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Re: (TFT) TFT Release

On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, grabowski wrote:

> > I think I recall reading somewhere, perhaps in an issue of TSG,
> > (on the design of GURPS?) that Howard quoted SJ was $250,000.00
> > While TFT was popular, I don't think it was ever that popular!
> >
> Following Dan's line, if someone did get the rights from Howard is 
> it really worth it except for you gentlemen out there in list land.

I was thinking the same thing but I didn't want to rain on the
parade!  Would it really be worth to spend that much cash to 
publish a few house rules or to put TFT out there in the public
domain?  I have my doubts.  Not to mention the legal hassles of
trying to put together a company with a committee of 100 memebers.
Or did I miss the point there? 

> As a brighter spot, remember house rules were around before the 
> demise of the "profit-making (ha!)" TFT and they are around now.
> There is nothing Howard can do about those and I think this is 
> what this forum is about.

I have to agree with this.  I don't see any reason why we can't 
pass around house rules to each other, the same as we would do
if we were all gathered around someone's kitchen table. (See the

> Question as a list:  At what age did you start to play TFT and 
> what year was that?  I was 20 in 1979 and 18 when I bought 
> Melee/Wizard two years earlier (41 going on death)

Gee, lessee ... I was a Senior in HS when I found RPG Nirvana.  
So I guess I bought my first copies in late '78.

Dan Tulloh

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