Monthly Archives: January 2018

Alien Humour

If I can’t understand the Japanese sense of humour, I have no hope of grasping the essence of Vilani humour. (Strangely enough, though, I have a sneaking suspicion that Vargr jokes will get the occasional grim chuckle from myself (if … Continue reading

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Cheng I Sao – Pirate Queen

Not my kind of woman: but definitely, a worthy adversary! Personally corrupt? You bet! Worse than many successful Imperial Nobles? Well… actually, yes, in my (rather light-grey) vision of the Imperium. But even here, it’s more of a matter of … Continue reading

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Surprising Statistics

What’s a statistic that many people would be surprised by? Ryan Phillips, studied at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College 50% of every person who has ever lived has died from Malaria For spacers, I would replace “Malaria” with “Radiation”. (Grumpy … Continue reading

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Very Smooth, Admiral Cole!

I don’t think that Imperial starships typically carry nukes of sufficient power to ignite a brown dwarf… but I’m sure a ‘special order’ could be arranged.

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Plot Armour

Very interesting! An Imperial enemy with the level of plot armour of the Rebel Alliance has will drive your players bonkers.Unless the players ARE part of the Rebel Alliance… in which case, the Referee will have to work fast to … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi

I am currently reading Suzannah Rowntree’s Millennials in space! — A different take on The Last Jedi. Not bad: she writes and thinks like a young believing Christian, rather than an aging cynic like me. We need more of this: … Continue reading

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“Who in history has killed the most people singlehandedly?”

I’m focusing on hands-on guys here, in the modern era. The actual winner is Vasili Blokhin, Chief executioner of the NKVD (Soviet secret police) during WW2, with about 22,000 dead by his German pistol (used for reliability and deniability). But … Continue reading

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