Monthly Archives: September 2018

Tech War: Operation Biting, 1942

Ground Operations This small, fast operation — the first successful  British orbital drop parachute drop in the war — has very high potential for a Traveller PC military operation. With selected technical updates, of course, to bring 3000 years of … Continue reading

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Just Another Military Scenario

Little Green Men from Outer Space… So the PCs are behind the lines/back at home, and one fine day they find the roads blocked by Polite People/Little Green Men. They are friendly enough soldiers, who look and speak ‘local’ who … Continue reading

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Superpowers For Minor Human Races

From Quora: What’s the closest thing to a superpower that actually exists?From Anirudh Ramkumar I can think of about seven legit examples. All of the following were caused by chance mutations in human DNA (fun fact: every human has about … Continue reading

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Why Military Travellers Should Love Mortars

You should read the comments of this video: they are enlightening for actual field NCOs. Anyone claiming that a mortar is a light portable infantry weapon should be flayed and made to carry one after for atleast 10 km. The … Continue reading

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The Beast

What were you doing in the woods all alone?” asked the ugly prince. “You’re lucky you found your way to my palace. Don’t you know there’s a vicious beast lurking in these woods?” The girl remained silent. “Please, come inside. … Continue reading

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Urban Leopards and Wild Dogs

Having a leopard in the neighborhood may seem a terrifying prospect, but the reality is that large predator may save your life. A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment suggests that leopards in Mumbai, … Continue reading

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The Free Trader and the Corporate Line II

ONE: Dangerous Enemies Most free traders don’t need to worry about a dedicated hunter, someone who hates them to the extent of setting up an elaborate trap – and willing to take temporary losses – for the chance to make … Continue reading

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The Free Trader and the Corporate Line

I was recently reminded on how corporations like to load up burdens on small, agile competitors “for the health, safety, and benefit of the public”. It’s generally cheaper for the small operator to fight than flee, failing this, then the … Continue reading

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Ancylus Lake, and Neptune

Ancylus Lake is a place that does not exist… but used to. I wonder how many other changes in the land a Traveller should expect. The rate of change can be fast, or slow; connected by ancient ruling families, or … Continue reading

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Variations in Aristocracy

The Hedgehog Review, in a recent article, noted the basic failing of our own ruling class: Here we have the meritocratic delusion most in need of smashing: the notion that the people who make up our elite are especially smart. … Continue reading

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