It’s no secret that Twilight 2000 has been my main RPG for the past couple of years. I’ve been writing session recaps at my other blog.

So just imagine my delight when a really nice set showed up in the shop. I got my camera out and snapped photos of the components. There is a LOT of gaming goodness in there.

 


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Twilight: 2000 (1st edition)
1984 … Frank Chadwick … GDW 500 … ISBN 0943580501

The characters are survivors of the US 5th Infantry Division, broken and scattered to the four winds in Poland. They are alone, in a land foreign now even to its natives, hundreds of kilometers away from nominally friendly territory. Even now, Soviet commanders are hunting for stragglers, expecting them to head west to Germany. What do you do? Where do you go? It’s a harsh world, requiring brains as well as firepower.

Twilight 2000 at our Reference Site

Twilight 2000 items in stock at our Sales Site

Twilight 2000 PDFs for sale at DriveThruRPG

 


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Here, and throughout the books, GDW was ahead of their time. In 1984, they envisioned the US Army with women assigned infantry MOS by 2000.

 

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Contents sheet

 

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M1 MBT (foreground) & LAV-75 (background)

 

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The Encounters section illustration depicts an imminent encounter. Steve Venters is credited with the art, inside and out.

 

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Referee’s Manual – Table of Contents

 

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Play Manual – Table of Contents

 

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Referee’s Charts

 

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Players’ Charts

 

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Equipment List

 

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Price List

 

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Beginning Adventure: Escape From Kalisz

 

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Adventure Handout: Escape From Kalisz

 

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Intelligence Briefing

 

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Campaign Map (Poland)

 

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Character Generation Worksheet. Don’t let the math scare you; it’s not difficult!

 

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Character Record Sheet

 

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You can date your set by the Errata sheet. See my Reference page for other errata dates.

 

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The Price List was a surprise, and also helps to bracket the printing date of this particular set. The orange blob is a fluorescent D10.

 

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See Also: FROM POLAND TO AMERICA: OUR CLASSIC TWILIGHT 2000 RPG CAMPAIGN
Session summaries and game play mechanics with Maks and crew after World War III.

Classic GDW RPGs on CD-ROM: Traveller, Twilight 2000, 2300AD, Dark Conspiracy, and more

Armoured Trains: An Illustrated Encyclopedia 1825-2016

Challenge Magazine #25: The “First” Issue

Recon: The Roleplaying Game of the Viet Nam War (1982)

Year of the Phoenix – Catch your players unawares

Aftermath RPG box set – early Phoenix Games edition

Minion Hunter: The Dark Conspiracy Boardgame (1992)