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PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP




It's the year 2000, and for five years the armies of the world have fought back and forth across Europe. Three years ago the missiles started flying. Most countries were hit hard in the nuclear exchange, but no one had a decisive advantage, and the war went on. Tanks began breaking down and the supply of spare parts gradually dwindled to zero. The sophisticated artillery weapons have shot off all of their ammo, and no one is capable of producing any more. Divisions which started with 20,000 men are lucky to put 2,000 in the field. But the war goes on. You are part of the remnants of the leading U.S. division of NATO's last drive into Central Poland. There isn't much in the way of organized military forces left on either side, and the local warlords, militia, and murderous bands of marauding deserters rule the countryside. Your division has been overrun, and your group is hundreds of kilometers from the nearest friendlies. The last message from division headquarters reads : GOOD LUCK. YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN.



So I would love to run a play-by-post game of T2K first edition, but I have no idea if anyone besides me would want to play this old game. Twilight 2000 has a heavy focus on realism and survival. Bullets are lethal, and wounds can get infected, which can be a large burden in a world where antibiotics are worth their weight in gold. Gasoline is nearly totally depleted, and most people are running ethanol/methanol in their converted alcohol burning engines. Firing your weapon usually means looking for the spent casings afterwards, to trade or reload. But survival isn't the end goal, that's up to the players. Will they try to link back up with friendly forces and go back to military life or will they try to make a new life for themselves in post apocalyptic Poland? If the players are all American, will they want to go home and see what's left? It's all possible.

If you've never heard of this game and don't want to drop $$$ for the rulebook don't let that stop you from trying it out, the system is easy enough to explain and I can assist everyone with character creation. I'm also going to homebrew some rules to make gameplay more smooth in the PbP format, and other minor things.Here's the Drive Thru RPG page, check out the descriptions of the other source-books to see if they interest you. I've had all of them for a long while and for the most part they're all great.

PinheadSlim fucked around with this message at Jul 30, 2016 around 19:43

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DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


This is an Interest Post.

I haven't played Twilight 2000 more than a handful of times, and that back in the mid-90s, but hell, could be interesting to try it again.

Viva Miriya
Jan 9, 2007



Lets do this.

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001



Pillbug

This sounds like fun. You have a discord or something we can talk in?

PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP


Wasn't sure I'd get three replies, let alone three so soon after I posted! You can add me on skype but I don't have a mic, skype email is robschroeder45@gmail.com
If skype isn't your thing hit me up on Steam http://steamcommunity.com/id/pinheadslim

Forums Terrorist
Dec 8, 2011


I'm up for playing.

minidracula
Dec 22, 2007

boo woo boo

Interest post. I haven't played Twilight 2000, but the setting is right up my alley, and I'm itching to play a play-by-post game (as opposed to one with a lot more faster moving Discord, Skype, IM, whatever-the-kids-are-using-these-days comms [not that those aren't good, I just don't have the time and the logistics are harder to manage]).

Willing to buy PDFs for this no problem.

Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


Sweet! I'm down for this. I've got more experience with Traveller, but I played this once or twice ages ago.

How does this differ from v2.2?

PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP


Rockopolis posted:

Sweet! I'm down for this. I've got more experience with Traveller, but I played this once or twice ages ago.

How does this differ from v2.2?

I think a fair bit is different. Character creation is much simpler (None of that 4 year periods/contact building stuff), almost every roll is resolved with a percentage d100, and the story of how the Twilight War started was revised.

PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP


I'm going to get the ball rolling and follow up on helping out anyone without access to the rules. Here's some scans of the player resources, this should be all you need to create a character. If you have any questions feel free to contact me or ask here and we'll get it sorted out. One thing worth noting is that when buying skills it costs one point up to level 50, then two points per level afterwards. For example it would cost 50 points to raise a skill to 50, 60 points to raise a skill to 55, 100 points to raise a skill to 75, etc.

For those curious some of my homebrew rules will include removing "hesitation" and replacing it with a sort of initiative system for the sake of smoother PbP gameplay. I will also be limiting the starting resources of the players as I always thought it was a little ludicrous how much wealth the game assumed the players had as opposed to literally anyone else.

I mean, one player can theoretically start out with the resources needed to defend, feed, and equip a small village. I'm sorry if that appeals to more of you, but I'd like the beginning of the campaign to be a little tougher than that

The new rate is 250xTIME, or 500xTIME if you're an officer.

Edit : Also please note that there are no useless skills, if you want to make a farming civil engineer with a background in interrogation you'll still be a very useful member of the party.

PinheadSlim fucked around with this message at Jul 31, 2016 around 15:41

Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


"Amateurs study strategy, professionals study logistics." These days, soldiers spend most of their time farming, so it's surprising that a thief is in the Special Forces.
Bright, multilingual, and with lots of experience dodging MPs, Bryce started the Last War spying and sabotaging the enemy. As the war dragged on and the fighting petered out, his focus shifted towards keeping the 5th Army supplied through theft and looting.

So when the message came through - "Good luck - You're on your own." - he was already stocking up on merchandise.

It's World War III - if he doesn't end up facedown in a ditch he's going to get absolutely stinking rich!
pre:
1LT (ROSC) Bryce Leblanc
French-Canadian Special Forces
1.7m, 68kg
Looks 'vaguely European'

FIT	07
AGL	10
CON	12
STA	07
INT	13
EDU	18
TOT	67

STR	7
Throw Range	14

Hits
Head	12
Chest	26
Other	19

Body Combat Damage = (STR+STA)*BC/200
5

Base Hit Numbers
Skill	Close	Medium	Long
PST 80	48	24	8

Skills
N	LNG (French)
80	LNG (Russian)
80	LNG (English)
60	LNG (Polish)
80	FRG
80	DIS
80	BC
80	PST
80	INT
80	RCN
80	SCR
75	LP

Load	26
Gear (8600)
Fatigues
Combat Webbing
Rucksack
9mm Parabellum Automatic Pistol (Personal Weapon)
9mm case of 480
Knife
Machete
HC Smoke Grenades case of 16
Thermite Grenade case of 16
Concussion Grenade case of 16
WP Grenade case of 16

Kevlar Flak Jacket
Ballistic Nylon Helmet
Gas Mask
Chemical Defense Suit

Hand Radio
Chem Sniffer
IR Goggles
Flashlight
Lockpick Tools
Basic Tool Kit
Small Arms Tools
Personal Medical Kit
Shelter Half
Sleeping Bag
Parka
Thermal Fatigues
Jerrycan

Merch
11 Knives
3 Fatigues
4 M16A2
2 M203
4 5.56 case of 100
40mm HEDP case of 72
40mm CHEM case of 44
40mm ILLM case of 44
2 Plate Insert Jacket
2 Steel Helmet

Attribute Generation: 6#(4d6-4) 7 10 12 7 13 18
STR 7
Hits
Head 12
Chest 26
Other 19
Throw Range 14
Weight 68
Load 26
Military Experience Base = (120-TOT)/7
53/7=~8
Combat Time & Rads: 2#(8*(1d6)) 16 48
Time (Months) in Combat = MEB*d6
16
RADS = MEB*d6
48
Coolness Under Fire: 8-1d6 3
Coolness Under Fire = 10 - 1d6 - TIME/10
3
Age = (Time/12) + EDU + 8 + 1d6
Age: (16/12)+18+8+1d6 30
Army & Nationality & Native Language
Army & Nationality: 1d10 3
Canadian
Anglo/French Canadian?: 1d2 2
FRENCH-Canadian
Parlez vous Anglais?: 1d100u30 0
Non! HON HON HON!
Officer? (INT+EDU >= 2D6+16) 31 > 28
Oui!
Rank Number
Rank Number: 1d6 3 +0
Rank ~2
1st Lieutenant
Specialty
Specialty: 2d6 9
Qualifies for Special Forces, so I guess he's a member of ROSC. I'll make him an intel specialist.
FRG DIS BC PST all half cost.
Any one Eastern Bloc Language 50, any other language 30.
Polish & English should be the most useful.

Skill Points
Military = MEB*40=360
Education = EDU * 20=360
Background
300

Skills (M:360/360 B:300/300 E:360/360)
N LNG (French) Free
80 LNG (Russian) 50Free + 60E
80 LNG (English) 30Free + 80E
60 LNG (Polish) 5B+65E
80 FRG 055M
80 DIS 055M
80 BC 055E
80 PST 055M
80 INT 055M
80 RCN 220=025M+195B
80 SCR 110M
75 LP 100B

Rockopolis fucked around with this message at Aug 3, 2016 around 20:00

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


Let's see what we can do here. It's been forever and I remember virtually nothing of the system, so I'm probably gonna screw this up, but c'est la vie, no?

I'm gonna make a guy named Ezekiel "Zeke" White, hailing from the backwoods of Appalachia.

Attribute Rolls: 6#4d6-4 5 5 10 16 9 7 god those are some lovely rolls

FIT 9
AGL 5
CON 10
STA 16
INT 7
EDU 5
TOT 52

Dumb as a post, slow, oddly doughy, but he can work for daaaaaaayyyyyyyys.

STR 13 (do I round up or down? I rounded up)

Hit Capacity:
Head 10
Chest 39
All Others 26

Throw Range 26
Weight 104
Load 36

Military Experience Base: (120-TOT)/7 = 9.714, round to 10
Combat Time and Rads: 2#10d6 41 32
41 months in combat (wow!), 32 rads

Coolness Under Fire: 10-1d6-TIME/10 = 10-(http://orokos.com/roll/423459: 1d6 3)-4 = 3

Age: (Time/12)+EDU+8+(N)d6
N is 1. Time/12 is 3.416, rounds to 3. So: 3+5+8+(http://orokos.com/roll/423460: 1d6 2) = 18

(an 18 year old who's seen 41 months of combat. Well, he's a big boy, he probably lied about his age to join the service)

Army and Nationality: Player's Choice, eh? Let's go with U.S. Army, as I get a real "Ah learned ta shoot down on' pappy's farm" vibe here

Native Languages: I guess I'll say 1-10 for Spanish, 11-12 German, 13-14 Italian, 15 Polish, 16 Yiddish, 17-100 English. Languages: 1d100 65 English it is!

Officer: yes if INT (7) + EDU (5) is greater than or equal to 2d6+16. This would be literally impossible, so I won't roll. Enlisted man it is.

Rank Number: http://orokos.com/roll/423463: 1d6 2 gives an N of -1, so that totals out to 3.

Rank: Sergeant. "Don' call me sir, boy, ah work f'r a livin'"

Specialty: I'm assuming the way it works is 'pick a specialty and see if you qualify with a 2d6 roll? I'm not sure. Anyways, I rolled http://orokos.com/roll/423465: 2d6 8 which could qualify me for dang near anything but if I'm getting a choice I'm grabbing Infantryman because why pick an MOS that requires thinking when I could just make a career out of 'go where you're told and shoot things'? So the Specialty Benefits will be 20 points in each of Combat Rifleman and Heavy Weapons.

I will pick out skills and kit once someone's had a chance to look at this and tell me whether or not I screwed anything up. EDIT: It occurs to me that I'm not sure if I was supposed to assign my stat rolls or simply apply them in the rolled order; I did the former. Hopefully that's forgiveable because I kinda like the notion of playing the big dumb guy.

DivineCoffeeBinge fucked around with this message at Aug 1, 2016 around 00:54

Forums Terrorist
Dec 8, 2011


I'd like to congratulate DCB on rolling up Forrest Gump

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


Forums Terrorist posted:

I'd like to congratulate DCB on rolling up Forrest Gump

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you... hang on a second..." *raises assault rifle to shoulder, aims at nearby civilian* "BOY YOU DON'T SHOW ME YORE HANDS IMMA PUT A BULLET IN YORE BRAINPAN, YOU SPEAK MERICAN WHEN YOU SURRENDER TO ME"

mcclay
Jul 8, 2013

Oh dear oh gosh oh darn


Soiled Meat

attribute reroll (Last one was lower than before wtf): 6#(4d6-4) 11 13 13 6 10 16
Fit: 11
Agl: 13
Con: 13
Sta: 6
Int: 10
Edu: 16
Tot: 69
Str: 8
Hits
Head: 13
Chest: 27
Other: 21
Throw range: 16
Weight: 40
Load: 29
MEB: 7
Combat and Rads: 2#7d6 23 33
Combat time: 23
Rads: 33
Coolness under Fire: 10-(http://orokos.com/roll/423645: 1d6 3)-(23/10)= 4
Age dice: http://orokos.com/roll/423646: 1d6 2
Age: 23/12+16+8+2= 27
Nationality: American
Native language: English
Officer: 26 <officer roll: 2d6+16 27= Nope
Rank number N: 1d6 1 1
Rank: Spec 4
Specialty: 2d6 8
Going with Ranger-Infantryman
Gives me: CRM: 20, HW: 20, BC, RCN and FOR at half cost


More to come later, pretty happy with this character

mcclay fucked around with this message at Aug 1, 2016 around 21:08

PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP


mcclay posted:

Okay so uh, my attributes are kind of the worst. WOuld it be possible for me to reroll them in hopes of not having the lowest total in the party?

Go for the re-roll, I don't want anyone stuck with a character they hate.
I'd like to say I love the party composition so far.

DivineCoffeeBinge posted:

I will pick out skills and kit once someone's had a chance to look at this and tell me whether or not I screwed anything up. EDIT: It occurs to me that I'm not sure if I was supposed to assign my stat rolls or simply apply them in the rolled order; I did the former. Hopefully that's forgiveable because I kinda like the notion of playing the big dumb guy.

Looks great!

Here's the equipment price list since I forgot it in the other album. Please note every item has (X/X) next to it, this represents item rarity. The left value is for Western player characters, the right value is for Eastern PCs. If your value is R for "rare" then you can't start with it. You also cannot buy any vehicles or fuel.

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001



Pillbug

Sgt. Cuithbeart "Drives" MacMharcais
28 year old Medic/Driver (can drive anything)

Attributes: 6#4d6-4 11 10 8 13 5 6

STR: 5
AGI: 10
CON: 8
INT: 11
EDU: 13
TOT: 53

STR Calculation
FIT: 5
STA: 6
STR = floor((FIT + STA)/2) = floor((5 + 6)/2) = 5

Hit Capacity
Head: 8
Chest: 19
Other: 14

Other Stats
Weight: 64 kilos
Normal Load: 19
Burdened: 38
Lift: 72
Throw Range: 10 meters

[/u]Military Experience Base:[/u]
MEB = floor((120-TOT)/7) = 9
Time in Combat: 2#9d6 28 25
Time In combat: 28 months
Rads: 25

Coolness Under Fire
Coolness Under Fire Dice: 1d6 1
10-(floor(TIME/10)+1d6) = 10-(floor(28/10)+1) = 7

Age
Age Dice: 1d6 3
EDU+8+1d6+ceil(Time in Combat/12) = 13+8+3+ceil(28/12) = 27

Rank
Officer Chance: 2d6+16 23
Officer = if(EDU+INT)<= Officer Chance +16
Officer = if(13+11)<=23 No
RANKDICE: = 1d6 6 = 1
Rank = floor(Time in Combat/10) + RANKDICE = 3
Rank = Sergeant

Army and Nationality
I'm going to choose British because why the gently caress not?
Army and Nationality: 1d4 3 Scottish it is!
Native Language:: 1d100u30 0 English & Scots Gaelic

Service Branch:
Rolling for Medical: Service Branch: 2d6 7

Skill Points:
Military Skill Points = MEB*40 = 9*40 = 360
Education Skill Points = EDU*20 = 13*20 = 260
Background Skill Points = 300

Skills:
Default
Combat Rifleman (CRM): 50 20 Default+30M
Melee Combat (MC): 20
Body Combat (BC): 30 [10M
Wheeled Vehicle Driver (WVD): 80 40 Default+10M+60M = 70M
Thrown Weapon (TW): 20
Swimming (SWM): 20
Bought
Medical (MEd): 80 50E/2+(30E*2)/2=55E
Biology (BIO): 50 50E/2=25E
Chemistry (CHM): 40 40E
Forward Observer (FO): 50 50M
Light Aircraft Pilot (LAP): 50 50E
Rotary Wing Pilot (RWP): 70 50E+40E=90E
Jet Pilot (JP): 75 100M
Pistol (PST): 50 50M
Forage (FOR): 50 100B
Scrounging (SCR): 75 50B+50M
Polish Language (LANG(Polish)) 70 50B
Equestrian (EQ): 50 50B
Motorcycle (MCY): 50 50B
Parachute (PAR): 25 25B

Base Hit Numbers:
Skill Close Medium Long
CRM 30 15 5
PST 30 15 5

Body Combat Damage
((STR+STA)*BC)/200 = 1+1d6

Monies
Cash = Time In combat*250 = 7000

Equipment
Default
Fatigues
Combat Webbing
Rucksack
Sterling Submachinegun
Bought
9mm Parabellum Pistol: $150
9mm Parabellum Ammo Case (480 rounds): $225
2km Hand Radio: $250
Portable Coincidence Range Finder: $500
4 x Binoculars: $100
25 x Image Intensifier: $2500
IR Goggles: $250
Geiger Counter: $500
Gas Mask: $150
Doctor's Medical Kit: $1000
Plasma (30 Units): $300
Thermal Fatigues: $100
Kevlar Flak Jacket: $800
Ballistic Nylon Helmet: $100
Sleeping Bag: $50
4 Man Tent: $100
Flashlight: $20
Gold Coins: $25

I think thats all right.


Forums Terrorist
Dec 8, 2011


If you're making a British character, take a look at the UK sourcebook, it's got some extra rules for them. Speaking of, here's my PC:

Private Tristan Morris

Nationality: Welsh
Service Branch: Support Services
Specialty: Military Police http://orokos.com/roll/423402

Fitness: 8 http://orokos.com/roll/423359
Agility: 11 http://orokos.com/roll/423360
Constitution: 6 http://orokos.com/roll/423361
Stature: 9 http://orokos.com/roll/423362
Intelligence: 10 http://orokos.com/roll/423363
Education: 15 http://orokos.com/roll/423364
Total: 59

Strength: 8

Hit Capacity

Head: 6
Chest: 23
Abdomen: 15
Left Arm: 15
Right Arm: 15
Left Leg: 15
Right Leg: 15

Weight: 76 kg
Load: 23kg
Throw Range: 16m

Military Experience Base: 8
Time In Combat: 32 months http://orokos.com/roll/423367
Coolness Under Fire: 3 http://orokos.com/roll/423368

Rads: 23 http://orokos.com/roll/423370
Age: 30 http://orokos.com/roll/423371
Rank: Private http://orokos.com/roll/423372 http://orokos.com/roll/423373

Languages: English http://orokos.com/roll/423401

Skills:

Military Skill Points: 320
Education Skill Points: 300
Background Skill Points: 300

Body Combat BC0 + 20 (Base) + 40 (Specialty) + 10 (Education Points, 20 spent) = BC70
Combat Rifleman CRM0 + 20 (Base) + 20 (British Army) + 10 (Military Points, 10 spent) + 25 (Military Points, 50 spent) = CRM60
Forage FOR0 + 30 (Background Points, 60 spent) = FOR30
Geology GEO0 + 50 (Education Points, 50 spent) = GEO50
Gunsmith GS0 + 30 (Military Points, 30 spent) = GS30
Heavy Weapons HW0 + 10 (Base) + 10 (British Army) = HW20
Instruction INS0 + 50 (Education Points, 50 spent) = INS50
Interrogation INT0 + 50 (Military Points, 50 spent) + 10 (Military Points, 20 spent) = INT60
Melee Combat MC0 + 20 (Base) + 30 (Military Points, 30 spent) = MC50
Meteorology MET0 + 30 (Education Points, 30 spent) = MET30
Motorcycle MCY0 + 50 (Background Points, 25 spent) + 30 (Background Points, 30 spent) = MCY80
Mechanic MEC0 + 40 (Military Points, 40 spent) = MEC40
Mining Engineer MNE0 + 50 (Education Points, 50 spent) = MNE50
Mountaineering MTN0 + 50 (Background Points, 50 spent) = MTN50
Metallurgy MTL0 + 50 (Education Points, 50 spent) = MTL50
Lockpick LP0 + 40 (Background Points, 40 spent) = LP40
LNG(English)0 + 100 (Native) = LNG(English)100
LNG(German)0 + 50 (Education Points, 25 spent) = LNG(German)50
LNG(French)0 + 50 (Education Points, 25 spent) = LNG(French)50
LNG(Russian)0 + 50 (Background Points, 25 spent) = LNG(Russian)50
Recon RCN0 + 25 (Background Points, 50 spent) + 25 (Military Points, 50 spent) + 10 (Military Points, 40 spent) = RCN60
Swimming SWM0 + 20 (Base) + 20 (Background Points, 20 spent) = SWM40
Thrown Weapon TW0 + 20 (Base) = TW20
Wheeled Vehicle Driver WVD0 + 40 (Base) + 40 (Specialty) = WVD80

Base Hit Numbers:

CRM: Close 36, Medium 18, Long 6
HW: Close 12, Medium 6, Long 2

Body Combat Damage: 5+1d6

Equipment:

Initial Allowance: $8,000

Starting:
Fatigues
Combat Webbing
Rucksack
L1A1 (Personal Weapon)

Bought:
6 L1A1 Magazines ($42)
Case of 200 7.62 NATO ($200)
Bayonet ($20)
Case of 10 HEAT Rifle Grenades ($100)
Case of 10 WP Rifle Grenades ($100)
6 HC Smoke Grenades ($18)
Kevlar Flak Jacket ($800)
Ballistic Nylon Helmet ($100)
Flashlight ($20)
Shelter Half ($25)
Sleeping Bag ($50)
Parka ($150)
Gas Mask ($150)
Geiger Counter ($500)
Chemical Sniffer ($500)
Chemical Defense Suit ($1000)
4x Binoculars ($100)
2 km Hand Radio ($250)
Basic Tool Kit ($200)
Wheeled Vehicle Tools ($500)
Small Arms Tools ($200)
Lockpick Tools ($20)
Personal Medical Kit ($100)
Medium Still ($2500)
1.5 kW Generator ($200)
$155 in Gold

The starting L1A1 as a personal weapon was okayed by PinheadSlim, as was being an MP despite not quite meeting the 12 INT requirement. If this changes or if I got anything wrong I'll redo my guy, but I should have everything in order.

Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


I don't know what everyone else's plans are, but I'm going to say that Bryce was a thief looter black marketeer supply specialist for the 5th Army and has the bright idea of going into business for himself. I think it's flexible enough to fit in with other characters - got to make sure you stay supplied no matter where you're going.

I'm picking out my skills to focus on him being able to steal gear and find opportunities to sell it, with like, language and interrogation or something, forgery and disguise for big thefts, etc. I didn't see any kind of haggling skill - down to being able to talk it out?
I see a doctor has applied - great no matter what we're doing. Do we have anyone good at mechanics or gunsmithing, to make sure our merchandise survived falling off a truck? If not, that'd make a decent first quest - find and recruit a mechanic/gunsmith and deal with whatever (hilarious) issues they've got.

Forums Terrorist
Dec 8, 2011


I am mediocre at fixing things! Also, you can't start with skills higher than 80 unless they're native languages.

PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP


Sorry for the sporadic replies, real life craziness and all that.


Forums Terrorist posted:

I am mediocre at fixing things! Also, you can't start with skills higher than 80 unless they're native languages.



Forums Terrorist is correct, 80 is max starting!

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001



Pillbug

I made a discord if yall wanna chat about twilight and stuff. Easier than skype/steam, I believe: https://discord.gg/GbpWCPB

Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


I thought PST was everyone's native language? Certainly makes you way more persuasive!
Yeah, I edited it down. On the bright side it lets me diversify a bit. Into INT, which reminds me I need to leave Resources available to buy a .38 special revolver and a bullet.

Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


Alright, I'm good to go.
The only change I'm thinking about making is going back and changing the merch so I've got more of a haphazard mishmash of weapons, bost NATO and Pact. Not really that important, since they're for sale instead of use, but it kinda represents the complete breakdown in logistics.

PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP


Game thread coming soon, get ready for the bullets to start flying.

PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP


Game's up obviously, if your character isn't in the vehicle by the time others have begun then you'll be picked up later by the crew that's ready. Have fun!

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001



Pillbug

Link to thread: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...5444&perpage=40

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


I am slow and also kinda dumb, lemme finish my dude

****

Ezekiel "Zeke" White, hailing from the backwoods of Appalachia.

FIT 9
AGL 5
CON 10
STA 16
INT 7
EDU 5
TOT 52

Dumb as a post, slow, oddly doughy, but he can work for daaaaaaayyyyyyyys.

STR 13

Hit Capacity:
Head 10
Chest 39
All Others 26

Throw Range 26
Weight 104
Load 36

Military Experience Base: 10
Combat Time and Rads: 2#10d6 41 32
41 months in combat (wow!), 32 rads

Coolness Under Fire: 3

Age: 18

(an 18 year old who's seen 41 months of combat. Well, he's a big boy, he probably lied about his age to join the service)

Army and Nationality: U.S. Army

Native Languages: English

Officer: No

Rank Number: 3

Rank: Sergeant. "Don' call me sir, boy, ah work f'r a livin'"

Specialty: Infantryman

Specialty benefits: CRM 20, HW 20

Skill Points:
Military (MEB*40): 400
Education (EDU*20): 100
Background: 300

Skills!
CRM (Combat Rifleman) 80
MC (Melee Combat) 60
BC (Body Combat) 60
WVD (Wheeled Vehicle Driver) 60
TW (Thrown Weapon) 80
SWM (Swimming) 60
HW (Heavy Weapons) 20
FRM (Farming) 80
FSH (Fishing) 80
EQ (Equestrian) 60
FOR (Forage) 80
RCN (Recon) 80
PST (pistol) 80
HB (Hunting Bow) 60
BiO (Biology) 40

Body Combat Damage: 1+1d6 (I... I think?)

Base Hit Numbers (Close, Med, Long)
CRM 48,24,8
PST 48,24,8
HW 12,6,2
LCG 00,00,00
HB 36,18,6

Equipment Purchase Allowance (500*Time): 20500

Longbow (300)
--144 arrows (400)
.45 Automatic Pistol (100)
--case of 300 bullets (63)
--3 7-round magazines (21)
M16A2 (400)
--2 cases of bullets, 560 total (200)
--4 20-round magazines (80)
--Bayonet (20)
.22 Bolt Action Rifle (150)
--case of 1600 bullets (225)
Knife (5)
Hatchet (20)
Case of 30 Fragmentation Grenades (100)
Case of 16 CHEM (HC Smoke) Grenades (40)
Horse (broken) (1000)
Basic Tool Kit (200)
Small Arms Tool Kit (200)
4X Binoculars (100)
Kevlar Flak Jacket (800)
Ballistic Nylon Helmet (100)
2 sets fatigues (100)
Rucksack (20)
Flashlight (20)
Combat Webbing (10)
Sleeping Bag (50)
Thermal Fatigues (100)
Parka (150)
4-man tent (100)
Horse Tack (50)
Pack Saddle (40)


...that comes out to 5164, leaving another 15336 to spend (holy poo poo). I'll probably pick up some more animals and such but I'm going to hold off for a little bit until I get some feedback, I hope that's okay; I'm just looking at that number and boggling.

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001



Pillbug

Nah, PinheadSlim houseruled the starting monies:


PinheadSlim posted:

I will also be limiting the starting resources of the players as I always thought it was a little ludicrous how much wealth the game assumed the players had as opposed to literally anyone else.

I mean, one player can theoretically start out with the resources needed to defend, feed, and equip a small village. I'm sorry if that appeals to more of you, but I'd like the beginning of the campaign to be a little tougher than that

The new rate is 250xTIME, or 500xTIME if you're an officer.

So 41 months*250 is 10250, which is still a hell of a a lot. Buy all the guns man.

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


Mustache Ride posted:

Nah, PinheadSlim houseruled the starting monies:


So 41 months*250 is 10250, which is still a hell of a a lot. Buy all the guns man.

Oh good, only 5086 left to spend.

Current plan is "some more guns, another horse and tack, maybe a mule" but I'm still gonna give it a little bit for more feedback, I think.



Also, if it's not entirely obvious, Zeke is built to survive in the woods. Hunting, fishing, farming, bows. The life of a caveman is really not going to bother him. This is my attempt to balance out the fact that he probably reads at a fourth-grade level and speaks exactly zero local languages.

Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


Any chance Leblanc found some Soviet supply dumps while he was scouting for the 5th? Or set up on his own for NATO's planned push, like by theft or using forgery to mess with Soviets orders? Does he know any bandits partisans in that area?

minidracula
Dec 22, 2007

boo woo boo

I'm behind on character creation, but will try to get one done by end of day tomorrow (err, today; I'm in PST, and time of post is 1:25 AM).

PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

EVEN IN DEATH I STILL WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP


Rockopolis posted:

Any chance Leblanc found some Soviet supply dumps while he was scouting for the 5th? Or set up on his own for NATO's planned push, like by theft or using forgery to mess with Soviets orders? Does he know any bandits partisans in that area?

Sent you something for this



DivineCoffeeBinge posted:

Also, if it's not entirely obvious, Zeke is built to survive in the woods. Hunting, fishing, farming, bows. The life of a caveman is really not going to bother him. This is my attempt to balance out the fact that he probably reads at a fourth-grade level and speaks exactly zero local languages.

I like it, it's like all the skills he acquired just from growing up in a rural area and playing outside.

As for money, I recommend buying some anti-tank weapons. Not that I'm planning anything involving a lot of tanks it's just the kind of thing you'll really want when you need it.

Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


PinheadSlim posted:

Sent you something for this
Got it, thanks. Going to be handy when we're not in immediate danger of exploding.

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001



Pillbug

It looks like orokos is down, otherwise I'd add in the 2 WVD checks.

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


Man, I hope this one didn't die already, that would be depressing.

Forums Terrorist
Dec 8, 2011


I was in Ireland for the weekend, been meaning to post.

But yes I hope the others still care

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001



Pillbug

I'm still around.

DivineCoffeeBinge
Mar 3, 2011

Spider-Man's Amazing Construction Company


Forums Terrorist posted:

I was in Ireland for the weekend, been meaning to post.

But yes I hope the others still care

PbP games need the occasional kick in the rear end, in my experience; especially if they fall off the first page of someone's bookmarked threads it can be hard to keep momentum. Thus, the occasional "hey is everyone still around" post helps, I find.

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Rockopolis
Dec 21, 2012

I MAKE FUN OF QUEER STORYGAMES BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CRY

I can't understand these kinds of games, and not getting it bugs me almost as much as me being weird


Sorry, busy over the weekend.

OOC, do you guys have a vote on what to do? As much as I lean towards trying to sneak by because the idea of picking a fight in a city swarming with Soviets sounds crazy, my dude is awfully greedy.
Besides, it's something to do.

Are there any rules for suppressors in this version?

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