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 Post subject: [2300AD] The Game
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:41 pm 
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As players of the 2300AD RPG know, the game universe is the same as that of Twilight: 2000, only 300 years in the future.

The intervening 300 years was developed by the staff of GDW in 1985-86 through a macro-political game ("The Game") where players each took the role of several countries, playing them in decade-long turns.

The rules to The Game can be found on the web, but whatever happened to the map in the years since then?

I created The Game page to answer that question with exclusive recollections and photos from GDW alumnus Dave Nilsen.

[edit: Alumnus, not alumni]


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 Post subject: Re: [2300AD] The Game
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Thanks for posting this! I hadn't known that the rules for The Game had been distributed.

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 Post subject: Re: [2300AD] The Game
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:53 am 
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The rules were passed out as a goodie at the summer cons, I think in 1988. They were the initial rules plus some tables and sample counters, I think. But since the game evolved over the 30-60 turns of play, they wouldn't really get you all the way through. The map was modified with additional information over the course of the game, and tantalum came later.


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 Post subject: Re: [2300AD] The Game
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:32 am 
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That's pretty awesome... the board looks vaguely reminiscent of the board of Twilight Struggle (most likely because they're doing similar things). Thanks for posting it!

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 Post subject: Re: [2300AD] The Game
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Very happy to have that page up! We have to save our gaming history.


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 Post subject: Re: [2300AD] The Game
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:30 pm 
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What I think is interesting is that looking at the current layout and the "final" layout in 2300AD, you can see who did better and who did worse in The Game...

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