In the past the handling of House Rules-related threads has sometimes led to discussions among the members, as there is often some kind of rivalry about a subject belonging to either the dedicated game forums or the “Customization”-(sub)-forum(s) (including “HouseRules”/“Variants”).
We have discussed the procedure with the aim of providing some transparent rules of how these threads are to be handled.
- The dedicated game forums are reserved for discussing the original game with its original out-of-box (OOB) rules plus official FAQ.
- The House Rules-forum is reserved for every idea that is not in complete accordance with the OOB-rules and FAQ.
- But sometimes we have threads that correctly start as a discussion in the dedicated game forum but at any point change into a house rule discussion.
- Threads that start with a (OOB compliant) game-specific subject but turn into a House Rule discussion would be marked with the prefix [House Rules] by a moderator but stay in the forum the original poster has intended
- Threads that start with House Rules but are opened in a game-specific forum will be moved to House Rules
However we understand the desire for better identifying which original game is behind which house rules. For this we ask everybody creating a thread in the House Rules subforum to assign a prefix to the title of his thread representing the original game the idea derived from:
[1942 2nd Ed.]
We probably cannot cover every situation - but this should be a reliable framework for admins, moderators and members.