Monthly Archives: August 2015

Colonize Venus Rather Than Mars…

…with cloud cities.At first. We’ll cool the planet properly later, when we have a better idea of what we are doing – and have a lot more wisdom, so we focus on reshaping nature, instead of trying to dominate each … Continue reading

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Entering the Bureaucracy

For many Imperials – especially the Vilani and the Bwap, but also highly bureaucratic Solomani cultures like the Russians, the French, the Chinese, and the East Indians – passing government exams is the be-all and end-all of the first two … Continue reading

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No Airport, One Pub, Six Surnames

On an planet island of 270 people, a policeman walks his beat. This rather peaceful story – no arrests in 22 years – would make a great backgrounder for a Traveller… but not in the turbulent, strife-ridden Empty Quarter. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Kolyma Highway… for the Serious Traveller

From the Wikivoyage site: The Kolyma Highway is in Russian Far East. It bridges two regions of Russia, the Sakha Republic (or Yakutia) and Magadan Oblast. Originally built by prisoners using hand tools in the 1930s, the Kolyma Highway represents … Continue reading

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A Menagerie of Items

Or: Crime, Weapons, Races, Low-tech Driving, and Oppression Crime From The Coming Yakuza War If there were a pamphlet to recruit young college graduates for the yakuza, it would read like this: The Yamaguchi-gumi Corporation, with large comfortable headquarters in … Continue reading

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Helicopter Chain Saw

This would be excellent air/raft work.

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Castle in the Sky

The anime Castle in the Sky can definitely be adopted for Traveller purposes. Lost ancient warbots of amazing power; floating cities; cruel Solsec army agents; large warships; pirates (in this case, friendly and human); royalty; irreplaceable gold and jewels as … Continue reading

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The Right Men, At The Right Time

Respect is due to the three unarmed Americans (two of whom are servicemen) and a Briton who stopped a terrorist attack (with the jihadi bearing a Kalashnikov and additional weapons) on a French train just as it started. While it’s … Continue reading

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The T-Box

More military trivia that most Traveller players and Referees (including myself) know little about… but their characters are very aware of.

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Nightstalker

Ghost in the Shell provides quite a number of useful ideals for Traveller campaigns, many of them much more exciting than the above. But whenever I think of that moment, when all the pieces are slipping into place, between the … Continue reading

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