Just by way of an indirect JAG type "case" this has nothing to do with service branch affinity. ASL has room for all branches...even civilians....and even if the paper work exceeds 1 page, and neither of you can escape that fact.Anyway, Evan is a Tanker... I am a Marine
And I am sure you don't consider you're being so judgmental to be the opposite side of the same coin. Let me assure you, it is just as dogmatic, at least in presentation. Are you the source of what is and isn't canon? -- jimBeing dogmatic about "one page = good design, two pages = bad design" cumulates a series of faults:
Religion has its bigots.
- it is deeply stupid
- it is judgemental
- it is outright wrong
- it is insulting
- it sterilizes creativity
The ASL community too.
Turning a question of personal preferences into a question of right or wrong reduces any discussion to a moralistic dogfight.
Over reaction a little bit, maybe?I clearly see that calling fine designers such as those of MMP, BFF and LFT bad, just because they sometimes use two pages for a scenario as sliding into a self-righteous, judgemental and narrow-minded stance.
Which in other domains is what defines bigotry.
It certainly is very far from allowing a respectful and intelligent debate.
It tries to impose an absurd norm in a domain where creativity should have full space.
If one doesn't design two page scenarios, one is not "better" - nor "worse" for that matter.
No more than limiting the number of turns to eight or only designing ETO scenarios is good or bad.
One simply has a preference, and that is not an objective reality nor a moral issue.
I get your point.And I am sure you don't consider you're being so judgmental to be the opposite side of the same coin. Let me assure you, it is just as dogmatic, at least in presentation. Are you the source of what is and isn't canon? -- jim
It is not about you.I prefer one page scenarios. Show me where I said anyone was bad or I tried to impose a norm. I highly recommend hydrocodone... Or a chill pill
I also prefer my scenarios without Bocage, OBA and Night. But Caves, Slopes, Beaches and Desert are cool beans.
I forgot about those. They were really nice. All the evil things I thought about Bill are taken back...I thought so. Kudos to MMP and Bill.
I don't care when either of you do, which is why I didn't reply to Evan's post. Hypocrisy however, that drives me nuts. That I have a hard time not replying to. -- jimSo you don't care when a designer calls the others incompetent and bad, but you certainly wag your finger at me because I do...
Bytimes Swiftandsure seems to get roused by small things with a surprising viciousness. Without wanting to judge whether this is justified in a given case or not I would like to remark that IMHO few around here match his ability and readiness to ponder the case again and make an apology if he feels his reaction might indeed have a bit to harsh.I have indeed been the pot calling the kettle black.
Sorry for that.
I was irritated to see guys like the LFT designers - as well as MMP and BFF - judged as bad or incompetent because they happen to use two pages for some of their designs.
I shouldn't have reacted as strongly.
We all have our preferences, and I would not oppose the SP guys to the other producers on the basis of the fact that they only produce one card scenarios. SP do an excellent job, with their special touch too.
I agree, leave all as is.Which is exactly why historical perspectives shouldn't be shortened. I enjoy learning new things.