Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hidden Compartments and Story Ideas

From Quora, What is the strangest thing you’ve found inside of a wall in a home? Something Mafia… My daughter and I were painting a house I bought, the house was in a old Mafia neighborhood . We were removing … Continue reading

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Outrageous Military Fiascos

Or, “Not every leader named Augustus is to be respected.” As for the reasons for the legendary incompetence of Augustus? From the comments: Augustus II was probably the worst King in Poland-Lithuania’s history. Let’s start with the fact that he … Continue reading

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Omnilingual

Omnilingual is a fine work by H. Beam Piper, whose stories are the unofficial sci-fi inspiration behind Traveller. A simple, clear, powerful insight… The story is found in the H. Beam Piper Megapack, a 2534-page collection of his works. “Space … Continue reading

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Jetfreak-7 Speaks

Just a few random recent quotes: the images can be found in the links… The Second Wave: The second wave of Human expansion was an exciting time. We had finally mastered the elusive light barrier, allowing our grand starships to … Continue reading

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Helpful Tips in Smuggling

From ZeroHedge’s Japan Sees Surge In Gold Smuggling As Yakuza & Wealthy Chinese Team Up In a story that was seemingly tailor-made for the tabloids, Japanese news agency Nikkei is reporting that, in an unusual but tantalizing example of financial … Continue reading

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Boarding a Star Destroyer

This isn’t going to be easy – the key move here is to set up a rigged Imperial vessel, so that the Star Destroyer can bring it into her hanger bay – and then detonate the bombs in the booby-trapped … Continue reading

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Intense Parenting

The listing under What is the most badass thing your parent has ever done? could be useful for Traveller character inspiration. I admit, I have a soft spot for the Vietnamese Concentration Camp survivor who held out (and kept all … Continue reading

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