Spend my days pitching woo to you

“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.


  1. I think you’d be very aware of an alligator if it approached you, fo’ sho’.

    Not that we have any in England (apart from in zoos). A wasp got into my home yesterday, so that has been the biggest threat to my life recently.

  2. You’d be surprised how many people get alligators and crocodiles mixed up. So when they see an alligator, they think “oh, it’s just a crocodile, I don’t have to worry”. They’re so surprised when the alligator eats them. It makes for hilarious youtube videos too!

  3. Yeah, I’m still waiting on a kickstarter I backed in 2021 that had an “estimated” delivery of May 2022. I guess once you have 1.3 million in your pocket you don’t really care how fast you fulfill your lies. Or better yet, you continue to make NEW kickstarters and NOT fulfill those either. I’m steering towards things like backerkit now, and leaving kickstarter in the trash where it belongs.

    I once watched a dude flip an alligator on it’s back, and I guess that knocks them out. I’m pretty sure I’d have to be in a real bad situation to try that out.

  4. Pretty sure the first seasons of Sunny had budgets of a few thousand dollars, so it’d be an easy Kickstarter. A nude episode also sounds like something they would do, if they could get away with it.

    Man, I kind of want this to happen now…

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