On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Jake Eakle <jseakle@xxxxxxxxx>
Then the rules that are too hard should ideally be disallowed, and the ones that aren't shouldn't be.
I'm starting to kind of feel like you're just trolling now. To me, implying that difficulty can be successfully regulated by the rules just seems monumentally absurd.
I'm sorry you feel that way. All I can say is that I don't meet *my* definition of trolling, which is about deliberately taking an offensive stance in order to attempt to gender negative emotion.
Let me rephrase -- would that help? What I am trying to say is, if it is possible to create an extra rule or a new interpretation that disallows a sort of rule that is clearly going to be too hard for everyone, then we should consider making that rule, at least in-house for our own games.
I certainly think that it is perfectly possible to come up with a house rule that would make the scrabble rule invalid and leave Joshua's other examples as valid -- except maybe the tee-shirt one, which does seem to break the spock rule in my eyes.