Michael Gorman on 17 Mar 2003 07:18:01 -0000
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Re: [eia] rule change proposal - new corps
I am opposed to changing this rule. The need to plan ahead is a major
component of the economic system used in this game.
You have to make decisions on how much to commit to flexibility in the
form of corps counters, to supply, to reinforcements to saving for future
wars. These decisions impact a lot of the game and throwing portions of
them out has a big impact and I don't see the benefits of reducing the
strategic component of the game by allowing people to not have to plan.
Yes, people can choose to cheat and ignore parts of the rules and there is
no good way to check on that. But there's no good way to check on that in
a face to face game either. If people are not trusting each other to
accept the framework of the game, then the problem is not in the rules.
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