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Re: Pre-measuring things

From: Roger Books <books@m...>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 09:35:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Pre-measuring things

On 31-May-00 at 09:05, (

> It seems to me that this thread is highlighting
> there are two types of people, those who play to
> enjoy, after all lets not forget its a game and
> its supposed to be fun, and those who only like
> to win.

No, it is highlighting that there are those who
grew up on ancients and those who grew up on

That's a rather big generalization and the implied
"those who like to pre-measure are those who only
 play to win."	We pre-measure, it is no big deal
if I lose (well, in a one-off, I grouse about losing
in a campaign but that just makes my opponents amused).

<big snip about rules-lawyers>

> Personally, i don't think pre measuring things should be 
> allowed, your either in range or not when it comes time
> to fire, messing up your moves spectacularly is all 
> part of the fun for me.

I can just see the Honor Harrington book now, 

"Launch all missiles."	

"Sorry captain, no hits, your calibrated eyeball wasn't good 
enough, our missiles all went ballistic before they reached 
the enemy.  Maybe next time you should look at the sensor 
information skipper."

> Un-named Kra'Vak PLayer "Got you now, damn 31 inches bugger!"
> Nick


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