Monthly Archives: May 2019

Very Fast Death Factor, and Highly Specific Denials

From the comments: MrClickity “We’re not interested in killing 350 people” Pretty specific denial, there. 😉 David Batchelor @MrClickity Sounds like something someone who’s interested in killing 350 people would say… dingdingdingdiiiiing Pick one: “WE are not interested in killing … Continue reading

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Red Courts: The Noble is Never to Blame

North Korea executed its former top nuclear envoy with the U.S. along with four other foreign ministry officials in March after a failed summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Vietnam, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported. Kim … Continue reading

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Fun World Maps

Five habitable worlds for one gas giant. Nice! (And Traveller’s world generation system is pathetically incapable of properly handling such a situation. Or a situation where the population of orbital habitats clearly outnumber the planetary population. Or when the population … Continue reading

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Outside Context Traveller

Hmm… how to pull this kind of stunt off in a role-playing game… Maybe, if a Referee and a trusted Player make a little back-of-the-room conspiracy to surprise/amuse the other players… Less surprisingly/interestingly, the Referee could do it himself with … Continue reading

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Avalon, Immigrants, And Thanksgiving Heartbreak

An interesting story about immigrating to America. It would be quite the exercise to extend it to immigrating to another world! It need not be an immense epic, like the “Exodus” story in Stellar Reaches #27. Even if you just … Continue reading

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Poverty, Debt, and Resistance

On reducing resistance to Empire via debt loads, instead of death camps. Denis Grekov considers how a weak economy and rising public indebtedness affect ordinary Russians’ readiness to protest In Russia today, the cost of stability is at an all … Continue reading

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1) Good Truth, Hard Truth 2) Testosterone

Something to keep an eye on, on the more low-tech starports: Quora: How do libertarians explain the poor treatment of workers during thd industrial revolution, before labour regulations were in place? Charles Tips, Former economics editor Libertarians have nothing to … Continue reading

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