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Re: (TFT) THE LISTS funniest quotes

In a message dated 12/28/2007 1:10:15 PM Central Standard Time, 
david_michael_grouchy_ii@hotmail.com writes:

>    Actually I didn't enjoy having my playing style described with such a
> vulgar word in the least.  It caused me some bit of consternation at the 
> time,
> as I became concerned that the post would stand out as a marker for the 
> moment
> when the TFT news group changed from a place where reasoned discussion was 
> the
> unspoken rule to an unstable bastion of emotion and name calling like the 
> rest
> of the internet.  You know what I mean.  A place where all someone has to do
> is _sound_ funny and everyone will defer to them as though they are right.
>    I tried to counter with this story.  I did so because I felt it would be
> more polite and respectful not to challenge Erols style of posts head on, 
> and
> because I had confidence that the more thoughtful members of the group would
> perceive in this story a direct rebuttal of the idea that one bad move can
> kill a character.  Since then it has saddened me to no end to realize that 
> no
> one noticed and the news group has been mostly about the sound and the fury
> ever after.  It is the main reason I don't post much at all anymore, and
> havent' for over a year.

If my vulgarity upset you, I appologize for that. I have to say, however, 
that I was and am frustrated at my inability to get across what a profoundly 
alien style of play that you have and that most of the list seems to have. That I 
and many other gamers don't share that style and would find it profoundly 
un-fun. And the attitude on the list that this is the best if not the only way to 
play TFT (which attitude, to be honest, I suspect is unconscious) really gets 
under my skin. 

> The story I countered with back in September 2006
> http://tft.brainiac.com/archive/0609/msg00055.html

[snip story] 

I'm afraid I don't understand at all what point you were trying to make with 
that story. It doesn't make me at all better disposed toward or more 
understanding of your style of GMing - quite the opposite. I'm a little surprised that 
the paladin's player gave in so easily. I would have argued that the TK trick 
wouldn't work, or that the paladin would have a counter available in his 12 
pages of stuff, to at least be able to continue the fight. Maybe he didn't have 
a counter, though, or maybe he didn't think the fight worth playing out after 
that point. 

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