Monthly Archives: June 2020

Up Close and Personal

These weapons were used in close quarters combat, when a silent night raid was desired. Some Germans also used daggers. On a starship, it’s not that easy to find an improvised weapon, at least not in the passenger or public … Continue reading

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The Emperor Arrives

Nobody can keep track of all the memes, jokes, songs, skits, parodies, satires, and roasts every notable noble goes thru, every single day, right across his domain – or even right across the Imperium And the higher the rank, the … Continue reading

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The Four Russias

Comparing Russia to the Imperium: Picture 1: Even a “grim realist” like me has to admit that ordinary Imperial life is better than the sunless muddy streets of a Russian city (…espically outside of Moscow, in the backwoods…). The average … Continue reading

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The Fixer

The product blurb: The fixer is a bard-class variant that focuses on the character’s connections to others in an urban-forward fantasy campaign. They are comfortable in filthy taverns, shady alleys, crowded markets, and even formal ballrooms. The fixer maintains information … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Funeral

Dasoon02 I’ve actually been to the tomb of Caesar in real life, and it’s actually quite modest. It’s a small semicircular arch cut out of the rock. It seems rarely well up kept with flowers and coins on the alter. … Continue reading

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Delusional Nations

The sad tale of Poland during the interwar years can be found in Quora, in Cerm Arslan’s response to the question: Germany wanted to have direct access to its own land in East Prussia through a small corridor through the … Continue reading

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The Legion: Top-down, Bottom-up

Some very interesting and subtle politicking going on here: What’s really interesting is that the three command positions within the legion, the camp prefect, the military tribune, and the legate, represent these three different sources of power. The camp prefect … Continue reading

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Filling in the Blanks

A nice – and free! – artistic supplement, Filling in the Blanks simply presents a scene with characters looking over a medieval landscape, seeing something new. There’s all sorts of sci-fi art out there than be used instead, I admit. … Continue reading

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Anime: Summer Wars; The Boy and the Beast; Action Sequence

Not bad as a model for fighting a cyberwar. I STILL love the old lady: the classy, family-oriented traditionalist in a far future era. “The Vilani at their best!” I generally depict most Vargr – the Irilitok being the major … Continue reading

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The Interplanetary Transport Network

Traveller gets to have reactionless drives, so the hard math of gravitational networks within a solar system usually doesn’t apply. Still: reactionless drives break, while the in-system Transport Network is always online. Also, if you want to indulge in some … Continue reading

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