MostFamousDane wrote:For instance the acceptance of the new openings is completely beyond me - you guys must REALLY have been smoking some killer weed when that was decided.
During the early 1990s, I had a vision.
That vision was to launch an exploratory campaign to get some of the "barred openings" approved for all 3-move matches and tournaments sanctioned by the ACF.
There was little or no active interest in these openings when my campaign began.
It was as if these openings were long forgotten and forever discarded into the dust bin of history.
First, I started the U.S.S. Starship Checkerprise Mail Play Ladder, in which only the "barred openings" could be played.
Next, I conducted the Star Wars Mail Play Tournamensts, which were also restricted to the "barred openings."
I wrote a series of articles in the Keystone Checker Review (KCR) on behalf of these openings.
Finally, I wrote A Compilation Of The Barred Openings
As a result of these efforts, interest in these openings was reawakened from a deep sleep and began to escalate worldwide.
Many great analysts and players, whose skills far surpassed my own, jumped on the bandwagon and spent many long hours studying these openings.
I then passed the torch to these great analysts and players, who carried on with my vision and campaign.
The rest is history.
Some of these openings were finally approved.
Let me assure you that I was not smoking any kind of "weed" during this time.
To return to the main topic, I also see nothing "broken" about the use of the physical 3-move deck.