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Twilight: 2000 News

Twilight: 2000Fria Ligan (a.k.a. Free League) known for the Tales from the Loop RPG and other games will publish a new edition of Twilight: 2000.

The rules will keep the original setting in Poland and will also add a new alternative setting in Sweden.

When I saw this proposal to revisit the Twilight universe, I signed on immediately. Marc Miller

More information here.

You can now also download a Twilight: 2000 fanzine for free.
It is called You’re On Your Own.
Issue No. 1 and Issue No. 2

Dune – House Corrino

I first read Dune in 1984. I liked it a lot and later read and enjoyed the five sequels.

I love the way the noble houses are described in the original books. I love how well Dune/Arrakis is described. When I read Dune and the following novels by Frank Herbert I could see where the ideas for the nobles in Traveller has got (some of) its inspiration from.

Now I have read the last one of the Prelude to Dune trilogy prequels, called House Corrino by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. This was an interesting book written in the same style as Frank Herbert’s Dune novels. This book focuses a lot on the Tleilaxu occupied world of Ix, where the Tleilaxu is trying to produce synthetic spice for the Emperor (from House Corrino). It is an interesting book, but I think that the other two prequels, House Harkonnen and House Atreides were better.

Arrakis - Dune

Original image from wikimedia. License Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Intercept space combat

Intercept space combat is a combat system for spaceships. It is designed by Anders Backman. The rules uses vector movement, blind moves and you can use Traveller starships.

Yesterday, Anders demonstrated the game for me and Mike. Anders then helped us with the rules in a small game where Mike used a Free Trader and I used a Far Trader. It was a great game, and I would recommend these rules if you want to play small space battles in great detail.

Intercept Space Combat

You can read more about Intercept at the Vector movement blog. There you can also download the rule for free.