TorgHacker wrote:One thing I'm not sure if folks are aware, but Markus Plotz, the owner of Ulisses Spiele has been playing Torg continually since it came out. He liked it so much he bought the game.
Should have specified "just for us grognards"
I was running new people through Torg (the 20-somethings) in early 2000s. One found that WEG had been sold and I looked at the forum discussions. I knew I was not going to like where those plans were headed. I was never going to give 2.0. a chance. Plans were not good imo. Didn't even buy r&e. I am actually not sad 2.0 failed, Although I am sorry that owner himself was a big fan who basically bankrupted himself trying to get Torg going again. (At least from what I recall).
Back in middle 90s I went to Germany about 4 times. Found Das Schwarze Auge there. Bought some box sets and 2 of the miniature board games. Dragon cavern, and village of horror (my bad translation). With the help of a German, I translated the rules (also badly). But was inspired by them. Have much respect for Ulisses Spiele.
So, when I heard Torg had been bought by them my thought was,"damn, those Germans are going to have a great game." Didn't realize USNA was a thing until the sneak peeks.
The company and those peeks made me realize it was worth buying.