Monthly Archives: June 2019

Khorgis Khan

“What is best in life?” “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the galaxy.” My Traveller universe tends to be serious, a bit grim, generally a solidly sensible universe with the occasional bit … Continue reading

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One Last Dangerous Woman…

In The Praetorian Guard, and Dangerous Women, I mentioned Conclusion Christians would be wise to give a certain level of respect to prostitutes. You never know… I have just been reminded of the most critical historical example of a Christian showing … Continue reading

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Waring States of Libya: April 12, 2026

If you just want a quick, interesting map to drop your team in, Warring State of Libya I – April 12th is not a bad place to start! Various factions are mapped, recent news and incidents are touched on, and … Continue reading

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“Quantum Computing May Be Here by Christmas”

I just checked out North’s Quantum Computing May Be Here by Christmas, and it’s a keeper. It’s also paywalled, but you can get the technical meat at Interesting Engineering. [“Interesting Engineering”… sounds very old-school, GDW-era Traveller, for some reason.] Keep … Continue reading

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The Praetorian Guard, and Dangerous Women

From Quora: Were Praetorian guards actually proficient soldiers or just glorified thugs? Khalid Elhassan For the most part, the Praetorians were just glorified thugs and poor soldiers. I used to think they were elite – Khalid Elhassan’s answer to How … Continue reading

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Peaceful Power, Real Power

Or, responding to Eastern Germany meme There really are times when it’s way more profitable to just play nice with others. Even when you are far stronger, and are confident that you can push the others around. The rewards won’t … Continue reading

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1) “Pick Two” 2) The Dark Times

Cars: Fast. Reliable. Cheap. Pick two. Jobs: Fun. Well-paid. Legal. Pick two. College/University: Good social life. Good grades. Sleep. Pick two. People in General: Intelligent. Nice. Ambitious. Pick two. TVTropes, Necessary Drawback I’m going to go with Nobility for the … Continue reading

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