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15th Jun '16 1:39:24 AM Spark9
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* The TropeNamer for Rule Zero is ''TabletopGame/{{Thrash}}'', an RPG by Ewen Cluney (better known as the translator for ''TabletopGame/MaidRPG''). His formulation of the rule (drawn from the obscure ''Anime/ProjectAKo'' RPG) was: "If a rule annoys you, ignore it."

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* The TropeNamer for Rule Zero is ''TabletopGame/{{Thrash}}'', an RPG by Ewen Cluney (better known as ''DungeonsAndDragons'', the translator for ''TabletopGame/MaidRPG''). His formulation of the rule (drawn first tabletop roleplaying game. Many other games take it from the obscure ''Anime/ProjectAKo'' RPG) was: "If a rule annoys you, ignore it."there, but it's OlderThanYouThink.
18th May '16 12:35:10 AM demonfiren
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*** It's illegal to hit the back of the head, but what point is exactly the back of the head can vary depending on head types and the referee's discretion. The general rule is antything past the "headphone" area, but with people punching fast and people moving their head to avoid damage, the ref needs to make a judgement call on whether or not a blow went to far or whether it was an unavoidable accident, etc.

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*** It's illegal to hit the back of the head, but what point is exactly the back of the head can vary depending on head types and the referee's discretion. The general rule is antything anything past the "headphone" area, but with people punching fast and people moving their head to avoid damage, the ref needs to make a judgement call on whether or not a blow went to far or whether it was an unavoidable accident, etc.
3rd Mar '16 1:55:33 AM DarkHunter
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* Subverted with ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'', which has a Rule Zero, which reads "Disputes should be settled by loud arguments among the players."

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* Subverted with ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'', which has a Rule Zero, which but that rule reads "Disputes should be settled by loud arguments among the players."
3rd Mar '16 1:55:13 AM DarkHunter
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* Subverted with ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'', which has a Rule Zero, which reads "Disputes should be settled by loud arguments among the players."
15th Jul '15 6:59:08 AM AgentTasmania
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* ''TabletopGame/{{OnlyWar}}'' directly specifies early in the general rules section that the Game Master should excercise common sense and discretion to make things work ideally and many rules refer to "Game Masters' Discretion" for things where any specific rule set would be impractical.
9th Jul '15 4:01:49 PM Ramidel
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* The TropeNamer for Rule Zero is ''TabletopGame/{{Thrash}}'', an RPG by Ewen Cluney (better known as the translator for ''TabletopGame/MaidRPG''). His formulation of the rule (drawn from the obscure ''Anime/ProjectAKo'' RPG) was: "If a rule annoys you, ignore it."
11th May '15 12:07:00 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Dane from ''StatlessAndTactless'' agrees to give up rule zero in relation to a player to get him to bring a friend. It doesn't go well.

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* Dane from ''StatlessAndTactless'' ''Literature/StatlessAndTactless'' agrees to give up rule zero in relation to a player to get him to bring a friend. It doesn't go well.
4th Jul '14 4:30:07 AM nemui10pm
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* RugbyUnion's laws has a long list of what is defined by "dangerous play and misconduct", one of which is that players must not commit "acts contrary to good sportsmanship".
29th Jun '14 10:38:41 PM recharge138
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** This is prevalent in [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts]], still a very young sport that's trying to tweak rules as the years go by and fighters look to abuse looopholes in the Unified Rules, or clarify exactly what is legal/illegal. This is often left to the referee to make split second decisions during a fight based on their understanding of the rules:

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** This is prevalent in [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts]], {{UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts}}, still a very young sport that's trying to tweak rules as the years go by and fighters look to abuse looopholes in the Unified Rules, or clarify exactly what is legal/illegal. This is often left to the referee to make split second decisions during a fight based on their understanding of the rules:
29th Jun '14 10:38:08 PM recharge138
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** This is prevalent in [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts]], still a very young sport that's trying to tweak rules as the years go by and fighters look to abuse looopholes in the Unified Rules, or clarify exactly what is legal/illegal. This is often left to the referee to make split second decisions during a fight based on their understanding of the rules:
*** Grabbing the fence is illegal, but ''pressing your hand'' against the fence is not. Where exactly the point between grabbing it and your hands natural curl is left up to the ref. Additionally, the rule was thought for years to only apply to hands/fingers, not feet/toes, and it was a common sight to see someone grabbing the fence with their feet. Recently, many referees have started cracking down on this practice too.
*** It's illegal to hit the back of the head, but what point is exactly the back of the head can vary depending on head types and the referee's discretion. The general rule is antything past the "headphone" area, but with people punching fast and people moving their head to avoid damage, the ref needs to make a judgement call on whether or not a blow went to far or whether it was an unavoidable accident, etc.
*** The three point rule for kicks/knees to the head has become a loophole abused by a controlled fighter to avoid being pummeled, putting down ''just the tip'' of a finger to the ground, making the blows illegal. Many refs are now letting kicks and knees go if the opponent is only skirting by on the rule by a technicality. Additionally, the ref has to make the decision in case of a hand going down while the kick/knee is in motion whether or not the blow was intentionally illegal.
*** The "12 to 6" downward elbow strike is illegal (due to ignorance when the rules were made, thinking this was some kind of killing power based on karate demonstration trickery), but any other variation is legal (i.e., "1 to 7" which is barely a degree off), and a ref will have to determine angle legality, along with moving heads and arms and whatnot, to determine if the movie was legal or not.
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