Category Archives: Jumpspace Transmission

Random Things You Can't Afford

Somewhere in the Imperium, there must be some sub-orbital camera setup that costs more than your starship. Also: some things, like lenses, are determined by raw physics, and after a certain point cannot be altered merely by throwing more technology … Continue reading

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Passive-Aggressiveness

I am amused by the cover of the textbook The Animals of Canada. To properly apply it to Traveller, you have to invent the symbols of the major players, and then find ways that the minors can (ab)use them to … Continue reading

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Travelling to Pyongyang

Don’t you love visiting ultra-high-law-level worlds? The Traveller’s experience of a world can be strikingly different than the common dirtsider’s experience. Not that any visitor to a intensely oppressive world has a hope of seeing the inside of a local … Continue reading

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When Dying in Place…

Just a reconsideration of a Traveller groups’ options when a Total Party Kill is the most likely outcome: when dealing with an enemy that is going to kill you, before you kill it. Wound the enemy: You can’t kill it … Continue reading

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…Thrown Away, Like So Much Garbage

An excerpt from my other blog. (2) In 1900, Europe’s population (~400M) was quintuple that of Sub-Saharan Africa’s (~80M). By 2100, Sub-Saharan Africa’s population (~4B) will be eight times as great as Europe’s (~650M). Quite the reversal! Source: Maddison; UN … Continue reading

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The Best Part of Being VIlani

I like the assumption – made explicit in Traveller: Interstellar Wars – that the Vilani are a bit more skilled in math (on average) than the Solomani. Coupled with their well-known love of asymmetry, and there is a decent chance … Continue reading

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Urban Explorers

Protips from the comments: Jimmy Rustler As a former repo man in East Cleveland – you learn a thing or two. The homes/apartments were abandoned due to poverty, hence “rust belt” phrase. Now they’re used as drug/stash houses for gangs. … Continue reading

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