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Re: New IF ships

From: Randall Joiner <rljoiner@m...>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 22:02:17 -0700
Subject: Re: New IF ships

>I know there's a FAQ, but it needs to be more
>and it needs to grow as questions are asked. It's one
>thing to have a reasonable answer, but it would avoid
>quarrels if there was an official rules interpretation
>you could go look at to distinguish between multiple
>reasonable answers ;-).

It would help more if our group didn't have the personalities it has.

Or for that matter the investment of a Dictionary.  

>Just by way of example, our latest small dispute was
>over dogfight rules between fighters. It looks to me
>as if single dogfights are simultaneous, while fights
>with 3 or more squadrons are initiative based. Some
>in our group disagree, interpreting the word
>multiple to mean 2 or more. However sure you might
>be of your opinion, there's no way to really be
>absolutely sure. But if there was a web site with a
>constantly growing list of official rules 
>interpretations, the argument could be ended by one
>quick click on the internet.
One click.  Search on the word multiple.

Or a dictionary... flip a few pages, read...  But we've had that
David, before.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Multiple (adj): 1: consisting of, including, or involving more than one

(To those wondering, no I was not there, not involved in the discussion
until now, and have no percentage either way)

>What do you think? Bad idea? Good idea? I'm not
>trying to make work for Jon, but there are places
>in the rules where there is a lot of room for
>disagreement (especially in the fragmented fighter

So why does Jon need to be involved?  Frankly, you only need to have
someone people can agree on to give a ruling.  I'd suggest Scott or
between the two, they're almost always at TWR during FT times, they're
well balanced, well thought, respected people who aren't looking for
own gain but instead a fair and balanced game as they can see it.

The most important characteristic though is that they both tend to keep
open mind, and listen to both sides.  

And while I typically disagree with Aimee's conclusions, its almost
a matter of philosophy or vision of the game not in logic or personal
 True, neither of them know the rules by rote, but neither do I...


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