Imma link this article, you’re call if you want to read it or not, but its what set me off for this weeks rant.
It’s a pet peeve of mine when someone extols the virtues of a game system, and then, almost in the same breath, talks about the large amounts of ignoring the rules they did to have a good time. Let’s be clear: the goal of gaming is to have fun. That is the number one imperative and no rule takes priority to that imperitive.
If your gaming system goes out of its way to tell you that you should consider ignoring the chunks of rules, you should also consider if that system is fundementally a good system. There are lots of rules systems, and many of them do not have that problem. Ask yourself what’s important to you about a game and then take a look at the options.