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Olefin 09-10-2019 09:30 PM

Good Luck You Are On Your Own Volume 2
Ok now that I have all the rewrites done on the East Africa Sourcebook that Marc wanted me to do for V2.2 I figured its time we finally do this. So hear we go. First page is written of the fanzine - I am in the process of writing up my own contributions. So please send me your own so I can get the 2nd issue ready and out for everyone to enjoy.


I remember the first time that I played Twilight 2000 back in college. I had been playing AD&D for years and was looking for new challenges and new games. I tried Aftermath and Gamma World but never really managed to get that same spark, that same sense of enjoyment that I had playing my paladin, Richard Olefin, from early in high school. And then I heard that there was a GM getting together a new group playing something called Twilight 2000. I figured I would give it a try and went in eyes open, hoping at least I would get an enjoyable few nights before I went on to the next game.

Instead what I found was a long campaign that lasted the rest of my time in college, learning how to survive in a devastated and fascinating world, along with a group of new found friends who came along for the ride with me. We fought thru the Soviets at Kalisz, found the Madonna and Reset and got all the way to Warsaw and then to Bremerhaven and home and on the way managed to break out a couple hundred of the men of the 5th and bring them and my M1 tank all the way to that dock and back home to even more adventures, including going to Europe and back on the Corpus Christi. And then college came to an end – and with it the campaign and my time with Twilight 2000.

I tried to find others to start again but it never came to anything. Over the years I moved on, got married, raised a family and even managed to contribute to Bobby Hardenbrook’s Shattered World alternate history before he and I came to a parting of the ways. But I never thought about the game again until I walked into a used bookstore and found four Twilight 2000 modules just sitting there. As I read thru the RDF and Going Home and The Free City of Krakow it all came back again how much I had loved the game. I started to look to see if there was an online group or forum and I lucked into the forum juhlin and started to get back into the game – and almost got kicked off the group right off the bat in the process being way too aggressive. But as I got my legs under me and got back in everyone's good graces I had time to realize just how many people still loved the game and were creating new fan works to keep the game alive. I read them and enjoyed them a lot and then Grimace in 2012 only a few months after I started being on the forum put out the first fanzine.

I read what Matt and Raellus and Jason and James and Peter and Cdnwolf had created and I couldn’t wait for the next volume to come out. I waited and waited and then I decided that if others could write so could I. But instead of a fanzine I wrote about East Africa and Kenya and lo and behold in a couple of years there was my piece of the fan canon. And then I decided to see if Marc Miller might be interested and rest was history. And now there are new published Twilight 2000 modules and sourcebooks, an expanded canon and soon a new V4 version of the game.

I am hoping that you will enjoy reading this second volume of the fanzine as much as you enjoyed the first and that it won’t be seven years until the next volume comes out. I look forward to your submissions and will work diligently to put the fanzine together as quickly as I can.

So all the fans like me never gave up on the game, whose love for it endured thru all the long years when Twilight 2000 seemed to be delegated to the dead games society I hope to hear from you soon and be able to get the second issue together. I have several ideas of my own but this shouldn’t be Olefin’s Fanzine but instead be full of submissions from all of you.

David S. Adams

FYI - the last fanzine ended with several things that were going to be in the second volume and then Grimace saying he had received submissions for the next volume - if any of you have those submissions please get in touch with me and I can use them.

Rainbow Six 09-11-2019 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by Olefin (Post 82218)
I read what Matt and Raellus and Jason and James and Peter and Cdnwolf had created.

Did someone edit my contribution out at some point?

Olefin 09-11-2019 06:30 PM

I saw a Dave Ross that worked with James on The Kings Messengers - is that you? Sorry if so I would have mentioned you for sure - didnt recognize that name as you. My fault entirely.

Definitely looking for new submissions if you have anything you want to put for the second volume.

pmulcahy11b 09-11-2019 06:37 PM

There's space on my site available if you wish.

Olefin 09-11-2019 06:54 PM

Thanks Paul - still putting it together and hoping to get more submissions. When itís ready will send it to you for sure. Have a couple already - if anyone still has what they have Grimace for the second volume he never got around to I would love to use them.

mcchordsage 09-11-2019 08:31 PM

You should have my contribution already. If it needs to be resent you know how to reach me. Good luck!

cawest 09-12-2019 08:57 AM

i can not wait to see this!!!

Olefin 09-12-2019 11:46 AM

if anyone still has what was planned to be submitted for the second volume love to hear it - Grimace had the following:

"So next issue look for some of the following:
More information on Naval forces
A location for possible adventures
Details on special combat units
A detailed military unit for use in adventures"

Matt is looking for his naval article and I have Mcchordsage's contribution

Jason told me he will have something once he gets back from vacation

Olefin 09-16-2019 03:51 PM

Right now here is a lineup of what I have so far

Senegal in the Twilight War and information on the Senegalese Tirailleurs and how they came to be back in the French Army - me - possibly one other item

USCG Port Security Units & Law Enforcement Detachments - Mcchordsage

First Day of the War - Red Dawn - from Matt Wiser's Red Dawn Storyline

Special Ops Unit Histories - Mpipes

Also Jason Weiser has told me he will be contributing as well as will at least one member of the Twilight 2000 facebook group that I have and Matt is looking for what he was planing to submit for Grimace's 2nd edition of the fanzine if he can find it

Love to get more

cawest 09-16-2019 09:17 PM

can you post a link to your facebook group. I found a few.

Legbreaker 09-16-2019 09:47 PM


Originally Posted by cawest (Post 82247)
can you post a link to your facebook group. I found a few.


Olefin 09-18-2019 03:30 PM

I would like to officially thank Mpipes for the multiple submissions he has sent which will help keep the fanzine going for subsequent volumes. Will give everyone a heads up when its ready

Olefin 09-24-2019 08:10 AM

I would also like to thank Jason who just sent me the working file for what would have been the 2nd edition of the fanzine from years ago (which is like literally digging up buried treasure). Between what I have been sent already and this there is enough for several editions. Need to got thru, put it together and figure out a cover for it.

cawest 09-24-2019 11:57 AM

found this image and the first thing that popped into my mind was Twilight 2000


mcchordsage 09-29-2019 10:15 PM

If you're planning on more volumes, I'll hold on to the Marine Corps Reserve things I've been working on for Twilight 1964.

cawest 11-04-2019 11:06 AM

I was reading about Chinese tanks (1950-pres) by Martin Dougherty. China weapons are very lightly covered in Twilight. But I read about their copy of the SIDAM-25. I did not now what that was.


Now I have noticed that Italy has some info holes.

These are two areas, that your mag might try to cover.

also Tank Encyclopedia might interested in helping with articles.

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