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Writing a story where an emissary from a more advanced civilization has arrived to give weapons to a a civilization that has only recently graduated to crossbows so that they can defeat their enemies. I'm just not sure what the technology IS. Should I go with the obvious and have it be gunpowder/firearms? Something a little more techy that these people will still be able to figure out, repair and perhaps replicate? Or just go with something that's essentially magic? I don't know anything about my advanced civilization yet so the possibilities are pretty wide open.
I also don't want to give them weapons that are too far beyond them, either, because eventually they will need to be repaired and replaced. I don't think it would be too far beyond my civilization to figure out what's in gunpowder and how to replicate it, but it's going to mean some research on my part. :-p
Research is one of the best parts of the job! Imagine all the AK-47's breaking, and the users trying to use them as muzzle loaders ...

Anyway, you're killing all my ideas! Guess I'll just have to hold onto them for some future project. :-)
LOL, I don't mean to kill your ideas, I'm just trying to be more... explicit about my needs ;)
That did the trick! It's one reason why I don't like the idea of writing with a partner: Even when I don't consciously know exactly where I'm going, I tend to end up with pretty specific thoughts once I start talking about it, if that makes sense.
I don't think I could ever write with a partner. The closest I ever came was a fanfic round robin and it drove me crazy. I need CONTROL.