Monthly Archives: December 2014

Classic Battletech: A Useful Model

In order to create a region of continuous hostility and danger – and the ever-present possibility of ferocious violence – I went the classic race/religion route, simply because it reflects real life, and the Solomani flavour of the region, and … Continue reading

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Mild Amusements: Ender’s Christmas

This graphic always reminded me of a particularly unhappy Imperial Admiralty… complete with one of the younger nobles scions in the back. (Babysitting less-than-serious young nobles must be one of the most aggravating Imperial Duties of all time: facing a … Continue reading

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Updated, but… (Revision)

While Stellar Reaches #25 was updated in the Downloads section and at Scribd, Lulu is down, so I can’t update that copy tonight. When I have done so, I’ll post it here. The updated version is now also at Lulu … Continue reading

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The Empty Quarter, Crossroads of Three Empires

I was just poking around the Caucasus region, when I came across an ethno-linguistic map of the place. It actually makes for a half-decent, idealized model of the Empty Quarter. The Balkans aren’t too bad either, but it’s too big, … Continue reading

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Behold, the Human Exclusion Zone.

An interesting place for a firefight, so far as most Travellers are concerned. Less heavily-armed people might be curious on how to expand the concept. I can definitely envision a TL B factory – even an entire network of factories … Continue reading

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Drones, Drones, Drones

This thing is available now. Can you imagine what an Imperial Scout would have? Or a Marine recon team? Now with gimbals! Plans for hoverbikes continue… And others are closer to actual operation. Medicine-delivery drones. First Responder drones: first aid … Continue reading

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A Tiny Model of Bureaucratic Madness

Again, from the Sony Hack The information security team is a relatively tiny one. On a company roster in the leaked files that lists nearly 7,000 employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment, there are just 11 people assigned to a top-heavy information … Continue reading

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Traveller Spinward Marches (Explorers and Merchants)

While we all have seen a variety of sector maps for the Spinward Marches, the second map in 13Mann Verlag’s set is very useful indeed: a Trader’s Map, including the trade value of the world, the trade routes, as per … Continue reading

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The Ship’s Dog

A reason to keep a really cute dog on-board your dingy Free Trader. Also, Merry Christmas!

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Tactical Decision Games

From TDG Home Introduction A Tactical Decision Game (TDG) or Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWT) are an exercise that can benefit anyone. They revolve around a written scenario, conditions may sometimes be added like time limits or specific objectives, and … Continue reading

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