The 400 Format

The rules consist of five parts
  1. A concise, imperative statement of the rule, both as a sentence and paragraph
  2. Its domain of application (both its hierarchy, e.g. a rule about rules, a rule about the development process, or just a rule about games themselves, and genre, e.g. Applies only to RTS games or Online games.
  3. Rules that it trumps (over which this rule takes precedence)
  4. Rules that it is trumped by
  5. An example or two from well-known published games, if applicable, as well as counter-examples that show the consequences of not following the rule

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