Monthly Archives: January 2016

Error Correction: Stellar Reaches #26

Unfortunately, there were a fair number of bad links & other errors in  Stellar Reaches #26. They have been corrected, and you can find the new edition in the Downloads section!

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Thirty-Two Symbols

Why Are These 32 Symbols Found in Caves All Over Europe? No, I have no idea. But, it would be great to transplant the idea to Traveller, and let inquisitive PC’s chew on the mystery. I’d set a bunch of … Continue reading

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Planetfall

Sci-fi computer games have changed a lot, since Traveller’s heyday in the late 70s/early 80s. For one thing, there wasn’t even an internet (for public use) at the time…

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Silovik vs. Oligarchs

From Wikipedia (Slightly edited for language): Silovik is a Russian word for politicians from the security or military services, often the officers of the former KGB, GRU, FSB, SVR the Federal Drug Control or other security services who came into … Continue reading

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Life in a Can

“…and they rode away into the sunset.” “What’s a sunset?” “Well, I don’t know, but my granddad saw one once.” — from Writing Prompts It wouldn’t be this bad usually: if you have the tech to live in a space … Continue reading

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Against Space Colonization

I myself am strongly for space colonization: and I think that it will happen to some extent, but – due to cost – not in any large scale for a few centuries yet. We need the time for compound interest … Continue reading

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Farewell, GURPS Traveller!

An excerpt from the Press Release: July 23, 2015 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GURPS Traveller License Expires AUSTIN, Texas (July 23, 2015) – Since 1998, Steve Jackson Games has published GURPS Traveller source books under license from Far Future Enterprises. … Continue reading

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Space Colonys vs. Planetary Settlements

I still prefer planetary settlements, as a precursor to terraforming: but there is something to be said for space colonies, once it becomes economical. There is still the question of why: robotic mining & construction economies may be enough, as … Continue reading

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Stellar Reaches #26 is Out!

Due to various commitments and surprises of the last year, Stellar Reaches 26 took a good deal longer to put out than usual. This issue consists of the (a)typical assortment of colourful characters with histories and missions that are tied to the … Continue reading

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Imperium Chronicles

I never really mentioned Imperium Chronicles before on this blog, but I feel that I should, if only to bring to my reader’s attention a somewhat different take on the star empire concept. The Imperium here is a large collection … Continue reading

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