FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 6 months ago

    Is that a bow and arrow, or a mini-gun?

  2. Al S.

    Al S. said, 6 months ago

    It would have been some trick, if he did, since Tolkien was dead years before it was released. For that reason Einstein never used an Etch A Sketch, Frisbee or pogo stick.

  3. akwolffan

    akwolffan said, 6 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Nah, it’s one of these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_(nuclear_device)

    Duck and cover!

  4. BigBadVidia

    BigBadVidia said, 6 months ago

    10,000 BALROGS?! C’mon! One is bad enough!

  5. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    He din’t play it
    He invented it

  6. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, 6 months ago

    He must’ve hit their exhaust vent…

  7. cjcampbell

    cjcampbell said, 6 months ago

    Certainly Tolkien would never have played “Monty Haul” D&D, which is what these guys are playing. He would have preferred something that offered a challenge.

    If he were alive today, he might play something like World of Warcraft until he got bored with it. But he would be frustrated at the lack of depth in the languages spoken by the various races.

    If Tolkien played RP fantasy games today, players would have to speak in the native language of their race.

  8. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, 6 months ago

    Clearly Bill Amend never played D&D either.

  9. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, 6 months ago

    @Dr Dave

    Gygax and Arnson might disagree with you, except both are dead. RIP to the creators of Roleplaying Games.

  10. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, 6 months ago

    @cjcampbell

    Vedui!
    I have a friend who speaks Elvish very well. She often spoke such in our DDO games.

  11. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 6 months ago

    @akwolffan

    Seen those before. Wonder how you could fire one off without killing yourself.

  12. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, 6 months ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    Gygax always swore up and down and left and right that D&D wasn’t based primarily on Tolkien. Trouble is, I can’t find anything that comes close to hobbits/halflings in any pre-1970s literature.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    It would have been an interesting exercise to go back in time and ask the Grand Old Man himself what he thought of the idea of a roe playing game. Once the basics were told him, how would J.R.R.Tolkien would have had to say about the concept. Maybe he would have ideas to improve it.

  14. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 6 months ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    Clearly you haven’t seen the new edition, this is the direction they’re going.

  15. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 6 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    " Wonder how you could fire one off without killing yourself."
    .
    Only by using it at maximum range, and even then it’s risky, that’s why they never left the test ranges.

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