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Re: (TFT) Melee content in early Space Gamer issues
That's a relief.
On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Jim Kundert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have all of those. Some are... questionable in light of later
> development, as they predate ITL.
> The Orc weapon articles are rather horribly broken, IIRC, being
> "balanced" solely by the gamey artifice that "only orcs use these
> weapons". Yeah, right.
> The "Harmonious Fists" HTH articles also had some issues that I
> recall, but its been literally years.
> The Hymenopterans article is probably moot given their later appearance in
> "Classic Simulated" is where the Pike appeared, if I recall correctly.
> A lot of those articles suffered from "Lack of Steve's Vision". The
> idea that the core was a simple rule set would occasionally get lost
> when someone would write up a special case that had a word count
> approaching the entire book for TFT:M.
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 7:46 AM, Cris Fuhrman<email@example.com>
> > Back in 1998 there was a posting about Space Gamer issues that had TFT
> > content. Space Gamer mags seem hard to come by, and I wonder if anyone
> > has these would be willing to post summaries of the articles. If it were
> > Life Magazine, I'm sure we could consult it on microfiche (or whatever
> > is stored on these days) from our library.
> > The full posting is http://tft.brainiac.com/archive/9811/msg00211.htmland
> > I've quoted the articles I'm interested in knowing more about:
> > Melee: New Weapons by Steve Jackson #13 pg 16
> >> Hit Probabilities in Melee by Tracy Harms #13 pg 25
> >> Designer's Notebook by Howard Thompson (Hymenopterans
> >> in TFT #14 pg 29-30
> >> Wizard: Designer's Notes by Steve Jackson #15 pg 5-8
> >> Orcs and Their Weapons by Paul C. Wagner #15 pg 20-21
> >> Classics Simulated by Glenn L. Williams #16 pg 8-11
> >> Harmonious Fists in Melee by David James Ritchie #16 pg 12-13
> >> Demons! Based on Motes in God's Eye #16 pg 16-17
> >> by Bruce M. Mickelson
> >> Adjusted Orc Rules (follows from article in #15) by
> >> Paul C. Wagner #17 pg 14
> >> More Harmony for Fists in Melee by Ronald Pehr #18 pg 17
> >> Mounted Melee by Charles A. Lindley #18 pg 21-22
> >> Letters: Regarding TFT articles #19 pg 29-30
> >> Reality in Melee by Ronald Pehr #20 pg 23-24
> > --
> > Cris Fuhrman, http://www.google.com/profiles/fuhrmanator
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