Hollandazed: Thoughts, Ideas, and Miscellany — rules questions

FROM THE ARCHIVES: TERSE (by Tom Russell)

Mary Russell

Comments 3 Tags rules, rules questions, rules writing

FROM THE ARCHIVES: TERSE (by Tom Russell)

Part of my job is to answer rules questions. It's not something that I mind doing; I want folks to understand the games and to play them correctly. I also want to know what parts of the rules are easy to grok and which are harder to parse, because that helps me going forward. Rules-writing is, after all, a human endeavor, and since we humans are fallible, so too are the rules to our games, despite our best efforts. And rules-reading is itself also a human endeavor. What is clear to some gamers might not be clear to others. As...


TERSE (by Tom Russell)

Mary Russell

Comments 8 Tags rule writing, rules, rules questions

TERSE (by Tom Russell)

Part of my job is to answer rules questions. It's not something that I mind doing; I want folks to understand the games and to play them correctly. I also want to know what parts of the rules are easy to grok and which are harder to parse, because that helps me going forward. Rules-writing is, after all, a human endeavor, and since we humans are fallible, so too are the rules to our games, despite our best efforts. And rules-reading is itself also a human endeavor. What is clear to some gamers might not be clear to others. As...