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    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    A little defensive there, Tommy? Classic is free on DTRPG, and Marc Miller still sells it on his own website: FFE- Far Future Enterprises: RPGs Role-Playing Games from GDW, IGI, and FFE It is still the big dog of Traveller, I doubt any other edition has touched even a tenth of a percent of its...
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    What makes a good map good?

    For D&D style maps, I prefer Dyson Logos - https://dysonlogos.blog/maps/ for just about everything, a good plan view, and if anything secondary, and elevation, very plain (note that I use plans at work all the time); spacecraft can have a artistic drawing, that's cool. I don't like the sort of...
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    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    It is true, as one 3PP put it, to use the TAS program would be business suicide, precisely because the license has the 3PP's surrender their IP. As for players, Classic still has the most, with the old mongoose being split between Cepheus, and mong 1e or 2e.
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    Designing Space Battle in RPG

    I use the old space combat from Traveller, often called Book 2 or The Traveller Book style. I like it because it is pseudo-Newtonian movement, which is a good representation of 3D space, originally it was set up for table top with string, and I convert that to theater of the mind with km. I...
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    How to avoid RPG dumpster fires like the Far Verona controversy

    A player asked what would happen if their character tried to rape an NPC, and I replied: "I'll kick you out of the game". Granted, they are sort of an edgelord type, and when pundit called me an SJW on G+, I went and looked it up on the net, and found references to Gandhi and MLK Jr. Now I...
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    What are you listening to?

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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    Finishing Stardance by Spider and Jeanne Robinson, thinking Quag Keep is next.
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    Designing Space Battle in RPG

    I look at spacecraft as NPC's mostly. One thing to think about is what style of space combat one wants, from hard sf out to space fantasy, that will give flavor. Usually some of the first things I look at are spacecraft rules, that will tell me a lot about the game. Reading your overview, it...
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    On Behavioral Realism

    Since their "well acthully's" circle back with poor logic, more like how uneducated they are on the time period.
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    On Behavioral Realism

    ^^^ This. Thinking about different situations, and realistic behavior. If people want to fall over themselves defending abhorrent behavior, that's on them.
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    On Behavioral Realism

    Right. Rather than foolishly trying to defend them, before admitting what happened, you need to read more of the history as you fail to understand. The truth is that awful people would probably do awful things, realistically. Modern and future people, would be considered worse for doing similar.
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    On Behavioral Realism

    on ignore you go ...
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    On Behavioral Realism

    Right, because stoning them would have been better. Joan of Arc was burned for wearing men's clothing, and cats were killed in massive numbers due to superstitious ignorance right before the plague wiped out a third of everyone. Never-mind to loping off of people's privates as trophies ... what...
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    On Behavioral Realism

    Yes, they did. The height of recorded activity, is precisely because the printing press had arrived after the 1400's, to allow records. They also did much worse, attacking Jewish people, and those they found apostate.
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    On Behavioral Realism

    Things like burning infants to death, after accusing them of witchcraft, makes the never having bathed thing, not as big a deal. Medieval Europeans could be considered some of humanity at its lowest point, it's weird how they got to that point from the classical era. There is a documentary on...
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