Monthly Archives: December 2016

Wikipedia: Unusual Articles

A good place to mine for story ideas is the Wikipedia: Unusual Articles page. A potpourri of the bizarre and unexpected, the number of oddities to be found is more than enough to sprinkle on any far-ranging Traveller campaign. As … Continue reading

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How MegaCorporations Die

Toshiba, which has been embroiled in all kinds of intricate and massive financial and accounting scandals, that investors deluded themselves into thinking were now behind it, is once again melting down. After reading up on the latest Toshiba fiasco – … Continue reading

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Imperial Capitals

I wish I could guess the scale and wealth of Cleon (capital city of the Third Imperium) or Enlugal (the old capital city of Vland, of the First Imperium). That’s about a thousand years of huge sums, poured into these … Continue reading

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With Evening Above

Liner Notes for the CD With Evening Above The songs on “With Evening Above” were inspired directly by many nights stargazing. The title track, “With Evening Above”, was originally released on a limited edition cd in 2003, and has been … Continue reading

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Four-colour Traveller

No, this isn’t how I play Traveller… …which means that I am missing out on a lot of fun!    

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Round Rimworld

A famous colony game discovers that the world is round… and decides to set off some trade caravans. Of course, this is natural Traveller fodder, the only question being if the caravan rides alien beasts, or kians, or wheeled vehicles, … Continue reading

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Justice on the Frontier

I recently read a few short Gordon R. Dickson stories – the Survival! book – and find them interesting enough to go over here. “The Question”: a small band of men, on a world overrun by aliens, continue to fight … Continue reading

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Sci-fi Tanks

The man mentions artigrav tanks. *happy*

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Earth Without the Moon

An interesting world to explore. Of course, most worlds never had a (large and notable) moon, so the planet’s lifeforms would be used to a chaotic and unpredictable environment. Then again, even in Traveller, most worlds are lifeless… But more … Continue reading

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Extermination as Bad Policy

“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” — 14th century English proverb An interesting article, The Case For Leaving City Rats Alone, argues an case for choosing population control for rats, rather than attempt to exterminate them … Continue reading

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