Monthly Archives: September 2014

Scoopable Asteroids and Thousand-Year Lifespans

Both interesting articles are from the Creation-Evolution Headlines site. Fluffballs in Space A near-earth asteroid named 1950 DA is barely holding itself together, astronomers have found.  In Science Magazine, Eric Hand asks “Why hasn’t this asteroid disintegrated?” Planetary scientists have … Continue reading

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Moby Dick

A lengthy quote, from the first chapter, Loomings: Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a … Continue reading

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Useful Notes for Artillery Units

A recent article in Popular Mechanics outlined the right and wrong ways to use artillery – like myself, they are using the recent conflict in Ukraine as a springboard. Useful pointers for Traveller Refs: Artillery is good at keeping people … Continue reading

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Trusty Sword

If you are interested in making your own RPG game, Trusty Sword looks to be an interesting place to be. It can’t hurt to visit! They do offer free materials, fonts, art galleries, and a great cover designer. They are … Continue reading

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Minor Changes – Issues #18 & #24

Just a few minor changes were made to Issues #18 and #24. You can download them from the Download page, as seen in the menu bar…

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A Bit of Inspiration

A good Referee can find lots of inspiration if he knows where to look. Especially during the Solomani Rim War, the most massive war since the Final War of the Ancients.

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Pirates, Insurgents, and Farmland

Reading “Here’s How The World’s Richest Terrorist Group Makes Millions Every Day” and “Why Terrorist Groups Are So Bureaucratic” gives quite a number of story ideas. One revelation: all those high-level sources of continual chaos all have their Vilani and … Continue reading

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From Traveller to D&D

An article, Ships without crew set for the seas, notes that in 10 years or so, all the major cargo ships will be fully automated. (..and so, no more pirates. Or at least, no more low-tech, violence-oriented hijackers from the … Continue reading

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Connecting the world with ant-sized radios

Unfortunately, I can’t foresee all – or even the major – applications this development will cause. It’s like being present at the time of the invention of the first working silicon transistor at Bell Labs in 1954. I have little … Continue reading

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Actual Explorers

I encourage men to be actual men: to be the self-sacrificial leaders, explorers, fighters, defenders, and judges they were created to be. But if men will not stand, then we must turn to women instead. This is definitely not the … Continue reading

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