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Re: (TFT) Daily Life...

On Mon, 03 Oct 2011 15:23:26 -0400
"gem6868" <gem6868@verizon.net> wrote:
> Interestingly, at the GURPS forum at SJ Games, or in a response to an email 
> I wrote him (unfortunately, can't remember which), I think he said that he 
> "couldn't" buy anything from Metagaming b/c of Howard Thompson's "mysterious 
> disappearance" from the gaming world.  Another old-timer from Clash of Arms 
> where I work occasionally said that no one has been able to reach Howard 
> since he closed shop.  That mystery has never been solved, but Area 51 
> theories abound...

Actually, Howard Thompson is not hard to find if you're around Austin.
The problem for some time is that he's not willing to negotiate for
the sale of TFT.  Basically, you can show up with a cashier's check
and he'll either accept or reject the offer.  The value he puts on it is
likely to be too high for a realistic sale.  As I recall the story of 
SJ leaving Metagaming, he offered to buy both TFT and Ogre, but it was
only feasible for him to buy Ogre since TFT had far too high a pricetag.

I am at work and can't verify the details at the moment, but I'm pretty
sure that's close.

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