Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Blob

and An interesting problem for a scout team or a marine unit. Increase the scale to, say, a blob infection slowly covering a continent, and a decent strategic-scale Imperial Intervention can be rolled in.

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Healing the The Psychopathic Brain

The Problem From the Atlantic’s article, When Your Child Is a Psychopath The first abnormality appears in the limbic system, the set of brain structures involved in, among other things, processing emotions. In a psychopath’s brain, this area contains less … Continue reading

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Medieval Trade Routes

Thanks to Visual Capitalist, I discovered a nice map of medieval trade networks. The best use would be as a basis for your own interstellar setting: a setting with some huge voids, if you want to represent the oceans. But … Continue reading

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The 33 Strategies of War

I am not really into real wargaming — roleplaying and worldbuilding is more my thing —  but gaining a bit of insight can help the military-oriented Referee set up some interesting situations for the PCs to work with. “The art … Continue reading

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The Future of War: A History

From the book blurb: Freedman shows how those who have imagined future war have often had an idealized notion of it as confined, brief, and decisive, and have regularly taken insufficient account of the possibility of long wars-hence the stubborn … Continue reading

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Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores

Not a bad inspiration for Alien Geometries and Pocket Dimensions that your Travellers may run into. It’s unlikely that they will find a unflappable guide such as Princess Ida to help them out, though. Note that the Alien Geometries concept … Continue reading

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Some Recent Purchases

Just a quick skim through what I recently bought into my library from RPGNow, from a Traveller/roleplaying perspective. Who knows: something might peak your interest! (And we all know that the published franchise – excluding some weirdos like me1 – … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Themes

Sci-Fi themes – from the blurb: A collection of new themes for the Starfinder Roleplaying game. We felt a lot of obvious/common themes were overlooked in the initial development of Starfinder. We allowed ourselves to explore possibly negative or harmful … Continue reading

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Backstabbing Imperial Concubines

From The South China Post How the back-stabbing imperial concubines of ‘The Story of Yanxi Palace’ helped China’s iQiyi set a viewership record The online soap opera attracted more than half a billion views on August 12, setting a viewership … Continue reading

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Poison Water Detected on Mars!

An amusing anti-Consensus article, Poison Water Detected on Mars, was ordered up by Creation Evolution Headlines. Placing the righteous and justified pot-shots at the Alien Life folk, the discovery is actually interesting from a human-colonial/human-expansionist viewpoint. Detecting water at Mars … Continue reading

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