Here, I saw a 1993 newspaper article of Osama Bin Laden using his army to build things in Sudan.
I wish that he had kept his army demobilized, and kept working on building things, but what I want and what happens are two different things. I wonder what happened to change his mind.
Traveller application: Too many to list. What if Emperor Dulinor decided to slowly but steadily build up political support for a more democratic Imperium? If Emperor Lucan turned over management of the war to the Admirals, while he did what he does best – chase skirt?
“It’s a game – and war is more fun than peace.”
*shrug* Most men love aggression, and most like to actually see what they are fighting. The computer environment is better for them than a paper-based RPG. Ergo, the popularity of the classic first-person shooter.
Paper-based RPGs are better for social interaction or cheap world-building when the world-builder either doesn’t have computer programming skills, or finds programs to limiting to depict what he wants to show.
Fighting is part of what Traveller is about: the worlds of Charted Space really are dangerous, and you must be ready for it. But that’s not the whole deal. Otherwise, you get Dulce et Decorum… and I’m tired of that.