Category Archives: Science Fiction

Roleplaying “The Expanse,” SSICSIM style

I was doing a web search for material on The Expanse, the science fiction book and SyFy television series, when I came across the SSICSIM site. SSICSIM stands for Secondary School Interactive Crisis Simulation. Founded in 2011, it is an … Continue reading

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TRAVELLER: Preparing for Old School game in Trojan Reach

So we’re getting ready for a Classic Traveller game set in the Trojan Reach. I dug around and found my copy of Galactic 24c so I can act as navigator on my laptop, where I’ve installed dosbox. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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Enjoying “The Expanse”

We started watching The Expanse this weekend, and are greatly enjoying it. A complex story with few major problems (so far). It is a SyFy channel series, and is a hard sf space opera involving a Cold War between Earth … Continue reading

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What were your favorite moments in Post-Apocalyptic Games?

I need some help coming up with new ideas for the post-apocalyptic campaign I’m going to start next week. I’d love to hear about what you enjoyed the most about yours. Please share them at the following link (a Google … Continue reading

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Stereotypes in Science Fiction TV Shows

I was watching the old Andromeda tv show and suddenly realized that the prime characters were very much the same as those on Firefly. So I started thinking about stock characters in tv science fiction. Here’s some comparisons I came … Continue reading

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Revisiting Gamma World

I’m preparing to run a Gamma World campaign on Roll20, so I’ve been reading the game pretty deeply. My initial idea was to run a 1st edition game, because I loved the feel of it, but more and more I’m … Continue reading

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Sa’vasku… Des vaisseaux organiques dans un autre univers.

Originally posted on Les voyages de Deryn Naythas:
Sa’vasku, pour le jeu de figurines Full thrust. Mon blog Full thrust Reconquête ICI

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The Black Destroyer (The Coeurl)

The Displacer Beast is a copyrighted property of Wizards of the Coast, but its inspiration, the Coeurl, is not. A.E. Van Vogt wrote about the Coeurl back in “The Black Destroyer” (1939). The Coeurl were intelligent, with two tentacles coming … Continue reading

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Recreating my World in Fractal Terrains 3, part 2

Last time I talked about doing the initial build of the world in Fractal Terrains 3. After I brought a PNG of it into Paint.net, I created a variety of layers (plate tectonics, volcanic activity, ocean currents, wind currents) and … Continue reading

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Prophet by Simon Roy

Remember that awful comic by Rob Liefeld? Well this has almost nothing in common. The art is by Simon Roy from Vancouver, and is spectacular and foreign. Roy really lays out some alien worlds and the story is just as … Continue reading

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