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by Evildrsmith
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 16:36
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel for thought
Replies: 21
Views: 2235

Re: Fuel for thought

AEB, The whole alcohol fuel thing in T:2k has always bugged me a bit... the idea that you just stop for a week or so and brew up some methanol always seemed a bit too much like a game mechanism for playability. The idea of Bio-diesel (basically slightly modified vegetable oil - modified using methan...
by Evildrsmith
Tue 29 Dec 2020, 18:22
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended books for inspiration?
Replies: 17
Views: 1701

Re: Recommended books for inspiration?

I'm a bit surprised no one mentioned 'The Third World War' or 'The Third World War: the untold story' by Hackett, yet. For the military war phase rather than the game environment 'after-the-war' phase, consider 'First Clash' by Macksey (particularly for the Canadians amongst us), and the Harvey Blac...
by Evildrsmith
Sun 13 Dec 2020, 14:27
Forum: General
Topic: [FUN] Soundtrack to Twilight 2000
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: [FUN] Soundtrack to Twilight 2000

"Darkness be my friend" by Bruce Dickinson, perhaps? ("Nothing lasts forever, but the certainty of change")
by Evildrsmith
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 13:30
Forum: General
Topic: Cooking and camping
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Cooking and camping

Well, it's a year after the global supply chain collapsed, so it seems reasonable that those people that are still alive have learnt the basics of survival, and can actually cook (and make camp) to a generally safe standard. Those that haven't would, for the most part, be dead by the time the game s...
by Evildrsmith
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 18:01
Forum: General
Topic: Cooking and camping
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Cooking and camping

Ok, this is a similar comment to one I made regarding vehicles and hazards (and the nasty breakdown options). I've INT 'B' and survival 'B' - so pretty good (above average). For survival tasks, I'll be rolling 2D10, success on 6+, so in practice a 25% chance of failure if no modifiers. For setting u...
by Evildrsmith
Sun 06 Dec 2020, 14:59
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic
Replies: 94
Views: 7679

Re: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic

The UK backstory to me seems to be just enough to be problematic, without being remotely useful. A number of us have already pointed out the issue of the (lack of) credibility with the invasion scenario. Accepted that a lot (probably the majority) of players won't know that, but if they set a game i...
by Evildrsmith
Fri 04 Dec 2020, 17:11
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] Character generation
Replies: 130
Views: 10964

Re: [ALPHA] Character generation

Looking at the specialties, there is a paratrooper specialty (which seems a nice background, but generally useless), but there doesn't seem to be a 'Structural Engineer' (or civil engineer or whatever you want to call it) capability (and the players are much more likely to have to cross a dodgy brid...
by Evildrsmith
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 15:28
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic
Replies: 94
Views: 7679

Re: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic

Qboid - slightly less current politics please.
by Evildrsmith
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 15:27
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic
Replies: 94
Views: 7679

Re: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic

Arrigo - yup. But if the 'canon' leaves it at 'Northern Fleet is tussling with RN', it becomes up to the players to decide who wins in their game world. What happened to the Northern Banner fleet or the RN is, at least within the context of the initial game release, immaterial. So why have any menti...
by Evildrsmith
Wed 02 Dec 2020, 14:59
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic
Replies: 94
Views: 7679

Re: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic

I wonder whether the easiest solution to the situation in the UK is to delete the section under the general war heading in 1998 "Then, the Northern Fleet finally stops playing with the Royal Navy, sweeping them aside, and launches an invasion of the British isles. The few UK troops left, supported b...
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