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Old 11-16-2010, 06:57 PM
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This is something I have been work on for a little while. I am interested in get some feed back on this idea.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:43 PM
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Looks good to me. What's the 1864 storyline you are going with?
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:24 AM
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Looks like you're using v1 skills list, yes? Also if you're interested there was a Challenge article that had blackpowder 19th century weapons for v2(.2) - though they are basically the same as Paul's stuff in that word doc.

My only comments would be on the skill list, in particular the matching of skill-for-skill. Perhaps it's the case that some skills don't need to be matched which would lead to, for example, steamtrain operation as a skill rather than many skills. You could also keep indirect and direct fire weapons as mortar and cannon as I think they had mortars (large bore, indirect cannons) back then. Other skills could be Equestrian becomes Animal Handling and then it would make more sense to keep Cavalry as a separate skill (if at all).

I'd also question the suitability of the system for a 1860s game, but it depends what you want. You wouldn't use the twilight (v1 or 2) for a medieval game because it works best at capturing the feel of medium range smallarms fights with some panic and coolness under fire issues chucked in. Perhaps it might translate poorly if say all revolvers/rifles are single action / lever action and everyone is restricted to one shot per turn, always. Maybe it will work, it depends on what you're after.

As an aside I don't think I've found a good "Wild West" rpg. I've bought a couple (inspired by red dead redemption) but be they percentile, dice pool, or poker dice systems I haven't found any of them to my liking.

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One day, I might do blackpowder weapons. One of my long-range projects.
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As an aside I don't think I've found a good "Wild West" rpg. I've bought a couple (inspired by red dead redemption) but be they percentile, dice pool, or poker dice systems I haven't found any of them to my liking.

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You could also keep indirect and direct fire weapons as mortar and cannon as I think they had mortars (large bore, indirect cannons) back then. Other skills could be Equestrian becomes Animal Handling and then it would make more sense to keep Cavalry as a separate skill (if at all).

I'd also question the suitability of the system for a 1860s game, but it depends what you want. You wouldn't use the twilight (v1 or 2) for a medieval game because it works best at capturing the feel of medium range smallarms fights with some panic and coolness under fire issues chucked in. Perhaps it might translate poorly if say all revolvers/rifles are single action / lever action and everyone is restricted to one shot per turn, always. Maybe it will work, it depends on what you're after.

A few years ago there were at least 3 PBEM games that running based on post-Civil War Cavalry. At least two of the games did use the T2K system. It would require careful management by the GM, but it is doable.

It looks intresting in, please post the site if you decide to run this, depending on work/family schedules, I'm in!
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What's the 1864 storyline you are going with?
Basically, the timeline remains the same until the Battle of Gettysburg; which never happens. Lee does not engage Meade at Gettysburg, but cuts into Maryland, driving on Annapolis. Lee forces the state to surrender, there by gaining more troops for the Confederacy and the ablity for the Army of Northern Virginia surround Washington DC; in order to force its surrender. With Washington DC surrounded and government unable to function, The British (Canada) invade from the North; into Oregon and Territories of Montana and Dakota. While in the South; Mexica Forces; with the help of the French; invade California and the New Mexico Territory. With all the chaos; Galusha A. Grow proclaims himself Regent President (until Lincoln can be rescued), but Meade refuses to recognize Grow's claim and declares himself to be Governor-General. Meanwhile CSA annexes Maryland and Kentucky; as states; and begins to occupy southern Missouri. Lee reoccupies Arlington House while CSA Troops occupy Fort DeRussy, the Washington Arsenal, Fort Stevens and Fort Totten.
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Talking Blackpowder weapons

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