First Contact War Playtesting – Round 2

Playtesting Continues! So playtesting has finally continued. It's a bit of a challenge sometimes getting this set up, since my usual batch of playtesters have their own lives and games, and doubly so since my springtime hasn't had a lot of free time in general. But finally I got a chance to do a bit… Continue reading First Contact War Playtesting – Round 2

Plot Casually

King Armand's Day Chambers Royal Compound, Bortal Ibiza King Armand looked up at the sky for a few lingering moments before stepping back inside from his private garden balcony. Modern technology had made a mockery of past structural impossibilities, and having an acre of private garden suspended the better part of kilometer up the side… Continue reading Plot Casually

Ship Classification Societies

While shipyards build ships and shipping companies operate (and usually own) ships, who examines the designs that the yards build off and ensure that the shipping lines operate safe equipment? The answer to that is the Ship Classification Society. As an organization, they maintain the technical standards for the construction and operation of space ships,… Continue reading Ship Classification Societies

Iris doors: Who approved these?

Iris doors? Oh, they're very shiny, very high tech. Nothing says "future tech" more than an iris door. But you really don't see them on spaceships anymore. What's the problem with iris doors? Well, a couple of things. First off, they're complex pieces of hardware. Ever see one with the maintenance panels off? That's a… Continue reading Iris doors: Who approved these?