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ad was originally published in by Game Designer’s Workshop. . are direct copies of the alien species traits in the core rulebook. What you get: Your USD 49,99 or GBP 29,99 buys you the page, hardcover version of AD Core Rulebook Revised, a campaign. From Publishers web site AD games range from interstellar exploration and interstellar war, down to the gritty streets and the mega-cities of the human.

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At the end of the 20th century, a global thermonuclear war took place between the United States, China, the U. This is the same “Twilight War” that is depicted in the role-playing game Twilight: 230ad the intervening three centuries, mankind has rebuilt and returned to space.

A practical means of faster-than-light FTL travel has been discovered, leading to the exploration and eventual colonization of interstellar planets. The post- Westphalian nation-state remains dominant, and most space colonies are considered the territories of various nations back on Earth.

The dominant power, both on Earth and in space, is the Third French Empire, which escaped the nuclear war relatively unscathed by abandoning its NATO allies at the start of the war, and thus had a head start in the technology race.

Competing powers include Great BritainManchuriaGermanyand an alliance of America and Australiaall of which control certain extrasolar planets themselves. The Kafers are the most humanoid of the alien species; unfortunately their history and biology means that war between the Kafer and mankind is inevitable; in the Kafer start an invasion of human space that will be costly to both attackers and defenders and serves as one of the major dramatic events of the game line.


A faster than light device called the Stutterwarp Drive allows mankind to colonize other solar systems. Ships can usually reach about 3.

Because ships need to reach a world within this distance, the effect of this limitation is the creation of lanes along which travel and commerce are conducted and along which wars 2300ac fought.

There are three major lanes through known space, called Arms, named after the rilebook which dominate them thus the French Arm, The American Arm and the Chinese Arm. It is still early in mankind’s expansion into space, thus exploration has reached little beyond light years from Earth.

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Overall, the technological level of AD is not terribly more advanced than the modern day. What is depicted 2300ar or updates currently used technology, with occasional instances of breakthroughs predicted by modern science. For example, most personal combat is still conducted with guns firing chemically projected slugs even though energy weapons do exist.

The background history of AD is corr continuation of the nuclear war depicted in the Twilight role-playing game by the same company.

2300AD Core Rulebook (Revised), hardback campaign setting for Mongoose Traveller

A custom strategy game called “The Great Game” was used by the authors to develop the background history for AD. The game has some very obvious influences. In various supplements and adventures one can find characters, situations and equipment which were clearly modelled on items rlebook popular science fiction movies and novels. Guns and the power loader from the movie Aliens and a buggy from Silent Runningfor example.


The alien Kafer bugs could be seen as loosely modelled after the Bugs of Heinlein ‘s Starship Troopers. The game also includes several types of powered armor combat suits quite similar to those of the Mobile Infantry of the same novel.

References to such works as Neuromancer or Blade Runner inevitablely appear. Retrieved from ” http: Pages with broken file links.

2300AD Core Rulebook Revised

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