Monthly Archives: November 2014

Stellar Reaches #25 is Here!

In the latest issue, we not only get an interesting set of NPCs, but also a new setting, Lossi Space (with a focus of inspirational pictures – and the usual UWP spreadsheet and maps for the detail-oriented), and a broad … Continue reading

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Wealth-backed Mercenaries

An interesting bit on ISIS fighters: And why is it easy to get so [many] recruits? The average that most Syrian live on now in the area is $3 per day. Locals say Isis foreign fighters have a basic salary … Continue reading

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The Martian: A Novel

I just discovered what everyone else here had discovered long ago (I hope): The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir. It isn’t really suitable for the space-opera Traveller setting, but if you like your sci-fi extra-hard and love a good … Continue reading

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A Container of Ashes

I have generally modeled the Hegemony of Lorean as a stolid National-Socialist kind of place, perhaps going a bit soft in the Colonies (a.k.a. the Empty Quarter’s Beta Quadrant), but with the homeworlds as militarized and as fanatically unpleasant as … Continue reading

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Traveller Tintin

If you have been reading this blog, you know that I’m far more into Scouting than into Fighting when it comes to Traveller. But this Tintin reminds me that reporting and scouting isn’t all to life.

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Deep Living

So, we have the recent Gizmag article “Former missile silos turned into luxury disaster survival condos” which would definitely be the perfect setting for a good Traveller’s Tale. Pirates For one thing, in the Quarter they would make good hide-outs … Continue reading

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“Fire Extinguisher… Check.”

It looks like a fire extinguisher is now 100% mandatory, non-negotiable equipment for every single last spacer. NO EXCEPTIONS. That fire extinguisher upped her chances of survival from “zero” to “fractions of a percent above zero”. And sometimes, that’s all … Continue reading

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Pit Stop

In My Traveller Universe (as the saying goes), the major shippers like Tukera Lines keep their own private starports. The reason can be seen in the video: they just can’t afford to have a starship down for a month, as … Continue reading

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Admiral Kirk

From Blood in the Sand: Omaha had had bad luck all around. It was known beforehand that the Omaha terrain was perhaps the roughest of the five, a crescent-shaped dish with a bluff on top and only two exit roads, … Continue reading

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What is Essential…

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.” – The Little Prince This is exceedingly true in the world of cyberwarfare. North notes two incidents: one, where a Russian plane disabled a USN missile destroyer leaving it blind and helpless, … Continue reading

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