Re: [OT] Jon Tuffley Made It Into Murphy's Rules!
From: -MWS- <hauptman@c...>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 02:45:30 -0800
Subject: Re: [OT] Jon Tuffley Made It Into Murphy's Rules!
At 10:43 AM 3/13/99 +0000, you wrote:
>Yes, I DID submit the Murphy's myself, as have several designers and
>writers who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves a bit! Marcus Rowland
>another, who submitted his own Murphy's from Forgotten Futures (his
>shareware Victorian SF RPG) about "stealthy elephants and noisy mice"
>the last Murphy's compilation, now in print).
>The FT Murphy's came about from meeting John Kovalic (a really great
>BTW) on his recent trip over to the UK. John's a keen FT fan - if you
>up his latest issue of Dork Tower (no.3) - the one with the "Global
>Idiot" line on the cover - and look very carefully at the game books
>boxes in the cartoon, you should find "Fool Thrust" there
>I'm very chuffed to have got into Murphy's - a lot of the rules in
>are ones that (like the FT one) make sense in terms of playability and
>function, but make little or no sense in "real world" terms, and that's
>Besides, it seeing the cartoon makes just ONE gamer think "Hmmm, Full
>Thrust, wossis then....?" and go look for it at his store, then that
>be a bad thing.......
>Oh, and thanks for all the kind comments - I THINK I can just about get
>head through the office door still.....
>PS: John Kovalic's site is www.kovalic.com
>Go and have a look at his Murphy's and Dork Tower stuff!
While you were at it, did you also include the tidbit about screening
fighters being able to exceed a fighter's normal movement rates? I have
visions of the fighter screen being shaken, rattled, and rolled as they
caught up in the starship's high speed gravitic 'wake' . . .
Mark "Hauptmann" Shurtleff
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