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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 May 2023 8:42 p.m. PST

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Is It 'Unrealistic' to Know the Rules?

61% said "it is realistic for players to know the rules"
10% said "it is unrealistic for players to know the rules"

UshCha25 May 2023 11:45 p.m. PST

Realistic – If you mean can idle sodds turn up play while using their phone, make no effort in future games to learn the rules and the tactics of the period then it is not realistic that they will get another game. Clearly they make no effoert to know even the "social Rules".

If by realistic Know the rules behind the simulation it is vital one way or another. We already know lots of rules, "we doint fall up" is a key one driving our lives and our games.
We play an ex military man and we often lose. While he has never read the "Rules" as written on our bits of paper, he has learnt "The rules" by other means, years of military training. Either way learning the rules is essential. Not learning them is unrealistic. New players who make the effort will be coached, those not prepared to do so will not get a game, we do it for our entertainment, not as a service to others.

So is it realistic to expect the player to know the rules YES, but it's a weired term, better would be is it essential to know the rules (wargame and social) and the answer is YES to both.

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