The main reason I wanted to get this issue out a little early was so that everyone would have a copy in time for Origins 87, in Baltimore, MD. Complete rules for the 2036-37 AADA World Championship Tournament can be found in the "AADA News" section of this magazine. For mor information on Origins, contact tem at Box 15405, Baltimore, MD 21230.
Laurence Mee, Adrian Quah, Javier Ramirez, Jeff Roberts, Russell Timmerman, James Wilson. Where are you?
In another related matter, it's time for the great autoduelling public to vote. We've had some requests to start using the "schematic" method of presentation in all Car Wars products - in the scenarios in ADQ, the new car ads, the Custom Features, solo adventures, expansion sets - anywhere we give a complete vehicle design. What do you think? Would you like us to switch to this format, or do you like the simple text descriptions we use now? Let us know how you feel on this.
First, I told Jerry D'Antonio of Aurora, CO, that Overdrive and Nitrous Oxide could be used together. Later, I told Ryan Watkins of Glendale, CA, that Overdrive cannot be mounted on a gas-powered vehicle. Obviously, they can't both be right.
At first, I figured that some gas-engine accessories (like Nitrous) and some electric-engine accessories (like Overdrive) could be mixed. But as I thought about all the possible combinations, I quickly realized that the whole thing was a complete mess. The two types of engines use completely different power trains to transfer the engine's power to the wheels, so any accessories that deal with the power train (like Overdrive, and Heavy-Duty Transmission) just won't work with both types of plants.
So, sorry about the misleading answer, Jerry. What I said to Ryan Watkins is how I think it should be. For now, gadgets designed for electric power plants can work only on electric-powered vehicles, and gadgets designed for internal combustion power plants can work only on gas-powered vehicles.
out of room for this issue. Keep On Duellin'!
--Scott D. Haring