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Blink_Dog 01-11-2016 11:39 AM

Which edition do you play?
 
Just curious as to what edition is played by your group or which one you prefer. I'm a first edition fan myself.

Olefin 01-11-2016 01:41 PM

First edition as far as I am concerned is the only edition

Ash247 01-11-2016 02:44 PM

I use a slightly modified version of 2013 the reflex system. My group has just started to use it and although its takes a little more time than most systems to get use to they do like more than most for a modern/sci-fi system.

LT. Ox 01-11-2016 02:50 PM

Hmm how about.
 
I play more than one.
;)

StainlessSteelCynic 01-11-2016 05:25 PM

2.2 Edition for me

Targan 01-11-2016 06:17 PM

1st edition fully converted to Gunmaster.

StainlessSteelCynic 01-11-2016 07:31 PM

After reading Targan's answer I got to thinking (yeah I know, dangerous or what!), while the question asks what edition we might play, I think there needs to be some discrimination between rules and timeline.

So to go further, I use the 2.2 rules but with a modified version of the 2.2 timeline. I have no problem with the 1st Ed. timeline but I do like the extra vehicles and equipment that a later war start allows - what can I say, I'm a gearhead and I like big gear lists :rolleyes:

Raellus 01-11-2016 07:49 PM

I don't which option to pick. I go to v1.0 for the backstory and timeline, and v2.2 for the rules/mechanics.

Blink_Dog 01-11-2016 10:57 PM

Raellus I suppose I was thinking rules more than background, I'm glad everyone is clarifying that since the background does effect equipment choices and playable characters.

The one thing I will give 2.2 that it is better for making characters with a background. The inclusion of contacts and the ability to make a civilian character (ability to avoid the draft ) also adds the the variable starting scenarios. The Merc 2000 material also gives you more gaming versatility.

Adm.Lee 01-12-2016 07:04 AM

Mixed.

I prefer 2.2 rules, especially character generation.

I run/play 1st more often, since I run at conventions, and (my impression) most of the players are there for '80s nostalgia.

Rainbow Six 01-12-2016 09:22 AM

2013 rules for me. I particularly like the character generation options, especially for non military characters.

Setting wise I prefer a home brew timeline set approx 15 years in the future. If I was playing any of the classic timelines it would be V1.

bobcat 01-12-2016 01:45 PM

2.2 with a modified timeline.

TrailerParkJawa 01-12-2016 06:43 PM

I don't play but almost every module I own is v1. I think I lost my v1 manuals and now only have a v2 manual somewhere in the garage.

StainlessSteelCynic 01-12-2016 08:55 PM

Hey if you don't mind having the books as PDFs, Far Future Enterprises sells CD-ROMs of all the 1st edition material on one disc and all the 2nd Ed. material on a second disc.
They even sell all the 2013 material on disc.
Each CD-ROM costs US$35 which ends up usually being cheaper than buying the PDFs individually.

http://www.farfuture.net/FFE-CDROMs.html

TyCaine 01-13-2016 07:31 PM

2.2 Edition for me, with a modified timeline and character generation.

Hey Jawa, you can either get the CD-ROMs as Stainless mentions which are a great deal, or if you only need a few you can get individual PDFs from DriveThruRPG.com, will work out more expensive overall if you want all the books, but good for filling in gaps if you need to.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/p.../Twilight-2000

CDAT 02-05-2016 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StainlessSteelCynic (Post 69207)
Hey if you don't mind having the books as PDFs, Far Future Enterprises sells CD-ROMs of all the 1st edition material on one disc and all the 2nd Ed. material on a second disc.
They even sell all the 2013 material on disc.
Each CD-ROM costs US$35 which ends up usually being cheaper than buying the PDFs individually.

http://www.farfuture.net/FFE-CDROMs.html

Was there more than just the basic game for 2013?

Draq 02-05-2016 06:46 PM

One day I intend to take a few choice things v2.2 does better and transplant them into v1. V1 is my favorite, but v2.2 does have a few improvements.

Blink_Dog 02-08-2016 11:37 AM

Overall I am surprised from the results, I was expecting the newest edition to be the most popular.

My reason for this poll and for a similar one on facebook is to ascertain weather it would be worth my time to polish up some 1st edition extras I have. I do not like doing something and have no one to enjoy them. I have some equipment, optional rules and other material that has either been sitting around in a notebook or that I have recently been working on.

Bullet Magnet 02-08-2016 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blink_Dog (Post 69510)
... to ascertain weather it would be worth my time to polish up some 1st edition extras I have.

By all means, please do.

.45cultist 04-20-2016 07:56 PM

2.2 with 2013 elements. The Timeline can be anytime. Now fooling with the "Biohazard"theme from the 2.2 GPS. normal plague, the bacteria mentioned and a modification of the 2013 zombies.

Tnchi2a 04-20-2016 09:22 PM

twilight 2000 2.2 + conspiracy rules! (dark conspiracy III)
using a post-modern timeline around 2030

conspiracy rules! is for the modern equipment and the special assignment rule.

Cdnwolf 04-21-2016 09:29 AM

I mainly use 2.2 with some Ver1. I like some of the ideas of Twl2013.

I am now looking at Modern D20 because it is set up on Roll20.net and I want to see if I can steal some of the ideas to run a game.

LVI 04-21-2016 01:44 PM

I run a home brew using alot of v1 rules. But my mass combat and hit locator on humans is where the home brew comes in

MajorTalon 04-22-2016 07:17 PM

1st edition using the Twilight Encounters update.

pmulcahy11b 05-05-2016 10:03 AM

I prefer 2.2 with the V1 timeline. (Haven't I already answered this poll before?) But I use the v2 timeline in my web site to maintain commonality (when it matters anyway).

Legbreaker 05-05-2016 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pmulcahy11b (Post 70548)
I prefer 2.2 with the V1 timeline. (Haven't I already answered this poll before?) But I use the v2 timeline in my web site to maintain commonality (when it matters anyway).

Besides a few quite minor differences, there's almost no change between the various versions from 1995 onwards. The only real differences are prior to the outbreak of war, and how long it took Nato to get involved after Germany stepped over the Polish border.
http://forum.juhlin.com/showthread.php?t=3109

Olefin 08-15-2017 11:19 AM

Minor differences - hardly

V1 - North Korea and South Korea
V2- United Korea that is US Ally but somehow the US still takes losses to North Korean units (which was clearly a sign of a rushed edit and copying from the V1 US Vehicle Guide)

V1- Japan sits out the war, Soviet units in Vietnam
V2- Japan not only participates in the war but gets nuked big time. Vietnam has a US division stationed there at the beginning of the war and there is no mention of Soviet units there at all

V1 - Iran is a US ally, Iranian forces allied with the US against the Soviets
V2 - Iran has no govt at all, no mention of Iranian forces allied with US against the Soviets

V1 - no mention of Argentine or Brazilian war at all- and clearly a nuclear war of any kind isnt mentioned
V2 = Argentina and Brazil fight a nuclear war between themselves

V1 - France comes out of the war in good shape
V2 - France has the south under criminal control and the mountain areas in open revolt against the central govt - but somehow is sending troops overseas instead of trying to restore order

I would say thats more than just minor differences after 1995

Vespers War 07-02-2019 09:47 PM

v2.2 rules, but I very rarely play in any of the canon timelines. I'm either using modern equipment for TEDs in Traveller or doing historical (or alt-historical) scenarios or doing Merc or Dark Conspiracy.

StainlessSteelCynic 07-02-2019 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vespers War (Post 81937)
<snip> I'm either using modern equipment for TEDs in Traveller... <snip>

Colour me dumb, but TED is unfamiliar to me, what does it mean? (I haven't played Traveller and while I know of it, much of it is still unfamiliar).

Vespers War 07-03-2019 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StainlessSteelCynic (Post 81938)
Colour me dumb, but TED is unfamiliar to me, what does it mean? (I haven't played Traveller and while I know of it, much of it is still unfamiliar).

Technologically Elevated Dictator. New Era takes place after the collapse of the Third Imperium, and there are backwater planets where the ruler is the (descendant of the) person who hoarded the most technology, so while the peasants get by with animal-drawn wagons and maybe a bow, the ruler and his guard have assault rifles and armored cars. There are rules for randomly determining what the peak technology level was (for scavenging), what level it paused at during the collapse (for the ruler), and what level it ended up at (for the general populace).


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