Monthly Archives: May 2017

Dangerous Careers in Space

Actually, the most interesting part is in – yes! – the comments, where uncounted numbers of Navy personnel insist that the hazards of the Enterprise is actually paradise, compared to working on an actual naval vessel. All I know is … Continue reading

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The Donnager Battle, Expanded

Yes, I am in love with this battle – “Hey, it’s (semi)REALISTIC!” Also, the details are much as I would imagine them to be – simplified, yes, but “simplified in the right way“

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Camaraderie

I am a civilian, and I prefer to keep a vast distance between me and the nearest warzone. BUT Most Travellers in-game characters (and a good number in real life) are veterans, and they see things differently. It is important … Continue reading

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Run that Banana Boat!

From Quora: Once, when I was 5 or 6 years old (so it was in 1984 or 1985), we were walking with my mother, when suddenly she saw a long queue for bananas. She did not like to make her … Continue reading

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It’s that Window of Vulnerability….

Not bad as a Traveller model. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Imperial Navy is this arrogant at the start of a war. As for the reason why they lasted 1,100 years? The fat gets burnt off, leaving only the … Continue reading

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Colonial Viper vs Earthforce Starfury

A worthy contest! Bonus points: On defeating a superior force… And yes, the Warrior Caste, out on a mission of extermination, are as awe-inspiring hypocritical as any Deeply Spiritual Military you care to name. Sometimes, a fight lets you see … Continue reading

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Blind Alley

From the Asimov Reviews website: [My comments in square brackets] In the universe of the Galactic Empire (which would include eventually the Foundations), a non-human race is discovered and carefully herded to a planet to use as a combination zoo, … Continue reading

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