Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Most Important Neighbourhood in Charted Space

Historically speaking, a great number of the critical early battles of the Terran/Vilani Interstellar Wars were fought here. Back when the Terrans/Solomani could have easily been snuffed out, if the stagnant First Imperium could just focus and see what the … Continue reading

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A Game of Doves and Hawks

I suspect that the Vargr are quite good at game theory. Of course, the Vilani like their math, and will simply pick the strategy that gets the best results on average. The Solomani, oddly enough, are probably better/more likely to … Continue reading

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Surviving the Battlefield: Proficiency and Psychology

Scanning the Quora thread… Besides luck, why do some soldiers survive campaign after campaign while others get killed right away? Is there a certain personality trait or personal philosophy that helps persistence? …I realized – once again – that the … Continue reading

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Pushing For War

After the end of the War, the French and British seized all diplomatic correspondence in Berlin and Vienna to find out what kicked off the war. It is well known the Germans had a serious desire to expand eastward. This … Continue reading

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Imperial Leadership: Choosing the Right Goal

In Quora’s How come Andropov did not realize the ineptness of Gorbachev? , Dima Voroblev notes the various strengths Gorbachev had over his contenders, and the in-depth knowledge the Party (especially the KGB) had on the man. There are two … Continue reading

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Low Social Standing: A Hard Road

Low Social Standing Rulers Imperial Society is a class-based society, far more than it is a race-based, culture-based or religion-based society. That’s why ever Traveller character within the Imperium has a Social Standing rating, after all! Now, is it possible … Continue reading

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Absolute Monarchies, Robots, Masha, and The Bear

Not a Royal Affair, ep. 75, Masha and the Bear First, the Referee need to watch the show. (Note: everything is in Russian, but Russian humour is sufficiently visual/slapstick for uncultured illiterates like me to get the message.) Second, the … Continue reading

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