Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] new Treehouse rules layout

  • FromAndrew Plotkin <erkyrath@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 23 Jan 2006 11:43:54 -0500 (EST)
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Carlton Noles wrote:

Another issue is that many of us are rules lawyers (myself included) and
while precise interpretations are important for us and for tournaments and
the like. For a casual player they just need the basics to play a game and
they can make up the rest

People have been complaining about unclear wording in the rules that *doesn't* give them what they need to play the game.

And casual gamers don't generally make up a rule, if they don't understand it. They throw the game back in the box and play something else. It's us game experts who are willing to try to extrapolate the designer's intent from the other rules and a general sense of game elegance.


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