, ideas, comments, observations, criticisms, wisecracks?