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22 Sep 2022 6:20 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2022 12:52 p.m. PST

Do you like adding Dieselpunk and other "Weirdness" to your WW2 games?

1. Yes! I like to add Rocketeers & robots, magic and occult baddies, supersoldiers, superscience and zombies to my games.

2. Sometimes. Sometimes I'm in the mood for some Weirdness. I mean, WW2 saw the use of Batbombs, radar guided missiles, IR scopes, jets and sonic guns -- so why not some other madness now and again like a pack of zombies at Stalingrad?

3. A Little Bit. I'm open to some real weirdness now and again, like Helicopters, IR scopes and stuff.

4. Never! If it's not in a history book, I'm not interested!

mad monkey 103 Jan 2022 1:05 p.m. PST


Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2022 1:19 p.m. PST


D6 Junkie03 Jan 2022 1:26 p.m. PST


Gear Pilot03 Jan 2022 1:36 p.m. PST


SpuriousMilius03 Jan 2022 2:09 p.m. PST

1. Also. I've run 4 or 5 convention WWWII games using the excellent Graven Image late war 35mm figures & THW "Nuts" rules with WWWII addenda.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2022 2:23 p.m. PST

1. Bring on the weird. But then, I'm not opposed to straight history, either.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2022 2:23 p.m. PST

Its your game for you to enjoy.

Russ Dunaway

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2022 3:14 p.m. PST

4 Don't do Weird WWII…seems weird enough as it is.

microgeorge Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2022 4:00 p.m. PST

4. I'm a middle-aged man who plays with toy soldiers. Isn't that weird enough?

14th NJ Vol03 Jan 2022 6:29 p.m. PST

4. Agree with Microgeorge.

Mister Tibbles03 Jan 2022 8:06 p.m. PST

1. Hellboy, Rocketeer, Zombies, and Cthulhu but no mechs.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2022 8:29 p.m. PST

4, 'nuff said!

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2022 11:12 p.m. PST

5. It just doesn't interest me

The Last Conformist04 Jan 2022 12:44 a.m. PST

It clearly should be a thing, as there's people who enjoy it and it doesn't hurt anyone. But I'm not particularly interested myself.

Frostie04 Jan 2022 3:19 a.m. PST

Kinflict47 in 15mm, looks great!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jan 2022 7:29 a.m. PST

It is already a thing.


Extent – lots of range of different "weird" things
Frequency – I play more historical WWII games that WWWII games.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2022 10:15 a.m. PST

Not opposed to SF or fantasy, but it seems a shame to dull them down with WWII cammo colors. I'd rather take a WWII-inspired scenario and play it out with Tharks, Imperial Storm Troopers, or Ogres--in both senses.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2022 10:19 a.m. PST


Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2022 11:52 a.m. PST

Loved to read Weird War Tales as a kid and found them super fun. As a gamer, they simply don't interest me on any level. I don't know why, I just react negatively to any weird war II gaming.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jan 2022 4:22 p.m. PST

Not opposed to SF or fantasy, but it seems a shame to dull them down with WWII cammo colors.

You seem to have forgotten about those snazzy Hugo Boss outfite.

I'd rather take a WWII-inspired scenario and play it out with Tharks, Imperial Storm Troopers, or Ogres--in both senses.

Here you go … link

… though shifting a scnario to another setting is a little different than the OP, adding something else to a milieu.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2022 9:00 p.m. PST

2, I guess. I did like The Keep, for example:


and I have played some games set in WW2 Europe with Cthulhu Mythos monsters showing up. A little extra weirdness is OK with me.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2022 10:13 p.m. PST

I could get into WW2+ Cthulhu.

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