Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Tale of Two Worlds

Using worlds as an analogy for cities can be useful, when talking about high-pop systems. For example, take A Tale of Two Cities: Chongqing and Chengdu, and turn those two cities to worlds. Rewriting for Traveller… “Why does Chongqing have … Continue reading

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The Grungy, Low-tech Military

The worn, low-tech feel of the Russian military isn’t too far off from the run-of-the-mill local militaries of the Empty Quarter (outside of the highly advanced Alpha Quadrant, dominated by the high-tech Rukadukaz Republic.) Not a drone or robot in … Continue reading

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Technical Details

Fun stories of derring-do from TVTropes, then a grumble on the fluff vs crunch business. In at least one episode in WW2, light Russian tanks crossed frozen rivers, daring German pursuers to do the same. But a Tiger tank weighed … Continue reading

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The Unicorn Effect

Every Traveller should have at least one good Unicorn story. More than one, for nonhuman PCs. Change ‘Unicorn’ to ‘Mass Riot’, if the PC is a Blood Vargr.

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Good Eats, Fine Living

You never know what oddities you’ll find on the next world. “But can you sell it at a good price?” “Try Amazon.” “But they don’t ship to the Empty Quarter!” “So, ship them in yourself! You can get a good … Continue reading

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Tamerlane, and a Reworked Caliph of Hebrin

From Wikipedia If I were to imagine a great leader arising from the Empty Quarter, it would be someone like Tamerlane – “Timur” in the Wikipedia article quoted below. Timur is considered the last of the great nomadic conquerors of … Continue reading

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Even More Tribal Wars IN SPAACCEEE

There is a recent article, on a Greek Navy ship deliberately sinking a migrant raft, and leaving them to die. WATCH: Greek coastguard attacked for deliberately trying to SINK migrant boat THIS is the shocking moment a Greek seacrew are … Continue reading

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