History TabletopGame / Twilight2000

15th Jan '16 5:37:35 AM Morgenthaler
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A science-fiction RPG also from [=GDW=] and featuring many of the same writers and designers but not the same rules set advanced the first-edition timeline three hundred years and moved the action [[RecycledINSPACE into Earth-colonized space]]. Originally called ''Traveller: 2300'', the name was soon changed to ''TwentyThreeHundredAD'' since it had nothing to do with any flavor of the ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' RPG. See [[TwentyThreeHundredAD that page]] for details.

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A science-fiction RPG also from [=GDW=] and featuring many of the same writers and designers but not the same rules set advanced the first-edition timeline three hundred years and moved the action [[RecycledINSPACE into Earth-colonized space]]. Originally called ''Traveller: 2300'', the name was soon changed to ''TwentyThreeHundredAD'' ''TabletopGame/TwentyThreeHundredAD'' since it had nothing to do with any flavor of the ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' RPG. See [[TwentyThreeHundredAD that page]] page for details.



* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: Mexico invaded the US in 1998, with the help of the Soviet "Division Cuba", nominally to protect refuges that had fled from Mexico in prior years. As ''TwentyThreeHundredAD'' shows, some parts of the former US remained in Mexican control for at least the next 300 years, though not Texas itself.

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* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: Mexico invaded the US in 1998, with the help of the Soviet "Division Cuba", nominally to protect refuges that had fled from Mexico in prior years. As ''TwentyThreeHundredAD'' ''TabletopGame/TwentyThreeHundredAD'' shows, some parts of the former US remained in Mexican control for at least the next 300 years, though not Texas itself.
2nd Dec '15 12:11:45 PM Bense
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The game centered around military characters, with the set-up in the first boxed set involving the last survivors of a US military division in Poland. The first few published adventures let the players journey through Poland and finally to the U.S., where they become involved with a conflict between the military and civilian governments of the shattered U.S. and the fanatical New America group. Supplements were also provided for playing in the Middle East or Britain. A popular trilogy of adventures also involved the last few nuclear submarines.
15th Nov '15 2:56:42 PM StFan
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* ''Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'' set in the universe of ''XenozoicTales''

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* ''Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'' set in the universe of ''XenozoicTales''
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28th Oct '15 11:54:31 AM Bense
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* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: Many military units have turned to banditry and pillage in Europe.

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* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: By the end of the war, most armies were taking anyone they could draft, even conscripting locals. Many regular military units have also turned to banditry and pillage in Europe.Europe, becoming this.
2nd Aug '15 12:38:21 PM SilentHunterUK
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* ChunkySalsaRule: Any critical hit to the head is instant death; in the first edition getting damage more than four times your hit capacity to the chest and abdomen also counts (in the second, it's death within 10 minutes unless the bleeding is stopped).
15th Jul '15 1:14:24 PM Bense
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* AcronymAndAbbreviationOverload: In keeping with the game's military tone, there are a lot of abbreviations used in the rules.
** Along with abbreviations for attributes, which is normal for a tabletop [=RPG=], all of the skills ''also'' have a two or three letter abbreviation.
** The vehicle damage location lists are full of abbreviations used in describing exactly what happens when it is shot at. So you get a dozen lines like R: LH(200),G(1000),HB(80) D,R,G,E,F for the M1 Abrams tank.
20th Apr '15 1:22:26 PM nombretomado
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Suffered massively from TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, with the end of the ColdWar invalidating the time line. The second edition released in 1990 featured [[AlternateTimeline a new timeline]]. The new timeline didn't prove popular, especially in Germany, since whereas NATO launching a land invasion of Poland made some kind of sense when the latter was part of CommieLand, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the new timeline basically had Germany starting WWIII by invading Poland.]] This led some players to [[FanonDisContinuity disregard it]] and use the original timeline, treating the whole thing as an exercise in AlternateHistory.

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Suffered massively from TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, with the end of the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar invalidating the time line. The second edition released in 1990 featured [[AlternateTimeline a new timeline]]. The new timeline didn't prove popular, especially in Germany, since whereas NATO launching a land invasion of Poland made some kind of sense when the latter was part of CommieLand, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the new timeline basically had Germany starting WWIII by invading Poland.]] This led some players to [[FanonDisContinuity disregard it]] and use the original timeline, treating the whole thing as an exercise in AlternateHistory.
18th Feb '15 9:03:34 AM Bense
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Suffered massively from TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, with the end of the ColdWar invalidating the time line. The second edition released in 1990 featured [[AlternateTimeline a new timeline]]. The new timeline didn't prove popular, especially in Germany, since whereas NATO launching a land invasion of Poland made some kind of sense when the latter was part of CommieLand, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the new timeline basically had Germany starting WWIII by invading Poland.]] This led some players to [[FanonDisContinuity disregard it]] and use the original timeline, treating the whole thing as an exercise in AlternateHistory.

A science-fiction RPG from the same publishers advanced the first-edition timeline three hundred years and moved the action [[RecycledINSPACE into Earth-colonized space]]. Originally called ''Traveller: 2300'', the name was soon changed to ''TwentyThreeHundredAD'' since it had nothing to do with any flavor of the ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' RPG. See [[TwentyThreeHundredAD that page]] for details.

A reboot, ''Twilight 2013'' was released in late 2009 by 93 Games Studios, but they went out of business in 2010.

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Suffered massively from TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, with the end of the ColdWar invalidating the time line. The second edition released in 1990 featured [[AlternateTimeline a new timeline]]. The new timeline didn't prove popular, especially in Germany, since whereas NATO launching a land invasion of Poland made some kind of sense when the latter was part of CommieLand, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the new timeline basically had Germany starting WWIII by invading Poland.]] This led some players to [[FanonDisContinuity disregard it]] and use the original timeline, treating the whole thing as an exercise in AlternateHistory.

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A science-fiction RPG also from [=GDW=] and featuring many of the same publishers writers and designers but not the same rules set advanced the first-edition timeline three hundred years and moved the action [[RecycledINSPACE into Earth-colonized space]]. Originally called ''Traveller: 2300'', the name was soon changed to ''TwentyThreeHundredAD'' since it had nothing to do with any flavor of the ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' RPG. See [[TwentyThreeHundredAD that page]] for details.

A reboot, ''Twilight 2013'' was released in late 2009 by 93 Games Studios, but they went out of business in 2010.
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In addition to the main game, GDW released two alternative settings for the rules:

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In addition to the main game, GDW released two alternative settings for the second edition of the rules:


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The second edition of the game also became [=GDW's=] in-house rules set, and was re-used with some modifications for the ''New Era'' edition of ''{{Traveller}}'' and the ''DarkConspiracy'' game.

A SpiritualSuccessor, ''Twilight 2013'' which featured yet another rules set and a very different timeline was released in late 2009 by 93 Games Studios, but they went out of business in 2010 with little more than the core rulebook having been released.
3rd Oct '14 12:52:20 PM Bense
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* ScavengerWorld: With the nuking of most major cities and [[ThePlague the plagues]] and starvation that followed, the world has become this.
2nd Oct '14 8:04:22 AM Bense
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* VehicularTurnabout: With working vehicles as rare as they are in 2000 this happens all the time.
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