Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Worst of the Vilani

I have recently posted a sketch-up of the best aspects of Vilani collectivist culture: Marinov’s recent post gives me the key to set up the worst of Vilani collectivism. First, a few quoted words on behalf of individualism: “Freedom is … Continue reading

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The Ottoman Imperium

A Different Islam Let’s assume that the Ottomans really did manage to conquer Europe by 1800: but the Islam that they stood for was far different than the Islam we know today, as  Infidels and unbelievers, even pagans and nature-worshipers, … Continue reading

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Professionals and NPCs

In their travels in the Traveller universe,  the PCs will sometimes run into true professionals. They are not all alike, but they do share some features and attitudes. If the Referee is really good at roleplaying such NPCs, some of … Continue reading

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Waiting

Just a note, that aliens are real in Traveller… …and not all of them have been properly contacted and classified by the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service.

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The Ships of Cowboy Bebop

An actual fishing boat as a spaceship. Excellent.

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Good Tactics on a Shoestring

“Depleted Infantry Battalion: Each with an average strength of 20 men. Authorized strength of 200 men.” So now, I know to use the term “Depleted unit” for beaten-up, but still coherent, armed forces. Good to know. Traveller mercenaries, naturally, have … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding, Empire-building

For others who, like me, are intrigued by the Third Imperium… but want to flesh it out in different directions than I did. Or even leave Canon entirely, and do your own thing.

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