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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 9:27 p.m. PST

Only eight?….(smile)



Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 3:28 a.m. PST

Don't forget aesthetics. I guess that's separate from "the rules" but nonetheless important to the experience.

Roderick Robertson Fezian20 Sep 2019 8:48 a.m. PST

I'm sorry, I couldn't finish the list, there were too many fiddly words.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 9:50 a.m. PST

You know, about six of the eight could show up just as easily on a list of "Eight Reasons to Love a Wargame." The other two might still make the list, but you'd have to change a key word. When you like "fiddly" it's usually "period-specific" or "detailed." When you like "too many rules" it's either "detailed" or "comprehensive."

I really need to make up a list for book reviews, where there seems to be a positive and a negative term for everything you can say about a text, and almost no neutral ones.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 10:55 a.m. PST



Max Schnell20 Sep 2019 5:29 p.m. PST

Is this the reason why we hate so much?

Bowman25 Oct 2019 6:00 a.m. PST

I'm sorry, I couldn't finish the list, there were too many fiddly words.

Me neither. I think the best fiddly words to describe the writing style is "word salad".

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