thread: 2005-04-18 : The Structure of the Game

On 2005-04-19, Kaare Berg wrote:

I'd say that Dying Earth by R.D.Laws also has a very focused "this is how you play" section.

I've grown to prefer this kind of focus personally, but I've also learned to bring this kind of focus into a game if the game is lacking it itself.

What I am wondering is what would be better spent ink, a segment on how to bring focused play into a "blank slate" game or a focused procedurally?

One would seem to reach a wider audience (i.e more sales)yet be more demanding prep wise, while the other seems to give more direct bangs for your bucks, but being more limited in scope.

Puns nearly intended.

Or I might not have gotten it at all.


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