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Re: (TFT) Devil's Advocate

daniel@jaws.greatwhite.com (Dan Tulloh) wrote:
>    2)  Support Guy McLimore's "Pocket Fantasy" and "Compact
>        Warrior/Sorceror" series.  I dunno about this one, I have
>        some problems with the character generation system (much
>        too random) and the grid cells.  It just feel right for
>        a wargame.  Sorry Guy!

I would recommend checking out Microtactix's website.  They've
recently released Simply Roleplaying!, which can be thought of as
MT's ITL.  While the random factor in character generation really
bothered me as well, I simply use a predetermined value (usually 7)
for the roll.  I think that SR! has a lot going for it.  While I
admit I don't look at every (or even most) PRG out there, this one
seems to me the most streamlined system since TFT - and it's being
actively supported by the folks at MT.

>    3)  Use TFT as a model and write our own RPG that is based
>        upon it. 

This will be tricky unless someone in the group can offer expert
opinions on when copyright violations are happening.  The term
"Megahex," for example, is likely to be considered a copyrighted
term.  Has any other game used a map with megahexes?  I've not seen
one; that type of map is also likely to be considered copyrighted.
(This is based on an email discussion I had with SJ many moons ago.)

> btw ... my ISP will be changing its name soon from greatwhite.com
> to mvpisp.com.  Joe, will I need to unsubscribe and then subscribe
> to the list under the new name? 

The answer is maybe.  Depends on whether they're dropping support for
"greatwhite.com," which would be a silly thing to do.  When I sold
my ISP, I retained the domain name brainiac.com, but allowed the buyers
to continue using it for the thousand people or so who had email addresses
and websites under that domain.  Otherwise people might have to change
a lot of business cards, advertising literature and the like!

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