Monthly Archives: September 2019

House Sheremetev

Deus conservat omnia From Wikipedia, below: The Sheremetev family (Russian: Шереме́тевы) was one of the wealthiest and most influential noble families in Russia.[1] The family held many high commanding ranks in the Russian military, governorships and eventually the rank of … Continue reading

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The Stars, Like Dust

“Are There As Many Stars as Sand Grains?” This sensawonder project from the TheJohn1010Project.com not merely answers the question – Definitely more! – but explores the question in some depth. Traveller is not much of a visual game: rather, it … Continue reading

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The Logistics of Filming Avengers

Some interesing concepts here, useful for Travellers: The Location Scout: looking for the right location to do some filming… wherever it is in Charted Space. “I wonder just how many of these media workers have actually ever seen a roll … Continue reading

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Stranded Travellers, and a Door of Opportunity

Thomas Cook, the global travel & vacation-giant with its own airline and hotels, with 21,000 employees globally — 9,000 of them in the UK — and a 178-year history, ceased operations with immediate effect early Monday morning after failing to … Continue reading

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Demography and Special Weapons

The corporate will to resist is the key to long-term victory. The inhabitants of the Western hemisphere did not possess this will to resist when it mattered, 1493-1650. After 1650, it did not matter. Demography mattered. Optimism was the West’s … Continue reading

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Why is it a bad idea to join a mafia?

A useful Quora post, for those Referees who want to detail their major crime organization, planetary or interstellar. With some thought, you can finagle various forms of racketeering into assorted flavours of pirate activity and trader scams. “Scams run by … Continue reading

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Seeing No Evil

I like to use conformist, bureaucratic Japan as a model of the conformist, bureaucratic Vilani, so their love of forced confessions (see the comment) is a little reminiscent of Vilani personality restructuring. But even ore interesting for Travellers is the … Continue reading

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