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langobard Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2019 3:57 a.m. PST

As others noted in the original discussion, I'm not sure that 'fun' is quite the word I'd use. I am always interested in game mechanics and how these are implemented, but also, I do like reading army lists (especially ancients) to see how various armies are represented in a given rule set.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2019 5:57 a.m. PST

I do still read rulebooks for fun--but not current rulebooks. "Charge!" was fun. "Lion Rampant"--though a nice game--was no fun to read. "Not any more" was the best I could do.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2019 7:07 a.m. PST

I used to struggle through the often poorly written efforts of yesteryear: Empire? etc

However, many modern efforts such as 'General d'Armee' or 'The Men Who Would Be Kings' for example are lucid, detailed, often humorous & clever in their mechanisms.

so, yes, I read modern rule books for fun.

The Last Conformist05 Dec 2019 9:33 p.m. PST

Sometimes: but more commonly army lists.

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