Category Archives: In-Character

Micro 2K

Today I released Micro2K – a distillation of the Step Dice Year Zero Engine as used in Twilight 2000 and Blade Runner. You can nab it here for nothing! It’s complete enough to be used with things like Twilight Tangents … Continue reading

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Watchtower SF: August 4th

Bergs in the Bay! San Francisco Chronicle Meteorologists were shocked today when a massive iceberg several miles long appeared off the coast of Marin County, seemingly on a collision course for the Golden Gate Bridge! “This iceberg cannot be a … Continue reading

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Watchtower SF: some recent headlines

Whyte Buys Watchtower SF San Francisco Chronicle, July 1st 2022 Jack Whyte, exotic and indestructible billionaire, adds Watchtower SF to his stable of Watchtower franchises. This brings his franchise total to four, starting in 2013 with the NYC franchise, and … Continue reading

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T2000: Andriy and Alexei

Andriy turned the key in the ignition and the engine spluttered into life. …. Four days earlier they’d been slogging along the road, close to Srem. Both of them were so bearlike they could be mistaken for brothers, but while … Continue reading

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T2000: W+35 (Flashback)

My situation is that I’m on the outskirts of Prague and I’m separated from my unit; perhaps they were all destroyed. I had to be careful, there was definitely a French unit around and some Americans. I stole a ragged … Continue reading

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T2000: W+50

Necessity is the mother of invention. Yesterday I caught a rabbit with a snare I made from a bit of wire. I hid in the foot of a hedgerow and pulled the corpse from the wire. The rabbit had tried … Continue reading

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T2000: W+44

It’s all gone to shit. It did get worse. Two days after the Colonel died, I woke from a nightmare to find Monk and Doc packing up their gear. They said they were going and they didn’t want me to … Continue reading

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T2000: W+36

You ever get the feeling that things are about to get worse? As luck and dumb fate would have it, we weren’t able to escape the area as quickly as we hoped. A puncture on the UAZ and an alignment … Continue reading

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T2000: W+35

I still have my shopping list. We didn’t make it to Prague. The forests here are a little threadbare. I think they might have taken some shelling but everything just looked unhealthy. Along an old road weaving through a forest … Continue reading

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T2000: W+27

According to the Colonel, strong sergeants make strong soldiers. I can believe that. Our CSM was a soldiers soldier. You cut him open and he bled red, white and blue. He was just as you read about – moral, principled, … Continue reading

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T2000: W+26

Monk is a strange fish. He doesn’t talk much, isn’t prone to fits of emotion but it’s plain to me that he’s suffering, you can see it in his eyes. When I think about it; we are all a bit … Continue reading

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T2000: W+24

Progress has been slow. Monk warned us that running two vehicles was guzzling our gas so with great reluctance we siphoned off everything from the tank in “Dale” and filled up “Chip”. We covered Dale with branches and dirt and … Continue reading

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T2000: W+22

The little things in life make a big difference. We’d just crossed into Germany and pulled into a town called Görlitz. It’s beautiful, even now with the smoke blackened towers and the burning fields. We were flagged down by a … Continue reading

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T2000: W+12

I remember just after I finished Basic, I was late for Guard duty and the SM thought I should work it off in the kitchens. I spent days peeling potatoes, mopping floors and washing dishes. My hands were constantly wet … Continue reading

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T2000: W+10

W+10 No. That is not the sunrise. We’d been near the town of Luban, not far drom the German border for a few days and was beginning to feel a little more human. The people of the town had given … Continue reading

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T2000: W+9

After the fire raged through, we took the UAZ through a small town land on the outskirts of Warsaw. The bushes and trees and grass were still burning. I saw a dog, it’s back on fire, screaming as it ran … Continue reading

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T2000: W+8

I woke at 7 am and padded into the shower. Hot water. Soap. Clean towel. Breakfast. Coffee. I heard a voice calling me. I knew it was the Colonel. And I was back to my foxhole. So, again, woke. It’s … Continue reading

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T2000: W Day

The silence is deafening. We were shelled last night. I could hear the pum-pum of guns and the blasts as they landed near. My ears bled from the pressure waves and even those blasts I couldn’t hear, I could feel … Continue reading

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The Laundry is here

On Thursday I received ‘The Laundry‘ in the post. The announcement came back in March so I was really excited to get the book in the post this week. I have now spent a few hours reading it (all but … Continue reading

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WatchTower New England – Episode 2

Sunday March 17, 2002 (St. Patrick’s Day) From the log of Karl Maclean, WTNE Controller 8am: New recruits have lasted 24 hours without injury or fatality. Void seems to have settled into a leadership role, and may make a decent … Continue reading

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