[dragon] The "challenge"
bowman_rob at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 27 15:40:18 EST 2002
>From: "akagi togashi" <togashi_akagi at hotmail.com>
>If everything happened exactly as you say then I owe you a *huge* appoli=
John, glad to see this has now come back down to a reasonable level :). =20
Please allow me a few words here as the official AEG rep here in Europe, =
the guy who got the European Championship in Metz in the first place (but=
not the Challenge booth, that was worked out w/o my input).
1) The challenge booth is not fair. We all know that. This of course i=
the catch-22 of L5R. To have the players interact in the story sometimes=
brings about situations that are not quite balanced. I know regardless o=
the outcome, I would rather know fans got to participate in then just rea=
about it (as in when the Dragon lost the Daisho in the first place ;)). =20
Just ask Elijas who says he likes the GenCon UK story arc. I say I am ha=
for you :) (Now tell me it is a logical storyline decision for Dragon and=
will chew your head off :(!!).
Bootomline if you feel this is too unfair is to take complaints to Rich,=20
Shawn, or Ray. If you would like I would do it for you, but I fear it is=
too late. As an aside, I am very confident that any victory for either s=
will carry a heavy price, and am very confident that Rich will take the b=
care he can of both sides.
Your thoughts on this or any other options you can think of at this late=20
2) Paul's card. I do not know all the ins and outs of Pauls card, but th=
bottom line for me is AEG blessed the card so it is legal. I really do n=
think Paul did anything more than ask timely questions (and for the recor=
did not get any influence over my image ;p!!), and again as AEG blessed t=
whole thing, more power to Paul. It should be a dead issue imho.
3) Rich will be at the tourney, so I feel very confident that the result=
will be accurately recorded. Again we know this is not fair, but what I =
asking is that we do not confuse game issues with personal issues.
Now game wise your options are limited to convincing Rich/AEG to not have=
the challenge booth or deciding on whether you are or are not playing in =
challenge booth. Again, do you see any other options at this time?
So you know I am very good friends with Paul. Still I have not been=20
comfortable with some of the personal issues that have been coming from P=
either since this whole challenge booth has been set up. I have talked t=
him very directly twice about this. He has his perspective, and you are=20
free to like it or not. I do not.
I am even considering boycotting the challenge booth as I have been so=20
uncomfortable with Pauls attitude. Not sure that will make you feel any=20
better, but I thought it only fair to state for the record :/.
Again Jon if there is any part of this discussion you would like to conti=
either in public or private, just drop me a line.
Unlimited Internet access -- and 2 months free!=A0 Try MSN.=20
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