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!

Saving the Scouts, Stomping on the Ancients

This actually makes for a nice little zombie/save-the-scouts mission. A model to imitate for your PCs, perhaps. PS: The Ancients Elders Chosen of the title are seriously annoying bosses, and quite difficult to kill. Still, the game makes for a … Continue reading

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Getting Serious with Mars

Ferns tailored to help support terraforming, for the win! I admit, I’m a big fan of full-on terraforming the world into a near-exact copy of Earth. “We don’t reshape ourselves to suit the environment, we reshape the environment to suit … Continue reading

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And a Teenager Shall Lead Them…

From the comments (General Luigi) Charles (at least in this part) is reminding me very much of the stereotypical RPG/adventure game protagonist. “Dangerous trek to Narva, inhospitable weather, and a numerically superior and entrenched enemy? Of course I’ll do it!” … Continue reading

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Dynastic Thinking

Yes, I can definitely imagine some of the many Imperial dynasties working just like this. (And quite a lot of Vilani families, too!) That’s just the way it is, if you’re thinking big-time – but your big -time plans will … Continue reading

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At the Ragged Edge of My Comprehension

If I concentrate, I can understand what is being taught here. If I don’t focus… as a commentator said, “Sometimes I like to pretend I understand this stuff.” Fortunately, Traveller doesn’t bother with teleportation… except for psionics, which is another … Continue reading

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Judging Empires

How are empires (or even nations) to be judged before God and men? At least before God, there is a clear answer, as per Matthew 25:31-46. But before unbelieving Men? What is the yardstick they would choose – if they … Continue reading

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Colonizing the Arctic

“For homes and businesses, it will almost be like building on a different planet.” The road networks of the arctic needs to be built with special (read: expensive) techniques and materials, too, due to the permafrost. And colonizing the Arctic … Continue reading

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