49368Re: [ColonialWars] Saving Throws. Origins.
- Aug 25, 2002dylanalliata wrote:
>I was just reporting what I remember. And DF hasn't always been too
> I can't believe that Donald Featherstone campaigned against saving
> throws since from what I can tell he is the first published source
> for saving throws. In War Games, 1962, Featherstone gives what I the
> first description of a saving throw. He uses it, in his Ancient,
> Horse and Musket, and Modern rules. The goal was very simple: reduce
> the rate of attrition.
consistent about things, especially use of rules mechanisms, either.
> An earlier work by Joe Morschauer did not useMorschauser's book is also from 1962.
> a saving throw system. Instead Joe Morschauer invented the roster
> system to keep units from disappearing from the table.
> Well's did not have a saving throwGiven how hard it is to hit even a 54 with a spring loaded cannon, not
> Featherstone, in Skirmish Gaming published in 1970, used saving throws again,Like I said, Don wasn't above using it, he just argued against it in
> although this book used percentile dice.
Wargamers Newsletter. I also remember him, in successive issues,
arguing for and against varible length bounds. He also, IIRC,
flip-flopped from time to time on the value of fantasy wargaming.
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