When JR Blackburn and Co. announced they were actually publishing Hackmaster, at first, I was amused and then a bit excited.
What I had envisioned and hoped for was a farcical rules-lite game where players were allowed to make up imaginary rules citations in order to support their character's bizarre (and, on the player's part, creative) solutions to the GM's proposed problems (while the GM had a similar mechanism for creating imaginary rules to counter or complicate those solutions.)
Instead, well, I think it kind of ruined a good joke.
But lately I've been thinking.
I'll bet someone's already come up with a game like the one I'm describing above. Has anyone tried? And, if not, could we try again?
And if we do try again, do I have to move this thread to Praxis? It's lonely over there!