Playing it where the demons are pokemon.
D6: Will the Traveller computer size arguments ever die.
James at Grognardia takes on the Traveller computer size issue and Rob at Bat in the Attic responds. You would think 30+ years later this would be over.
Just to add my two cents my opinion is look at the size of modern supercomputers. Now, explain to me why calculating warp jumps won’t be several orders of magnitudes more complex than the multi-hour simulations I do at work using a room full of computer and instead could be done on a modern laptop. I really don’t expect them to use room sized computers, but I also don’t make the mistake of considering those calculations on the order of running a web server. How much volume do the Space Shuttle’s computers take (yes, I know they’re 30 years old but it’s barely a Traveller cutter). Oh, and btw, while you were arguing the pirates got a firing solution with their out of date computer.
D8:Crom isn’t the only god laughing
Ancient vaults gives us three asshole ancient astronauts who became minor deities in the campaign world. For some reason they remind me of Purple from David Gerrold and Larry Niven’s The Flying Sorcerers except they do it on purpose. If you’re doing science fantasy and want powerful aliens beyond the stars but don’t want to go the Cthulthu route give these guys a look.