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    RedWizardGuy

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    Default Re: Why does the party need to be balanced?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quertus View Post
    Ah. That's what people are reading when I say that. That's not what I meant.

    What I'm saying is, not getting hot fudge on your ice cream is only a problem if you decide that it is.

    Did you want just plain vanilla ice cream? Then it's not a problem.

    Did you want a hot fudge Sunday? Then it's a problem.

    So many people are writing comments that I read (correctly or not) as saying that people can only enjoy hot fudge Sundays, or that not getting hot fudge is the end of the world.

    I'm just saying, no, the ice cream can be perfectly delicious without hot fudge. It's only a problem if you decide that it is.

    I hope this clarifies the confusion.
    Except I think your ratio of useability is off, from our perspective. For us, to extend the dessert metaphor, it's like saying "You don't need a sugar-based item to have dessert. You could have fruit, or cheese." For us, balanced mechanics making it enjoyable is like sugar being in our dessert. Sure, I could have that cheese, but for us, the commonly-defined form really works best with some sweet, sugary, balanced mechanics.
    Last edited by RedWarlock; 2019-09-22 at 02:50 AM.