Implicit Consistency

Rule systems should be implicitly consistent. That is, an experienced player or game master should be able to deduce a detail rule correctly from general knowledge of the system with an educated guess, and grasp the intrinsics of a system quickly and, above all, coherently.

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Should a skill named ‘knowledge’ be part of a character sheet? This essay argues the contrary and proposes a different take on the rules for a character’s knowledge.

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