Monthly Archives: January 2015

Aging Software

Not really useful for most campaigns… but if your PCs are working a missing persons case, this kind of aging software could be quite useful!

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The Ever-Falling Cost of Memory

We all know this to be true, but it’s nice to see it presented in a tidy table. Prediction: The cost for 128 kilobytes of memory will fall below U$100 in the near future. Creative Computing magazine December 1981, page 6 There should … Continue reading

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Science Interstellar

The Imperial Empty Quarter is definitely in the poorhouse, with the average high-pop system at TL 9, and an absolute majority at TL 7 (as opposed to the Imperial average of TL 12). Still, there is a growing market of … Continue reading

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Space Viking

Space Viking, by H. Beam Piper, is a strong influence on the heart of Traveller, from the feudal system to world names (especially with the Sword Worlds), to the technology levels. Even as late as the Traveller: The New Era, … Continue reading

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Unusual Cargo

So the PCs have come to their favorite port, and find someone who wants to completely fill their cargo hold with… a famous detergent brand. Lots and lots of detergent. Every nook and cranny – the agent will try to … Continue reading

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Living on the Silly Side of Town

You’d always think that you would prefer to live in those high-tech Bwap and Vilani neighbourhoods. But the Bwap love their sweaty humidity, the Vilani are way too orderly and conformist, and both are ridiculously conformist and bureaucratic. Like Swiss-style, … Continue reading

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A Chase Scene, With Commentary

A few pointers: Underground passages have an unusual resemblance to starport passageways. PCs love their flashy high-tech gear… but a simple, ordinary, reliable handgun can be quite effective. A lesson for the PCs to remember, the easy way or the … Continue reading

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