Monthly Archives: June 2016

Something Went Wrong

“I tell you, Grimm, Aoli and I have done this a thousand times! This wasn’t supposed to be any different. A few goblins, a troll or two and then treasure. Everything was going great! We were just about to enter … Continue reading

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Styrofoam & Mealworms

From High school girl discovers Styrofoam-eating bacterium I blogged about a Canadian student’s discovery of plastic-eating microorganisms last May. Just last month, another 16-year-old high school student (this time from Taiwan), Tseng I-Ching swept the world’s largest science fair in the Peoples Choice … Continue reading

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Vilani Conversation Skills

From How to Overcome Shyness: Warm up. If you’re at a party, you can have the same exact conversation over and over and over. Hit up one or two people at a time and practice the same social pleasantries and platitudes until you’ve … Continue reading

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Lasers and Feelings

Traveller is heavy on the gunplay and – especially during the GDW years – the number-crunching. It’s pretty much a war-game, fleshed out nicely. In contrast is Lasers and Feelings, a more girl-friendly one-page game that emphasis a balance between … Continue reading

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…With Your Bare Hands

From the comments of Hearts of Iron IV – Italian Imperialism – Part 25 “Soviet is down to around 15% supplies for thier troops… one in six has a rifle….” “According to what my grandfather told me that’s about correct, … Continue reading

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The Proteus

To my eyes, this looks like a glorious sci-fi idea for exploring a planet-sized life form. I guess that it could be used “as is”, but I have a hard time coming up with an exciting Traveller medical adventure that … Continue reading

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Variant Military Cultures

After reading A Comparison of Chinese and American Military Culture, my mind turns to the Imperial version. We could be talking along a given timeline, in the same way the British Army of 1710 was a very, very different beast … Continue reading

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