Monthly Archives: June 2008

Government scrambles to conceal UFO

On June 20th, there was a report of a UFO over England. Today the BBC announced that it was a ‘glow lantern’ and not actually an observer from another world. Very convenient… [No, I’m not taking this seriously]

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Zombi – out of stock at Key20!

I’m somewhat incredulous that Zombi is now out of stock at Key20 and will be preparing another shipment in the next week or so. I’m also going to work on providing a PDF version so people can download it from … Continue reading

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I have a pretty strong stomach…

…but this revolts me: A BOY of seven was kept chained in a cellar by his cannibal family — as they ATE parts of him. He had been partially skinned after monstrous mum Klara, 31, caged him for months while … Continue reading

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D&D 4th Edition … now with more!

I had a poke through a friend’s copy of 4th Edition D&D. It seems it has been genericised to the nth degree, and everything has been made more powerful from the word go. On top of that, alignments have been … Continue reading

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Sarcastic quotes made me laugh this morning. Thanks to @darrylxxx for the link.

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Frontier ‘look and feel’

More of a precis to get the feel across. There are a few themes that I am exploring here. And I’m not being preachy about it. Western Europe is devastated and the USA is somewhat ruined but in recovery – … Continue reading

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Frontier summaries

Summary: The basic setting assumes that players are highly skilled, highly motivated members of the Explorer division of Human Unity, a ‘federation’-alike government. Their job is to make contact, explore gaseous anomalies and try not to get killed in the … Continue reading

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Frontier: History of the Future

In the first half of the twentieth century, humanity discovered, developed and weaponised nuclear fission. Through a small amount of vision and a large amount of luck, humanity managed to survive long enough to actually advance these weapons and when … Continue reading

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Frontier: man and machine

While the scientists of Human Unity have pushed the frontiers of science and innovation further than any of their ancestors, there are some areas which they have not dwelled heavily upon. About seventy years ago when the Experts were becoming … Continue reading

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The Morality of AI

On the Morality of AI (from an rPG net thread about Eclipse Phase “Their morality may seem alien because we may not want to grasp it but, at the end of the day, these will be our creations, our monsters. … Continue reading

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Gallifreyans do it in Time…

Wired writes about Gallifreyan incest: “Doctor Who star David Tennant is currently dating Georgia Moffett — the actress who portrayed The Doctor’s daughter in the Who episode of that same name. Moffett is the daughter of Peter Davison, who played … Continue reading

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Erick Wujick has passed away

Kevin Siembieda writes: “Erick passed away as gentle as a snowflake.” That’s how Kay Kozora, Erick’s ‘Beautiful Kate’ of nearly 30 years put it when she called with the sad news. She and other loved ones were present when Erick … Continue reading

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Frontier Swarmtech

Swarmtech is the application of robotics to nanotech principles. Nanotech is used extensively in molecular replicators – large immobile devices designed to replicate thousands of identical objects – often microscopic in scale which are then assembled by more mundate nanorobots … Continue reading

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Frontier: other machine intelligences

Emotional Machines While they are not beings of pure logic, Experts cannot claim to have emotions. They do not get angry or resentful, they do not love, they do not show compassion: though they may appear to do so. There … Continue reading

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Questions about Frontier

Back in the day, Eamon, Colin and I did spend some time discussing the concepts a long time ago but it’s clear that we had divergent ideas. Some of these were because we knew too much (when you mix biologists … Continue reading

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Citizen: a skill?

In our BRP-based Runequest game, Michael has asked a few times for rolls on ‘Gloranthan Lore’ and ‘Human Lore’ so that we can remember items from our own cultures. Because we’re all grotesque combat monsters (with the exception of Jim’s … Continue reading

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