History TabletopGame / TwentyThreeHundredAD

22nd Dec '16 11:32:35 AM Xtifr
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'''''2300 AD''''' is a science-fiction [[RolePlayingGame role-playing game]] first published by Game Designers Workshop ([=GDW=]) in 1986 as ''Traveller: 2300''. The game in fact had nothing to do with GDW's popular ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' RPG, and when the system was revised in 1988 it was also re-branded as ''2300 AD''.

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'''''2300 AD''''' ''2300 AD'' is a science-fiction [[RolePlayingGame role-playing game]] first published by Game Designers Workshop ([=GDW=]) in 1986 as ''Traveller: 2300''. The game in fact had nothing to do with GDW's popular ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' RPG, and when the system was revised in 1988 it was also re-branded as ''2300 AD''.
15th Dec '16 8:11:40 AM Bense
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* ReportingNames: All of the Kafer technology encountered by humans have reporting names, since very few humans even know any Kafer words, let alone the names of their gear.
** ''Alpha'', ''Beta'', and ''Delta'' are Kafer battleships. ''Golf'' and ''Foxtrot'' are fighters, while ''Whiskey'' and ''X-Ray'' are missiles.
** Kafer vehicles are called things like "Crawler", "Bugbus", and "Deathsled".
** Even Kafer gear has descriptive names like "Flashlight" for a laser rifle and "Thud Gun" for an assault rifle, or "Worry Thing" for what turns out to be the equivalent of a Kafer toothbrush.
** Amusingly, the ''Kafer Sourcebook'' reveals that the actual Kafer names for their technology are just about as inane as the human reporting names for them, with samples being "big explosion maker" or "latest thing made by ''vah'ech*''".
1st Sep '16 7:06:16 PM jkp1187
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* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: During the Twilight War Mexico invaded the southern states and captured Arizona, New Mexico, and southern California (including LA). In 2300 they are still part of Mexico. Texas was conquered by Mexico too but successfully rebelled in 2099, becoming independent. [[SpaceFillingEmpire Mexico also annexed all of the central American nations north of Panama]] during the 22nd century.

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* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: During the Twilight War Mexico invaded the southern states and captured the southern portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and southern California (including LA).Phoenix, Tucson, and Los Angeles). In 2300 they are still part of Mexico. Texas was conquered by Mexico too but successfully rebelled in 2099, becoming independent. [[SpaceFillingEmpire Mexico also annexed all of the central American nations north of Panama]] during the 22nd century.



* TidallyLockedPlanet: There are several of these in human space, the most prominant of which is probably Aurore.

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* TidallyLockedPlanet: There are several of these in human space, the most prominant prominent of which is probably Aurore.



* WhiteMansBurden: The Sung believe that advanced civilizations have a moral duty to dominate lesser civilizations and then educate them up to their level... and that the lesser civilizations have a corresponding moral duty to serve their educators. It wasn't their fault that the Xiang didn't ''want'' the advanced education and technology they were offering in exchange for their enslavement. They don't understand why the humans are so reluctant, now that they have submited to human authority, to share the secret of stutterwarp. To them, humans have BlueAndOrangeMorality.

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* WhiteMansBurden: The Sung believe that advanced civilizations have a moral duty to dominate lesser civilizations and then educate them up to their level... and that the lesser civilizations have a corresponding moral duty to serve their educators. It wasn't their fault that the Xiang didn't ''want'' the advanced education and technology they were offering in exchange for their enslavement. They don't understand why the humans are so reluctant, now that they have submited submitted to human authority, to share the secret of stutterwarp. To them, humans have BlueAndOrangeMorality.
13th Aug '16 1:16:33 PM nombretomado
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* CoolStarship: The American ''Kennedy'' class cruisers are the fastest ships in space and well-armed to boot. The French ''Suffren'' class cruiser that plays a central role in ''Mission: Arcturus'' and [[DichterAndDenker the Astronomischen Rechen-Institut's]] ''Bayern'' in its namesake module might qualify as well.

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* CoolStarship: The American ''Kennedy'' class cruisers are the fastest ships in space and well-armed to boot. The French ''Suffren'' class cruiser that plays a central role in ''Mission: Arcturus'' and [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker the Astronomischen Rechen-Institut's]] ''Bayern'' in its namesake module might qualify as well.
30th Jan '16 10:39:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** The entire game is AfterTheEnd for the earlier ''{{Twilight 2000}}'' game. ''300 years'' AfterTheEnd. Earth has recovered from the nuclear war, but the current balance of power between Earth's nations had its beginning in the Twilight War.

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** The entire game is AfterTheEnd for the earlier ''{{Twilight ''TabletopGame/{{Twilight 2000}}'' game. ''300 years'' AfterTheEnd. Earth has recovered from the nuclear war, but the current balance of power between Earth's nations had its beginning in the Twilight War.



* BackStory: The history between ''{{Twilight 2000}}'' and ''2300 AD'' was created by the designers by playing what they called "The Game" - a socio-political military simulation where each of the players took three or more nations and ran them at 5 or 10 year turns from 2000 to 2300.

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* BackStory: The history between ''{{Twilight ''TabletopGame/{{Twilight 2000}}'' and ''2300 AD'' was created by the designers by playing what they called "The Game" - a socio-political military simulation where each of the players took three or more nations and ran them at 5 or 10 year turns from 2000 to 2300.
11th Jan '16 10:08:20 AM Bense
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* MookCommander: Most of the alien Kafers have a low IQ and are just about worthless in a fight. In order to engage in combat they must be physically abused, which stimulates them into increased intelligence and combat ability. This abuse is provided by the Kafer officers who are more intelligent.
27th Oct '15 7:14:16 AM Bense
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* CoralledCosmos: The limitations on the Stutterwarp drive mean that if systems are more than 7.7 light years apart there is no way to travel directly between them. The American Arm is a dead-end because of this.

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* CoralledCosmos: CorralledCosmos: The limitations on the Stutterwarp drive mean that if systems are more than 7.7 light years apart there is no way to travel directly between them. The American Arm is a dead-end because of this.
23rd Oct '15 9:13:25 AM Bense
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* CoralledCosmos: The limitations on the Stutterwarp drive mean that if systems are more than 7.7 light years apart there is no way to travel directly between them. The American Arm is a dead-end because of this.
9th Oct '15 8:15:23 AM Bense
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** The Sung are perhaps the most human-like in their outlook on life, but they are winged humanoids with four eyes, half of which see into the infrared, and they believe they have a moral duty to enslave lesser species.

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** The Sung are perhaps the most human-like in their outlook on life, but they are winged humanoids a WingedHumanoid species with four eyes, half of which see into the infrared, and they believe they have a moral duty to enslave lesser species.
9th Oct '15 8:07:50 AM Bense
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** The Klaxun are intelligent plants who hibernate during the long winter on their planet, and sight is a new evolutionary development that hasn't yet spread through the whole population. Their thought processes are quite slow by human standards.

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** The Klaxun are intelligent plants PlantAliens who hibernate during the long winter on their planet, and sight is a new evolutionary development that hasn't yet spread through the whole population. Their thought processes are quite slow by human standards.
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