Monthly Archives: June 2014

Terror and Excitement

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAmsi05P9Uw Terror. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEkILY1h6fA Excitement. I guess why the first flick is a good deal more moving to me is that I know that it’s based on a real near-disaster, and how much was riding on that 1960s technology. The second … Continue reading

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Repurposed Technology

Most of the Imperial Empty Quarter sits rather low on the tech scale, so they don’t have things like this running about: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIipbi0cAVE creeping around. Instead, they have found ways to modify and reuse the stuff most high-tech guys ignore, … Continue reading

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Fun Techy Stuff

Again, just for fun: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfiHOpv6HtI Every spacer needs an old buddy that has dozens of these critters scurrying around. Some are busy doing small repairs with their dexterous legs stabbing back and forth; others are crawling on the ceiling, keeping … Continue reading

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The Land is Mine

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-evIyrrjTTY To increase the accuracy, you need to make a few changes to the video: The First Imperium needs to arrive with laser & slug rifles, not swords; The Vargr need to show up: some with guns, some with missiles, … Continue reading

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“The Party Cares for All True Humans, Everywhere”

Party Unity An interesting article, “Why Values Matter in Australia‚Äôs Relations with China”, is useful as a model of Solomani Party/Solomani Security within the Third Imperium – during peacetime. It is a good fit for the ‘peacetime’ Classic Traveller era … Continue reading

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Good Vargr Hunting Tactics

(Retrofitted from the Korean War) “One More Tactic for the Pack” Tactically, the North Koreans repeated time after time one technique which was marvelously effective: they engaged fixed enemy positions with direct frontal attacks or fire, then sent forces around … Continue reading

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Random facts, Traveller-primed.

Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania during WWII, saved over 6000 lives by unlawfully issuing travel visas. When his consulate was being shut down and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was still writing visas and throwing them … Continue reading

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Rough Medicine

It’s unlikely that PCs would be stuck on a TL 3 world (or a TL 3 region of a TL 6 world): but fighting and trading opportunities are not limited to nice, safe, comfortable places. The good side is that … Continue reading

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An Unusual Man

From Wikipedia: James Harrison, OAM, also known as the Man with the golden arm, is a blood plasma donor[1] from Australia whose unusual plasma composition has been used to make a treatment for Rhesus disease. He has made over 1000 … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in the Old Expanses Front…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCK-E5AopVI This isn’t the Battle of Vaward (342-993 to 353-993 Imperial, Vaward/Quinoid/Old Expanses), where the largest Solomani incursion to-date was repulsed by the Core Sector Fleet. Actually, it’s EVE Online’s Battle of B-R5RB (January 28, 2014 – yes, I’m as … Continue reading

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