Monthly Archives: February 2013

A bit more snow…

Yes, my mind’s still caught in that Tunnel Creek avalanche. I just found a video of a┬ávery providential rescue, where a man’s life was saved by a host of great coincidences, some natural (like losing his glove very close to … Continue reading

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On that Meteor Strike…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMygG4F0hk8 There are worlds in the Imperium where this kind of thing is a routine event. Some of those worlds use missiles & lasers as countermeasures. Others just dig in, building homes, factories, and underground tunnels. They would only conduct … Continue reading

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1) All Russians have car cams 2) Bad Tactics

1) It’s interesting, that everyone in Russia has a car camera to protect themselves in case of an accident. It could be a useful insurance policy over here, as well… 2) An interesting discussion of poor Imperial tactics at the … Continue reading

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Amusements: Anakin Rases a Family

If I loved to write light-hearted comedies set in the Far Future, instead of grim-yet-hopeful adventure tales, these pictures would be an inspiration. As it is, it’s the first picture that caught my eye, made me laugh… and immediately sets … Continue reading

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Technological Transfer, from the Core to the Fringe

I give you the link to the picture, you come up with the story: http://www.joyoftech.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1034.html Once you review the technical details of the One Laptop per Child disaster, you can throw in another reason why the Six Subsectors never seem … Continue reading

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Journey

An interesting creation by the Chinese-American Jenova Chen. Scout-minded players should enjoy the exploration involved with the game, without the promise of violence & sudden death so common in the Traveller universe. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUErsZQvorY In the Traveller universe, it’s best seen … Continue reading

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Movie time!

Don’t forget to use the English subtitles for this: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulkih-8E_Rw This is el primo 1990s Japanese anime sci-fi. Three good military sequences (the last with the gatling-armed American mecha is my favourite – “They’ve cut through the tunnel lining – … Continue reading

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Oddities

It’s raining spiders in Brazil. Traveller: I need this to happen in some out-of-the-way town. Except the spiders need to be the size of a dog, and have a desperate desire to eat the PC’s electronic equipment for the metal … Continue reading

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Weighing the Odds

Unlike my previous post, Roleplaying a Database Hack, this article is not about experts who pull an amazing stunt in incompetence. This is a grimmer story, about smart, clued-in people weighing the odds, making a judgement – and getting it … Continue reading

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