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"Ancients Rulesets Need to Be Serious" Topic


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Oct 2018 3:54 p.m. PST

True or false – to do justice to the period, Ancients rules need to be complicated.

dragon620 Oct 2018 4:05 p.m. PST

Serious sure. Complicated? No

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 4:12 p.m. PST

False.

Northern Monkey20 Oct 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

Neither.

6mmACW20 Oct 2018 5:13 p.m. PST

This doesn't even make sense.

Parzival20 Oct 2018 6:34 p.m. PST

Uhm, "serious" and "complicated" are not synonyms. They're not even related terms. Indeed, one can have a complicated set of rules that is in no way serious, and one can have a serious set of rules that aren't complicated.

In any case, for either case, the answer to the original question is "no."

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2018 8:36 p.m. PST

I have no idea what this question means.

Lucius21 Oct 2018 1:19 a.m. PST

They need to be, "fun".

langobard Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 1:23 a.m. PST

False.

HANS GRUBER21 Oct 2018 2:31 a.m. PST

False.

Our true understanding of ancient warfare isn't deep enough to require a complicated set of rules.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 2:38 a.m. PST

False

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 3:28 a.m. PST

False

Bob in Edmonton21 Oct 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

False

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

Benvartok21 Oct 2018 11:18 a.m. PST

To maintain interest in an online forum clickbait needs to be serious and complicated.

Saurocet21 Oct 2018 1:33 p.m. PST

When in the history of civilization have humans not over complicated things? Ergo, ancient warfare must have been complicated. Out of which we get complicated rules to simulate it.

John Leahy21 Oct 2018 2:21 p.m. PST

Agreed. The question makes no sense. Why would an Ancients set need to be complicated?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 2:30 p.m. PST

Smaller numbers of people using more primitive weapons and spending a larger proportion of their time in transit vice combat … what could be more complex?

So, false, neither serious nor complicate.

khanscom21 Oct 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

False-- I don't consider DBABB or DBM to be complicated, but elegant. WRG 5th is complicated.

Henry Martini21 Oct 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

Bobgnar – this question means that the editor wants to increase the site's post count :- ).

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

What does complicated have to do with serious?

False, an Ancient rules set can be both easy and serious.

Rich Bliss21 Oct 2018 5:35 p.m. PST

False

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 5:33 a.m. PST

False, complication not required.

Black Hat Miniatures22 Oct 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

Of course they do – otherwise you are just playing toy soldiers with little men with pointy sticks….

Cyrus the Great22 Oct 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

False.

Royal Marine22 Oct 2018 8:14 p.m. PST

Isn't this post a poll?

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 3:04 a.m. PST

False.

coopman23 Oct 2018 3:01 p.m. PST

I've never played an ancients rules set that didn't seem serious about its subject.

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