Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ships and Railways

I just realized that I didn’t actually compare ships and railway networks in my article, Naval Empires, Land Empires. Let’s do that now, complete with my obvious bias for the Anglo-American navy side of the argument. Ships carry packages and … Continue reading

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Walking to Pluto

From the video: The Moon only goes 1 kilometer a second, we can make traditional mechanical connections that can handle such things. So yes, with an orbital ring network, a big one but not a high-tech one, you could grab … Continue reading

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A Soldier, a Scholar, AND a Gentleman!

I am highly impressed! And can someone please introduce the man to a more suitable role-playing game than Dungeons and Dragons?

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Storytime: Pushing the Contract

An exchange in the comments, on It Begins: WalMart Warns Truckers It Will No Longer Work With Them If They Move Goods For Amazon A: Walmart has been beating down the shippers (and suppliers) with a big hammer for so … Continue reading

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Naval Empires, Land Empires

I was raised within the Anglosphere, so naturally my preference — and the bias of Traveller — is for a naval ’empire of bases’. But there is an alternative: instead of ships sailing the black desert of space, you can … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Guide to Weapons

The Writer’s Guide to Weapons is not that old (2015), and could be quite useful to a Referee, and the reality-obsessed Player. The cover blurb: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction When it comes to writing … Continue reading

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Sidereal Confluence

If you’re really just a trader at heart — and can round up both a fair bit of cash, and  three to eight friends to play a two-hour game (the more the merrier) — you might give Sidereal Confluence a … Continue reading

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