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22nd Jul '17 6:08:45 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' when Kavonn is DM he applies the rules of their 'verse's actual magic to games. This tends to kill off the player characters more quickly.
28th May '17 3:26:52 PM nombretomado
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** Fans of WarhammerFantasy got tired of waiting for Games Workshop to publish rules for armies from the parts of the world map that [[FantasyCounterpartCulture approximately correspond to North Africa and Asia]], and set out to create their own army books. To date, Cathay, Albion, Araby, Nippon, and Estalia have got fan-made army books.

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** Fans of WarhammerFantasy TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy got tired of waiting for Games Workshop to publish rules for armies from the parts of the world map that [[FantasyCounterpartCulture approximately correspond to North Africa and Asia]], and set out to create their own army books. To date, Cathay, Albion, Araby, Nippon, and Estalia have got fan-made army books.
25th Apr '17 10:02:28 AM Gatomon41
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For the video game equivalents, see SelfImposedChallenge (undertaken within the mechanics of the game) and GameMod (altering those mechanics themselves). See VariantChess for a fiction-based trope with narrative uses. Also see {{Calvinball}}, which may be a result of a liberal application of this trope.

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For the video game equivalents, see SelfImposedChallenge (undertaken within the mechanics of the game) and GameMod (altering those mechanics themselves). See VariantChess for a fiction-based trope with narrative uses. Can also be applied to create unofficial SoloTabletopGame rules. Also see {{Calvinball}}, which may be a result of a liberal application of this trope.
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16th Apr '17 7:11:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWarsBattlefront II'', assault on Mos Eisley has these unofficial rules: 1) The arena is for dueling, 2) Interfering in a duel is a bannable offense, 3) Ayla Secura is cheap, 4) No Yoda either.

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* In ''StarWarsBattlefront ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront II'', assault on Mos Eisley has these unofficial rules: 1) The arena is for dueling, 2) Interfering in a duel is a bannable offense, 3) Ayla Secura is cheap, 4) No Yoda either.
7th Apr '17 3:40:54 PM nombretomado
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* Being a game with countless "official" variations and even more unofficial ones, {{Poker}} is replete with house rules. Some popular ones:

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* Being a game with countless "official" variations and even more unofficial ones, {{Poker}} TabletopGame/{{Poker}} is replete with house rules. Some popular ones:
18th Mar '17 12:41:06 PM Gosicrystal
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* If you want to make ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' even more chaotic than it already is, try skipping all the minigame explaination screens. [[FanNickname This is sometimes known as]] ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario Party]]'' mode.
** Some ''Mario Party'' games even allow you to pick and choose which minigames come up in the board game mode, allowing you to more tailor the game to your liking.

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* ''VideoGame/MarioParty'':
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If you want to make ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' the games even more chaotic than it they already is, are, try skipping all the minigame explaination screens. [[FanNickname This is sometimes known as]] ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario Party]]'' mode.
** Some ''Mario Party'' games even allow you to pick and choose which minigames come up in the board game mode, allowing you to more tailor the game to your liking.
4th Mar '17 9:52:37 AM nombretomado
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** Some ''MarioParty'' games even allow you to pick and choose which minigames come up in the board game mode, allowing you to more tailor the game to your liking.

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** Some ''MarioParty'' ''Mario Party'' games even allow you to pick and choose which minigames come up in the board game mode, allowing you to more tailor the game to your liking.
5th Feb '17 4:49:07 PM Everdream
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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': Due to the customizability of the matches, house rules are easy to implement. And due to the Smash series being random and chaotic by default, they are widely deployed in competitive TournamentPlay scenarios to remove chaotic elements and create order and fairness to ensure that the winner is determined solely by show of skill. The tournament ruleset is varies slightly by installment and is too complex to list here but always restricts play to a limited subset of levels and requires that the random appearance of items be turned off.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'':
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Due to the customizability of the matches, house rules are easy to implement. And due to the Smash series being random and chaotic by default, they are widely deployed in competitive TournamentPlay scenarios to remove chaotic elements and create order and fairness to ensure that the winner is determined solely by show of skill. The tournament ruleset is varies slightly by installment and is too complex to list here but always restricts play to a limited subset of levels and requires that the random appearance of items be turned off.
** A common set of house rules used by competitive players designed to give the "fairest fight" even became a meme; [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/no-items-fox-only-final-destination "No Items, Fox Only, Final Destination."]] This set of rules in particular is often criticized by rest of the fandom as removing much of what makes the game fun.
23rd Oct '16 7:16:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* There are certain card games that are entirely based on house rules. For example, one game called ''{{Mao}}'' has only one real rule at the start; it's exactly like Uno with regular playing cards (no draw cards or wildcards), and the winner of a hand can make up a rule each turn so long as it doesn't favor anybody in particular. It generally starts with at least one or two extra rules so that you can trip people up. An even more crazy version of this was a game where you could make a rule any time you played an 8 card, and the rule could do anything besides make you win instantly without playing a card.

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* There are certain card games that are entirely based on house rules. For example, one game called ''{{Mao}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Mao}}'' has only one real rule at the start; it's exactly like Uno with regular playing cards (no draw cards or wildcards), and the winner of a hand can make up a rule each turn so long as it doesn't favor anybody in particular. It generally starts with at least one or two extra rules so that you can trip people up. An even more crazy version of this was a game where you could make a rule any time you played an 8 card, and the rule could do anything besides make you win instantly without playing a card.
16th Oct '16 4:44:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* HouseRules for most ''HeroSystem'' campaigns were more about the flavor of the setting than modifying the actual game, though there were always additions to the already long list of Advantages and Disadvantages.

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* HouseRules for most ''HeroSystem'' ''TabletopGame/HeroSystem'' campaigns were more about the flavor of the setting than modifying the actual game, though there were always additions to the already long list of Advantages and Disadvantages.
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