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Old 02-14-2022, 08:03 AM   #1
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Old 02-14-2022, 09:03 AM   #2
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I remember a conversation I had with someone about the potential good or not so good appearance of on going fiction in Hexagram. The arguments against it were sound. Then it was brought up in an issue recently in the form of a general request for feedback on the subject.

Here is my question. If a story was begun in Hexagram, but for reasons the magazine ended publication before the story was resolved.
Would that be such a terrible thing to warrant not doing it at all?
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Old 02-14-2022, 10:24 AM   #3
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For that reason, I would be reluctant to serialize a story. I have thought about it. I'd have to have the whole story in hand, and I would have to think that every part of it was strong, and I'd have to feel very condident that we would do more issues in a reasonable time. On the whole, then, fiction over a couple of thousand words total is probably not a good idea for this zine.
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Old 02-14-2022, 05:43 PM   #4
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I would like fiction in Hexagram if it was followed by stats or some other TFT related notes.

An example of what I'm referring to is a story in Fantasy Gamer #4, 1984.

Vampire Trap by Timothy Zahn

Plus TFT Gaming Notes For Vampire Trap by Steve Jackson

The story was 4 pages long (in 8.5 x 11 format).

The notes were about Djinns and a Whirlwind Spell. As the story also included a protagonist that was a sword, Steve included a Bind Spirit spell and stats for Fantasy swords, and other things (like lamps & rings) and binding into them earth/air/fire/water elemental, demons, ghosts and wight.
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Old 02-15-2022, 10:55 AM   #5
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Obligatory "A slipcase/box for our Hexagram issues would be awesome!" post.
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Old 02-15-2022, 08:25 PM   #6
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Obligatory "A slipcase/box for our Hexagram issues would be awesome!" post.
But to house 7 issues, of course.

And every once in a while, take a cue from Marvel Comics with their Giant Size and put out a Megahexagram.
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Old 03-01-2022, 11:49 AM   #7
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I would like fiction in Hexagram if it was followed by stats or some other TFT related notes.

An example of what I'm referring to is a story in Fantasy Gamer #4, 1984.

Vampire Trap by Timothy Zahn
And you will notice that Tim went on to great things!
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Old 03-06-2022, 06:38 PM   #8
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A great short article for a future Hexagram would be alternate names for the basic armor types.
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Old 07-13-2023, 11:31 PM   #9
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I remember a conversation I had with someone about the potential good or not so good appearance of on going fiction in Hexagram. The arguments against it were sound. Then it was brought up in an issue recently in the form of a general request for feedback on the subject. shadow fight 2 mod apk

Here is my question. If a story was begun in Hexagram, but for reasons the magazine ended publication before the story was resolved.
Would that be such a terrible thing to warrant not doing it at all?
If a story started in Hexagram but the magazine ended before it was resolved, it's not necessarily a terrible thing. It depends on the situation and the importance of completing the story.
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Old 12-06-2022, 10:29 AM   #10
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The vaults are much nicer than I expected. I managed to get all 10 Hexagrams and all of the Quick Quests in one.
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