September 6, 2010: A Traveller Soldier's Sonnet
It's time for the weekly e23 release, and what better way to promote a Classic release for the ultra-high-tech GURPS Traveller universe than to sharpen our quills?
. . . We apologize in advance.
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Oh, Traveller! Your jumpspace heavens make
Me long for tales of soldier derring-do.
My mercenary soul I must awake!
How will I learn the hows and whats and whos?
Yes, warfare of the future differs from
The ways of war from centuries long dead.
If military man I must become,
I have to hone my flesh -- and, too, my head!
It's knowledge that I need! Campaigns and rules
And info making mercenaries bold.
Does there exist a Traveller book of tools
To forge combatants' steel to deadly cold?
Soldier's life: tactics, gear, and war defined --
GURPS Traveller Classic: Star Mercs, be mine!
. . . and Bonus Space Gamer Limerick
A Space Gamer reader named Kevin
Was seeking a new old-school heaven.
"I'm in quite a fix,
For I've read 36.
Where can I click for 37?"
-- Steven Marsh