Originally Posted by Wes Hansen
I continue to forget the strategy of tdg sometimes contradicts the spirit of playing as many team members as possible.
NOT a criticism of tdg, but my own failure to distinguish between having fun and using strategery to win.
If I am understanding you correctly then this is another area where our opinions differ. I believe that the strategy of tdg is
to play as many team members as possible and that Jordan has gone to great lengths to write the rules (7 man bonus point, everyone plays singles, an extra player on each team this year etc) to encourage this.
The problem is that there will always be people looking for some perceived advantage that can be gained by exploiting an "opportunity" that exists because a rule doesn't explicitly say you cannot do something. Rather than asking for prior clarification many people would much rather seize some "opportunity" first and then wait until the round has started before jumping forth with the whole "no the rules don't say you can't do this!" defense.
And then ultimately everything gets lumped back under the strategy versus sportsmanship umbrella debate as if those 2 things have to be mutually exclusive or something.
I can only speak for the DARKHORSE! We would much rather lose playing against your full and best team than win by tricking or forcing you into sitting someone just because there is no rule that says "you can't try to trick the other team."