Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Tale of Two Worlds

Using worlds as an analogy for cities can be useful, when talking about high-pop systems. For example, take A Tale of Two Cities: Chongqing and Chengdu, and turn those two cities to worlds. Rewriting for Traveller… “Why does Chongqing have … Continue reading

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The Grungy, Low-tech Military

The worn, low-tech feel of the Russian military isn’t too far off from the run-of-the-mill local militaries of the Empty Quarter (outside of the highly advanced Alpha Quadrant, dominated by the high-tech Rukadukaz Republic.) Not a drone or robot in … Continue reading

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Technical Details

Fun stories of derring-do from TVTropes, then a grumble on the fluff vs crunch business. In at least one episode in WW2, light Russian tanks crossed frozen rivers, daring German pursuers to do the same. But a Tiger tank weighed … Continue reading

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The Unicorn Effect

Every Traveller should have at least one good Unicorn story. More than one, for nonhuman PCs. Change ‘Unicorn’ to ‘Mass Riot’, if the PC is a Blood Vargr.

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Good Eats, Fine Living

You never know what oddities you’ll find on the next world. “But can you sell it at a good price?” “Try Amazon.” “But they don’t ship to the Empty Quarter!” “So, ship them in yourself! You can get a good … Continue reading

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Tamerlane, and a Reworked Caliph of Hebrin

From Wikipedia If I were to imagine a great leader arising from the Empty Quarter, it would be someone like Tamerlane – “Timur” in the Wikipedia article quoted below. Timur is considered the last of the great nomadic conquerors of … Continue reading

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Even More Tribal Wars IN SPAACCEEE

There is a recent article, on a Greek Navy ship deliberately sinking a migrant raft, and leaving them to die. WATCH: Greek coastguard attacked for deliberately trying to SINK migrant boat THIS is the shocking moment a Greek seacrew are … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons… and Dreams

Levi Ackerman, of the anime Attack on Titan, has a difficult personality. But what I want to focus on here is his relationship to his father (well, father-figure): Levi is the son of Kuchel Ackerman, a prostitute who worked in … Continue reading

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Milkomeda

As a rule, I don’t let misjumps go more than a few thousand years into the future, at the very worst. But if you move forward to the 5 to 6 billion year mark into the future, then the Milky … Continue reading

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Eyeing the PCs

There are people in this world who go about demanding to be killed. You must have noticed them. They quarrel in gambling games. They jump out of their automobiles in a rage. They humiliate and bully people whose capabilities they … Continue reading

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