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Creation Date: March 1st, 2010 07:15 PM
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Musings of a Knight of the Imperium.
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In Moot Member Blogs Another tragic loss. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #11 New December 14th, 2015 04:52 AM
We've lost yet another Traveller, who has gotten into his subsidized merchant with many crew who are all his close friends, and jumped for the Spinward Marches where we'll all meet up at the spacers' bar and grill, and regale one another with all of the times we got out of close shaves and other dangerous scrapes.

It's difficult for me to add more poetic prose here for a couple of reasons. To be honest, I'm a little burnt out on writing these log entries of people passing away, and secondly ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Waxing poetic and recollections. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #10 New December 12th, 2015 09:51 AM
Recall the early 1980s or late 1970s. That cool movie Star Wars was still fresh in everyone's brain. Logan's Run was going to hit HBO. Major feature films took years to come to TV, and when they did, they were edited and dubbed for a mainstream broadcast audience.

Think back to those hot summer nights with either the family TV or, in my case, my little private black and white set from K-Mart whose screen was the size of a Chromebook. Unless you were an electronic whiz, all of your sound ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Another Traveller lost to us. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #9 New December 12th, 2015 12:42 AM
It's occurred to me that we've lost a lot of active and key members on the COTI. I think of all those years ago in my youth when my friends and I would play Traveller or Car Wars or Star Fleet Battles with the score to some film playing in the background, and when you're in the moment of rolling dice or talking to your friends or the Ref/DM/GM about girls, life, sports, or even the game, you don't think that some day your life will come to an end.

Some of us have lots of drama in their live ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Why Star Wars is cool... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #8 New December 1st, 2015 01:21 AM
Star Wars revitalized a very destitute genre that had had very mixed success rate. Cool technology to help tackle problems, and doing it in space, was the flavor that I and others loved of sci-fi, though it was not the only sub-genre.

Other than 2001 a Space Odyssey, and one or two other efforts, most of sci-fi was relegated to the realm of paper plates hung by fishing line, or very poor blue-screen or split screen work. Too many examples to put in this blog.

So when I saw the original ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Leaving Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #7 New November 19th, 2015 07:39 PM
Shutting down my computer in my office for the very last time.

I want my dog back.
I want my car back.
I want my house back....
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In Moot Member Blogs Film Industry part deaux Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #6 New November 7th, 2015 03:48 AM
Film and TV in the US, UK, Japan and much of Europe and India, are designed as outlets for society to vent, and to impart emotional messages of social stability.

That actually runs contrary to the fundamental principles of the core tenets of this nation. And so it is that I really found myself at psychological and personal odds with a lot of very egotistical and superficial people who whole heartedly believed they were doing the nation good by creating messages that were essentially pure li ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs On Hans, Hunter, Andrew and other Travellers Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New November 6th, 2015 10:07 PM
Fellow Citizens of the Imperium; I know that we tend to put on weight, or not exercise when we should, or otherwise let our health skew to the unhealthy side, and so it is that we experience a variety of ailments that don't seem to effect animals and people who have more active life styles.

We should all probably watch a little bit more of what we eat, inject some hiking, surfing or sailing or even cycling or horseback riding into our panoply of interests.

Burn those calories, keep those ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Traveller, Hans Rancke, and my house. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #4 New October 17th, 2015 03:16 PM
I looked around the home yesternight. It's the home in which I discovered gaming by way of Star Fleet Battles. The home in which my friend, after he and I played Star Smuggler for many a night, bought me Starter Traveller, upon which time he and I embarked on a career that would blaze a trail for our imaginations in the Spinward Marches and beyond.

Here I came up with the notion that perhaps I could take my gaming habit and translate it to the big screen, and it was here that my decision t ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs A slight emergency; Sciatica Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New July 31st, 2015 05:46 PM
A week ago I was overcome with a severe case of sciatica; spinal / muscle disorder, and was forced to the floor. I had to crawl upstairs to my bed, and even then I had to stay on the bedroom floor because I could not move.

I have no more phone (disconnected), so I could not call 911 for a trip to the hospital.

I tried yelling for the neighbors, but no one heard me.

For the next three days I side crawled to the bathroom.

Until today, I have sustained myself on water from the bathr ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs To quote Cadfael; Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New April 30th, 2015 12:25 PM
"Have I been naive?"

I had some suspicions about Traveller many years ago when I first picked it up, but it was my thought that the game's scrappy appearance was because it was a newcomer on the scene. Bill Keith's sketches were, well, ... what they were, and are.

All the other minutiae of the game, and portions of illogic, now make sense.

I don't know why I stuck with Traveller. I think largely because it had a lack of gloss when it was presented, and it did have things like militar ...More Read More
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