it seems this already exists as arg
the metagame is played by a group of people
all the metagame necessarily needs is a flipover and a working permanent marker with the following text written on it:
RULE 1: all rules on this flipover are in force
when starting the metagame it can be efficient to answer one or both of the following questions
- TYPE: what type of game do you want to play?
- you could eg choose from this list:
- role play
- board game
- PURPOSE: what is the purpose of the game? or more precisely: what do you want to model, like:
- power balance
- efficiency in taking decisions
when evaluating it can be of interest to answer the following questions
which rules stayed implicit?
in particular: did the following rule appear on the flipover:
RULE [some number]: RULE 1 is in force
whenever you have played a game please email your results to me including
answers to the TYPE and PURPOSE questions (if any)
(a photograph of) the flipover(s) with the rules that came into force
instead of beginning "from scratch" you can also start from a readymade
ruleset. shortly a list of standard rulesets will be available (with
the help of your feedback).