Monthly Archives: October 2012

More Art & Music from X-Com: Enemy Unknown

I admit, I like the X-Com: Enemy Unknown music and art here – the scene suggests one of the Confederation bases, just before the Invasion of Terra (1002 Imperial). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=intlvaTW6ME And the ten-minute version of the music, just because: Advertisements

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While we’re waiting for the grav belts….

We can enjoy this video instead. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N9t5qOSzCU At least this is possible, unlike the 300 mph speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi. (Humans don’t get to have reactions fast enough to survive that kind of trip through a forest.) … Continue reading

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An Admirable Jump

It’s much like Capa’s Jump in the movie Sunshine I talked about yesterday. Except it’s more dangerous, and it was really done. Thank you Mr. Baumgartner for showing us Traveller’s how it’s really done!

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X-COM Enemy Unknown

A fun little squad-management game, you would play a commander who manages both a base and a squad of troopers in fighting off a bunch of raiding aliens. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ-x-bfnse4& This scenario – a planetary-based unit in conflict with  raiding aliens … Continue reading

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Epic Traveller

Most of Traveller involves small unit mercenary work, scouting missions, and making deals with difficult customers. I’m perfectly satisfied with this: it’s a huge universe, and you need to chew on it, piece and piece, in order to get the … Continue reading

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Wildlife in the Empty Quarter

  httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Et0a8fnuw When I think about the animals of the Empty Quarter, I think of something like the above clip. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXEs2JFe-Y Or maybe this… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj7R_2WWdKs …but not a lot of this. Unless you want to go full Dune in your … Continue reading

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