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From: Thomas Anderson <thomas.anderson@u...>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 11:41:50 +0000 (GMT)

On Sun, 8 Nov 1998, John Leary wrote:
> Tron wrote:
> > Seeing that the list appears to have dried up ....
> J) 1) Just wondering how many will stay with FTII due to the eligant
>	simplicity of the rules.

i'll drink to that!

i've not actually seen ft1.3 (as i will continue to call it :-) ie the
fleet book, but from what i've read i'm wary of it. it sounds like the
design system has been overhauled to get rid of some of the daft bits,
like the escort-cruiser-capital splits, but it also sounds like a lot of
the other stuff has made balanced games where pure tactics are important
much harder; you have to spend more time thinking about how your weapons
match up againts the opponent's defences and vice versa.

i like ft1.1 where, basically, everyone had beams and that was it. 
occasionally you'd  get torpedoes or fighters. basically, you have
symmetry with your opponent's fleet, so it just comes down to tactics.


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