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Contents Selecting The Games System

Some games market themselves as being simple, and free-format, based on a single, universal task resolution system. Avoid these. Simplicity and clarity are the rules lawyer's enemy. Rules lawyering a "simple" system usually degenerates into a war of attrition, with long drawn out battles over points of plausibility.

You need a system that is:

Complex.

Contradictory.

Full of optional rules.

Uses tables. (Lots of tables).

Uses character classes, with different rules for different classes.

Incorporates lots of extra supplements, all full of extra rules.

There are a couple of obvious systems that I could recommend here, but I won't for fear of legal action.

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