In 2016 Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in a landslide victory.
In 2020, democracy ended.
Shortly after Trump's inauguration, a nuclear bomb was detonated in Los Angeles, killing two million people. Trump swiftly declared war against ISIS and invaded Syria, threatening nuclear retaliation against any foreign powers who stood in his way.
Wartime legislation called the Emergency Rights Act, or ERA, gave Trump sweeping powers to act in the interests of national defense. A new security agency called the Civilian Rights Administration was formed and tasked with identifying and "deporting" undocumented immigrants and elements unfriendly to the Trump regime. In four years, over ten million people disappeared without a trace.
As the costly and unwinnable war in the Middle East raged, nation after nation levied sanctions against the US. The war on ISIS was increasingly seen as an illegal war of conquest. U.S. unemployment climbed to nearly 30%, even as social programs were being slashed to pay for the war.
Protests were brutally suppressed by the CRA, now acting as the Trump regime's secret police. Protest leaders were executed as enemy combatants. In 2020, facing certain defeat at the polls, Trump invoked ERA to suspend elections and outlaw the Democratic Party.
It is now December 1st, 2020. You are a member of an underground resistance movement sworn to overthrow the Trump regime and restore democracy to the United States by any means necessary. The task seems almost impossible. If you are caught, you and your family will be executed as terrorists. Trump's CRA spies are everywhere, and many resistance cells have been infiltrated and destroyed. You've lost your friends, your job, your home, even your name. Only the will to resist remains.
Can you make America great again?
My new streaming show THE RESISTANCE 20/20 is now recruiting players.
TR2020 is a political storytelling game that uses The Resistance Avalon as its base game system. If you've never played The Resistance before, it's a kind of unholy mix of logic, deception, betrayal, and redemption. It typically takes about 30 minutes from start to "I will never trust any of you again."
Each week, I will be narrating the story of the Resistance and their heroic struggle to overthrow Overlord Trump. Each mission's success or failure impacts the story, and every week we'll do a recap of what's happened so far.
If you'd like to play, please get in touch with me. You need a headset, a webcam, and a relatively quiet place to play. TR2020 uses Theresistanceonline.com to handle the game, and we communicate over Google Hangouts while playing.
I will be scheduling streams shortly. Please pick a codename, and let me know what times you are available. Your codename should be an animal that isn't a pain in the ass to say.
Don't get too attached to these code names. If the spies win 3 games in a night, they can pick a codename to be executed, and that codename is RETIRED.
You can watch this on the Strategically Correct twitch stream when I launch it. I'll update this site with info when I do.