Interesting Larry Harris quotes….


  • '16 '15 '14 Customizer

    I thought some of you might find these quotes of Larry Harris (creator of Axis and Allies) interesting - these are taken from his website forum:   😄

    “I can’t get my wife to play A&A.” (Posted: Thu 01.Apr, 2010)

    “I will say this… Transports are considered to be lightly defended with escorts. Additional ships provide additional defense and so on.” (Posted: Fri 23.Feb, 2007)

    “Transports work well and always have.”  (Posted: Wed 22.Dec, 2004) Â

    “there was a time in the life of each of my games that I was in fact the best… I was the best player of in the world … That may have had something to do with the fact that I was the only player in the world!” (Posted: Wed 16.Jun, 2004)

    “If I had to absolutely give a turn a time I’d say a turn was just about 3 months.” (Posted: Wed 15.Sep, 2004)

    “From a commercial point of view I do think that it would be better to stay in WWII, especially with Axis & Allies.” (Posted: Thu 16.Sep, 2004)

    “Well!… that was an interesting point of view.” (Posted: Thu 16.Sep, 2004)

    “I’d like the game to be about a 4 hour experience.” (Posted: Mon 18.Oct, 2004)

    “Chips instead of paper money - I like it.” (Posted: Tue 19.Oct, 2004)

    “I’m restricted not by imagination but by cruel realities of cost and profit factors.” (Posted: Wed 20.Oct, 2004)

    “You are right about one thing – I am an intelligent man.” (Posted: Fri 12.Nov, 2004)

    “More weapon types does not make for a better game. It makes it simply more complicated and adds more time to the game.”  (Posted: Thu 16.Dec, 2004)

    “I hate special rules.”   (Posted: Mon 20.Dec, 2004)

    “I’m quickly losing interest in Cursers. The fact is the game does not really need the piece.” (Posted: Tue 21.Dec, 2004)

    “‘Reality’ – what an interesting concept.” (Posted: Tue 21.Dec, 2004)

    “DD’s and Subs at equal price… why not? Because I hate the idea!” (Posted: Wed 22.Dec, 2004)

    “Subs are and always have been a problem.” (Posted: Wed 22.Dec, 2004)

    “Capturing a capital should offer a prize. I think it should be all the IPC’s the dude has.”    (Posted: Wed 22.Dec, 2004)

    “I have a 28 by 48 map. It certainly could be 30 x50. This is really the best size I’ve found (subjective opinion ) Bigger is not much better and actually can become a problem.” (Posted: Mon 20.Dec, 2004)


  • 2017 '16 '15 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Hilarious!!!

    “I’m quickly losing interest in Cruisers. The fact is the game does not really need the piece.” (Posted: Tue 21.Dec, 2004)

    LOL.

    Funny how half these quotes eventually became the opposite of his opinions.

    Great thread BTW


  • '16 '15 '14 Customizer

    Heh heh - notice he spelled cruisers “Cursers” in the post - I’m not sure if that was on purpose or not…


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Thanks Der Kuenstler.
    I wondered about “cursers”.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    I bet you didn’t see my Cursers coming. LOL!


  • Customizer

    That’s because most of them are arguing against my proposals.

    @Imperious:

    Funny how half these quotes eventually became the opposite of his opinions.


  • '15 Official Q&A '11 '10 Moderator

    “DDs and Subs at equal price why not? Because I hate the idea!” (Posted: Wed 22.Dec, 2004)

    Vintage Larry

    Sorry, don’t have any memorized that I could add at this time.

    I can’t remember exactly what he said in his little clip on the Hasbro CD game, where he’s briefly talking about grand strategies.  I’m like, “has this guy ever really played his game against anybody?”  🙂


  • 2020 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 '16 '12

    “Chips instead of paper money - I like it.” (Posted: Tue 19.Oct, 2004)

    I agree wholeheartedly!  😉


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    @IWillNeverGrowUp:

    “Chips instead of paper money - I like it.” (Posted: Tue 19.Oct, 2004)

    I agree wholeheartedly!  😉

    Yeah cardboard chips.

    Or should I say chits.


  • 2020 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 '16 '12

    @Gargantua:

    @IWillNeverGrowUp:

    “Chips instead of paper money - I like it.” (Posted: Tue 19.Oct, 2004)

    I agree wholeheartedly!�  😉

    Yeah cardboard chips.

    Or should I say chits.

    That may be what he was talking about … but certainly not what I am talking about.  😛


  • Customizer

    Larry Harris=George Lucas. Great stuff, started something phenominal. Has to eff around with stuff that “aint’” necessarily broken. Not sure if Disney taking over Axis&Allies would be good or not.

    Just kiddin’ Larry, George Lucas sucks….mostly.


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