Please give us info (if any) on setting up a chapter of the American Autoduel Association
in our town.
- Darrel A. Plant, Eugene, OR
Local AADA chapters sound like a good idea. No info right now, but we'll try to get on it
soon. All those interested in local clubs, let us know.
I would like to add my congratulations for your fine work, particularly on the Car Wars line.
I have not yet seen the 18-wheeler rules (probably because they are not out yet), but I would like
to suggest you remember to include dump trucks, bulldozers, and the like. Also, perhaps you could,
at some future date, include rules for tanks, jeeps, APC's and ATV's. I mention this because a plan
one of my players had is to raid an old National Guard armory in our campaign.
- Dathis Kaulenas
Is it feasible or possible to use fully-tracked vehicles or armored fighting vehicles? If so,
could you please send me an example on how to use them? I would greatly appreciate it.
- Anthony Addison, Ft. Worth, TX
There are some tank rules and plans available in TSG 58. The rules for 18-wheelers are
briefly given in this issue (in Convoy) and in expanded form in our just-released Truck Stop.
Obviously, we need more plans and elaborations on all types of commercial and military vehicles.
We're working on it, and would welcome any suggestions.
Several duellists have inquired about making contributions to ADQ. We highly encourage them; see page 31 for details.
I have some ideas for Car Wars I'm sure you've already heard of: air combat (no, not flying cars),
like planes, helicopters, etc. - you remember Road Warrior, with the mini-copter. Another one was
an "air cushion" instead of wheels. The air cushion is a good idea, I think, for rich autoduellists,
and a chopper scenario wouldn't be that hard to make. Have you left these areas alone for us,
the players, to think up, or are you secretly working them up in your Jackson Autoduellist Mechanics Shop?
- Eric Ralphs, Pittsburg, CA
There are helicopters and planes flying around somewhere. Helicopters appeared in "Street
Legal" (TSG 58). We're still busy getting loose ends tied up on the ground, although it would be
interesting to see a workable design system for air vehicles. There were no air cushion vehicles on
record as of the end of 2032, but I'm sure that designers around the world are working on solving
the design problems involved.
Car Wars (and its offspring) has it all. Great graphics, exciting play, and a framework that is
interesting and complete, but leaves lots of room for my own imagination to do its thing. And to
top it off, it's small, inexpensive, and easy to carry around, set up, and play.
A couple of suggestions, for what they are worth. The most worthwhile (to me) supplement you could produce for Car Wars would be to have the incomparable Mr. Loubet do a whole car lot. Three or four sheets of just various car designs, as I get weary of the original. Sunday Drivers took care of bikes pretty well, but I would love to see a whole fleet of cars. Car Wars also seems to be excellently suited to the solitaire game format of a certain other minigame company: specific journeys pre-programmed with map configurations set up as you encounter them. I have one in mind for a run from derelict Portland, OR, up Interstate 5 to mist-enshrouded Seattle, WA, to pick up vital medicine. On the way could be bandits, a herd of stampeding buffalo (car vs. rampaging bull), and other sorts of hazards and challenges. I would also like to see helicopters covered somewhere (a' la Road Warrior). I am looking forward very much to Truck Stop.
- Marc Bridgham, Seattle,WA
Steve wants you to stop reading his mail. Additional counter sheets and "programmed" adventures
are both definite possibilities. Expansion 2 or 3 will have damaged correlates for all those
undented models you've been knocking around in; look for a programmed highway run later this year
(maybe an expanded Convoy suitable for solitaire play). I'd be very interested in seeing cross-
country runs documented (i.e., submitted). (Are there really buffalo on the Washington coast?)