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GM
 GM, 7 posts
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 06:56
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OOC Thread. Post anything here.
GM
 GM, 8 posts
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 07:06
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In reply to GM (msg # 1):

We need a decent map of China we can add icons to. If anyone has a link, let me know.

Robert
Mikhail Vladimirovich Petrov
 player, 1 post
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 18:47
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Google maps will let you do that.

You need a Gmail account first, so if you don't have one you'll need to create one

After that, follow these steps

https://support.google.com/mymaps/answer/3024454?hl=en

The Next Steps at the bottom goes through how to add icons

Note when sharing you have to change it from private - best option is Anyone with the link, then anyone who has the url will be able to view it.

Below is a link for a test one I just did with an icon added for an objective in Beijing.

https://drive.google.com/open?...6Vjs&usp=sharing

This message was last edited by the player at 18:50, Sun 24 July 2016.

Evgeny Sergeyevich Zhukov
 player, 1 post
Sun 24 Jul 2016
at 19:20
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Objective Rasputin.. that's hilarious.  And now a little mood music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvDMlk3kSYg
GM
 GM, 9 posts
Mon 25 Jul 2016
at 03:15
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In reply to Evgeny Sergeyevich Zhukov (msg # 4):

Zhukov that was damn near unwatchable. Where on Earth did you dig that up?
GM
 GM, 10 posts
Mon 25 Jul 2016
at 09:54
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Mikhail Vladimirovich Petrov:
Google maps will let you do that.

You need a Gmail account first, so if you don't have one you'll need to create one

After that, follow these steps

https://support.google.com/mymaps/answer/3024454?hl=en

The Next Steps at the bottom goes through how to add icons

Note when sharing you have to change it from private - best option is Anyone with the link, then anyone who has the url will be able to view it.

Below is a link for a test one I just did with an icon added for an objective in Beijing.

https://drive.google.com/open?...6Vjs&usp=sharing


Thanks for the help Petrov. There's a test map under the map post.
Vasilij Shalvovitch Italmaz
 player, 1 post
 Georgian
Thu 28 Jul 2016
at 03:02
Re: OOC Thread
In reply to GM (msg # 6):

Hello GM,

The map is currently restricted.

It needs to be set so that anyone with that link can view it.

To get in the mood, if everyone hasn't seen the following movie I urge you to do so!

It is called "The Beast" or "The Beast of War". It's about a Soviet tank crew that is lost and being hunted by Mujaheddin in the mountains of Afghanistan. Very talky for what I thought was going to be an action movie, but it was adapted (or all things) from a stage play. Released almost straight to video in 1988 and starring Jason Patric, George Dzundza and Stephen Baldwin.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094716/

"Out of commission, become a pillbox. Out of ammo, become a bunker. Out of time, become heroes."

Tony

This message was last edited by the player at 03:03, Thu 28 July 2016.

Vasilij Shalvovitch Italmaz
 player, 2 posts
 Georgian
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 08:53
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Hello group,

A few voluntary name guidelines for Russians and associated ethnicities.

As a suggestion, Russian and Ukrainian PCs should really have a middle name, a "patronymic". As our PCs are related in a "professional" sense we would normally call each other by first name and patronymic (at least for Russians and "Russified" ethnicities). Ie. Evgeny Sergeyevich, Mikhail Vladimirovich, Vasilij Shalvovitch.

quote:
"Russians rarely have second names, and all, with no exceptions, have patronymics. Patronymics are based on the fatherís name and follow after the first name. For example, my fatherís name is Anatoliy. I am Evgeniya Anatoliyevna, where Eugenia (let me spell it this way) is the first name and Anatoliyevna is the patronymic."

Patronymics formation

For men, Russian patronymics have the endings:

-ovich when fatherís name ends with a non-palatal consonant (Russian consonants may be palatal and non-palatal): Oleg → Olegovich
-evich when fatherís name ends with a palatal consonant: Dmitriy → Dmitriyevich
-ich when fatherís name ends with a vowel: Foma → Fomich

For women, patronymics have the endings:

-ovna when fatherís name ends with a non-palatal consonant: Gleb → Glebovna
-evna when fatherís name ends with a palatal consonant: Aleksey → Alekseyevna
-ichna when fatherís name ends with a vowel: Nikita → Nikitichna.


http://learningrussian.net/russiannames/

If our PCs were friends we would use first names (or especially) diminutives, eg. Mikhail = "Misha", Evgeny = "Zhenya", Vasiliy = "Vasya", Gennadiy = "Gena", etc. If we were close buddies we'd use affectionate nicknames. Eg. Mikhail = Misha = "Mishka", Vasiliy = Vasya = "Vaska". I believe Sonya would be "Sofyushka" if genuinely affectionate or "Sofka" if we wanted to be rude or insulting.

http://www.oocities.org/graf_de_la_fer/names.html

http://www.russian-language-fo...ssian-nicknames.html

The suffix "-enko" indicate a Ukrainian name and also means "son of". (In a memorable passage in the book Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith, a friend of the protagonist, "Arkady Renko", explains that as this name is a suffix without a subject it can be interpreted as "son of no one".) While a name ending in "-enko" is usually Ukrainian (or of Ukrainian origin) not all Ukrainian names use this suffix. For example, my mother's family was from the western part of pre-Revolution Ukraine between Lviv and Kyiv, and their name was "Wyrcimaga". Other names in my family include Klochko and Mykhalyuk.

The suffix "-vili" is very, very common for Georgians. Again, not all Georgians have it but when you see it it's a dead giveaway.

Ukrainian (etc.) names also have patronymics. Georgians may or may not.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patronymic

I would urge players with Russian/Ukrainian PCs (male and female) to consider adding a patronymic. Georgians, it's up to you! This is not to pressure my fellow players in any way but in the spirit of embracing our Russian or Eastern European identities and making them seem authentic.

Tony

P.S. White my mother's family is Ukrainian, my father's family is Italian. Nevertheless, if I were to have a "Russified" name with patronymic it would probably be either Anton Antonovitch or Anton Ninoich (as I am named after my father, who goes by Nino but not Tony).
Vladimir Mudragel
 player, 2 posts
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 16:32
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In reply to Vasilij Shalvovitch Italmaz (msg # 8):

I had a friend in college who was Ukrainian so I just used his name.
Vasilij Shalvovitch Italmaz
 player, 3 posts
 Georgian
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 22:03
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In reply to Vladimir Mudragel (msg # 9):

There's nothing wrong with that! What is your character's father's name? That will be his patronymic.

If he is ethnically Russian then the patronymic would follow that pattern (-ovitch, -evitch, -ich). If he is ethnically Ukrainian then it would be a similar pattern but spelled a little differently (-ovych, -yovych, ilich).

At some point some players that are unit commanders going to probably want to come up with names for subordinates or other NPCs under our PCs' commands (assuming the GM doesn't do it for us). Following is a fairly good random name generator for a wide variety of ethnic groups:

http://www.behindthename.com/random/

Tony

This message was last edited by the player at 22:06, Sun 31 July 2016.

Sonya Renko
 player, 3 posts
 Shoot them all,
 none shall pass
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 23:31
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Thank you for Russian 101.  I see Sonia as being Tatar, Mongolian ...  Several lines of Russian fathers.
GM
 GM, 11 posts
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 03:04
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In reply to Sonya Renko (msg # 11):

Due to a death in the family this game is cancelled until further notice.
Vasilij Shalvovitch Italmaz
 player, 4 posts
 Georgian
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 04:14
Re: OOC Thread
In reply to GM (msg # 12):

That is very sad to hear.

You have my deepest sympathies. I guess there's not a lot we can do to help, but we can all certainly understand if you don't need something else to worry about in this time.

Please take care of yourself and your family, we all wish you the best and thank you for giving us this opportunity.

Tony
Gennady Vorobyov
 player, 2 posts
 1st Lieutenant
 BMP-2 Commander
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 10:32
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My condolences on your loss. Real life is always more important than this. Will be praying for you and your family.
Mikhail Vladimirovich Petrov
 player, 3 posts
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 10:53
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I'm sorry to hear of your loss.
Sonya Renko
 player, 4 posts
 Shoot them all,
 none shall pass
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 01:24
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That's a harsh one to take, been there myself.  I left gaming for several months afterwards.    My sincere condolences to you.

I mean no disrespect for our GM here.  To the others, would someone else want to run a 'pick-up' T-2000 game while we wait ??  That would allows us some time to get used to the system until our GM's return.  It's been decades since I last did this.
Vasilij Shalvovitch Italmaz
 player, 5 posts
 Georgian
Tue 2 Aug 2016
at 03:23
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In reply to Sonya Renko (msg # 16):

If someone wanted to help out they could be made a co-GM (if the GM wishes).

Unfortunately, I just can't take on another game! I'm running 5 myself already (including another Twilight 2000 game), with another as co-GM.

Tony
Sonya Renko
 player, 5 posts
 Shoot them all,
 none shall pass
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 00:34
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I really can't either at this time.  OK to watch yours ??
Vasilij Shalvovitch Italmaz
 player, 6 posts
 Georgian
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 19:19
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In reply to Sonya Renko (msg # 18):

Very sorry for the late response!

Certainly. As well, if it looks like this game is (unfortunately) kaput, players are welcome to join my game. I think it would be ok to submit the same characters. The setting is v2.2 British Columbia, circa 2001, and there is an amnesty for WP troops that many have taken up. Or else there are dropped PCs and NPCs available. The rules set is T2013 (again, background is v2.2).

link to another game

Tony
Evgeny Sergeyevich Zhukov
 player, 3 posts
 Kapitan, Alpha CO
Thu 10 May 2018
at 19:23
Re: OOC Thread
Damn, I never got to use my Cossack Saber.  That would have been kewl...
Vasilij Shalvovitch Italmaz
 player, 7 posts
 Georgian
Thu 10 May 2018
at 20:42
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In reply to Evgeny Sergeyevich Zhukov (msg # 20):

Is too bad, tovarish.

My own T2K game is on hiatus but everyone involved wants to restart in the medium-near future. Why don't you shoot me an RTJ with this PC so I keep you in mind! (See above.)

Tony