Monthly Archives: August 2017

Dynastic Thinking

Yes, I can definitely imagine some of the many Imperial dynasties working just like this. (And quite a lot of Vilani families, too!) That’s just the way it is, if you’re thinking big-time – but your big -time plans will … Continue reading

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At the Ragged Edge of My Comprehension

If I concentrate, I can understand what is being taught here. If I don’t focus… as a commentator said, “Sometimes I like to pretend I understand this stuff.” Fortunately, Traveller doesn’t bother with teleportation… except for psionics, which is another … Continue reading

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Judging Empires

How are empires (or even nations) to be judged before God and men? At least before God, there is a clear answer, as per Matthew 25:31-46. But before unbelieving Men? What is the yardstick they would choose – if they … Continue reading

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Colonizing the Arctic

“For homes and businesses, it will almost be like building on a different planet.” The road networks of the arctic needs to be built with special (read: expensive) techniques and materials, too, due to the permafrost. And colonizing the Arctic … Continue reading

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The Psychopathic Patron

Some patrons are more dangerous to the PCs than others. One particular character is a patron who promises to pays well… but runs you through the wringer, making all sorts of unreasonable demands, and always had some excuse for not … Continue reading

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Claytronics, Programmable Matter, and 3D Holographic Controls

From wayyy back in MegaTraveller, I always remembered the different kinds of fancy control surfaces available. From the MegaTraveller Referee’s Manual, page 60: Computer and Control Panels: A computer is required to aid the operator or operators in controlling the … Continue reading

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Interview: Clarke on Space

From an interview with Sir Arthur C Clarke, from March 1, 2008. (FYI: Sir Arthur died onĀ  March 19, 2008. As a “British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host” who lived for … Continue reading

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