I was reading Insider tonight, and this just sort of had me a little irritated by the wording of it...
I was reading through the letters to Steven Sansweet, which he tends to answer some seemingly simple ones most of the time, but he was stumped last week I guess by a letter regarding Sabaac, and if the game were ever produced by anyone.
Sansweet said no...
He was corrected by a few, but most noteably by Bill Smith who worked for West End Games, and supplied him with the information that a Sabaac game with cards, rules, etc., was published in one of West End Games' companion books to the old RPG.
OK, fine enough right? Answers the question that it WAS produced, right?
Well, yeah, but then Sansweet went on to say further that he still holds true that he was right. He said,
"I still stand by part of my original answer about there not being any 'real' sabaac game: In the 'real' sabaac game there are 76 cards in the shape of gaming chips withelectronic innards that make them change value randomly during play."
All due respect... There's no "real" game at all, and it's all made-up crap by EU authors. The West End Games licensed concept of Sabaac's as equally "real" as some other EU creators concept of how that game "really" works.
I found that rebuttle of his somewhat tacky I guess... Picking of nits in a fanclub magazine, and to me it was disrespectful to the West End Games staff and Bill Smith in particular to contradict him like that. To imply his game was somehow worth less in the view of Sansweet and "fans". I've seen some other WEG bashing in the past as well, just not from someone respected like that.
Yeah, a senseless post... Just had some thoughts to share about something that has no real topic but here to stick it in.
MisterPL, do you have any expansion? I know you have connections to WEG... Or I thought you did.