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Message no. 1
From: Richard Tomasso rtomasso@*******.com
Subject: List of Requests to FASAMike
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 10:47:11 -0500 (EST)
> At 10:39 AM 10/29/99 , 00DNA wrote:
> To start:
> 1: A while ago FASA said that they would post material that got cut out of
> sourcebooks due to space on their website. Simsense rules would be a great
> example of a piece that should go on their website.

Great as long as it wasn't vital to the game. Plus, FASA would have to
pay for the writing above what they'd pay for what's printed in the sourcebook.
Not to mention extra time dedicated to layout and maybe some art for the
piece (if they wanted to do it right).

> 3: A place on the website where playtest files could be checked, instead of
> just a select few being chosen to try out new material. While there is some
> concern for loss of sales due to downloads versus buying the book, if
> properly limited it could serve to whet customer's appetites even more.

FASA doesn't playtest on the net. Aside from the core rulebooks, very little
FASA-coordinated playtesting is done. The authors are generally responsible
for making sure their stuff works.

Besides, Mike is busy enough as it is, he doesn't need the headache of
managing playtests.

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