Re: What is "Magic"
Charlie Folks (c.folks@JENNINGS.NET)
Mon, 25 Aug 1997 16:22:46 -0500
Magic was very popular at the 97 BSA Jamboree, and seemed to get a bit out
of hand at times. On certain occasions, my patrol decided it was better to
have a Magic tournament instead of cooking dinner, and you can guess where
Although it may be a good game, with several good aspects, scouts need to
remember that its not the most important thing either...
At 06:36 PM 8/24/97 -0400, you wrote:
>On Sat, 23 Aug 1997, Jan Mussler wrote:
>> Jeff Claggett mentioned that Scouts played "Magic" and "AD&D" before there
>> was a chess board at camp. What are these two games?
> AD&D (Advanced Dungons and Dragons) is one of the original turn based
>dice rolling Role Playing games from a company called TSR. Players create
>characters based on the roll of multisided die (up to 20 sided usually)
>and then they play usually in a midevil setting going up against all kinds
>of foe. Game play is controlled by a "Dungon Master."
> Magic is still (In the over all scheme of things) a relativly new game.
>It is card based and plays based on the values of the cards. One example I
>have heard used is a new style of War. (I don't play so I cannot really
>give much more)
> Magic can also be a semi collectors type deal as it is card based.
> The original D&D got alot of bad press in the 70s as it was sometimes
>tied into satanic stuff. (No experiance here either :) AD&D on the whole
>is a decent game.
> AD&D, Magic, Star Trek, Star Wars... All of these are great games and can
>actually benifit a kid socially (I made numerous friend playing AD&D)
>however as has been mentioned they can get out of hand and disrupt overall
>scouting functions. Howver I still beleive that any regulating of the
>games should be on a troop to troop basis as not all kids let it become a
> Hope my quick and from the hip explanation helped :)
>(Also there is alot of resources on the net related to these game for any
>leader that wants to learn a bit about them so they know what their scouts
>are playing... best place to start is
>http://www.yahoo.com/text/Recreation/Games/Role_Playing_Games/ there are
>links for the card based and others...)
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