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Old 03-15-2021, 01:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Probable Typo in new rules PDF.

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Originally Posted by Magesmiley View Post
A caution:
Please be exceedingly careful with using casual descriptions of things in games like Car Wars that grow over time.

They were the source of a bunch of the problems that the Classic edition of Car Wars had and a contributor to why people quit playing it - they couldn't agree on what phrases like this meant, typically at a time where one player or another would lose depending on how it was interpreted. Which is a big killer of enthusiasm to play again, as one player often feels he or she was robbed by the unclear rules.

Consistent syntax in the rules helps keep a game coming back to the table.
If I could post meme GIFs here, I would be posting the Daniel Bryan "YES -- YES -- YES!" GIF right now; because I cannot more-forcefully agree with the above statement, and I say this having been on both sides of the situation (that is: Sometimes the lack of clarity went against me, sometimes it went *for* me).
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