History Main / ObviousRulePatch

26th May '16 8:30:57 PM R1ck
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* [[http://www.exocomics.com/115 This]] example from Webcomic/ExtraOrdinary is totally legit
26th May '16 8:06:57 PM R1ck
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** There are also obvious rule patch that are not so much about preventing game-breakers as about preventing injuries or deaths that resulted when they were used. For example, American Football banning the use of the ''flying wedge'' formation in 1894.


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** There are also obvious rule patch that are not so much about preventing game-breakers as about preventing injuries or deaths that resulted when they were used. For example, American Football banning the use of the ''flying wedge'' formation in 1894.
24th May '16 4:52:17 PM billybobfred
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* When it was discovered that the free-to-start game ''VideoGame/{{Ironfall}}'' could be used to jailbreak the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, Nintendo responded quickly by pulling the game from the [=eShop=] until the exploit was patched. However, anyone who had downloaded it beforehand could just refrain from updating to the new version, making this fix relatively useless, until Nintendo released part 2: an update to the 3DS's firmware that could completely block players from playing select titles if they aren't up to date. The ''only'' game this is actually used for is ''Ironfall''.
14th May '16 6:49:13 AM AzureSeas
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** In a later version of the TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors, the scepter and crown of disintegration (put the crown on your head, touch one end of the scepter to it, you disintegrate) cannot be removed from the room they're in by any means (the description goes to [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything great lengths to cover any eventuality]]). Earlier versions of the Tomb had no such rule at all. The reason eventually emerged during a conversation on a message board: One of the artists working on an earlier copy of the module was invited to a session of the Tomb [=DMed=] by none other than [[WordOfGod Gary Gygax himself.]] The artist took the scepter and crown from the room, then eventually placed the crown on the [[spoiler: fake skull]] of Acererak and touched the scepter to it, disintegrating the lich instantly. Gygax was stunned, as the eventuality had never occurred to him. The artist, on the other hand, [[ChekhovsGun thought that's what they were there for.]] Gygax eventually ruled that the disintegration did occur, and complemented the artist's quick thinking. The artist was quite surprised when he was later informed of the rule change.

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** In a later version of the TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors, the scepter and crown of disintegration (put the crown on your head, touch one end of the scepter to it, you disintegrate) cannot be removed from the room they're in by any means (the description goes to [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight great lengths to cover any eventuality]]). Earlier versions of the Tomb had no such rule at all. The reason eventually emerged during a conversation on a message board: One of the artists working on an earlier copy of the module was invited to a session of the Tomb [=DMed=] by none other than [[WordOfGod Gary Gygax himself.]] The artist took the scepter and crown from the room, then eventually placed the crown on the [[spoiler: fake skull]] of Acererak and touched the scepter to it, disintegrating the lich instantly. Gygax was stunned, as the eventuality had never occurred to him. The artist, on the other hand, [[ChekhovsGun thought that's what they were there for.]] Gygax eventually ruled that the disintegration did occur, and complemented the artist's quick thinking. The artist was quite surprised when he was later informed of the rule change.



** There are several moves that block the user from taking damage that turn, most commonly Protect. Attempting to use Protect multiple turns in a row sharply slices its success rate to prevent indefinite stalling. Further, TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything; similar guarding moves like Detect and Endure all work on the same mechanic, so you can't just alternate between two such moves to avoid the success rate degradation.

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** There are several moves that block the user from taking damage that turn, most commonly Protect. Attempting to use Protect multiple turns in a row sharply slices its success rate to prevent indefinite stalling. Further, TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything; Furthermore, similar guarding moves like Detect and Endure all work on the same mechanic, so you can't just alternate between two such moves to avoid the success rate degradation.



* Nethack, in keeping with [[TheDevteamThinksOfEverything its nature]], has had a few of these over the years, and of course fans have added more in variants.

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* Nethack, in keeping with [[TheDevteamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight its nature]], has had a few of these over the years, and of course fans have added more in variants.



* PennyArcade parodies this with ''{{Scribblenauts}}''. Tycho explains how the goal of the game is to get Starites, and you do so by writing the names of useful items ([[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything over 22,000 are available]]), which then appear. Gabe picks up the game and immediately writes "Starite". One appears and he wins. Note that in the actual game, doing this produces a '''fake''' Starite that's worthless. [[spoiler:Except for the very last level.]]

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* PennyArcade parodies this with ''{{Scribblenauts}}''. Tycho explains how the goal of the game is to get Starites, and you do so by writing the names of useful items ([[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything ([[DevelopersForesight over 22,000 are available]]), which then appear. Gabe picks up the game and immediately writes "Starite". One appears and he wins. Note that in the actual game, doing this produces a '''fake''' Starite that's worthless. [[spoiler:Except for the very last level.]]
14th May '16 5:39:44 AM Ramidel
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* ''TabletopGame/IlluminatiNewWorldOrder''[='s=] Limited Edition had a series of loopholes that would allow the Gnomes of Zurich to win on the first turn. The Unlimited Edition had a number of rule changes obviously designed to stop this exact scenario. Chiefly, the rule "Nobody may win on the first turn."

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* ''TabletopGame/IlluminatiNewWorldOrder''[='s=] ''TabletopGame/IlluminatiNewWorldOrder'':
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Limited Edition had a series of loopholes that would allow the Gnomes of Zurich to win on the first turn. The Unlimited Edition had a number of rule changes obviously designed to stop this exact scenario. Chiefly, the rule "Nobody may win on the first turn.""
** The tournament rules allow organizers to invalidate trades in multiplayer tournaments that are solely designed to throw the game to one player and advance them to a higher table (or victory in the tournament). They admit that such a tactic is highly Illuminated, but it really isn't fair to the outsider who gets screwed over by team-players.
14th May '16 5:31:32 AM Ramidel
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** Additionally, in Chinese Go, the "superko" rule is there to patch out all the other very rare repeated positions the normal ko rule misses. When the board repeats without the ko rule being violated in Japanese go, eternal life is declared, and the game is drawn (with the komi rule below, this is the only way a draw can happen). This is very rare because usually one of the players will be willing to give up control of the area to score elsewhere.

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** Additionally, in Chinese Go, the "superko" rule is there to patch out all the other very rare repeated positions the normal ko rule misses. When the board repeats without the ko rule being violated in Japanese go, eternal life is declared, and the game is drawn ends in a "no result" (with the komi rule below, this is the only way a draw can happen). This is very rare because usually one of the players will be willing to give up control of the area to score elsewhere.
8th May '16 10:20:09 PM Loekman3
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** During the time when both its [[DethroningMoment/DeathBattle Dethroning]] and [[Wallbangers/DeathBattle Wallbanger]] pages for ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' are present, both the edit and flame wars regarding the results outcome of the battles are so much more severe than all the other pages ''combined'' that the mod's FinalSolution to this problem is to [[GodzillaThreshold blacklist both entries]] from ever being allowed to have a page again, no Dethroning or Wallbanger pages have ever been contested as much as Death Battle.
6th May '16 6:00:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''GaiaOnline'' has had quite a few:

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* ''GaiaOnline'' ''Website/GaiaOnline'' has had quite a few:
1st May '16 10:08:15 AM DonaldthePotholer
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* Forced bets in poker, including blinds, antes, and bring-ins, are designed to ensure that some or all players have a stake in the pot, preventing everyone from folding until they get a really good hand. In TournamentPlay, they are raised continually to prevent overly cautious play (this often leads to people winning World Championships with cards they wouldn't play in a low-limit cash game).
** The "small blind", "big blind", and "dealer button", used in cardrooms, particularly in Texas Hold'em, ensure that the action moves in an orderly manner, as opposed to previous opening rules like "forced bring-in" (the lowest showing card has to open, common in stud games) or "jackpots" (common in draw games, requiring a hand of certain strength, often a pair of jacks, to begin the betting).
** Most cardrooms have special "house rules" to ensure speedy play and/or ban unethical maneuvers. Among these are:

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* There are several rules in TabletopGame/{{Poker}} which are intended to promote speedy play and/or ban unethical maneuvers:
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Forced bets in poker, bets, including blinds, antes, and bring-ins, are designed to ensure that some or all players have a stake in the pot, preventing everyone from folding until they get a really good hand. In TournamentPlay, they are raised continually to prevent overly cautious play (this often leads to people winning World Championships with cards they wouldn't play in a low-limit cash game).
** The "small blind", "big blind", and "dealer button", used in cardrooms, particularly in Texas Hold'em, ensure that the action moves in an orderly manner, as opposed to previous opening rules like "forced bring-in" (the lowest (or sometimes highest) showing card has to open, common in stud games) or "jackpots" (common in draw games, requiring a hand of certain strength, often a pair of jacks, to begin the betting).
** Most cardrooms have special "house rules" to ensure speedy play and/or ban unethical maneuvers. Among these are:
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** "Table Stakes": A player cannot be forced out of a pot due to lack of money (extra bets go into a side pot), and a player can't reach into their pocket and offer up their Aston Martin keys or the deed to the ranch to call a hand.

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** "Table Stakes": A player cannot be forced out of a pot due to lack of money (extra bets go into a side pot), and a player can't reach into their pocket and offer up their Aston Martin keys or the deed to the ranch to call a hand.hand (the short player can only win the pots that their chips-in-play can "cover").
22nd Apr '16 9:19:57 AM dotchan
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* The ''Villains Wiki'' is supposed to be website that concerns about villains but many users kept adding [[DesignatedHero characters]] that are really villainous but just jerks out of [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike complaining about characters they don't like]] such as [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Patrick Star]], [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Princess Bubblegum]], and Titans from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''. As a result, they eventually ended getting deleted and reinforce a new rule that only truly villainous characterss are allowed in the wiki.

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* The ''Villains Wiki'' is supposed to be website that concerns about villains but many users kept adding [[DesignatedHero characters]] that are not really villainous but just jerks out of so they could [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike complaining complain about characters they don't like]] (some such as characters that made it onto the wiki include [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Patrick Star]], [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Princess Bubblegum]], and the Titans from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''). As a result, they these articles eventually ended up getting deleted and reinforce the mods added a new rule that only truly villainous characterss characters are allowed in the wiki.
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