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by omnipus
Wed 09 Jun 2021, 21:40
Forum: General
Topic: Rejoining Military after Interim Civilian Term
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Rejoining Military after Interim Civilian Term

No. You only have to do it once.

I also think the police/crime thing is kind of counter-intuitive. My ruling is you can't have been CAUGHT.
by omnipus
Wed 09 Jun 2021, 09:51
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: Settlements
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Settlements

This is pretty clever, on the whole. I like how it uses mostly familiar mechanics and terms. I wish they were actually a little less familiar because I think it is a unique mechanic that deserves it's own consideration. I had a hard time parsing the Practical Stats part at first, and on a second rev...
by omnipus
Wed 09 Jun 2021, 02:18
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: Infantry Squads
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Infantry Squads

Not sure about that. Depends on the military but the basic rifleman is often the most junior, with no additional responsibility. Being a medic or RTO certainly requires quite a lot of specialized training. My point about the 9 man squad was more that, on paper, those 9 men are part of each and every...
by omnipus
Wed 09 Jun 2021, 02:02
Forum: General
Topic: Rejoining Military after Interim Civilian Term
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Rejoining Military after Interim Civilian Term

Would it be allowed for a character to join the military for a term, leave for a civilian term, then rejoin the military for several more terms? If it is allowed, would they rejoin with their previous rank, or something equivalent to it for a different military service branch, or would they start a...
by omnipus
Tue 08 Jun 2021, 21:18
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: Central Poland resources
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Central Poland resources

Oh, nice, I actually hadn't come across that. Gives a very good feel for a lot of important aspects: how the com-bloc apartment towers dominate the area, how you can see the power plant even from 20km away, etc. One difficult issue is modernization. As you can see in that video, there is and has bee...
by omnipus
Tue 08 Jun 2021, 21:03
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: Infantry Squads
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Infantry Squads

Good stuff. Of course, with all such things there's paper strength and then there's reality. Which of course applies double in the T2K world. A doctrinally-correct Soviet motor rifle squad has 9 men. According to 1991 FM 100-2-3, it's this: Squad leader/vehicle commander (AK-74) Machine gunner (RPK-...
by omnipus
Tue 08 Jun 2021, 20:45
Forum: General
Topic: Changes between beta and final version?
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Changes between beta and final version?

I'll be re-reading the rules soon, hopefully this week, to see what I catch. So far what I've noticed since the beta is not much, but a couple sneaky big changes! One that comes to mind right now is that when you're at risk of it, you gain Mental Trauma when you fail the EMP roll, rather than when y...
by omnipus
Tue 08 Jun 2021, 00:27
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: Central Poland resources
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Central Poland resources

Hi all -- since not long after the alpha was released, I've been running a campaign using the rules. Though the characters in my group have been very different from the classic T2K US Army leave-behinds, I have been working from close to the traditional start point: characters stranded on the East s...
by omnipus
Mon 07 Jun 2021, 20:30
Forum: Referees Only
Topic: Intro Adventure?
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Intro Adventure?

There are a few of what they call "Adventure Sites" in the Referee's manual that are all physical spaces with an internal storyline and cast of characters. Probably the best place to start. There are also conversion rules from older editions, so you could theoretically use any published adventure. I...
by omnipus
Mon 07 Jun 2021, 20:26
Forum: General
Topic: Single and burst fire?
Replies: 35
Views: 1225

Re: Single and burst fire?

Yeah. Not to make the point too sharply, but if you feel like you're in full control of your own actual human person if you were in a gunfight... well, all the evidence in the world suggests you're delusional. I've owned every edition of T2K and played them all (except 2013). I don't find any of the...