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POLL: How Rules Writers Should Design Their Rules To Be Used


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TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I have to say I want both: so well written that there's no doubt, but not to be insulted as to if I want to play otherwise.

@Seattle I understand your being upset, but I didn't mean by my selection to indicate I wanted 'vague'. I prefer concise to verbose, though, and verbose is what I thought #1 sounded like.

Doug


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Statement #1
101
22%
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Statement #2
359
78%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Lentulus Inactive Member wonders...

Which of these two statements do you most agree with - even if you think it is an unattainable ideal:
Statement #1

"Rules should be written precisely and exactly, and cover every circumstance required to play the game - if something is not explicitly allowed in the rules, if cannot be used or done."

Statement #2

"Rules are a framework for departure to be used by reasonable people as a starting point - if something is not precisely forbidden in the rules, and the players agree it is reasonable, it is allowed."