Author Archives: Alvin Plummer

About Alvin Plummer

I'm working to build a better world, a world that blesses Christ and is blessed by Him. I hope that you're doing the same!

Colonization Titan: “Starport A, Population 15”

Remember all those “Starport A, TL 13, Population 15” worlds of Classic Traveller planetary generation? Where did they all come from? Now, we know! Lots of delicious resources Basically uninhabitable… and no need to live there. Massive, world-girding mines, factories, … Continue reading

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The Seminal Tragedy – In Real Life

“This was a good lesson, maybe we’ll learn it some day.” Not in Traveller’s universe. Fortunately, the Rebellion War (1116-1130) is fiction. I certainly hope that we will do better with the kind of technology and wealth humanity (however defined … Continue reading

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Otto von Bismark

Because every Traveller needs a model for a hard-core Imperial warlord…

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Superior Leadership

In Traveller, there is a need for leadership, for the players trying to reach a difficult objective in game, and (in the real world) for both the team leader of the play group and the Referee guiding them to a … Continue reading

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Warships for Pop

From Quora’s What Are Some Interesting Random Facts? Antti Vanhanen, Transformative Coach In 1989, Pepsi had the world’s 7th largest submarine fleet. It received 17 submarines from the Soviet Union in exchange for its products. Here’s how that amazing deal … Continue reading

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Pianolift, and Physically Weaker Merchants

Physically weak merchants – human women, sure, but also Bwap traders, Droyne crews- really can handle the heavy, bulky, and unwieldy cargoes of the free trader merchant trade all on their lonesome. The issue then shifts to mechanical/technical competence, but … Continue reading

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The Mirror Universe

From What America Taught the Nazis Just eight days after the Reich Citizenship Law, the Law on the Protection of German Blood and German Honor, and the Reich Flag Law were formally proclaimed by Adolf Hitler, 45 Nazi lawyers sailed … Continue reading

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