Month: December 2017

My Verdict: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I really had to sit on this for a while, because SW TLJ is a very bold movie.  It apparently has divided Star Wars fandom considerably, from the Dragon*Con fanboys down to the casual fans.  I have to respect Rian

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Savage Reich Star 08.2: Tiervolk or Moreaus

Optional Mutant Character Type Using the Savage World Supplement from DriveThruRPG, Mals: A Human-Animal Hybrid Sourcebook  Human animal hybrid experimentation is one of the many sinister methods used by the Reich for their many eugenics programs.  The Nippon Empire was no

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Book: Larry Niven’s Crashlander

With the help of audiobooks, I am going back through some books I bought a long time ago at the recommendation of my late friend John Reavis.  I hate that I waited this long to read them, this long after

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Savage Reich Star 08.1: Nationality

Reich Citizen: In the Reich, a character is either Ubermensch or Untermensch.  Ubermensch are considered to be German lineage.  Untermensch are the result of multiple decades of eugenics, population control and forced repopulation.  Ubermensch can have between 2 to 8 national lineages.  See Characters

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Savage Reich Star Tech #3.8: Schnuller Devices

Inspired by Phillip K Dicks “mood organs” in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Schnuller Device (in the Reich)  or the Oshaburi (in the Empire) was introduced in the early 90s through the Ministry Of Health And Human Resources (the Reich)/Ministry of

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How soon will Social Media be the new smoking?

Is mental health as important as physical health?  Not yet.  But will it be?  Is overall societal well-being as important as the greater physical well-being?  Who knows?  Maybe one day.  Recent reports have said that founders of some social networking

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New Inspiration: Savage Ringworld

I have resurrected my interest in Niven-Known Space setting, starting with the Ringworld setting.  I am going to re-read the Ringworld books and use the resources I have at hand to come up with a trilogy of adventures for conventions.  The real

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Savage Reich Star Tech #3.7: Life Extension Tech

Some aspects of the Niven-verse (bosterspice) have inspired me to apply them to the Reich Star universe.  Also recently, the new show Altered Carbon has given me some ideas. There are two major ways to extend ones’ lives in 2065: body

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

I watched The Motion Picture again yesterday. It was the first time in a very long time. I was trying to get a better understanding of the disappointment in that movie. I was disappointed but not as viscerally as some

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