Monthly Archives: February 2014

On The Move

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqMax5yAwok Most every major war/near war have their own tell-tales of imminent action. This depends on tech level and environment, as Arabian cavalry is different than armoured cavalry, which is different from grav cavalry. But that’s the obvious part: there … Continue reading

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The Cartels Come in Various Flavours…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYU25aJpg5o My favourite quote, on the creation of Los Zetas (staffed with Mexican paratroopers) by the Gulf Cartel: They were incredibly effective as enforcers for the Gulf Cartel. So much so that at some point they decided to just take … Continue reading

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Men Must Start Reading Fiction Again

I recommend “10 Reasons Why Men Must Start Reading Fiction Again” Of course, the first, missing, reason is that you need to read good fiction before you start writing good (or even half-decent) Traveller scenarios! And good histories are surprisingly useful … Continue reading

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Spot the Camouflaged Sniper!

Fun times here. (And this is before the invisibility cloaks!)

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The Tool and the Spirit

The Real Thing To start, a quotation from Peter McAlesse: Lots of young soldiers these days put in a lot of time in the gym. All well and good, but physical fitness on its own is not enough. It’s time … Continue reading

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Creativity: A Really Basic Primer

I’m going to use Tina Seeling’s video “The 6 Characteristics of Truly Creative People“, as my framework for a post on creativity. First the summary, comes my thoughts on her concepts. “Quotes” are not necessary exact words: they are just … Continue reading

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Adrenaline Junkies

After reading the article “Love of adrenaline costly for Michael Schumacher, others“, I think that every last Traveller should be subjected, at least one, to some exceedingly talented madman at the wheel of a car, the yoke of a grav … Continue reading

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Rick Rescorla, Hero

If I were to pick someone who would make an idealized Traveller military hero, Rick Rescorla would make the cut. (This is from an outside-of-the-universe, Referee perspective: in-universe, it would likely be someone with less foresight, but even greater physical … Continue reading

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Three-turret Training Film

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wT1xkRpCKk Random thoughts… This – far more than Star Trek or Star Wars – is the inspiration for the little black High Guard book. I’m interested in seeing the Imperial Navy equivalent of this little flick. In the meantime… there … Continue reading

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Abandoned Ideas for SR #24

As I am stressed for time, I simply can’t squeeze all of this into the next issue of Stellar Reaches. So, this pile of unconnected ideas will be unceremoniously dumped here. Referees are welcome to browse through and pick up … Continue reading

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