Monthly Archives: June 2013

Super Mario Galaxy

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgd7OkT8x8k It’s difficult to put in a Super Mario Experience in a Traveller session, outside of an Ancient pocket universe. But perhaps a particularly creative Referee can do it…

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1) Movie Night: Alien Cargo 2) Hana-bi, manhood, and temptation

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm4kZJgX63k Not bad, for a low-budget flick. But what I was really hoping for wasn’t sci-fi, but a Japanese film, Hana-Bi httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHpV5-pRwHU And don’t miss the soundtrack, httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiRIHnxZVvQ I consider it in a class similar to the first two Godfather … Continue reading

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Tintin

The Tintin books are a set of adventure stories, anchored around the intrepid boy reporter Tintin and his comrade in arms, Captain Haddock. And a white dog, Snowy, which is smarter and better behaved than most small dogs of my … Continue reading

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Buzz Aldrin

Yes, the Empty Quarter is famous for being rather impoverished compared to the Imperial mainstream. But when the local Emptyheads want to get something done, it gets done. How the Referee conveys this truth to his players is up to … Continue reading

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Spying on The Man Who Was Thursday

Just a few comments on an article on the book. Spy work is difficult work, mainly because it’s quite difficult to know who is an agent, a double agent, a triple agent, or an independent agent of chaos. Who to … Continue reading

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For MS-DOS freaks…

I often find Leroy W. L. Guatney’s TrWords¬†application useful in generating words for the various Vargr languages, and I use it for Sylean as well (while ignoring the GURPS Traveller description of the language). But, I use a Mac now, … Continue reading

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Autumn Chill

Autumn Chill No Other Travellers Brave This Road Basho Some Travellers walk alone. The Sulieman-class can be flown solo by a sufficiently skilled pilot, but far more are crossing a planet, dwelling in an alien city, pr piecing together an … Continue reading

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Scenario: Unidentified Flying Objects in Traveller

No UFOs, and no budget, so the desk gets shut down in the UK after 50 years… But nobody’s going to do this in the Traveller Universe! So let’s drop the world of the 1960s – 2010s into the Traveller … Continue reading

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Movie Night

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKkqpkqPVJQ Because of the nature of reactionless thrust – described in Starship Operator ‘s Manual Vol. 1¬†¬†– I doubt if that little leaking problem described at the 46 minute mark can happen. But the Referee gets the final call…

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The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages

Let’s say it once again: low-tech does not mean mindlessly ignorant. Quoted from Goodwin on Lew, quoted from the Bionic Mosquito, quoted from the Medieval Machine: The medieval period witnessed one of the more rapid advances in the introduction of … Continue reading

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