Monthly Archives: October 2014

1) Mind and Hands 2) To Be A Master

An recent article  – “Status Report on HHO-Catalyst Experiment from Alan Smith” – caught my eye. Even though it was a failure – as it was unable to get hard evidence, one way or another, “whether combining HHO gas with … Continue reading

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Problems with Local Forces

As a model for the Referee – looking for even more ways to harass his players – I present the Afghan National Army as a model. The soldiers gave statements to investigators after going into battle June 8-9 in the … Continue reading

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Fashion Beats Totalitarian Dictatorships

…and where there’s fashion, there’s a merchantmen trying to make a credit or two, selling the latest fashions to the locals – no matter what the puritanical or ideological leadership says. “I think that North Koreans are even more obsessed … Continue reading

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A Real Traveller

It’s very easy to retrofit the following story into the more Arab Muslim parts of the Empty Quarter. There is no great Islamic insurgency in the Imperial Empty Quarter, as of 993, but that can be changed at the whim … Continue reading

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Back to Space!

Strange comments on today’s youth: Today’s Youth Have Never Been Young & We Were Young, and Headed to the Stars To quote from the second article: It’s hard for modern young people to understand what it was like to grow … Continue reading

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How 1,000-year lifespans could remake the economy…

Well, the article has nothing to do with Traveller, really – even the Vilani have trouble reaching the 300 year mark. But it is interesting for speculation. And if anyone ever wants to really rebuild Traveller from the ground-up to … Continue reading

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A Few Things to Chew On, Part One

I have a ton of ideas in my head, but only a limited amount of time to get them all down in paper. This means that triage must occur, and some good stuff must be cut off. But you might … Continue reading

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Crew Positions

In case you have no experience, but a desire to really join the working crew of a sailing ship… CruisersForum CrewSeekers International Hey – it’s the best way to get hands-on experience for the Great Traveller Novel (Merchantman edition: the … Continue reading

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The Slaver Weapon

Interesting. It’s good to know that the Japanese aren’t the only ones who can make intelligent animated sci-fi…

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Medical Decontamination

Medical Decontamination It’s rather tedious and boring to strictly roleplay proper decontamination routines, so I wouldn’t insist on it myself. Even when it is a life-and-death matter, you just don’t want to slow down the game, not even for a … Continue reading

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