When reading a new rule book, I’m engaged, excited, and retaining everything hungrily until I hit the first exception. At that point, the rules have picked a fight with my memory and are fighting back against me understanding and internalizing the rules.
Quotes about game rules
All play has its rules. They determine what “holds” in the temporary world circumscribed by play. The rules of a game are absolutely binding and allow no doubt. Paul Valéry once in passing gave expression to a very cogent thought when he said : ” No scepticism is possible where the rules of a game are concerned, for the principle underlying them is an unshakable truth.”