Monthly Archives: July 2017

Nobles Who Go Too Far

This is the kind of scene that would be the climax of any campaign that I could write: but for George R. R. Martin, it was Tuesday. Ah well…. I still think it would make a great Traveller scene, though. … Continue reading

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Vulnerable Travellers

A few ‘real-life’ Traveller’s Tales: I was on holiday, and I was looking round a famous palace, when a man came up to me and asked me to take a photo of him. He gave me his camera, but it … Continue reading

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The Moscow Rules

From Wikipedia The Moscow rules are rules-of-thumb said to have been developed during the Cold War to be used by spies and others working in Moscow. The rules are associated with Moscow because the city developed a reputation as being … Continue reading

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The Price of Trust, and Arranging (and Foiling!) Mass Murder

A nasty ambush in Jordan kills three Green Berets, as reported on Zero Hedge. As you might expect, it was a trusted Jordan guard who pulled the trigger. That’s the thing in the Middle East (and other areas with related … Continue reading

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Just Another Survey of Mongoose Starships

A brief and partial survey of starship supplements on RPGNow: Christian Hollnbucher: once, he was a very prolific creator of Mongoose Traveller (1st edition) starships and planetary craft: but most of that has disappeared with the rise of the new … Continue reading

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Proof Through The Night, and Visiting Monsters

An interesting alternate universe, based on Earth, where an early Draka defeat (assisted with numerous American nukes) forced their exile to the large island of Madagascar. This could well be useful as a model for a defeated off-world invasion, where … Continue reading

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The Mexican Monarchist

I ran across an interesting article on the conservative politician Lucas Alamán. He wouldn’t be too bad as a ‘good guy’ model of a pro-religion, pro-local, anti-democratic Noble – with some alterations to fit the Hindu or Islamic background of … Continue reading

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Cool Pluto, and Oddities of the Flat Earth

Quite a number of excellent tidbits here: ice volcanoes, deceptively blue skies, and a planet’s atmosphere staining her moon are nice bits of knowledge to chew on by the Referee. So now, we get the clues we need, that would … Continue reading

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Three Tales of Traveller Woe… and a Bit of Noble Humour

First, the Noble Humour …even as three-quarters of Venezuelans lost an average 9kg of body weight last year, according to studies, and 10 per cent of infants suffer malnutrition according to the Catholic charity Caritas, Mr Libi’s Venezuelan oatmeal business, … Continue reading

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The Vilani, Math, Music, and Chindogu

I always tend to deride the Vilani for their love of safe, predictable, and ultra-safe cuisine i.e.: sterilized, refined, and blandized to an inch of its life “All the food here… everything… it has the same taste… the same colour… … Continue reading

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