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calico_jack73 January 5th, 2005 09:43 AM

There hasn't exactly been any kind of news about Twilight on QLI's website for some time. The last update I saw was in the press release and that was in 2003. Here we are in 2005 and it'd be nice to know if the whole project was even still a go or if it had been axed.

montanakennedy January 20th, 2005 03:06 PM

I thought I saw a post here from Craig or someone else recently mentioning the delay and that work is ongoing and was slated for this year or next...

As someone else who is in the middle of a large writing project I sympathize...

"I hate writing. I love having written." - attributed to Dorothy Parker (and others)

Dave

imported_Sgt_Biggles January 23rd, 2005 11:07 PM

Greetings All,

Currently I am crunching the numbers in order to create the vehicle and weapons lists. The project continues to move forward, although slowly, I am picking up speed once again.

Hang in there folks. We are not down and out yet!

Craig

BetterThanLife January 24th, 2005 02:07 AM

Craig,
Since I have some knowledge of military equipment and tactics, from both sides of the "war" (9 years Active Duty HUMINT specialist, Soviet/Eastern Europe expert, 2 years Guard same MOS, 3 years, Guard, 11B.) is there anything I can do to help?

imported_Sgt_Biggles January 24th, 2005 06:01 AM

Thanks. Refer to the PM I sent you.

Craig

PBI January 24th, 2005 08:16 AM

Will the basic kit lists and chargen profiles look like the original, or will they be more accurate this time?

imported_Sgt_Biggles January 24th, 2005 11:50 PM

Character Generation will be fairly open. As a player you will have access to many of the skills and feats, so it will be up to you. The character classes cover Army, Navy, Air Force & Marines. Special Operations classes are in limbo. They may stand as basic classes, since many of the SF career fields can be entered at enlistment. On the other hand, to become truly skilled in Spec Ops takes time, so they may end up as Prestige classes. This is where I am leaning at present, although I originally wrote them in as starting classes.

For the civilian side there is the Professional, Crafter and Emergency Services careers.

The basic skills and feats relate to modern day recruiting standards more so than the original game.

Kits are also open ended. After 5 years of fighting the Twilight War, most soldiers are outfitted significantly different than pre-war standards. Each character will get some basic gear, nothing fancy, and will have the opportunity to acquire additional equipment through the mustering out process. There is a lot of player choice surrounding the creation process.

Hope this helps.

Craig

BetterThanLife January 25th, 2005 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by PBI:
Will the basic kit lists and chargen profiles look like the original, or will they be more accurate this time?
I found the basic kits were fairly accurate. Especially based on what was actually carried vs. what was issued. Some things tend to get "mislaid" with no attempt to replace it, other things tend to get held on to no matter what else is available to replace it.

PBI January 25th, 2005 08:04 AM

I should have clarified myself, so, apologies [img]smile.gif[/img]

I was actually referring to the non-US militaries when I asked about kit lists and chargen. The kit list in 2.0 for Canada, for example, had some rather glaring errors, as did the basic skill list. It was no big deal for me, since I was able to correct the errors based on my own knowledge, but I still felt somewhat irked that a game that seemed so well-researched fell down once it delved into non-US areas.

Yes, I know why (or I think I know why) that happened, that the game was designed by and for a primarily US market, but still ;)

kaladorn January 25th, 2005 01:05 PM

Good point PBI. I found the same thing, though mind you I did my time in the primary infantry reserve in the Great White North in 87-88 time frame.

Certainly, with CotI, there exists a broad spectrum resource from which to draw for kit lists and the like for foreign military forces (ie non-US), so all that is required is a solicitation for information.

As to SF, they're a bit tricky. Different forces have very different issues. I have a friend just retired from 5th SF, but I spent a bunch of years in the airborne first. I know a former SAS Sgt, but in order to get into SAS, he had to try out repeatedly. I know of people that went into our JTF2 from other regular forces. I know a US Ranger who explained to me a little abouthow they trained and recruited. Different SF units (and probably different militaries) have very different ways of populating their force - some are available right after enlistment, others only after you have sufficient field experience. This also applies to some MOS (Royal Marine Commando Sniper for instance).


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