“Now the trumpet summons us again, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle…”
– John F. Kennedy
I started playing Twilight Struggle online a while back. I enjoy it. That’s why I keep doing it!
I had a brilliant idea today that is going to make me super rich. Why not combine a two-player game simulating the forty-five-year dance of intrigue, prestige, and occasional flares of warfare between the Soviet Union and the United States with a tabletop role-playing game created by Mark Rein-Hagen and released in 1991 by White Wolf Publishing as the first of several Storyteller System games for its World of Darkness setting line.
That’s right I’m talking about making a version of Twilight Struggle that instead of the cold war is about the shadow war of the Sabbat and the Camarilla from Vampire the Masquerade. Instead of the China card you have the Anarch Free States card. The game practically designs itself!
Twilight Struggle has been called “the best board game on the planet”, vampire has been called “potent and even passionate role-playing experience” if they don’t deserve to be mashed together into an unholy abomination I don’t know what does!
I don’t know who to pitch this lucrative idea to, but I have it documented here so it’s mine and I’ll soon be rich!
In other news today is alligator awareness day. Be aware of alligators!
In other other news I think I have to admit that at this point I have finally been scammed by a Kickstarter. What makes it odd is that I supported 5 other campaigns this guy did and they were all cool. Maybe he didn’t scam me, maybe he died. People die. Very occasionally by gator.
I think once streaming implodes crowdfunding is going to be the only way things happen. You want a new season of Partly Sunny in San Fransisco you have to fork over the cash up front for the production costs. At the highest backer level you get to be on the show. At the second highest you get to write one episode. Early supporters will get a bonus episode where everyone is nude.