I asked this question on SCIFI SE, but was informed that it might be better suited to here.
Basically, I recall a story that accompanied an RPG game in the late 90s. In the story, a human psychic was trying to study a gun they captured from some alien race. Both the gun and its bullets are sentient; the act of firing the gun results in killing the bullet.
In the story, the psychic somehow gets controlled by the gun and I think ends up shooting some of the other humans present.
Anyone know anything about this? I am looking for:
- The game - wasn't a computer game from what I recall EDIT: Warhammer 40K
- The race - uses biology instead of technology EDIT: Tyranids
- The story - this will be the hardest part I think
EDIT: So I am pretty sure the gun involved is a Deathspitter.
I've found a fan-fic written by a pre-teen, which is reminiscent of the original story, but shorter and of less quality than I remember. While it has all the elements of the story I am looking for (perhaps the original story was used for inspiration?) I'm sure it is not the same one.
I've also found what may be a reference to the original story in this forum answer. I am looking for White Dwarf issue 130 now to see if I can find it.