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Old 07-20-2018, 06:19 PM
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Default Cape May/Fort Dix Sourcebook?

I seem to remember that there was a Fort Dix/Cape May sourcebook a number of years back, but I lost a lot of data with a computer change and I'm not sure where that is now. A lot of the old fan websites are down. Does anyone know if it was originally in a Challenge article or if it was a fan made article? If the latter, does anyone have a copy?
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I seem to remember that there was a Fort Dix/Cape May sourcebook a number of years back, but I lost a lot of data with a computer change and I'm not sure where that is now. A lot of the old fan websites are down. Does anyone know if it was originally in a Challenge article or if it was a fan made article? If the latter, does anyone have a copy?
"Challenge Magazine's A Rock in Troubled Waters" article for "Armies of the Night".
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:28 PM
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"Challenge Magazine's A Rock in Troubled Waters" article for "Armies of the Night".
I just checked drivethrurpg: they don't have that one. Irritatingly they have articles up to 39 and then 43 and after. It is apparently in issue 42. Thanks though, I'll see if I can track it down. I can always just make up my own stuff.
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I just checked drivethrurpg: they don't have that one. Irritatingly they have articles up to 39 and then 43 and after. It is apparently in issue 42. Thanks though, I'll see if I can track it down. I can always just make up my own stuff.
But I got that one from them..??? I just pulled up Challenge #42 without my account info, you can get it for $2.99.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:29 PM
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I can confirm what .45cultist said, I just got the page for issue 42 a few seconds ago (and also without accessing my account).
Here's a direct link if you need it: -
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/...Magazine-No-42
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:40 AM
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I can confirm what .45cultist said, I just got the page for issue 42 a few seconds ago (and also without accessing my account).
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http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/...Magazine-No-42
Thanks very much. Does anyone also know what the adventures and other articles were for Cape May?
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Thanks very much. Does anyone also know what the adventures and other articles were for Cape May?
I don't know of any myself but it might be worth checking the "guides" to T2k. You can get them for free from Far Future here (they're at the bottom of the list of guides) https://www.farfuture.net/FFE-Guides.html

From memory they mention the articles from Challenge
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:19 PM
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Thats really the only one mentioned in that area if I remember correctly
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:01 AM
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Thanks very much guys, I got the article now. I must have entered the search wrong before.
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nope, sorry, no sourcebook (yet) but I would welcome one using this as a foundation to cover the Middle Atlantic states in the aftermath of TDM, with expansions on the broad-brushed Philadelphia holocaust, the refugee Arc (Allentown/Bethlehem.Lebanon, Pottstown, etc), what's left in the lightly-damaged radius of the nuke attacks on the area (Delaware City, Marcus Hook, Philly refineries, Westville and Paulsboro, New Jersey), and possibly overlooked industrial centers and technology parks scattered around the metropolitan area. And special items like the Valley Forge Military Academy which might form a cadre of young but dedicated soldiers and leaders for local defense units, as well as be a source of firearms from the VFMA Rifle Club weapons/ammo storage unit.
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nope, sorry, no sourcebook (yet) but I would welcome one using this as a foundation to cover the Middle Atlantic states in the aftermath of TDM, with expansions on the broad-brushed Philadelphia holocaust, the refugee Arc (Allentown/Bethlehem.Lebanon, Pottstown, etc), what's left in the lightly-damaged radius of the nuke attacks on the area (Delaware City, Marcus Hook, Philly refineries, Westville and Paulsboro, New Jersey), and possibly overlooked industrial centers and technology parks scattered around the metropolitan area. And special items like the Valley Forge Military Academy which might form a cadre of young but dedicated soldiers and leaders for local defense units, as well as be a source of firearms from the VFMA Rifle Club weapons/ammo storage unit.

Agreed, those would be interesting to develop. Currently, my game is set in Maryland, and obviously I'm going to be using elements of "Allegheny Uprising" and "Kidnapped" in upcoming adventures.

What I may do is adapt "Rifle River" to be set in the Chesapeake region, since I have the mini module.

Of course my setting differs in that it was not a nuclear war but a plague that reduced the population. Because of this, it is more possible to get power stations repaired and up and going. Also my party's home base is a more well set up version of Frederick and Fort Detrick.

Since I have also not gotten around to any major political divisions,r right now the USA is divded into Emergency Regions run by civilian authorities advised by FEMA, with the military elements providing support.

I replaced the nuclear target list with a modified InfectionOverrun list of major cities and transportation hubs.

I am going to be working on developments in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, NewJersey and Pennsylvania.
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Agreed, those would be interesting to develop. Currently, my game is set in Maryland, and obviously I'm going to be using elements of "Allegheny Uprising" and "Kidnapped" in upcoming adventures.

What I may do is adapt "Rifle River" to be set in the Chesapeake region, since I have the mini module.

Of course my setting differs in that it was not a nuclear war but a plague that reduced the population. Because of this, it is more possible to get power stations repaired and up and going. Also my party's home base is a more well set up version of Frederick and Fort Detrick.

Since I have also not gotten around to any major political divisions,r right now the USA is divded into Emergency Regions run by civilian authorities advised by FEMA, with the military elements providing support.

I replaced the nuclear target list with a modified InfectionOverrun list of major cities and transportation hubs.

I am going to be working on developments in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, NewJersey and Pennsylvania.
You can use civil disorder and years of unchecked storms to hamper or lead those efforts where you want them.
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FYI there is one more Challenge article that might interest you - Strangers in a Strange Land from Challenge 48 - its about a group of Soviet prisoners who broke out of prison after the TDM and are still present in the New Jersey area in 2001 - even to where they are considering an attack on the Cape May base

Group Medved has 112 effectives split into 4 25 man platoons and an HQ element. Could make an interesting addition to any possible sourcebook or adventure
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I believe I've mentioned before that I have several Yellow Pages phone directories for central and western PA from the Twilight War Period. These may be useful to figure out just what is possibly available for stealing, err, salvagaing.
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Agreed, those would be interesting to develop. Currently, my game is set in Maryland, and obviously I'm going to be using elements of "Allegheny Uprising" and "Kidnapped" in upcoming adventures.

What I may do is adapt "Rifle River" to be set in the Chesapeake region, since I have the mini module.
Will the USS Constellation be an active participant?

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Pssst...Enfield: Peach Bottom PA, Limerick PA, Three Mile Island/Harrisburg PA, Salem NJ, Shippingport PA, Danville PA, State College PA....just sayin'

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Since I have also not gotten around to any major political divisions,r right now the USA is divded into Emergency Regions run by civilian authorities advised by FEMA, with the military elements providing support.

I replaced the nuclear target list with a modified InfectionOverrun list of major cities and transportation hubs.

I am going to be working on developments in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, NewJersey and Pennsylvania.
Enola, PA, and Harrisburg just across the Susquehanna River have extensive rail marshalling yards and freight handling yards. Oh, yes, a favorite local saying about people who live in Enola: Enola spelled backwards is "Alone".

I am surmising that Ft. Detrick might be slightly involved with the contagion?
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FYI there is one more Challenge article that might interest you - Strangers in a Strange Land from Challenge 48 - its about a group of Soviet prisoners who broke out of prison after the TDM and are still present in the New Jersey area in 2001 - even to where they are considering an attack on the Cape May base

Group Medved has 112 effectives split into 4 25 man platoons and an HQ element. Could make an interesting addition to any possible sourcebook or adventure
That sounds really good actually, thanks for the tip. Do you remember offhand what kind of units they came from or was it mixed?
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Pssst...Enfield: Peach Bottom PA, Limerick PA, Three Mile Island/Harrisburg PA, Salem NJ, Shippingport PA, Danville PA, State College PA....just sayin'



Enola, PA, and Harrisburg just across the Susquehanna River have extensive rail marshalling yards and freight handling yards. Oh, yes, a favorite local saying about people who live in Enola: Enola spelled backwards is "Alone".

I am surmising that Ft. Detrick might be slightly involved with the contagion?
very cool. Nice joke about Enola

The stuff I bolded, are they all power plant sites or what?
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Be kind of ironic if there was a nuclear attack on that area that included Enola's marshalling yards.

Just sayin...












P.S. This is intended to be humourous
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Is this a standard "Slate Wiper" campaign or related to the "28" cross over thread? Both are interesting..... But a lot can be done with this system, as the V2.2 GPS page showed.
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That sounds really good actually, thanks for the tip. Do you remember offhand what kind of units they came from or was it mixed?
I will get you more information when I get home tonight as I have the article on my computer there - it was a real mixed bag that included pilots, combat engineers and medical officers among others. They werent armed that well either - will put the details up tonight
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Is this a standard "Slate Wiper" campaign or related to the "28" cross over thread? Both are interesting..... But a lot can be done with this system, as the V2.2 GPS page showed.

It's related to my 28 Days Later/Crossed campaign. Since there was no "Thanksgiving Day Massacre" Annapolis, Patuxent and Fort Detrick are still up and running, but other areas were overrun.
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It's related to my 28 Days Later/Crossed campaign. Since there was no "Thanksgiving Day Massacre" Annapolis, Patuxent and Fort Detrick are still up and running, but other areas were overrun.
Interesting! A lot of possibilities there.
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very cool. Nice joke about Enola

The stuff I bolded, are they all power plant sites or what?
Ayup. Nukes, every one. The unit at State College (Penn State University Main Campus) is a Radio Thermal Generator, not a reactor, but IIRC it had been in operation for years and was still functioning at the time of TDM. The rest are commercial nuclear electrical-generation plants.
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FYI there is one more Challenge article that might interest you - Strangers in a Strange Land from Challenge 48 - its about a group of Soviet prisoners who broke out of prison after the TDM and are still present in the New Jersey area in 2001 - even to where they are considering an attack on the Cape May base

Group Medved has 112 effectives split into 4 25 man platoons and an HQ element. Could make an interesting addition to any possible sourcebook or adventure
One hopes they will have picked up a little more fluency in English during their stay in America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZuLD1u_K4
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One hopes they will have picked up a little more fluency in English during their stay in America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZuLD1u_K4
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That sounds really good actually, thanks for the tip. Do you remember offhand what kind of units they came from or was it mixed?
The group was mixed - from the article

"The Group Medved musters 112 effectives, including 27 senior NCO's, 75 field grade officers and 10 staff officers. The Soviets come from almost every branch of the armed forces with a fair majority of the field grade officers being pilots in addition to a handful of combat arms officers, engineers, medical personnel and even technical specialists in their ranks. The majority of the senior NCO's are ground combat veterans and would constitute a very clear danger if they were better armed.

Their medical group includes a surgeon and three combat medics but they lack medical supplies

Group Medved is led by Colonel Alexander Brionovisk, formerly of the 5th Tank Division.

The Soviets have only 41 firearms, the majority of them civilian hunting weapons. Three Uzis, 2 AR-15s and an antique BAR form the firepower core. The most common weapon is the 12-gauge shotgun, of which the group has
11 (four of them former police pump action riot guns, three automatic, and the rest double barreled). There are 12 rifles (one Garand, eight .30 bolt-actions and three .22 semiautos) 12 pistols (five H&K 9mm automatics, two .38 S&W's, three army issue 45's and two .44s-a Desert Eagle and a S&W, the personal weapons of the colonel and Major Rasmoninov (second in command)

Ammo is also very scarce - they only have a case apiece of 12-gauge, .22 and .30 ammo. The group also has 100 rounds of 5.56,125 of 9mm, 400 of .38 and 230 of .45 ACP. The 20 rounds of .44 Magnum are split equally
between the two officers."
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Wait until they run into the Pineys. ("Comrade, can you hear...banjos????")
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