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POLL: Why Do You Write Your Own Rules?


312 votes were cast by total voters.


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thehawk writes:

Other – Most of my career was spent studying and designing human systems including computer games. Many excellent rules systems have already been published although few people will know of them. My aim is to use my knowledge to re-engineer the best parts of those sets into a personal set of solo rules that will be authentic to the period and exciting to play.


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VOTING RESULTS
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Attract a mate. Because game designers are sexy.
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Because the existing rules covering the setting are an unplayable mess, and I think that I can do better with the source material.
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Can't be bothered to read someone else's rules. fnord
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Creating games is fun.
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Existing games are too complex.
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Existing games are too simple.
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Existing rules don't give my elite Elf Ranger Marines the edge they deserve.
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Get rich! Because everyone knows how lucrative this hobby is.
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I want to recreate the elements, themes and feel that I want in a period or setting.
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I wanted rules that were fast-playing.
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No published game covers the subject/period/setting.
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Published games cover the period, but incorrectly.
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To cater to my own set of prejudices and the outcomes I wish to see.
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Too cheap to buy rules, too lazy to steal.
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Wanted rules that were period-specific.
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other (explain)
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none of these/no opinion
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this is ridiculous
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I don't write my own rules.
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I know lots of use house rules in our games. Others create their own games from scratch. In the latter case, why do you write your own game?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.