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From:     vassar_sc@??????.????.edu
Date:     Mon, 20 Mar 1995 07:55:36 EST
Subject:  Re: An apology about my obivous failure.
	I haven't been here all week, so I haven't been able to defend myself
against the flames my posting seems to have caused.  I seem to be a downright
failure when it comes to creating new items.  This idea was originally
designed to be non-magical, that's why I used "non-magical" in the post.
But it would not seem to come out right non-magically, so I changed it
to a magical item.  I am sorry I was still in the non-magical frame of mind
when I wrote that post.  It seemed to be nothing but flame bait, so I
apologize to the listmembers for creating excess mail.

	However, I do want to respond to some of the heavy flames I
received.  I was not "beating around the bush", as one of you so
put it.  I came up with that because I thought it was catchy.  Sorry
you didn't think so.  I was open to constructive criticisms, but I
received some points in a few posts that to me, IMHO, were very insulting.
In response to the line about no one in medival times thinking of this,
here is my 2 cp:  THIS IS ONLY A GAME!  The game was designed along the
lines of fantasy, not reality.  Of course there are some realistic
points of view to it, but I don't view it that way.  It is a game,
something you can have fun with.  I created these items because I
like the way it makes my games go.  I didn't say anyone had to
use it.  I just thought you might like to see it.

	I have often received heat and concern from my family and friends
about how this game can be "evil" and "demonic".  I have often told them
that it is just a game, and what happens in the game does not happen in
real life.  Others don't feel that way, they think it's real.  I will
admit that some of you are scaring me by the way you talk about the game.
It's as if it is real.  Please tell me if I am wrong.

	If this post offends anyone, respond to me personally.  We'll
discuss our differences there.  Thank you.  I have been wanting to
get this off my chest for some time now, and I felt now was the time.


	If my sig offends anyone, don't worry, I'm changing it soon.

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~    Shane C. Vassar                 West Virginia Wesleyan College           ~
~    Computer Science Major          Address:  vassar_sc@??????.????.edu      ~
~    ADND Rules!                                                              ~
~    (No Pun Intended!)              Sir!  Neogi Deathspider at 12:00!        ~
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~				     Bombards Away!  Catapults Away!          ~
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~                                    We hit her, sir!  She's listin'!         ~
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