"Hard Sci-Fi"

Zack: So we played Traveller last weekend. Spent seven hours making a character with a history, flaws, and motivations as long as a novella. Mapped out his whole career and all his relationships. Used software to figure out how much fuel my spaceship would use. Then I was killed by a jet shark.

Steve: What's that!?

Zack: You know what a jet is, right?

Steve: Yeah, dude, like an airplane.

Zack: Yeah, it was that, plus a shark. It was a jet shark.

Steve: Is that it then? You quit?

Zack: Nah, I'm making a new character. I hired a couple of temps and I've got them working in shifts.

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