Monthly Archives: March 2017

Robot Replacements

From Bloomberg: The appeal for factory owners is clear: German robot maker Kuka AG estimates a typical robot costs about 5 euros ($5.38) an hour to operate over its life. The hourly compensation cost of U.S. manufacturing was $36.49 per … Continue reading

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Imperial Fashion

From Iilsuika Your hairstyle can have political significance, especially in tightly conformist cultures like the Asian and Vilani peoples. Few Travellers are going to bother ask ahead about the significance of a haircut or a beard, or a style of … Continue reading

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Inheritance

We don’t actually own the stars, until our children can lawfully inherit it from us. But when that day comes: when we can see our children built up on what we made, and our grandchildren go even farther than we … Continue reading

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Chechen Wars

This is not a bad template, for a major military campaign within the Imperial Empty Quarter. (An alternate universe Empty Quarter: too many Hindi, Vilani and Bwap to make this a perfect fit.) An interesting consideration: who gets to play … Continue reading

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Every Traveller Comes From Somewhere

As I tend to push for a immersive Traveller environment, I’d like to take the time that every Traveller actually comes from somewhere, and there’s a reason why he isn’t at home. Many expatriates still keep some ties to back … Continue reading

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Near Death Experiences

A few days ago, this site was off-line, with the domain for sale. Now, it was recovered by the rightful owner, so all is well. But, it is a good reminder that you can’t guarantee that a given site will … Continue reading

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Exploring Titan With Aerial Platforms

From Universe Today Last week, from Monday Feb. 27th to Wednesday March 1st, NASA hosted the “Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop” at their headquarters in Washington, DC. During the course of the many presentations, speeches and addresses that made up … Continue reading

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The Cheollima Group

An interesting model for a Traveller Intervention association, perhaps tied to transporting refugees and fleeing families from Zhodani or Solomani Space, to the safety of the Imperial worlds. The man claiming to be Nam’s son in the latest video doesn’t … Continue reading

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Upside Down Deaths

Typically, I have always envisioned most Travellers dying by ballistics, explosives, radiation, the joys of (not) breathing vacuum, and occasionally disease and low-tech pointy and blunt instruments. Then, there are the Scouts, who have apparently made it their mission to … Continue reading

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Room Breaching & Clearing

For Referees who have exactly zero military experience – like yours truly – this is a smooth, simple, and clear review of the basics. The thing that immediately stands out for scenario/tactical mapping is: it’s really important where those doors … Continue reading

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