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Comment: Re:Arneson (Score 1) 90

by geekoid (#47557639) Attached to: How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Arneson was at TSR for a year, then left to do his own thing.
Dave's Blackmoor changed my life.

When the Made AD&D DAve sued, TSR said it was significanly different, and the courts agreed. INHO the court were right, it was substantially different. Eventual Gary and Dave agreed to credit each other as co-creater.

Later, WoTC wanted to drop 'Advanced' so they paid Arneson some cash. Since DnD is a hobby game, that cash settlement might have been in to the 10's of dollars. HAHA, that as a joke, I hope it was substantial.

Comment: Oh please. . . (Score 1) 90

by geekoid (#47557521) Attached to: How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

oh, stop it. Do you know what not really DnD? Telling other people how they should enjoy their DnD.
Why are you reaping animosity among gamers? It's stupid and you need to grow up.

"Anything made by WoTC isn't D&D, you can be assured of that. "
well, that's just a stupid statement.

"Just because they have the rights to the name doesn't mean squat. "
It means everything. I would also add the Gary also approved of WOTCs D&D
"I play in a hybrid 1.5/2nd ed campaign that is a blast, easy to play, and doesn't have the "I'm going to run a half dragon Priest/Archer/Wild Mage with psionics" vibe that the WoTC "editions" have. It is old school D&D and fun as hell."
Great, good for you. I'm glad. That in no way means there is anything wrong with the other editions just because they aren't what you play.

So, unless you want to list opjective reasons why one is better ad the other is not, just enjoy your game and stop telling other people there version are 'wrong', or 'bad' or not really DnD.

And becasue wankers like you always bring this up as if it matters, I"m going to cut you off right now:
I've been doing RPG for 38 years
IT's logically fallacious to use that as a defense against my point.

Comment: Re:He got what was coming to him (Score 1) 90

by geekoid (#47557401) Attached to: How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

TSR loaned SPI money. SPI defaulted n the loan. TSR got SPI.

SPI would have died completely had they not gotten the loan in the first place. TSR was the only group that would lend them money to even try.
TSR could have refused to give them the loan, and then just bought all there stuff during bankruptcy. They would have gotten it cheap because no one else wanted it.
Yeah, you're not the only old person here.

Comment: Like So Many of Humanity's Woes (Score 3, Interesting) 282

by Greyfox (#47556983) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline
This one seems to be caused by a tiny percentage of assholes on both sides. Peace will never be in the assholes' best interest as it will reduce the amount of control the assholes have over their populations. Dozens of times during my lifetime peace has been within reach, only to be shattered by some asshole on one side or the other. Until such time as leaders arise on both sides who are interested and committed to a peaceful solution, this situation will not change.

Comment: Re:Yes it should ship! (Score 2) 90

by gmhowell (#47556803) Attached to: Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

"Apple didn't come from behind in the smartphone market. They created the market. "

Well, that's one view into the reality distortion field.

And I bet if he had said something along the lines of "Apple came from behind in the smartphone market and knocked the heretofore industry leaders on their asses", you'd have an equally useless and snarky rejoinder.

Sometimes the inverse RDF is just as strong as the RDF itself...

Computers will not be perfected until they can compute how much more than the estimate the job will cost.