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cro 02-02-2011 11:52 PM

Introducing myself
 
I've found no thread dealing with such topic, therefore I did it on my own. ;)
I'm Christian, nick-named cro - nobody knows why, it happend.

I served for 12 years in the Federal Armed Forces (Germany) as an officer and quited last September. Now I work for the Department of the Interior and doing internal things.... ;)
I was in the armoured branch at first, later on CIMIC-branch (civil-affairs) with two rotos in AFG.

I started roleplaying back in the 90ies. A lot of T2K and Dark Conspiracy, a bit Merc 2000. But my favourite ist T2K. :D
Hope to find some guys to discuss about T2K and to present some of my adventures / stories.
I am also very interested in playing T2K on the internet e.g. forum. Hopefully here is a chance to do so. Whether GM or player.

cheers
cro

Legbreaker 02-03-2011 01:34 AM

Welcome!

You've definitely come to the right place for discussion and the occasional arguement. Plenty of opportunity to join pbp games too.

StainlessSteelCynic 02-03-2011 01:34 AM

Welcome to the forum Cro.
I think you will find a lot of good material here and you'll be able to chat with T2k fans from around the world - Europe, North America and even as far away as Australia.
I know you'll certainly find plenty of people here willing to discuss T2k :D

Mohoender 02-03-2011 02:43 AM

Welcome

It will be nice to have some additional insight on Germany in T2K;).

sglancy12 02-03-2011 03:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mohoender (Post 30774)
Welcome

It will be nice to have some additional insight on Germany in T2K;).

Oh hell yes.

And here are my first questions:

Do you think the H&K G11 Rifle rifle would ever have made it as the FRG's standard service rifle if the Cold War would have continued past 1989? Or was it always just an interesting experiment?

If the H&K G11 didn't become the Bundeswehr's battle rifle, what would have been the service rifle for the Twilight War? The HK G-3? Or would the the H&K G-36 simply have arrived in the line a couple years early?

And finally, do you think there are any conditions under which the officer corps of East and West Germany of the fictional 1990s would have conspired against the East Germany Communist Party to over throw the DGR government in a manner similar to the version 1 TW2K timeline?

While it may be one of my favorite parts of timeline (like the Soviet Invasion of Alaska or the Mexican Invasion of the US southwest) it may also be just as unlikely.

A. Scott Glancy, President TCCorp, dba Pagan Publishing

P.S. Should we move our questions to a separate thread?

TiggerCCW UK 02-03-2011 05:24 AM

Welome aboard Cro!

Tegyrius 02-03-2011 05:25 AM

Hi, Cro! You're right, we don't seem to have a dedicated introduction thread or forum. Just dive in.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sglancy12 (Post 30778)
If the H&K G11 didn't become the Bundeswehr's battle rifle, what would have been the service rifle for the Twilight War? The HK G-3? Or would the the H&K G-36 simply have arrived in the line a couple years early?

Or would the HK33 or G41 have been considered?

- C.

cro 02-03-2011 06:39 AM

Hi guys!

Thanks for the warm welcome.
I will open a separate thread for the answers about Germany and the Bundeswehr.

One question left: is here (or somewhere else) a chance for T2K online-rpg?

kota1342000 02-03-2011 02:56 PM

Welcome aboard Cro, and I think youll find theres a giant amount of great stuff here. :D

Rainbow Six 02-03-2011 03:12 PM

Hey Cro, welcome to the board.

Raellus 02-03-2011 04:03 PM

Hello, Cro.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cro (Post 30790)
Hi guys!
One question left: is here (or somewhere else) a chance for T2K online-rpg?

There are several online PbP (play-by-post) games currently going over on @ RPOL. Just search the games and select post-holocaust as the game type. There are at least half a dozen going on at any given time.

http://rpol.net/?date=1265906653

headquarters 02-04-2011 08:36 AM

welcome aboard
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cro (Post 30790)
Hi guys!

Thanks for the warm welcome.
I will open a separate thread for the answers about Germany and the Bundeswehr.

One question left: is here (or somewhere else) a chance for T2K online-rpg?

Glad to see a new nick on the boards.

Hope you find this as interesting and pleasant a T2K forum as I certainly do.

B.T. 02-04-2011 12:09 PM

Hi Cro!

Grüße aus dem Ruhrgebiet. Das Forum ist gut und die meisten Forumiten können einem echt 'ne Menge Infos geben.

Where do you live in Germany? Im not playing via Internet, but maybe there is a chance to do some FtF? If you like, PM me.

So, one more German on the board ... I'm looking for the things (and discussions) to come.

Have a nice weekend everybody!

Antenna 02-06-2011 08:31 AM

Hi Cro

Welcome aboard.

/Antti (aka Antenna)

Lawstcause 03-07-2011 04:08 PM

Back
 
I've been away from the community for a while but am back. Anyone ever know what happened to Aaron's World War 2 stuff?

Best

pmulcahy11b 03-07-2011 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lawstcause (Post 31978)
I've been away from the community for a while but am back. Anyone ever know what happened to Aaron's World War 2 stuff?

Best

His site was on Geocities, but Geocities bit the dust. I guess he decided not to move the site somewhere else.

Abbott Shaull 03-07-2011 04:42 PM

Welcome to the group.

Welcome back...

Yeah it was shame when Geocities closed down because there was so much stuff on wide range of things that one could look up....

StainlessSteelCynic 03-07-2011 11:45 PM

In regards to Aaron's WW2 site, try the Internet Archive Wayback Machine
This is the old geocities address for Aaron's site
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Come...t2000main.html

Here's one Wayback Machine link to his site, archived on 23rd July 2009
http://replay.waybackmachine.org/200...t2000main.html

I found his site was interesting not so much for the WW2 items but for his optional rules regarding fires and fire fighting equipment.

Lawstcause 03-09-2011 12:09 PM

Good to be back
 
Now that 93 Games Studio has decided not to renew the license it is available to be bought. I sent a feeler out to Marc Miller but am still trying to figure out a response. Not sure how much it would take to secure the license and then what do do with it.

madman 03-14-2011 09:12 PM

Hi
 
Hello all, Im Scott. Ive never been on an rpg fourm before, but I do remember T2K from when I was young, and look forward to visiting and learning the game system again. Thanks.

LVI 06-21-2011 11:06 PM

Hey all, im Garin but my nickname is 56 (LVI). I played T2K from 1986 until 1994. Then Alcohol, bars and women got into my way.

I got my first computer in 2000 and played a little T2k thru emails but had to stop due to work. Just recently i've decided to take it up again but FTF. I have a group of 3 (myself included) and possibly 2 more. I couldnt believe it! Especially in this day of age with the Technology.

I'm hoping to play FTF once a month and start the campaign in July. It'll be a Homebrew. Not sure if im gonna run the V1 or V1 with an alternate timeline.

I also frequent this site regularly from work, but i'm unable to sign in and post, so im always as a visitor.

Hopefully i'll be able to post more often.

Legbreaker 06-21-2011 11:12 PM

F2F!?
We're all soooooo jealous!
Welcome to the fold.

kato13 06-22-2011 12:06 AM

I have added a link to this thread to the new members thread.

New users are generally more comfortable adding a post to an existing thread (compared to creating a new thread) so having a dedicated introduction thread makes sense.

Mahatatain 06-22-2011 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Legbreaker (Post 35103)
F2F!?
We're all soooooo jealous!
Welcome to the fold.

I'm lucky as I have a weekly FTF roleplaying group, though T2k isn't on the horizon to play at any point. If anyone in the UK is looking for a gaming group then I can recommend the following website to try to find other roleplayers.

http://nearbygamers.com/

I have no idea if it's any good for non UK gamers.

Legbreaker 06-22-2011 06:31 PM

That's how I found the three people I F2F with currently. It's only 1st ed AD&D, but better than nothing.
EVERYONE even vaguely interested in roleplaying should jump on there no matter where in the world they are!

WallShadow 06-22-2011 06:54 PM

Greetings, Cro!
I'm sure your brains will be well-picked for your perspective from the cockpit of the Twilight War.

And here are _my_ questions--
How far from probability did the canon storyline fall from your point of view? What resources present in your nation were not taken into account by the story as it is?
Are there any glaring errors or misconceptions about you nation that we in the US have taken for granted?

And to all the others newly-joined, c'mon in, we'll make room!

Tombot 06-26-2011 01:38 PM

Another introduction
 
Hey folks!
Nice to see, that there are still some people around, which like their postapocalypse without to much mutant-superpowers, too!

My name is Tom. I started to play Traveller around 85 (and 2300, Cthulhu, Outlaw, and some other stuff) and been there for a long time. Then, i was not interested in T2k at all. My first rpg-apocalypse was made by Megatravellers Lucan... Starships and Sectors went to hell..

Somewhere in my twentys i stopped all RPG-related gaming.
Kept reading, but had no people "nerdy enough" to show some real interest in the hobby. But i picked it up again 2 years ago, cause my former girlfriend supplied me with a load of T2k-pdfs !

After reading that (and watching some good olclassics like Escape from N.Y., Mad Max, Assault on Precinct 13, Platoon, etc.), i was sure that i wanted to get back playing. I loved the "Kopfkino" in my younger years, and knew that i wanted to have some of that back.
I found a little, but steady group in the vincinity.
Since than we had loads of fun in kaputt Poland & Germany!

The players mostly had at least 2 PCs in different locations of our adventures.
It started out as an emergency-concept (in case you drop your handgrenade in front of your own feet... have your other PC!), and developed into a multilevel-campaign.
We are shifting between 3 different groups of characters; the first group fought their way to & through Krakow (now they have RESET, but know theyll gonna be to late for Omega!), while the second is cycling (ha,ha!) from Leipzig to Bremerhaven (the last train - Korzub - is a little ahead of them, but maybe they will stumble over it in Magdeburg!).
The third is not a group anymore - now its a sole survivor..he almost witnessed a coup among the officers of the 129.sov. MRD in the contaminated city of Wroclaw... hes just running for his life and will soon hit Dobrodzien).

The players promised me not to look up too much stuff in the net about the future-history/canon of the Twilight-world.
They discovered it the hard way by adventuring from eastern-germany (area of Cottbus) to Krakow. By now they know a lot about Silesia/southern Poland, eastern and northern parts of germany, and heard some rumors about other regions of the world. And biting their nails to find out more...

My players are pretty good. They manage to play out their different characters real well, eventhough they have very different insights/levels of knowledge about the areas and factions around them.
We use the (old, but still great) "Heroes Now!"-Book for building the personal attitude and background of our PCs (and NPCs).
I always use it, escpecially to produce some stuff, the characters could talk/think/plan about besides the plot (like details about the quirky family back home, and their lifes before the war).

What we all like the most about T2k is the sandbox-thing and the "What if"-Situations of the classic WWIII-setting.
As a GM i still follow the same concept, as GDW did it from the beginning - presenting the group a mapped territory with many detailed NPCs, different factions, each with their own agenda, attitudes, missions.
Then add the PCs - shake it well - Voila!
My players like to make their own decisions based on their different PCs attitudes, and that makes a pretty dramatic game.

Reading in this forum kept me coming back for more, and i hope it will be there for a quite a while longer!

Griff 07-01-2011 11:09 PM

How do warriors of the apocalypse
 
How do to all,

Just found the site. Got a hankerin' for some T2K reading, surfed the net and low and behold I find this site. Noted some of the fellas from the old RPG.NET forum (PMulcahy,WEBSTRAL,etc..), so figured it's probably a pretty decent site to find reading material, like minded oddballs, and what not. Good to see the game hasn't gone on to the dust bins of history. Keep up the good fight gents!

Raellus 07-01-2011 11:46 PM

Welcome Tombot and Griff. It's great to have you here. We have a rather large collection of threads in the Forum Thread Map ready for resurrection should you find a topic of interest and, if you can't find what you need, feel free to start your own new thread. Enjoy.

Tombot 07-02-2011 05:09 AM

Hey Griff! Thanks Raellus; i am sure we will!

TiggerCCW UK 07-04-2011 02:00 PM

Welcome to the forum guys :)

agrikk 07-15-2011 03:19 PM

'Sup
 
Hello all.

I came across this forum after doing a search for "armies of the night" and I was stoked to see a forum with T2K posts from after 2003...

My group did a run though of the Europe modules a few years back (check out my campaign log for Autumn Twilight ) and we've recently started talking about picking up the thread continuing the USA modules.

So now I've got the modules and have been scouring the web for ideas on how to string them all together (Armies, Airlords, Allegheny, Red Star, Boomer, etc).

But for now, Hello!

Targan 07-16-2011 07:26 AM

Welcome to the forum Agrikk! Are you any relation to Agrik the Emperor of Flame, Immortal Warlord of Balgashang, Lord of the Four Horsemen, Master of the V'hir, Breeder of Plague, Squalor and Decay, The Reasonless Reaper, Tyrant of the Foul Chamber, He Who Knows the Ten Thousand Ways? It would be awesome to have a Harnic god as a forum member!

DCausey 09-27-2011 09:04 AM

Hi Everyone!

I'm Dave, just discovered the Forum yesterday. I've been collecting T2K pdfs for a couple years now, and am hoping to find some of the actual books and maybe even run a f2f one day.

I love reading Cold War and Cold War gone Hot-type material and am looking for a way to integrate my love of scale model kits with T2K. Maybe a beat-up M1A1 pulling a still on a trailer? That could be a cool model! :)

It's good to meet you all, and you'll be seeing me around the Forum!

B.T. 09-27-2011 09:16 AM

Hi Dave,

welcome.

So, you're a military miniature guy? That's fine, I personally would like to see some modelling projects in/for/of the T2k universe.

DCausey 09-27-2011 09:59 AM

Thanks B.T.!

Yeah, I love model kits and toy soldiers. I'm always planning or working on multiple projects.

In fact, my T2K tank model idea is growing right now - how's about a worn M1A1 Heavy Common with an ACAV gunshield over the loader's MG, maybe with captured Russian MGs replacing the normal weapons, tons of stowage, and the still trailer I mentioned?

Would anybody be interested in a thread about model kits and minis for T2K?

Panther Al 09-27-2011 10:24 AM

The idea of showing off models is actually quite good: I might have to break out my old talents (And I am talking oooooold) and doing something new isn't that bad an idea.



One little thing though: Don't forget that the M1 spits jet exhaust out the back, any trailer hooked up to is gonna get baked to a fare thee well.

DCausey 09-27-2011 10:36 AM

Hey Al, I think I will start a model thread then.

And thank you RE:Abrams exhaust. You are absolutely right! Nogo on the M1 w/ a trailer, I should have known that. How about a captured Soviet truck with the trailer next to the tank in a diorama? This idea is getting more expensive but cooler....

Panther Al 09-27-2011 10:53 AM

Its not totally impossible:

When we towed another M1 with ours, we hung a blast deflector over the rear grill. Basicly a collection of steel plates: bottom, sides, and rear, that would redirect the exhaust upwards. Not perfect, but it was a good makeshift to allow us to tow something for a short time. I imagine, given time and materials, that a crew could weld on some sort of permenant deflector.

DCausey 09-27-2011 11:07 AM

As I look at it now, one of my model kits actually has a deflector to protect infantry at the rear of the tank, this must be similar to what you are talking about.


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