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From: "Ken Dirk (DrugDoc)" <dirkkenn@***.EDU>
Subject: Re: [OT Big Time...] [FASA] 2nd posting of Skitz
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 11:39:26 -0800
>>>>> Axlrose - ... <<<<< wrote:
> At 02:58 PM 4/3/98 -0800, Loki wrote:
> <Snipped Steven's post...>
> >I've seen four wrong answers from personal opinions so far...
> As I successfully argued against a philosophy professor that dealt with
> logic problems, having a personal opinion does not make a wrong answer.
> Just because FASA sent you an e-mail about an issue that because of their
> nature - they made the game, therefore what they decide is 'fact', another
> disagreeing with or having another opinion all-together different from said
> 'fact' does not make it wrong. There have been past replies from FASA I
> did not agree with. My opinion does not make me wrong. If I was
> participating in a tournament sanctioned by them, there would be the rules
> I would follow. If I was playing the game with the locals and had house
> rules, those rules would not be wrong just because they are not following
> FASA's official example.
> Again, it really seems to me that as of late, too many cards are falling
> into a pattern of question. Pick a card, then possibly pick another card
> as a combination. One person has one opinion while another has another
> opinion. A few debates rage on here for about an hour or two before the
> infamous (and again Loki, not directed towards you, but you seem to be the
> 'fall guy' with this), "Loki, can you ask the DLOH for an official ruling
> on <said card combo here>." FASA replies, Loki posts the reply, the
> winners cheer, while the loosers still don't agree. That argument fizzles
> before another pops up. The point is, I think instead of having fun and
> going with the flow of the game (mixed in with a bit of common sense), too
> many want everything cut and dried. They want said card to do this and
> only this under all conditions. Add a different card which would alter
> that condition, and one or the other ~has~ to be changed, because things
> have to be too ordered, too precise.
> My thoughts on the recent influx of messages.
> <Snipped FASA's reply, signature, all that extra stuff...>
> Who said trolls have to be 'dumb'?
> >>>>>Axlrose - ...<<<<<

Got to agree with this one. Sometimes we forget in arguing about the
rules that fun is the most important "objective" of all.

Ken Dirk (DrugDoc)


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