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by Evildrsmith
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 14:58
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] Twilight 2000 and Twilight 2300 aka worldbuilding
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: [ALPHA] Twilight 2000 and Twilight 2300 aka worldbuilding

Well, 'Howling Wilderness' was in fact a GDW supplement for T2K describing an environmental cataclysm in the US, if I recall (and a supplement that seems to have come in for a lot of criticism). But I think it was always suggested that Germany and Poland were the most severely devastated regions on ...
by Evildrsmith
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 14:50
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic
Replies: 94
Views: 6179

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

Dave, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to explain your reasoning. I also know it can be quite disheartening when people start picking apart your ideas, though I am also reasonably sure that we are all doing it for constructive purposes. For my part, i have I guess 5 'bullet point' comments: Th...
by Evildrsmith
Fri 27 Nov 2020, 17:45
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] "so i am missing x vehicle/gear/weapon"
Replies: 59
Views: 3909

Re: [ALPHA] "so i am missing x vehicle/gear/weapon"

Not so much missing as a change: Lose the Saracen from the other military vehicles list - long since out of service. Replace with the Saxon (basically an armoured truck, not an APC, but at least it was in service, and would be right for UK including Ulster, and also BAOR in what had been rear areas)...
by Evildrsmith
Fri 27 Nov 2020, 16:26
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic
Replies: 94
Views: 6179

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

Good points. I was trying to ignore the 'The Royal Navy get's swatted aside' in the background, lest I was being to nationalistic / sensitive, but the Soviet Fleet has to get all the way around Scandinavia, and passed Iceland and most of Norway, with pretty much all the RN out to stop them, plus the...
by Evildrsmith
Fri 27 Nov 2020, 13:13
Forum: General
Topic: [ALPHA] The UK in 4E is still a bit... problematic
Replies: 94
Views: 6179

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

Yup. Only had time for a quick glance but (being British) I did take a look at what they did to the UK, and my immediate thoughts were: Why do the Soviets invade? (Other than to provide gaming opportunities, obviously). If the UK's effectively wrecked, that's a long way for the Soviets to go and a l...
by Evildrsmith
Thu 26 Nov 2020, 13:30
Forum: General
Topic: The Battlefield
Replies: 88
Views: 6905

Re: The Battlefield

I would think that even with rising tensions in Europe, the US would intervene to liberate Kuwait. However, the first point is, are tensions rising? This comes down to the 'alternate history' background selected. If Soviet hardliners don't act until 1990, Desert Storm has already happened; if the ha...
by Evildrsmith
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 13:09
Forum: General
Topic: The Battlefield
Replies: 88
Views: 6905

Re: The Battlefield

Omnipus, Re- Gulf War My assumption is that the war still occurs, and in fact could be an important element in the build-up to the Twilight war. The Iraqi claim on Kuwait didn't come out of nowhere - they previously tried to invade in the 1960's, but the British (as the then 'outside power of note')...
by Evildrsmith
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 17:18
Forum: General
Topic: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?
Replies: 48
Views: 3955

Re: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?

A few fairly dis-jointed thoughts. When I first started playing RPGs, i wasn't playing RPGs, I was playing D&D. (And it really was the first RPG I played). Even when I was playing other RPGs (Traveller, CoC), to non-gamers I was playing D&D (because people had heard of it), Attributing D&D's market ...
by Evildrsmith
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 18:17
Forum: General
Topic: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?
Replies: 48
Views: 3955

Re: Who is Twilight: 2000 4e for?

Another oldie here (Wait, hang on, I'm not old, I'm only...Oh...Oh dear....) Played (refereed) 1st Ed and then a mish-mash of 1st Ed with bits of 2nd ed and some additional house rules (and also played some 2300AD, since someone else mentioned that game). I've assumed the KS was mostly old T2:k play...
by Evildrsmith
Wed 07 Oct 2020, 11:34
Forum: General
Topic: Vehicles, kit , etc
Replies: 144
Views: 15177

Re: Vehicles, kit , etc

Arrigo74, I think Sgt York was abandoned in part because it couldn't actually hit the target (as well as because it was slow, on account of using old M48 hulls to save money). However that said, I think that the Sgt York system is a more realistic 'what-if' than a lot of what GDW proposed in 1st/2nd...
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