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From: "Eli Arndt" <emu2020@c...>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 06:50:07 -0700
Subject: Re: [GZG] Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi!

As much as I personally dislike GWs games, I won't pretend to say people
WRONG for playing them. I play some pretty silly games, myself. For me
about playing miniatures games. Sometimes I like realism, sometimes I
wacky fun games.

Aside from my dislike of the practices of GW as a company and the
company store mentality they uphold, my reasons for leaving the games
rest with my experience with the players themselves. They always struck
as very fanboy-ish. This is not unique to GW, but it seems to occur with
higher frequency. There is no reason for a player of any game to glower
you or make snide remarks behind people's back for considering other
or products, behavior that I have seen abundantly in local stores.

Add to this my distaste with how tournament mentality spilled over into
local shop and group games. The local players seem to be unable to get
of the tournament mode, even when playing friendly games, and I did not
the desire to play with that level of competition. On one occasion, and
freely admit this is likely an isolated occurrence, I was told that, "I
not care about the game," because I told a player that I did not play to
with my Imperial Guard. What I had told the player was that I did not
to win but that I played to see how well I could do and to have fun.
struck me as plain wrong.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Adrian1
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: [GZG] Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi!

John Atkinson wrote:
> Hehe. . . 45 tons, gauss cannon, hovercraft, maxed out front armor.
> Some people stopped playing Battletech with me.
> Is Laserburn still available?
> John
> On 7/7/08, Adrian1 <> wrote:
I tended to do "campaign" games (they weren't done on a normal map but 
on a DMB type map - connected squares indicating battlefield types).  
You set yur armies up at the beginning of the campagin on each of the 
"battlefields".  At the end of each battle a die was rolled to see the 
supply situation.  I quickly decided that having ammo dependant weapons 
was bad.  Besides, I played with the early Edition Battletech.	The only

gauss gun weighed more than the rest of the vehicle and had 8 shots.

I don't even know if TTG is still around.  I have a full set of 
Laserburn as well as the fantasy alternative "Reaper".

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