Monthly Archives: April 2016

Battles of the Ancient Past

The Trojans and Byzantium in the same time period… …sigh… But then again, I assume that most of the denizens of the Empty Quarter have King David zooming around in a F-18 fighter, bombing up the Canaanite biowar terrorists being … Continue reading

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What a Platoon Officer Actually Does

Yeah, the video is geared to the World War I/II style of combat, but it’s still vastly better than simply “CHARGE!” Regarding snipers shooting officers with submachine guns with great enthusiasm (and the natural preference of said officers to carry … Continue reading

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Lies About Space, Mysteries about Space

Just some bubble-gum videos, that could spark a story or three…

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Stellaris, Religion, and Magic

In the upcoming game Stellaris, materialistic cultures get science bonus, but spiritualistic cultures get special psionic powers. I have to admit: this makes for a more entertaining game with a bigger fan base than the boring truths of the matter: … Continue reading

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Imperial Power and Local Religions

The Entree While many rulers of the Third Imperium has a sentimental attachment to both Vilani traditionalism/ancestor worship – as well as Stellar Divinity – there is no strong religious influence on the interstellar government: the focus is on keeping the money and … Continue reading

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Dr. Da Vinci

“Your starship really needs a Dr. Da Vinci! After all, what happens when one of your men get a sucking gunshot wound, and the nearest surgeon is a good fourteen lightyears away? Do you seriously believe that your on-board medic or … Continue reading

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The Inverted Tiered City

Personally I would set up such a TL 8-10 city as something a long-established power – a dynasty, aging-yet-respected ruler, or even a major nation/tribe/religion at the height of its power and influence – would create to make a lasting … Continue reading

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