Monthly Archives: September 2013

Wireless Power

I’ve been waiting for something like this… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_joxrZ6vdYc More here, from gizmag. (Hat tip: e-Cat World)

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On Bats and Martians

An article for the intense Traveller Referee who really wants to get into the head of his aliens (footnotes in the original). It ain’t going to be easy… I assume we all believe that bats have experience. After all, they … Continue reading

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A Few Shorts, Some More Sci-fi Than Others

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=badHUNl2HXU A few aliens make a Great Escape. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYABMasH3kM Strange, life-making aliens in the clouds httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1kFr20QYGY Yes, a little sci-fi. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9nnr2OC_44 A proper short. Watch out for those Ancient devices! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqyQmecxub4 Ah, the joys of the interstellar drug trade… “99% … Continue reading

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A Question of Attitude

“Aye. Ireland is a hotbed of nativist resistance, you know. During the day, it’s safe enough. But the night belongs to the boys.” She touched her lips to indicate that she wouldn’t speak the organization’s name out loud. “They’ll target … Continue reading

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Optimistic “Empty Quarter”-style Articles

This recent article on the local-powered revival of Detroit would fit the Empty Quarter nicely, with the serial numbers filed off. Especially about * The young man who, seeing the Imperial government fail to establish a new transport network among … Continue reading

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The Distaff Nobility

In general, a decent stereotypical model of the wife of a high noble can be found here. However, not all women fit this model: in addition to women who rule in their own name, there are wives who are more … Continue reading

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The Gun That Aims Itself

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBC8IFWC1P0 No, Traveller doesn’t cover this. But that’s OK: Traveller doesn’t cover a lot of things. You should know about it, though. And if you want to have your home-brewed sci-fi game set in the near future “with extra frills” … Continue reading

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Big Boys Play by Different Rules

A Closer Look at the World’s Largest Container Ship – What interested me most is the fact that most boarding crews are bringing a 20-meter ladder, which is a little short for the task at hand. I wonder if there is … Continue reading

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Flags in Space!

I hope to get in an article on flags within the Imperial Empty Quarter in the next issue. But until then, enjoy these articles from io9: Flag Designs for Earth & The Solar System in 2020 and Beyond The Coolest … Continue reading

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A (Temporary) New Island for Pakistan

After a major earthquake, a large ‘mud island’ has appeared off the coast of Pakistan. It’s unlikely to last: but other more substantial islands have been formed in other parts of the world. An interesting thing for a Traveller to … Continue reading

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