On 2009-04-14, Ben Lehman wrote:
It occurs to me that the inability to see this may be related to Apples to Apples.
Ralph, remember in NYC how you said you hated Apples to Apples because it was totally arbitrary and there was no strategy? And I disagreed and said the strategy was there? And then I won three games in a row?
I think that this may come down to that. Apples to Apples works on exactly the sort of mechanic that Vincent and I are talking about. If such mechanics are not to your taste, I accept that (and it makes sense to me: matches your personality.) If you can't believe that an Apples to Apples style mechanic can produce fun play ... well ... there's a whole lot of fun games out there that show otherwise.