2000N (or Normalverse or Normal 2000) is a mod created by Decstar with writing help from Mocha, Neo, and Rubix. This mod is set in a universe where Sam Nunn/John Breaux is the Democratic ticket and Arlen Specter/Bill Weld is the Republican ticket. Canonically, Arlen Specter is the winner of this alternate 2000 United States presidential election. 2000N has been praised for its innovative features such as CYOA and the soundtrack system, shaping up many of the mods the TCT community sees nowadays. However, it has been the subject of controversy for its "boring themes" and "lack of writing", although these claims are widely disputed and are purely subjective.
Gameplay and features[edit | edit source]
2000N is very technologically advanced. It has many features, some of which can be unnoticeable at first by the regular TCT user.
Theme and soundtrack[edit | edit source]
When you open the mod, the theme switches to the original site theme, with little quotes from Arlen Specter and Sam Nunn under the original TCT banner. However, sometimes you can see another quote from another entity. When you select your candidate to play as and you officially begin the game, the players' ears will be greeted with the famous album "Everywhere at the End of Time" by The Caretaker, and the album is the entirety of 2000N's soundtrack. The album is very soothing, although it gives you the feeling something isn't quite right, and it fits 2000N's theme quite neatly.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The game would appear to be just a reskinned version of Dan Bryan 2000, but that quite isn't the case. The games code is vastly more advanced than Dan Bryan's code once you look on the GitHub page, as it is a new coding format different from the one made by Dan Bryan. This new format would be used/incorporated into another mods in the future.
The actual gameplay is very normal (as the mod would call it), and it is very similar to Dan Bryan 2000, but with a twist. The mod features CYOA on both sides, pertaining to what answers the player clicks. There are three routes you can take, 1 for Specter (Controversial) and 2 for Nunn (Christian Nunn and Supernormal Nunn). These routes can trigger if you select a certain answer on any of the questions given to you. If the player goes down one of these routes, the game could potentially give you another question at the end, and depending on how you respond you may get a special ending.
Endings (SPOILERS)[edit | edit source]
There are 18 endings to 2000N, and there is a 2000N Google Doc containing explanations to all of the endings and how to get them, which many people have overlooked and the document contains valuable information to all of the endings and explanation of 2000N. It is highly advised you play the mod yourself and get all of the secret endings before you continue reading, as this page includes spoilers for all of the endings.
The End of History[edit | edit source]
The End of History: Requiem[edit | edit source]
The Dreamer[edit | edit source]
Paradox[edit | edit source]
Iron Who?[edit | edit source]
The Masque of the Red Death[edit | edit source]
No Longer Human[edit | edit source]
The Tide[edit | edit source]
King Nothing[edit | edit source]
Farewell[edit | edit source]
The Creative Nothing[edit | edit source]
Vox Nunn Vox Dei[edit | edit source]
Inferno[edit | edit source]
Hotel California[edit | edit source]
The Forgotten[edit | edit source]
For All Mankind[edit | edit source]
Heartaches[edit | edit source]
Goodnight, My Beautiful[edit | edit source]
Early stages and creation[edit | edit source]
Late stages and playtesting[edit | edit source]
Mod launch[edit | edit source]
Initial reception[edit | edit source]
Discord reaction[edit | edit source]
Reddit reaction[edit | edit source]
Controversies and legacy[edit | edit source]
2000N misinformation[edit | edit source]
2000N would be the subject of controversy, as some TCTers would misinterpret the message of 2000N, and they would begin to accuse the mod of sending the message that "centrism is bad". More egregious accusations would call the mod pro-9/11 or pro-Trump. These accusations have proven to have little substance, as there isn't any proof verifying these claims. Decstar would address these claims in the 2000N Google Doc, and he would state that 2000N isn't ideological nor is it pro-9/11 or pro-Trump.
The Acceptance Speech[edit | edit source]
During 2023's The Acceptance Speech, 2000N won the Tex Award beating out 1976 Italy, 1864, 1972, and 1972d. The Rapture ending was also nominated for Best Ending, but it lost to Comrade McCain from 2008.
Legacy and impact on future mods[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]