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Re: (TFT) Rules bloat (was We've lost another one...)

--- ErolB1@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 11/15/2006 4:08:10 PM Central Standard Time, 
> fuhrman8or@yahoo.com writes:
> > This is typical bloat that occurs when marketing people get
> involved
> > in trying to sell version N+1 of a product, even if 90% of the
> > customers are satisfied with version N. You can't make any more
> money
> > off those who have already bought in, so you have to push them to
> > upgrade. 
> You can ignore me because I'm just one of those sub-human Pod
> People, but I 
> consider 3rd and 3.5 ed D&D to be enormously superior to the
> earlier editions. 
> So much so that I'll cheerfully play & run 3.x games, but I won't
> run earlier 
> editions at all. (If offered a chance to be a player in an
> earlier-edition 
> game, I might accept if nothing else is available, but I'll do my
> best to 
> convince the DM to switch to 3.x. Not marketing, just a game I
> happen to like heaps 
> better. 

I wouldn't say it makes you a Pod person (tm). I'd say you're part of
the 10% that was less happy with the version N and prefers the N+1.

To the other 90%, the bloat appears as marketing fluff. Perhaps the
90% are the pod people ;) BTW my numbers are obviously not scientific!

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