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    The Original Sage is, indeed, correct.
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    I would agree if tolls replaced taxes, but they seldom do. You end up paying both.
    You'll want to subscribe to Gary's talk list if you want to talk about politics (like getting screwed over by the State) or religion (like how people down South think free highways are the 11th Commandment).

    Anyway, Gary, how are the roads supported in and around Yggsburgh? Taxes or tolls? or a combination of the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcas
    You'll want to subscribe to Gary's talk list if you want to talk about politics (like getting screwed over by the State) or religion (like how people down South think free highways are the 11th Commandment).

    Anyway, Gary, how are the roads supported in and around Yggsburgh? Taxes or tolls? or a combination of the two?

    Heh, I already am, though I mostly lurk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcas
    You'll want to subscribe to Gary's talk list if you want to talk about politics (like getting screwed over by the State) or religion (like how people down South think free highways are the 11th Commandment).

    Anyway, Gary, how are the roads supported in and around Yggsburgh? Taxes or tolls? or a combination of the two?
    Well amigo...

    The Trolls are likely to hate you for asking that question, as I do not specifically deal with the maintenance of roads, and now U am wishing I had wrtten a couple of paragraphs on that ant the upkeep of the streets in the town too.

    Yggsburgh has plenty of tax and monopoly income to cover the repait of local roads. Away from town it's not done unless there's a washout somewhere. In that casr the Lord Mayor or nearest concerned noble will see that repairs are made.

    In the town proper the streets are repaired by the street cleaning department. In the outs the Lord Mayor requires property owners fronting the way to keep it in good repair, with the town seeing to the main roads where they have no adjacent landowner.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    The Trolls are likely to hate you for asking that question, as I do not specifically deal with the maintenance of roads, and now U am wishing I had wrtten a couple of paragraphs on that ant the upkeep of the streets in the town too.

    Yggsburgh has plenty of tax and monopoly income to cover the repait of local roads. Away from town it's not done unless there's a washout somewhere. In that casr the Lord Mayor or nearest concerned noble will see that repairs are made.

    In the town proper the streets are repaired by the street cleaning department. In the outs the Lord Mayor requires property owners fronting the way to keep it in good repair, with the town seeing to the main roads where they have no adjacent landowner.
    It looks like the Trolls have their first snippet for a compilation of articles regarding Yggsburgh for either a CZ PDF "web-extra" or for a Crusader article. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcas
    I prefer tolls to taxes (why should someone pay taxes for a road on which he might not even drive?), and NJ gas taxes are nice and low.
    Emergency vehicles, delivery trucks, and the like use the roads . . . all benefitting you . . .
    Words of wisdom from Gary Gygax:

    From my perspective wanting less in the way of rules constraints comes from being a veteran Game Master who feels confident that more good material comes from imagination and player interaction with the environment than from textbook rules material.
    more words of wisdom:

    • Rashness and foolhardiness are harbingers of death, as is timidity, in such adventure setting.
    • Those that complain about real challenges might be better off playing Candyland with their little sister
    • First and foremost, munchkinism arose as a contemporary of the OD&D game. Nothing in the rules of that or any other version of the game was needed to make it flourish.
    • There is no relationship between 3E and original D&D, or OAD&D for that matter. Different games, style, and spirit.
    • [E]xperience has taught me that everyone has their own gaming preferences, and it is not a matter of "good" or "bad" in all, save in light of one's own preferences.

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    Ho Zudrak!

    I sent off an email about an hour ago adding the material about road care to the entry regarding the Yggsburgh Street Department. No reply as yet.

    Darlene is putting on the final touches (my corrections of my own sloppy work) on the town map, so the whole long project is about in the proverbial can, as they say in the motion picture business

    Now I had better go and check the trolls website, as they didn't mnention the new material to me...

    Ciao,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentlegamer
    Emergency vehicles, delivery trucks, and the like use the roads . . . all benefitting you . . .
    Small type doesn't avoid the proscription of political discussion, amigo

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    Words of wisdom from Gary Gygax:

    From my perspective wanting less in the way of rules constraints comes from being a veteran Game Master who feels confident that more good material comes from imagination and player interaction with the environment than from textbook rules material.
    more words of wisdom:

    • Rashness and foolhardiness are harbingers of death, as is timidity, in such adventure setting.
    • Those that complain about real challenges might be better off playing Candyland with their little sister
    • First and foremost, munchkinism arose as a contemporary of the OD&D game. Nothing in the rules of that or any other version of the game was needed to make it flourish.
    • There is no relationship between 3E and original D&D, or OAD&D for that matter. Different games, style, and spirit.
    • [E]xperience has taught me that everyone has their own gaming preferences, and it is not a matter of "good" or "bad" in all, save in light of one's own preferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Ho Zudrak!

    I sent off an email about an hour ago adding the material about road care to the entry regarding the Yggsburgh Street Department. No reply as yet.

    Darlene is putting on the final touches (my corrections of my own sloppy work) on the town map, so the whole long project is about in the proverbial can, as they say in the motion picture business
    Even better, IMO. My post was pretty much thinking out loud.

    Now I had better go and check the trolls website, as they didn't mnention the new material to me...
    I wonder if Peter will rib you for tinkering with the mss. like he ribbed himself for continually tinkering with his own artwork. You know, for "liberally" adding to CZ. Ha-ha! *ducks*

    On a more important topic, how've you been feeling?
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    "Rules not understood should have appropriate questions directed to the publisher; disputes with the Dungeon Master are another matter entirely. THE REFEREE IS THE FINAL ARBITER OF ALL AFFAIRS OF HIS OR HER CAMPAIGN."

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