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Traveller on the Brain

Just replace “The order of a playing card deck from 2012” with “Some obscure role-playing game I bought in 1990” And you have this blog,

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Autonomous Power and Shaky Thrones

…in every age, and especially in our day, men have been in revolt against the necessity of submission, and they have dreamed of autonomous power. Of kicking over the traces as it were, of all authority, and being independent of … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Treason

Now Rebecca West, who by no means is a Conservative, in her book on treason, The Meaning of Treason, The New Meaning of Treason, declares at the beginning as she analyzes the past definition, and I quote, “According to tradition … Continue reading

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Digging In

For story ideas, naturally. Note that the Imperium — and a lot of planetary, corporate, and dynastic governments — can dig in far deeper, while the best TL 15 densitometers can only go about one kilometer down.

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Fission Power, Antimatter Power

Everyone loves fusion power — more power, and power without radioactive waste — but I can see certain planners prefer fission power, if you want your power source to run for a long, long time without much danger. Without that, … Continue reading

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A New Take on Skills and Calendar Compliance

Skill Adventures —<Quote begins>— Skill Adventures (Price: $9.99) is an RPG book that sounds quite useful. The sales copy is below: Skill Adventures This 80 page, fully illustrated book contains some 20 ready made Skill Adventures (sometimes known as Skill … Continue reading

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Never Coming Home

Just a reminder of the many, many armed men – the solid majority being ground forces – that died in the service of the Imperium. Make that three Imperia, over a 3,500 year span. That’s a lot of ghosts.

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Real Secrets

Quora: Removing the benefit of hindsight, was there anything the Allies could have done that could have won World War 2 sooner? Tomaž Vargazon · Practicing atheist There was one thing that could really alter the course of war. France … Continue reading

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Laminar vs Turbulent Flow

vs. Starships wish they could find a gas giant with laminar flow. Certain skilled pilots can spot/feel the parts of the atmosphere that are laminar for a period of time, and refuel far faster than the ordinary pilot. There are … Continue reading

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Annoying Truths and Stifling Space Exploration

If anything could be said to have dogged space exploration and settlement in recent decades, it is the seeming halt to it and the absence of private companies in it. We had the Space Race and the Apollo Missions in … Continue reading

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