thread: 2013-06-20 : The Sundered Land

On 2013-07-13, Vincent wrote:

Gordon: I think you’re doing the opposite confusion, treating following the rules as pursuing a goal or goals. For instance, you talk about other “goals” providing creative constraints, like how rooks move on the square not the diagonal - but moving your rooks on the square isn’t a goal at all, it’s a rule. It’s the rules that provide the constraints, not competing or secondary goals.

There are two rules in the Doomed Pilgrim that tell you to treat the imaginary stuff seriously. Rule #2 opens it up and rule #4 provides boundaries.


This makes GcL go "Not, I think, an important point for this discussion"
But "follow the rules" surely can be a seen as one goal among many, that might be shared in varying ways and degrees by various players/groups. In general, I would just assume people do want to follow the rules, but here's marginallia for completeness.

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