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Monthly Archives: August 2011

(Odd Ideas) Into the Storm

On the 9th of March in 1862, the age of sailing ships in warfare ended, with a lot of bangs. On that day, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia faced off on the mouth of the Chesapeake river. Their battle proved for all spectators (local and international) that the age of wooden hulls and sails had … Continue reading »

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(Odd Ideas) Rest and Recuperation

Even the greatest adventurers have to spend some time resting and recharging their batteries between adventures (sometimes literally). Hospital stays, stints in the asylum and vacations are sometimes needed by the hardiest folk. On some adventure rich worlds, there might be people offering such services for wealthy adventurers. After all, if you have a stack … Continue reading »

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(Odd Ideas) Imperial Ending

History tells us that every empire falls, eventually and is replaced by new societies. The Romans, the Parthians, the Spanish and all the others have fallen. But empires are large, they cover several smaller nations and while their fall may be dramatic, it is rarely quick. The simple massiveness of the social and economic construct … Continue reading »

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