brainstorming. The Expanse books Spoiler
#scifi #rpg #Traveller
In The Expanse the moon is little more than a really really big orbital base and mining camp. It's subservient to Earth and isn't at all sovereign in its own right. Mars is the rival of Earth and a very advanced military power. Its terraforming effort lays the groundwork for a relentless fanaticism. Not sure whether the jump drive would disrupt Martian society quite like it would the wormhole nexus.
*sigh* Found that one of my favourite games, Word Whimsy has gone out of print.
Great card czar game, like Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity, but every turn you play 1-7 cards that are read it order, so I've never seen the same play twice, unlike say, CaH.
Plus instead of going edgy with the humour, they went for sex humour and toilet humour, so its...less likely to be insulting to anyone to play from what I can tell?
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/youtube-walkout.856150/post-22980161 remember to not watch Youtube
Obligatory linkage https://archive.org/details/New_Destinies_01_1987-Spring_Gorgon776/
I've gotten to a point where the story is a Part 2 and Part 1 is in an earlier issue (which I didn't have). Fortunately, it's available online https://archive.org/details/Far_Frontiers_v07_1986-Winter/
The story is "Iron" by Poul Anderson and this is apparently where the tiger people are from (the Knziti, rather than Aslan, but same thing from what I can tell).
A favorite about the story so far is that fission is outdated and Belters live in spinning cylinder-stations around Alpha Centauri A (meaning no gravity manipulation).
Reading through this book I'm getting an idea of having plenty of psychic hive mind races in a #Traveller game. Specifically, "Point Man" by Timothy Zahn.
Also, I love that artwork. Looks like an Aslan I guess.
Here's my first experience with AI Dungeon 2: https://paste.systemli.org/?198737801f69b3a6#FYpN4TizsJdB1oyjRbmuNWf29oHJwN7f37jiTLGnf1ZB
I ran Free League's Alien sample scenario in the back of the book tonight. The final days of Hadley's Hope as a few colonists try to escape.
It went really well! The system is really simple, the increasing stress makes you better at rolls but also more prone to Bad Panic Things so they are far more careful about choosing to roll for something. Combat is also easy, but very brutal. But for some terrible luck on the Aliens there'd have been 3 dead, easy. Must try a campaign soon.
Made a quadrant with @traveller
The primary subsector is the top-left.
I have noticed recently that the notes that I place in parentheses may be disrupting the faction coloring (determined by brackets). So I will have to find a new place to put those notes or squish them under their system.
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Here's a new alpine mini-setting for your next hex crawl campaign!
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