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Subject: A variant for Twilight Struggle rss

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Emmanuel KERN
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Hi everybody,

We have been working on a TS variant for 8 months now. It has been playtested a few times and was a thrilling experience !

We called this variant the “French Variant”, or FV. This is not an official GMT variant, and GMT provides no official or unofficial endorsement of this variant.

Basically, the FV introduces new mechanisms and Phases to the original game, and 104 new events cards. The 2 new Phases, which were designed not to alter the core gameplay, are :
-A Discard Phase
-A Closing Phase (similar to the Headline Phase)

We also introduced a Special AR4.

We amended the rules in order to introduce those new functionalities and concepts, which allow to keep the game pace while playing those new events along with the original events. In order to let every event happen with significant probability, we introduced some “chaining” feature between the cards.

Please refer to the English language version to find
-the whole set of cards, original and new FV cards, in “print-and-play” mode. Note that for the purpose of the FV, some of the original events cards were slightly updated (this is why you need this set in order to play the FV) ;
-the FV instructions (“how to play Twilight Struggle using the French Variant”). For those who wish, we could directly send a file with the original GMT rules and the FV additions (we have permission for this from GMT). Please ask and send your email address ;
-a player aid for the “chaining” feature, showing how the cards are linked one to another (this is just for the sake of clarity, because this information is printed on each card so that you don’t really have to care about it).

We hope you will like it and have fun, with all due respect to the original TS ! Don't hesitate to comment !

PS : pour les joueurs francophones, la version française des trois documents (cartes, instructions, aide de jeu plus règles originales complètes amendées sur demande) est également postée. Bon jeu !


Emmanuel Kern and Aurélien Violon

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One small typo on the card "The hunt for red october": "is"-->"his" (4th line).

Another one: "Gladio scandal": "looses"-->"loses" (7th line).
 
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Emmanuel KERN
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Thanks for reading ! An updated (corrected) file has been posted

Emmanuel
 
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David Benito Richards
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Hi! This looks very interesting.
Please Geekmail me the English version of the rules.
Thanks!
 
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Emmanuel KERN
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Done !
 
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