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Old 05-29-2019, 09:57 PM   #1
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I finally got around to starting a GURPS sci-fi blog to shovel my mountain of campaign prep materials (and strange rants) off of my laptop and into the daylight. I hope this helps someone.

It's called "Requires Concentrate: GURPS sci-fi roleplaying every Monday" and it's at https://reqcon.game.blog/

As it says above, I'm pledging to update it at least every Monday, thanks to the miracle of scheduled posts. And to make this announcement more interesting to you, the reader, I already wrote and saved up 25 posts to kick this off. I've just posted them all at once (backdated).

You can start at the first post (Let's Get Started) and read in a linear way with the "next post" button on the bottom of each entry

Or you can browse as you like, obviously. Here are the titles to tempt you:
  • Spaceship Minor Loot Table
  • What’s Crunchy About The Land of the True Game
  • Table of Hard Vacuum Effects on Equipment
  • The “Missing Sidebar” Problem: Equipment and Vacuum
  • Loadout: NPCs in the 261st Sector Fleet
  • NPCs: Space Marines
  • NPCs: Naval Officers
  • NPCs: Navy Spooks
  • NPCs: Navy Enlisted Crew
  • Organization: The 261st Imperial Fleet
  • NPC Villain: Fleet Captain Sem
  • Tonnage: Converting Spaceship “Tons” Between Traveller and GURPS
  • The Campaign’s Starting Plot
  • The Long Voyage Eccentricity Table
  • Fewer Combat Cards?
  • The Combat Rules: My Subset
  • Campaign Roadmap
  • The Backwater Planet: Family Whee
  • Harsh Words About the Planetary Worksheet: Avoid It
  • The Universe in One Page
  • Campaign Planning Form
  • Character Creation Advice: Roles and Traits
  • Adapting the Traveller Universe
  • A Good Prompt
  • Let’s Get Started

I understand it is normal to make a thread here to announce the blog and update it with new posts. That is this thread! I have just submitted the blog to GURPSDay as well.

I'm happy to finally join the community of GURPS bloggers, it's a great group.

Happy reading!
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:26 PM   #2
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Glad to have another GURPS blogger!
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:17 AM   #3
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I'm always looking for interesting GURPS blogs, so I'll be looking forward to this. Also, I'm working on a sci-fi campaign right now, and your materials look really helpful.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:03 AM   #4
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This was an interesting read. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

The design of your website is good. Next buttons were a good choice for going through the articles chronologically. Links to referenced articles make life easier for those using tags.

My only complaint about the website is that the "Home" link on the bottom banner is broken right now. Specifically, WordPress says that it is no longer available because you have deleted the site. Is this correct?
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:51 AM   #5
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the "Home" link on the bottom banner is broken right now.
Thanks for catching this! I changed the URL a ways back and messed up some settings. Fixed now!
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Thanks for catching this! I changed the URL a ways back and messed up some settings. Fixed now!
You're welcome! I just confirmed that the link is working on my end.
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Old 06-02-2019, 11:48 AM   #7
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I found your blog through GURPSDay yesterday and already recommended you on my blog. I really liked your post on the effects of vaccuum on stuff. I'm still diggigb through the rest of your stuff, but its good so far.
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That's great, thanks!
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New content: It's robot week this week on Requires Concentrate. I try my hand at robot building--surely making a bunch of mistakes along the way. I also try out Robots 3E conversion rules that handle robots as equipment. Three posts are up with another scheduled for tomorrow. See:

https://reqcon.game.blog/
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New content -- it was alien week this week on "Requires Concentrate." I have posted stats for two new alien races and a combat test. Some super-fun space opera weirdness IMHO.
  • The Agirul is a swarm of tree sloths with a single distributed consciousness.
  • Stickies (my favorite) are statted around the idea of involuntary possession.

They're at: http://reqcon.game.blog/
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