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Author Topic: Why People Fear Rules Lite Games  (Read 491 times)

Shenron007

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Why People Fear Rules Lite Games
« on: January 06, 2021, 05:11:18 PM »
This is my thoughts regarding why I think people fear or have am aversion to rule lite games. These conclusions came after many conversions with people irl and online.

https://flintlocksandwitchery.blogspot.com/2021/01/fear-of-rules-that-are-lite.html?m=1

BugbearBrigand

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Re: Why People Fear Rules Lite Games
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 08:27:40 AM »
This hardly seems like you tried to understand why people have a preference and more like you wanted a veneer to complain, all three points listed are negative and hardly cover the scope.

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Re: Why People Fear Rules Lite Games
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 12:02:30 AM »
The comment suggesting that The Burning Wheel is the epitomy of "unwillingness to recognize one's quality of play", because it has rules that remove the need to even open one's (character's) mouth, is part and parcel of the old adage that social encounter rules are for dumb-dumbs who don't know how to roleplay correctly.

« Last Edit: January 22, 2021, 12:12:40 AM by Trinculoisdead »

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Re: Why People Fear Rules Lite Games
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 03:02:16 PM »
In a similar vein, I have found through extensive research why people prefer rules lite systems over rules-heavy systems:

1. They're too stupid to understand rules more complicated than 'do whatever and flip a coin, I guess'.
2. They can't trust the other people to have any flexibility within rules, because they're subhumans who can't conceive of trust or empathy.
3. Newer is better.