Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dreams of the Future

This post was originally about the problems of adapting Traveller – with its Golden Age Sci-Fi assumptions (with some David Drake bolted on) – with the “real future” of 3D printing and agelessness. I was worried because while browsing through RPGNOW, … Continue reading

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Short Peace

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFOws06p0cY Mixing mythology and high-tech isn’t really Traveller’s thing. But Short Peace isn’t really a mix like that. Instead, it is an anthology of separate shorts, one of which, A Farewell to Arm, is military sci-fi. I’ll check it out if I … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-esnTxvHFcY When I first saw this, I was displeased: Star Wars has done a good job in poisoning the well for all prequels, and GITS: Arise looked to be more of the same. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inUqy8pbfPw Then I saw this. It was … Continue reading

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The Future: Tailoring Web Searches

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOE1HFEL8XA “It will be very hard for people to watch or consume something that has not in some sense been tailored for them.” – Eric Schmidt, Google It’s rather hard for Referee’s to model tailoring: he will have to think … Continue reading

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Star Trek Fan Film: of Gods and Men

Let me continue banging on my drum, asking why there isn’t a proper Traveller fan film yet. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFqAME7dx58   BANG * BANG * BANG …

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GI Joe – Superweapon

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbpZ22JIzzI If you can’t make a supervolcano explode, this isn’t too bad a substitute.

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Traveling by Cargo Ship

For dedicated Traveller Referees, with time to blow and no military or merchant marine experience: Cargo Ship Travel Cargo ships often act as passenger ships and offer real travel alternatives under the banner of freighter cruises, however travel by cargo … Continue reading

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A selection of sci-fi shorts

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzryBRPwsog Hypothesis: True Vilani Conformity only becomes possible in TL9+ cultures… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo2iiqYFKBk Not bad for a good post-Virus Traveller: The New Era tale… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FlIvlEQj6A And part two: the Referee will have to continue the story… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doteMqP6eSc An interesting tale: again, … Continue reading

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The many roads to Vland…

An excerpt from Zero Hedge: Deference to authority. Studies have shown that people defer to authority, particularly during extreme crises. Stanley Milgram conducted the most famous experiment into this in 1963. The context for the experiment was that after World … Continue reading

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Parallel Universes…

I don’t believe in parallel universes, but it makes for interesting science fiction… and, if it is a matter of testable physics, I’m willing to change my mind if actual evidence is found. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywn2Lz5zmYg Traveller applications: Well, we actually have … Continue reading

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