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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Fast Rules query Reply with quote

Does anyone know if Reese and Tucker self-published Fast Rules (1970) or did the AOS do it? I'd like to have it in the right spot.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Fast Rules query Reply with quote

tfm wrote:
Does anyone know if Reese and Tucker self-published Fast Rules (1970) or did the AOS do it? I'd like to have it in the right spot.


I had the impression that Leon Tucker had self-published these rules. I ordered GRT (or Tractics) in 1970 for about $6 and got 2-3 copies of Fast Rules instead. Leon wrote a little note saying something like "The big ruleset is not yet done but I'm sending these along to make up for it. Return them if you don't like them." I think I would have remembered if he had letterhead saying something like AOS because that would have impressed me!

We kept them and played until we got exposed to GRT later that year through Doug Cragoe of Springfield IL.

I had a "samzidat"* version of GRT (Gygax/Reese/Tucker) as Tractics was originally called. And we switched to this much more detailed set. We eventually made 70 different sand table terrains with typed orders... plus about half as many games reusing the same sand table terrain.

*I say samzidat because I had kept Doug's copy of GRT and retyped it all with a manual typewriter before returning them to him. Thermofax (Xerox) copies then were too expensive for a high school kid and very flimsy. 'Official' Tractics finally came out in 1974 (I think) and my 2 sets of this old rule system are on ebay as I write.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much! And welcome!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow..Bill Owen himself on these boards.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And doing very well. Between Jon and me it looks very much like Tahiti!
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^^ Everyone deserves a little Tahiti this time of year.
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