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Phil Dutré

I remember reading about a concept a while back where the opposing players would make a small list of arguments why a particular encounter would be resolved to their advantage, the referee would then evaluate the reasonings and make a decision or a suitable random roll. Always wanted to try it out.


That’s exactly what matrix-games are all about.  It can work very well, given all players have the right mindset.

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