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Twilight: 2020

Post by Ravenpolar » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:39 am

This is NOT a game for gun bunnies!
This is a game about surviving, the horrors of war and living in a time where civilisation is not civil at all.
It will use the Twilight: 2000 game system

In 2015 the series of border conflicts and general religious hostilities in the Middle East expanded into heated exchanges between the oil producing countries of the Area and UN peacekeeping forces trying to protect the production and supply of oil to the first world nations.

In late 2015 a cabal of Islamic terrorists decide to take the fight to the infidels and begin bombing European and American strategic locations in mainland Europe.
The threats made by several Mid East politicos rapidly escalate the conflicts in Iran and Israel from conventional warfare into exchanges of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Jordan becomes a nuclear wasteland and Turkey sends further troops to strengthen its borders, while actively seeking to expand those same borders south.

The US and NATO allies initially attempt to stay out of the war, but are quickly drawn into the Middle East conflict and are also deployed to Southern Europe to ensure stability in the region. Between 2016 and 2017 a largely conventional war is fought between NATO and Islamic extremists throughout Europe. There are limited deployments of "dirty" nuclear bombs and chemical weapons by the extremists.

During Thanksgiving 2017, China launches a surprise first strike against targets in the Middle East. These strikes are aimed at any target deemed worthy by the communist government, many of which turn out to be UN and NATO bases in the region. No one knows at the time what prompted the Chinese people to plan these attacks. The US and Great Britain launch retaliatory strikes against China. China defends itself by deploying Nuclear strikes against the US Western seaboard. The US responds in kind with chemical and biological attacks saving the few remaining nuclear weapons the have.

In the aftermath of these nuclear exchanges, all sides struggle to recover from the damage. The war continues - despite increasing shortages of men, equipment, and fuel. In the United States there is a breach between the civilian government and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. An open rift develops between "Civgov" (the civilian government) and "Milgov" (the military government), which leads to a low-intensity civil war.

By the summer of 2020 the US is in its second civil war, the European theater of operations has expanded from the UK to Turkey and Portugal to Ukraine, the Middle East is a decimated wasteland and China in the Far East has pulled back behind closed doors after being stopped in its tracks.

In one final effort to stop the wars UN peacekeeper forces planned a summer sweep across Northern Europe heading South into Turkey and across the Middle East. The offensive ground to a halt at the edges of Turkey when 3 forces met, UN peacekeepers, Turkish armed forces the Islamic Peoples Force. Most of the forces on each side were virtually eliminated. In the chaotic aftermath, supply lines are lost, high level command breaks down and armies in the European and Middle East theater lose cohesion beyond the platoon unit. Some go "native" and integrated with the militias of independent "free cities", others turned into gangs of marauding bandits and some small groups of surviving soldiers tried to to find their way home.

Maximum 6 players, Minimum 3 players.

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Re: Twilight: 2020

Post by awesomesauce » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:53 am

definitely interested in this
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Re: Twilight: 2020

Post by Davros » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:26 pm

For millions of years mankind lived just like the animals
Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination

We learned to talk

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Re: Twilight: 2020

Post by Stroud » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:06 am

This sounds good, I'm interested.
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Re: Twilight: 2020

Post by Morgan » Thu May 03, 2012 4:39 pm

Sounds cool I'd be interested
My favorite phrase as a player must be "i want to make this more cinematic"

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Re: Twilight: 2020

Post by Ravenpolar » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:45 pm

Quick bump to see if there is interest in this for the next rotation.
Intending to run this as a one off to begin with but if there is interest it could be extended.

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Re: Twilight: 2020

Post by BarnabyC » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:16 pm

I'm interested.

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