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!

Emergency Meeting

All PC merchantmen should one day be put in exactly the position described above. Unlike you (least) favourite Imperial Corporation, though, they will have to continue to rub shoulders with the customers and clients they just shafted, good and hard. … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Deserts, Rebuilding Traveller

They really could use Issac Arthur in the Empty Quarter: the real one, and the Traveller one! A Better Imperium The Third Imperium is grounded in corporate wealth: but I would love to create a somewhat more idealistic one, grounded … Continue reading

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Noble Houses: Writing Advice

Not bad, for a quick cover of all the standard tropes and cliches. So for your story, you can pick and choose which trope you want to use, which ones to twist, and which ones to rip apart. ….Or, you … Continue reading

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Donnager in Detail

Not Traveller… and frankly, that’s a disappointment, as our decades-old game universe can easily support this level of detail and depth. But at least Referees can use the inspirational background and thought of someone elses’ franchise, to build better Traveller … Continue reading

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Getting Scouty

From about 5:33, this video gets scouty: crossing borders into danger zones, hidden traps, and finally a rotting corpse of a Scout at the end. The ways it deviates from most traditional Scout tales: There is actually a survivor at … Continue reading

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Living Inside the Shell…

…complete with artificial suns, spewing clouds as it traverses the space habitat and its unique ecology. Now THIS is Traveller! (But first, a brief digression.) This is an information- and science-dense video — as is common from Issac Arthur — … Continue reading

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Excellence Without Virtue

Below: the kind of powerful, dominant Noble you wish on your enemies. From Quora: Who is a person who receives a lot of praise but was actually a terrible person? Allen Lobo, Corporate finance executive, former physician-scientistNapoleon Bonaparte. I shall … Continue reading

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