Monthly Archives: April 2013

Traveller’s Tales: An Accident and a Machete

I’ve already mentioned WorldHum as a nice source of adventure tales; now, I’m going to do a Referee-inspiring excerpt from On a Junket: Travel stories. Adventures. Misadventures. While waiting for the police to arrive, my buddy decided that I needed to … Continue reading

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Why fiction?

One fellow creationist I know said that he would rather gain a deep understanding of how a single bacterium works than read all the fanciful, fictional conjectures that sci-fi writers or hypothesizing astrophysics can come up with. I understand where … Continue reading

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Why go to the stars?

If all of your physical needs can be met on your homeworld – thanks to hot or cold fusion, 3D printing, biotech, and nanites – why should we ever go to the stars? In Aliens of the Rim (a TNE: The New Era … Continue reading

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Majesty

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v2L2UGZJAM It’s hard to get across the sheer scale of the Third Imperium using words. I use a fair amount of art in Stellar Reaches, but of course it is woefully inadequate. After all, the entire video is focused on … Continue reading

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Movie Night: On The Beach (with wordy afterward)

Executive Summary: It would be rather interesting, having a 1950s Australia interact with a sprawling interstellar empire, bargaining to rebuild their world. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mxvx9gQ8k0 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn7JAE5D39o Lengthy Afterward, with Traveller Applications: In this movie, a world is starting to die after a major … Continue reading

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Portrait: Annoyed Minor Human Child

There are good reasons why the work is titled Distain. Good thing that not even Zhodani children are born powerful psions. We feel that it’s really cute to see four-year old boys pound each other with their tiny little fists … Continue reading

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An Atlas of the Universe

Just a useful tool, to help visualize the universe… An Atlas of the Universe

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Stellar Conquest, Full Thrust, and Traveller

…or, “cool discoveries made while making a random walk on the Internet.” While taking a walk along memory lane, I came across the Stellar Conquest board game. A very old-school 4X game, it looks like a nice variation of the … Continue reading

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Ancient Computers

Something fun to throw at your players. Of course, if Traveller was real, this would not surprise your PCs at all, given the broad range of technological levels in most settings…

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Traveller in White Dwarf

A kind site reader has given me a heads up on White Dwarf. Now, the magazine focuses solely on Games Workshop products, but before the late 1980s it covered all of gaming. At one time, it printed a lot of … Continue reading

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