Monthly Archives: September 2015

Promises

“I’m not going to see you for a very long time.” “Where are you going Daddy?” “Somewhere far away near the stars.” “Promise you’ll come back.” “Enough questions, it’s bed time.” Sidestepping certain questions is a well-honed skill among Travelling … Continue reading

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Lily Camera

This is easily the cutest camera I have ever seen. Also, the most sci-fi/Traveller like. If you had described it to me back in the early 1990s, I would have pegged it at around TL 11/12. I can definitely imagine … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Men

Ripped From The Headlines The Referee has quite a lot of latitude on how to set up the “Ruling Inner Circle” of an Imperial government. With the NYT’s article Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle Offers Cold Shoulder to Western Officials, we … Continue reading

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Expensive Foods

A better, but longer title, for this post would be, “The Interstellar Division of Labour; Or, How to Make a $1500 Sandwich in Only 6 Months” At least the investigator of this video lives on a garden world, where you … Continue reading

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KHAAAN! Or, A Foundation of Blood, Rather than Gold

Reflecting again on the Interplanetary game, I thought about the core foundation of the Imperium: the need to expand the trade zone for the Zhunastu megacorporation, from just the Sylean Federation to the Vilani and the Solomani Rim worlds. Sensible … Continue reading

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Updates

If like me, you buy a ton of RPG material from RPGnow.com/DriveThroughRPG, don’t forget to check My Library, then cick the radio button for Updates Only. A few weeks ago, I took a look at the page – and then … Continue reading

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Skyshine’s Bedlam, and Expansion into Primitive Worlds

An interesting Mad Max-style sci-fi scenario. It would be a very good fit for the Traveller: The New Era robot apocalypse setting: perhaps a greater emphasis on crazy warrior robots could be used to add additional Wilds flavour. I can … Continue reading

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An Imperial Traveller, 1960 and 1975

You know, there could be a simply huge market for this kind of Traveller’s Insurance in the Imperium. The canon version of the Traveller’s Aid Society does not do this for you: but the Referee could create some kind of … Continue reading

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The UnFascist World

Transposing “aliens” and “coloureds”… Whenever I think of a run-of-the-mill Solomani system, I think of something like OttoVonSuds’s An UnFascist World (where 1980s South Africa would be one of the more liberal nations) or RvBOMally’s Union of American Federal Republics … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Inefficiency: Traditional Hiragana

As the regular reader knows, I often use the Japanese as an occasional source of inspiration, to better understand the fictional Vilani culture –  a similarly tradition-bound, yet quite pragmatic, people. One Japanese woman pursues the calligraphic arts, and practices … Continue reading

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