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Bruce Saburn
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Found this. that Not sure if it predates Havoc.

http://www.pagat.com/invented/100yearswar.html
 
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Tom "Snicker Daddy" Pancoast
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I sent an e-mail to SunRiver. The date on that page does not pre-date Havok, and "Alan Smithee" is an anonymous name used by directors when they don't want to take credit.
 
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Hector Irizarry
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Consider this a way to play a light version of Havoc with regular playing cards. A good way to introduce someone to the big game with less suits. Of course I won't hesitate to buy the real thing, and I will try this one using the Havoc cards.
 
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KC Humphrey
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Thanks for noticing this on the Pagat website - I had stumbled over it a few days before as well and wrote to the Pagat folks. They will be updating the entry soon, including a writer's credit and a link to our Sunriver Games website where Havoc can be found.

The game posted on Pagat is drawn directly from our game, even keeping the Hundred Years War theme and attaching the Shakepears quote and the Dogs of War mechanic to it.

Alan Smithee, whoever that may be, did a creditable job adapting the game for play with a regular card deck. I do wish he or she had checked with me before submitting it, as a courtesy I guess. I might have suggested a couple different tacks, but overall this is very playable.

And if it gets more folks to try the original Havoc, great.

KC Humphrey
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Jim Ginn
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chesrcat wrote:
Alan Smithee, whoever that may be, did a creditable job adapting the game for play with a regular card deck.


Hmmm...Alan Smithee is a pseudonym that was used in Hollywood whenever a director did not want his name associated with a film.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Smithee
 
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Rich S.
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chesrcat wrote:
And if it gets more folks to try the original Havoc, great.

Good news: It worked on me!

chesrcat wrote:
I might have suggested a couple different tacks, but overall this is very playable.

Well, out of curiosity, what would some of those have been? You know, while I'm waiting for my produced copy to arrive...

 
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This game is now in the database: 100 Years War

This thread continues here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/162213
 
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