Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Vilani Lifestyle

From the comments of Boarding Schools – what are they like? “Perhaps on another planet somewhere, the norm is for adults to live in boarding factories and go to boarding offices” This is the norm in Japan for graduates when … Continue reading

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Request: Software to Fight Interstellar Wars

Mongoose High Guard Software I had the pleasure of conversing with a man from RPGSuite.com, and it looks like we can look forward to Mongoose High Guard software from this company, based on the rulebook. Hooray! Empire Warfare Management I … Continue reading

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Offworld Trading Company

This is not only an interesting ‘Capitalism Unchained’ space business simulator, it also has some nice Traveller adventuring ideas: especially in how you can bring harm to ‘unnecessary competition’. Note that nukes — even underground nukes, aimed primarily at destroying … Continue reading

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Profits and Hazards During Sieges: A Guest Speaks

In another comment to a recent post, Andrew again expands the Traveller envelope! (Which I just had to again push up to its own post, ’cause good stuff takes priority!) Here’s some more stuff DROPPING CRAP ON PEOPLE In regards … Continue reading

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A Forest on Fire

It’s hard to find really attractive , beautiful alien environments, but the Japanese – unlike the West – still have a fine artistic sensibility.  

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Call Him Lord

After a few decades, I have just reread Gordon R. Dickson’s SF short story (and Nebula winner of 1966) “Call Him Lord”. (A famous SF short story, at one time: but it hasn’t been republished in quite some time. And … Continue reading

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Online Mongoose Traveller Character Generation

I have recently been introduced to the RPGSuite, designed to support Mongoose Traveller (2nd edition). I have to admit, I like the dramatic music most of all… but anyways, it’s a (rather good) work in progress. I first got the … Continue reading

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Survival During Wartime: A Guest Speaks

Andrew has some great thoughts on wartime survival in the Life During Wartime post, so I’ll be bringing those thoughts up here, rather than have them get lost in the comments! ON BOMBARDMENT Fuses on slow or fast falling explosive … Continue reading

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Rules for Rulers

Get your CGP Grey while its fresh and hot!

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Character Generation as Amusement

I usually use the ancient MegaTraveller Character Generator (originally found on Freelance Traveller) for character generation, but I admit that I have a lot of fun playing with the web-based MegaTraveller Basic Character Generator. It’s faster, and — while not … Continue reading

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