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T2000 v2 Rooks Gambit


The long-awaited return to the war-torn world of Twilight 2000.

After three years of bloody stalemate on the battlefields of Europe, the United States Army stands poised to return home. An ad hoc evacuation fleet has been assembled in Bremerhaven, Germany, and U.S. forces are converging on the port city from all over the continent.

Ensconced in his sprawling castle headquarters in northern Poland, an ambitious Soviet Field Marshall, acting without orders from Stavka, plans to destroy the gathering military might of the United States in Europe with one fell swoop, single-handedly winning World War III for his motherland. 

A classic caper for a classic role- playing game, this is Rook's Gambit, the first adventure module for Twilight 2000 released since 1993. Set in Poland on the eve of Operation OMEGA, Rook's Gambit sends the player characters on a high-stakes mission to save the United States Army in central Europe from a rogue Soviet Field Marshall with delusions of grandeur and access to an errant American nuclear weapon.

Rook's Gambit is compatible with both editions of the Twilight 2000 core rules, and includes ample material designed to support an exciting, mission-based campaign set in Northern Poland. In addition to descriptions of the titular setting of Marienburg Castle, home of the Soviet Baltic Front headquarters, and the surrounding city of Malbork, Poland, Rook's Gambit features profiles of major non-player characters, regional factions, and nearby communities. In a Twilight 2000 first, three separate narrative adventure starters are provided to help referees kick start the adventure. Do you have what it takes to foil the Rook's Gambit? 

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scott W April 20, 2022 12:50 am UTC
Looks like a spin on Bear's Den?
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Alf B May 29, 2023 5:45 pm UTC
Insofar as it features a Soviet general who has possession of a nuclear weapon, yes. In Rook's Gambit, however, this general has concrete plants to use it, and his target links this adventure with the events of the original 1e module, Going Home. Also, the general in Bear's Den doesn't have his headquarters in a massive, red brick, Teutonic castle. I won't claim that Rook's Gambit is any better than Bear's Den, but it's definitely different.
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Jay H October 29, 2018 3:19 am UTC
Late to the party but glade we have more material.
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James B May 16, 2018 8:22 pm UTC
Outstanding! I am stoked to see some new material.
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Christopher M September 19, 2017 1:38 am UTC
I am so stoked to see this pop up that I came out of the woodwork to offer my steel.

LONG time player, and fan with plenty of Ideas if GDW needs a writer.

Contact me, lets talk!!!
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David A September 20, 2017 1:21 am UTC
get in touch with me if you want - I am on facebook - I wrote the East Africa sourcebook - can tell you how to get started - I know Marc is looking for more material
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David A August 13, 2017 2:43 am UTC
All right - great to see even more new material for the game! Congratulations!!!
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