Monthly Archives: May 2016

Fractured Space

It looks like a fun game! The use of armour grants a slight Traveller feel, but the differences outnumber the similarities. No lasers, and no spinal weapons: kinetic weapons drive the game to short-range combat. Armour positioning is quite important, … Continue reading

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Pluto Close-Up

Pretty cool!

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Hegemonio Child Raising Methods

Japan parents left missing boy in woods ‘as punishment’ The parents of a seven-year-old boy missing in the mountains of northern Japan have admitted that they left him alone in the woods as a punishment. The child has not been … Continue reading

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They’re Hanging Danny Deever in the Morning

From Wikipedia: “Danny Deever” is an 1890 poem by Rudyard Kipling, one of the first of the Barrack-Room Ballads. It received wide critical and popular acclaim, and is often regarded as one of the most significant pieces of Kipling’s early verse. The … Continue reading

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Terraforming Mars

A nice little graphic, here!

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Aliens: Machine Guns

Just some inspiration for Traveller. Personally, I would tag this for a handful of high-tech forces vs. a lot of low-tech forces. Forces of equal tech levels, like the Solomani Rim War, will need more sophisticated tactics.

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Duskers

A rather nice derelict exploration game, focusing on drones, gathering resources, glorious ASCII command text, and… other things.

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Flying Deathtraps and Liberty Ships

Cut’n’paste from the Quora question “What are some examples of bad design?” The Liberty ships. Designed to be mass-produced and get war goods across the Atlantic faster than the German U-Boats could sink them, they soon discovered some of them were … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in the Empty Quarter

Indian do have a lively sense of humour, as opposed to that other Solomani tribe… As for the Vilani… Yes, they do have a sense of humour, and it’s very weird/subtle/incomprehensible to the Solomani mind, trading on absurdities, historical background, … Continue reading

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AI as Experimenter

Physicists are putting themselves out of a job, using artificial intelligence to run a complex experiment. The experiment created an extremely cold gas trapped in a laser beam, known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, replicating the experiment that won the 2001 … Continue reading

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