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Re: (TFT) TFT Release

> From: Thorn <edt@dopey.ne.mediaone.net>
> Subject: Re: (TFT) TFT Release
> Justin Sandock wrote:
> > Anyone out
> > there with experience in gaming formats that work well?
> That's a funny question on a TFT list.  :)

I'm also very fond of Bushido, one of the other few complete games.

> Michael Taylor <MichaelTaylor1@compuserve.com> wrote:
> > Also, (as recently mentioned in a post) just about everyone modifies TFT,
> > so it's very hard to get a concensus on what would work for the group.
> Given what flies back and forth here over house rules, I'd hate to
> be the editor of the new release!
> I think a compendium of possibly conflicting rules would be the way to go.

Does sound like being tossed into the feral dog run doesn't it?

> From: Daniel Tulloh <daniel@jaws.greatwhite.com>
> 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?

Anybody remember past experiences with jury duty? That's just 12 people.
Why not just do a generic 3D6 copyleft game? Fix the ugly spots, keep it
simple and clean, and let people add like crazy! Just don't quote
anybody elses original material.

> 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
> websites!)

Yep! I haven't played lately, but it's my favorite system for Tekumel.

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

When Melee came out, I had a wargamer friend who still loves it. He and
his son are playing the solos together.
> From: Joe Hartley <jh@brainiac.com>

> I can offer website and PDF conversion for anything that comes out of this,
> but I have little to offer.  I was always pretty happy with the TFT rules
> as they stood, but that goes back to my preference for elegance over
> simulation.  (See the archives for that discussion!)

Me to! I think I should have KISS tattoed on my forehead backwards,
everytime I tried to get fancy it backfires.

Jim Eckman
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