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The twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh issue of RPG Review has been released. Either download the PDF or read online.
The twenty-fifth issue of RPG Review has been released. Either download the PDF or read online.
The twenty-third and twenty-fourth double issue of RPG Review has been released. Either download the PDF or read online.
The twenty-second issue of RPG Review has been released. Either download the PDF or read online.
The twenty-first issue of RPG Review has been released. Either download the PDF or read online.
The twentieth issue of RPG Review has been released with the following content:
|Administrivia, Editorial, Letters||many contributors||p2-4|
|Hot Gossip: Industry News||by Wu Mingshi||p5|
|Bunnies & Burroughs||by Lev Lafayette||p6-11|
|Alien and Monster Reviews||by Lev Lafayette||p12-26|
|Aliens in Eclipse Phase||by Martin Tegelj||p27-30|
The nineteenth issue of RPG Review has been released with the following content:
|Administrivia, Editorial, Letters||many contributors||p2-3|
|Hot Gossip: Industry News||by Wu Mingshi||p4|
|End of the World (As We Know It)||by REM||p5|
|Review of Apocalypse Games||by Lev Lafayette||p6-23|
|Twilight 2000 Revisited||by Lev Lafayette||p24-33|
The background assumption is that the 1991 coup  in the Soviet Union was a lot more aggressive and successful than the historical version (which lasted two days and led to the breakup of the Soviet Union). In this alternate history a much wider section of the KGB and the Soviet Army backed the coup, and the State Committee on the State of Emergency was able to reunite the Soviet Union with force of arms following a demands by Helmet Kohl (and an increasing military presence) to renegotiate the Polish border from the Oder-Neisse line . Moving rapidly, insurrections also occurred among hardline communists in the former Warsaw pact (such as Intermovement  in the Baltics), calling for Soviet intervention. Ignoring international protests, in 1992 the Soviets retook their former territories in the Eastern bloc, despite majority civilian opposition.
As a setting genre of roleplaying games, the apocalyptic has done moderately well. Indeed, the sheer number of games that have been realeased which can be considered "apocalyptic" is extremely large, although many of these are either small, independent publications that have not gained significant market traction or, as will be revealed, have a tenuous association with the genre. In terms of real history, the term used to mean a revelation. It is certainly the case that the scenarios described in biblical book of Revelations that has led to a contemporary association of the Apocalypse as meaning "End Time". It is this association that people understand the term, and therefore that is what will be used in these descriptions.