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RE: Jerks in Full Thrust

From: The Caldwells <clcaldwell@p...>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 19:21:34 -0500
Subject: RE: Jerks in Full Thrust


I would take a clue from your e-mail address . . . sacrifice them both
to the Great Cthulhu.  Hey, it wasn't your fault that they happened to
be standing at the end of that pier just as the proper stars came into
conjunction . . .

I don't have many suggestions.	We used to have the same problem with an
8 year old and a gaming group held at a local game store.  The problem
was that the kid belonged to the store owner!  Luckily, the kid wasn't
there too often, but when he was games tended to break up early.

I think that it's just something you have to deal with if you are going
to hold open demos.  The good news is that if the people really like the
game they'll take you aside afterward and ask about when you can get
together _without_ the jerks.

Good luck, and thanks from all of us for taking the lumps in the
interests of getting more people interested in FT.

Bratty kids.  Yuck!

Nick Caldwell
From:	<Mark Andrew Siefert>[]
Sent:	Monday, March 31, 1997 3:33 AM
To:	Full Thrust Mailing List
Subject:	Jerks in Full Thrust

Hello all.
	As I mentioned in my last post, I had one complaint about my
game.  There were two players in my game who were problems.  One was a
40ish gamer who just sat there and did nothing to support his teamates. 
The other was his hyperactive 8 or 9 step-son who didn't know any of the
rules (his father thought that was MY responsibility, not his), and ran
around the gaming hall bugging me and the other players.  (It was this 
same kid who destroyed 3 of the other players miniatures when he would 
pick them up and handle them WITHOUT anyone's permission.)
	The step-dad struck me as being a stuck-up SOB who thought he
the greatest gamer on God's Green Earth.  He would not dicipline his kid
when he would yell at the top of his lungs, fall out of his chair and
pester me about turning.  (HOW DO YOU TURN?  HOW DO YOU TURN?) The
step dad would constantly point out that his son was able to destroy the
Yamato in a playtest game of the Star Blazers game at last year's Gen
The kid would repeat this factoid as proof that he was a good Full
player (Ya' Know....I destroyed the Yamato.) By the end of game, I
to throttle the kid and use the father for free-sparing practice.  
Fortunetly they left around 8:30 because it was "way past" the lttile 
nipper's bedtime.
	Does anyone else have any similar experiences?	If so, how do I 
handle them without commiting a capital crime?

Mark A. Siefert

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