Consult Your Doctor

Rules Bloat is a paradox of the realities of running a gaming company. Once you publish a game you can either pack-up shop, lay-off all the employees, and start a new business selling socks or you can publish new content for your game: expansions, accessories, and optional content. However, if you choose the latter option (the “staying in business” one) there is a finite amount of content that can be released. Eventually, there will be too many accessories and using all will make the game unwieldy and needlessly complicated. The rules become bloated.