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Re: (TFT) psychology of HT

From: Joe Hartley <jh@brainiac.com>
Subject: Re: (TFT) psychology of HT
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 19:46:46 -0400 (EDT)

I feel he also tried to move away from TFT with the UnderEarth
series. It resembles TFT, but plays a little differently. I think a lot of the grief between the two came from the rather late delivery of ITL/AM/AW, which is referred to in an article in
Space Gamer #29 by SJ.  I also think it wasn't quite what HT had
in mind. I don't know this for sure, but it's my belief that TFT was a bit too complex for Howard's taste. (Side point: the UE series is not complete. Lords of UE plays OK,
but Dragons is incomplete as it stands.  It lists talents, for
example, but never describes them. That was left for Conquerers of UE. In fact, Dragons refers rather often to Conquerers, which was never released. )

Maybe we are approaching this all wrong. Perhaps if we offer to buy the UnderEarth series, and have HT throw in TFT as an afterthought, that might work. After all, we are buying what Howard really wanted to show the world. Then maybe he'll give Joe the Conquerers playtest copies.

Hail Melee

John Paul
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