Monthly Archives: March 2014

Apple Powerbook 5300

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YtvsxB9xQY Somehow, somewhere, there has to be a legend – Imperial, Aslan, quite possibly Vargr – on how (the equivalent of) an Apple Powerbook 5300 stopped a full-dress high-tech interstellar invasion. If I was a betting man, my own money … Continue reading

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Datapoint: Satellites in the Sky

Really, this is just useful for Referees and sci-fi universe builders, but anyways…. From http://www.sci-tech-today.com More than 1,000 Satellites Are Flying Overhead About 1,100 active satellites, both government and private, are in orbit above Earth. There are also about 2,600 … Continue reading

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Fiverr – A Most Useful Website

www.fiverr.com is a site that provides services for $5.00 Aspiring game publishers, universe designers, slightly cracked Referees, and rocket scientists are recommended to see just what you can get for $5.00, if you push it far enough…

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A Nifty Little Starship, A Nifty Little Subsector

The Lune Class Freelancer looks like a nice addition to a Mongoose Traveller library. While the design looks nice, it’s the stories and the paint jobs that inspire the imagination. Foreven Worlds: Fessor Subsector could be useful as well: there’s  … Continue reading

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Trade and Science!

For once, I can drop the military side of life (which makes up such a big part of the Traveller RPG) and get to the science and trade. First, the science. Here is some basic science, presented here not only … Continue reading

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Coming of Age – Traveller Barbarians

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju8F71ZOykE A coming of age tale, among the nomads of Siberia. Not bad, for a player who really wants to get into the mindset of a low-tech citizen of the greatest empire in the history of man, the Third Imperium. … Continue reading

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Better than Darrian Fire Sculptures

The Referee could use this video as: A funky and quite dangerous new dance craze, from one of the more obscure Imperial systems A new form of weaponry, A bizarre side-effect of the atmosphere (but how do the locals survive … Continue reading

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Dangerous Starports

This – with some snips and twists – would make a good description of a High Security Imperial Starport. Tough starports need gutsy traders to bring in supplies and info: but only the very brave and very foolhardy leaves the … Continue reading

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The Joys of Eating

An endless stream of eating customs, do’s, don’ts, bad luck, and assorted weirdness. “But all I wanted was a business deal!” “Sorry – the minute you flipped that pseudo-fish over, the captain struck you off his trader list!” I have … Continue reading

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Peaceful Adventures

Exploration The Empty Quarter is something of a low-level conflict zone, as most Traveller players are men who want to test themselves in battle. However, this isn’t the only way to play: there is the exploration game, and the merchant … Continue reading

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