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Old December 21st, 2018, 04:13 PM
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Game players these days can really over-think rules. I've had more time spent nit-picking over the whys and wherefores of rule bits and I want to remember, and current gamers also don't seem to like the ref having the final say in how his game and world works. Now always but often enough it is a big difference from the old days of when the ref was always right and you just rolled with it.

Games have also gone from less rules to more detailed (sometimes insanely so) rules, so players might be used to that nowadays. Also, the emphasis is less of a shared imaginary space that is run and moderated by the ref to rules that seem to make the ref just another player.

There is the recent trend towards "old school rules", though, and Traveller is now part of that, so there is hope.
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