Which rules are better? 2001, or 2005?

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2001 or 2005? Which do you play?

The 2001 rules pwn! Go complexness!
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2005 rules rock. They own teh nerdy 2001s you bubs.
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Postby Dr. X » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:16 pm

Blitzen wrote:No, he failed stuff.


Oh, so he was like this?

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I think those stats only apply to non-Mexicans.
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Postby Bonn-o-Tron » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:46 pm

Your brother sounds like a real winner.
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Postby Tesla Coyle » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:57 pm

I like the 2005 rules better as well. I don't want to have to memorize a bunch of rules and stats in order to play. I dig that my friends and I can just dig into a box, grab a handful of minifigs and weapons and start playing. The 2005 rules allow for more spontaneous creation as well because stats are just as simple as some quick measurements.
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Postby omniczech » Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:50 pm

I much prefer the 2005 rules, they're easier to teach, and easier just to pick up and play, it means I can focus more on ridiculous explosions and slaughter that brikwars is about and less on a pile of dice.
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Postby piltogg » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:01 pm

I end up haveing to use 2005 because half the people in MNGG have attention span issues.
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Postby ace121 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:40 pm

Pansies. Can't handle the truth. 2001 4evr!
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Postby IVhorseman » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:25 am

Yeah. I actually totally memorized the 2001 rules back in the day. i knew it all like the back of my hand. and then 2005 came out.

i was a little shocked that it was so much less full, but it's so much more flexible and more comprehensive that it's amazing. it's simpler, AND actually allows for greater diversity.
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Postby CreatioNZ » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:59 am

I prefer 2005 but everyone has their opinion. I'd rather play Brikwars than ruleswars. I good game is a fast one that is easily learnt by almost anyone. I have told some people the 2005 rules in 10mins and get them playing it and buying lego within a week. If I showed them 2001, it would be a very different story. Your there to play, not consantly refer to your brickbible.
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Postby Theblackdog » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:28 am

I use the gameplay rules from the 2005 rulebook, since they're simpler and go faster. But most of my minifigs, weapons and vehicle stats come from the 2001 rulebook. I liked the wide variety of different weapons and troop types it provided, but the main thing is that the 2001 rules have higher vehicle movement ranges (36" as compared to 24") and longer-ranged, more powerful, more accurate weapons (an MKI gun does 2D6 damage and has a 20" range), which also makes the battle go faster. You don't really need to memorize the stats of every troop type and weapon, you just write down the necessary information on a stat card. That's what they're for.
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Postby Dr. X » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:05 am

Theblackdog wrote:I use the gameplay rules from the 2005 rulebook, since they're simpler and go faster. But most of my minifigs, weapons and vehicle stats come from the 2001 rulebook. I liked the wide variety of different weapons and troop types it provided, but the main thing is that the 2001 rules have higher vehicle movement ranges (36" as compared to 24") and longer-ranged, more powerful, more accurate weapons (an MKI gun does 2D6 damage and has a 20" range), which also makes the battle go faster. You don't really need to memorize the stats of every troop type and weapon, you just write down the necessary information on a stat card. That's what they're for.


That's a good idea. I play in my normal Brikwars with my own made up explosive system.

Also, you people keep saying 'we need to CONSTANTLY refer to the book'. Well we don't. In my last Brikwar, there was no referring at all, just a few pieces of paper and some stat cards.
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Postby ace121 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:17 am

I've only reffered to the rulebook twice in my life. Once to point out that there were no fifteen foot super-nukes, and once to point out the rule of fudge. Both times, I didn't actually show the book, but convinced them I was right anyway. In fact, I've never even shown the rulebook to any of the people in our clan... I think they think I made up the whole thing actually...
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Postby piltogg » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:53 pm

a bunch of people in MNGG think that I am makeing up rules because they are to lazy to even read 2005. rather sad realy.
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Postby ace121 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:06 pm

They actually don't know that the brikwars site exists. I've tried telling them to visit, but they're mostly stupid (I mean, c'mon, they're MY friends).
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Postby Tesla Coyle » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:13 pm

ace121 wrote:I've only reffered to the rulebook twice in my life. Once to point out that there were no fifteen foot super-nukes, and once to point out the rule of fudge. Both times, I didn't actually show the book, but convinced them I was right anyway. In fact, I've never even shown the rulebook to any of the people in our clan... I think they think I made up the whole thing actually...
So you ruled of fudge the rule of fudge.
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Postby ace121 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:39 pm

Yes. Basically I have to fudge everyone's belief in the rules in general...
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