Monthly Archives: July 2013

Balloon Habitats in Space!

Something new in the skies: A Short History of Space Inflatables Although inflatable structures had never been widely used in space, they have attracted the attention of space architects since the dawn of the space era, as the most effective … Continue reading

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A Few Quick Shorts

Just a few run though. I am throwing in some SFX shots as well, mainly because they help me visualize the Traveller universe. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gESeTP_o2JQ Question: If some kind-hearted Pinoys can make a short romantic film – with a few sci-fi … Continue reading

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A Little Action

Every Referee has the duty to get his PCs to pull of something like this, at least once in their lives: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUd5RPVDjPY

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Ancient Technology

From:¬†Ancient technology for metal coatings 2,000 years ago can’t be matched even today They discovered that gold- and silversmiths 2,000 years ago developed a variety of techniques, including using mercury like a glue to apply thin films of metals to … Continue reading

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The Box That Built the Modern World

Standardized Shipping Containers have been part of Traveller since GURPS:Far Trader. But, there is always the possibility of the PCs sparking a new shipping revolution across Charted Space. Or perhaps these containers are not part of your version of Traveller. … Continue reading

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Tough Times: When Nobles and Worlds Feel the Squeeze

Introduction I finished up The Last Days of Big Law: You Can’t Imagine the Terror When the Money Dries Up and a reflection on Detroit. Tough stuff. I always felt that the Empty Quarter was traditionally the Imperial Sector where … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse and Science Fiction

I was just browsing through a list of online periodicals –¬†http://www.unz.org/ – when it became obvious that most of the old-timey articles from magazines such as Amazing, Analog, etc are not available. You can see the titles of the articles, … Continue reading

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Not Much Movies Left…

…that interest me on YouTube. There are some sci-fi videos on YouTube that can be bought, but I can’t show them here. But, I do have two that are of interest: httpv://www.youtube.com/channel/SBOPZx-4gpa0U …a shortie… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAexg3fHRzY And an old time-travelling favourite … Continue reading

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Save the Cat!

I just read of this widely-followed movie recipe in Slate. I will ignore it myself, but if the Traveller Referee wants to follow it – and it’s a system that works, BTW, as these movies have earned more money than … Continue reading

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Surogota, a.k.a. Roll Your Own Deathworld

As a organic death world, a few could be useful to Referees roleplaying in Surogota. Naturally, my first instinct is to point to the GURPS supplement War Against the Chtorr – and don’t forget to read the original books as … Continue reading

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