Monthly Archives: July 2016

Holy Cows, Despised People

Or, even more on the joys of the Indian caste system. Cows and the caste system Rathod explained how intricately the stigma against dealing with a dead holy animal is linked with the caste system. “In the village, if a … Continue reading

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Terrible Regrets

What you see above is Ivan the Terrible, Czar of All the Russias, who just realized that he has killed his own son during a rage. It would be interesting for the PCs to get involved in a similar dramatic turning-point … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Interstellar Wars

I was skimming through the GURPS Traveller listing in Wikipedia. I admit, I was pleased to read this bit… Until 1998 the original Traveller books had been out of print for over a decade. Also the small size and amount … Continue reading

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“Have you accepted Glock as your Lord and Saviour?”

Traveller has a lot of gear, and men get attached to their gear – especially when they are literally betting their life on it. Guns are certainly part of it, but I can easily see the same thing for spacesuits, jump drives, … Continue reading

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Sticking Around…

Thanks to Andrew’s fine response to the Greyzone post, I won’t be making any radical changes to the Stellar Reaches setting… and I don’t like the idea of invalidating several year’s worth of writing, anyways. And where would I find the … Continue reading

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Five Hundred Million Suns

While the article mainly criticizes claims that dark matter exists – when the actual evidence is that it doesn’t – the section that I like is about some preposterous level of energy being discharged: Radio bursts: What is the “most perplexing … Continue reading

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Greyzones and Slaughter… and a Dying Way of Life

“So, why are the most aggressive Muslims now engaged in a sustained war in Europe?” “Because they want to eliminate the grey zone – where Muslims and European infidels mix.” “Why is that?” “Because the most traditional believers feel that … Continue reading

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