Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Ghost Planet, and Visions of the Future

Of all the beautiful work of Angus McKie, it was always the ghost planet that stuck me as the most impressive. I can’t easily fit it into Traveller, so I’m throwing it out there for interested Referees who can find … Continue reading

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A Wikipedia Page

Modified from here: Early Life Rise to Power Expansion of Power Regime Coup Trial and Execution It would be an interesting ride, to watch a ambitious PC team build the wealth to take over a small planet, of perhaps 500,000 … Continue reading

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Vanished Amazonian Empires

From Creation Evolution Headlines’s Amazonia Supported a Cosmopolitian Civilization: Today’s naked, spear-hunting tribes in the jungles of the Amazon live in the shadow of a complex society that once thrived there.  By increasing their scope from the single site to … Continue reading

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Early Grav Belts

“Still really noisy: something quieter please, and able to land on the ground.” Fortunately, the basic concept has been proven, and at a reasonable cost, so I’m expecting to see a quieter, ground-landing one available around 2025 or sooner. True … Continue reading

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Little Green Men, and Little Tough Jeeps

A photo survey of unmarked tanks and soldiers with no-insignia uniforms, drawing close to the Ukrainian border. I find it interesting, mainly just to see how rather quiet and undramatic it is, watching preparations for a major push forward. These … Continue reading

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Voice Procedure

I’m glad that there is an actual Wikipedia article on this: certainly, those Traveller groups into heavy roleplaying can make use of it. The only thing I’d toss in is that a couple of useful Vilani words should be in … Continue reading

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Directly Smuggled to Your Door!

On North Korea and Affluence: Intensified crackdowns on illegal South Korean electronics in the North have failed to deter people from getting their hands on home appliances produced by major global companies like Samsung and LG Electronics. Their popularity has … Continue reading

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Future Robots & Crowdsourcing Thought

What was foreseen in this video by GDW Traveller (Classic/MegaTraveller/The New Era), by far my favourite 1970s-1990s science fiction roleplaying game: The coming humanoid robots. Power suits. Holographic displays. An analogue of Google Glass A partial list of what wasn’t … Continue reading

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Lessons from The Incredibles

Core Lesson: Accurate information is gold. There is simply no substitute for it. Even for men who know what they’re getting into, it is agonizing to know that your friends have been cut down, one by one, without really knowing … Continue reading

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The Great City

Unfortunately, only the first third of the video, up to about 38:40, sticks with the theme of the Metropolis. But to the extent that it does, the visuals are impressive to me, and the music fitting. The scenes won’t fit … Continue reading

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