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From: hansen <hansen@********.COM.SG>
Subject: Re: National Tournament???
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 00:41:54 +0800
It'll be nice to be able to run tournaments.....
You'll need stricter guidelines regarding rules esp. objective points to win
a game...
The current "agreement" rule in the rulebook is too loose...
Also, winning decks are always built based on ways to abuse the rules...
When a combo abuses the rules too greatly, a way must be devised to control
this combo or the game will become a "Play this combo, or have no hope of
winning" game.
Ok... I know a lot of you have a bone to pick with Magic but I'm going to
quote it's tournament breif evolution because it does happen to be the
longest running card game....

When Magic tournaments were first organized there was no limit to the number
of cards in a deck only that the deck needed to contain at least 60 cards.
A lotta smart asses built decks with 40 lightning bolts and 20 mountains.
Anybody who has played Magic knows what this does....
They then ruled that you can only 4 of each card besides basic land to stop
this abuse.
Most card games now are smart enough to limit no of a card.
After magic became immensly popular, Power cards like the moxes and lotus
became stupendously expensive. New players who did not have them just
couldn't keep up with the older players. So, they became resticted.
Later as more cards were printed (and more power cards were removed from
current print), a new environment was created, then more powerful cards were
banned from the environment...
Now to keep people interested in Magic and to maintain game balance, cards
now do extremely weird things (go find out what dream halls or humility
does) or makes weaker copies of old power cards (mox diamond, lotus vale
Each change of ruling makes the game more difficult to play.
The official errata and card rulings are pages long.
It is my hope that SRTCG does not fall into this trap.

-----Original Message-----
From: Loki <daddyjim@**********.COM>
Date: Monday, April 13, 1998 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: National Tournament???

>---Robert Thomas <Strangefate@*****.NET> wrote:
>> Has anyone heard if FASA is planning a national (and/or international)
>> tournament in the forseeable future for SRTCG? I am sure that there
>> many people out there that would participate, and I would love to try
>> my hand at such a task as competing to make it to such a tournament.
>I've been parlaying with the DLOH's (Jim & Skuzzy) and FASA Mike to
>get a FASA sanctioned tourney at Gen Con '98. That's still up in the
>Out side of that I'm going to do what I can to organize an SRCard
>tourney at GC'98. If FASA doesn't host their own, then I also hope to
>get some FASA involvement in this one to the vein of prizes or such.
>One way or the other, there should be some form of SRTCG tourney at
>GC. Beyond that I think it's just a matter of local tournies in varied
> -== Loki ==-
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