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Re: Why not close down the Brainiac TFT forum?

I agree with David on this -- there is a lot more potential here than merely discussing minor rules adjustments.  We need to explore the greater vision -- and I think that's something that is much BETTER done on a list like this than can be done over on the SJG forums. 

From: DAVID O MILLER <davidomiller@verizon.net>
To: Melee&Wizards <tft@brainiac.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: Why not close down the Brainiac TFT forum?

Heartily agree with Ed here!

However, IMHO, the one downside of this list has always been the fact that it’s only purpose for the past 20 years or so seems to be to discuss rules tweaks and add-ons. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it just seems to be very limiting. There’s a bigger, creative world of TFT out there than tweaking rues and playing using cardboard counters and un-imaginative paper hex sheets. 

For example, how many of you use miniatures in your games? Which ones? Does anyone use any type of creative terrain in their games? Where did you get that terrain? Have you ever built a hex based dungeon? These are things that, due to the limitation of this list, sadly never get discussed. Or is it simply a "show me" thing vs a "tell me” thing that stands in the way of this type of discussion?

So, am I alone in this regard? Or does this list, by the nature of the way it’s set up, discourage the creative gamer that may be lurking here along with me?

Sigh, or perhaps I am the odd man out here and actually joining or migrating to SJ forums would be a better fit for me.

David O. Miller
Miller Design/Illustration

On May 3, 2018, at 12:28 PM, Edward Kroeten <ekroeten@farmersagent.com> wrote:

Please don't shut down!! This list provides a space for things that will never make the official TFT: Neil Raito's Metals, The City of Clipportage, Various characters and beasties (that are from other systems) and any number of Rick Smith's rules.
I may not use all the optional rules listed on this site but I do enjoy reading about them, and discussing them even if they will never make TFT officially.  Also I have played almost every adventure posted to the site most of these would never have seen the light of day.  You helped keep TFT alive! 
Even when TFT was alive and kicking, house rules and home brews were being made, so Steve reacquiring the rights to TFT doesn't invalidate this site.  Now I may be wrong on this, but I doubt that Legends of the Ancient Worlds from Dark City Games would not be around if not for this website or at the very least you provided a ready market for their adventures.  Mr. Dew can comment more on this than I can and I in no way mean to insult or lessen the great work that Dark City Games does.
Now rules like the you posted 20 years ago about pulling a character out of HTH which I modified, should be posted to SJG as I think it adds to the game without breaking the rules or adding complexity  (In fact I did post that rule to Steve's website giving you credit for the original idea of course).

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Received: 07:38 AM PDT, 05/03/2018
From: Joe Hartley <jh@brainiac.com>
To: tft@brainiac.com
Subject: Re: Why not close down the Brainiac TFT forum?

On Thu, 03 May 2018 10:02:38 -0400
jackal@speakeasy.net wrote:

> Joe -

I'll admit that I considered it after SJG re-acquired TFT and started the
forums, but I chose not to because 1) it takes virtually none of my time
or bandwidth to run and B) I still like mailing lists as opposed to forums.

The list isn't going to disappear any time soon.

Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh@brainiac.com
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