I'm sorry, I do not understand. sirrah is not a valid word.You, sirrah! Pistols at dawn!
Ironically, we could do far better these days. But no, they had to go for developing flashy graphics instead of the ability to carry on a decent conversation. The corporatization of computer gaming development sucks.(Unless they're talking about the limited two-word parsers that required commands in the format 'verb noun'. Those did suck.
Both of the elementary schools I attended had copies of a big, honkin' illustrated book on the history of weapons. In it, the holy water sprinkler was depicted as a wicked-looking spikey mace thing, built around an odd, multi-barrel arquebus thing. I imagine the question came from reading that book, or something similar.Is the holy water sprinkler a gun (WTF? No, it's a big ball with spikes. Your research is seriously erroneous.)
I went to college with Lee Garvin, creator of the Tales From the Floating Vagabond game. Our collective opinion of Avalon Hill was that they pretty much lived off the sale of certain perennial games and pumped out a ton of experiments each year which they failed to support or advertise, so almost everything failed.Dragon Issue 41: September 1980
Simulation corner: The spotlight again turns upon Avalon Hill, and their past, present and future business plans. Which seem to be pretty solid and well organized, if this article is to be believed. They may have found that the things that sell most were not their personal favourites as products, and had to adapt to the changing market. But they have done so, (although it's interesting to note that they are still supporting those less popular lines, which may or may not be a good thing in the long run.) and things seem to be going pretty well. Of course, they would say that, particularly in an official interview, because they want to make more money. Forgive me if maintain my sense of skepticism.
Very interesting. Yeah, its stuff like that that we probably won't get to see much in the magazine, particularly now more professional hands have taken over the editing from Gary, so his most vitriolic rants at least get an "are you sure you want to say this about our rival companies" It makes me wonder if we'll actually see much about the companies various crisis points in the magazine, or they'll be ignored and glossed over.:snipped cool personal anecdote:
So...not impressed at all with Avalon Hill's business skills.