Games you play with your own rules

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  1. Jacklack3

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    In Super Mario Odyssey sometimes I parkour my way on different buildings (without touching the ground). It's pretty relaxing. :)
     
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    As some might have seen in my signature, I enjoy RetroAchievements which I think is a way to add a few rules to a game. Sure, some games have lazy achievements that just follows the story of the game, but then there are a few more interesting ones that limits you as a player. Beat Zelda without picking up some specific item, or beat some specific stage in Super Mario World without touching a wall, block or enemy. Those are fun ways to have some meta rules that you don't have to come up with yourself :)

    Then I've seen a lot of videos of trying to beat Mario games without touching any coins, or without pressing right, and so on. Never tried it myself but it sounds like a fun challenge.

    House rules are fun. Especially once you feel that you've beaten a game as it was intended, in my opinion.
     
  3. cracker

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    I usually tend to get sucked into starting the 'game' of messing with a game's code/values and/or writing tools to assist in it. Sometimes I have more fun altering code/values on 'closed systems' than playing the games themselves.
     
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    I must admit I do start putting together things like https://www.dragonflycave.com/mechanics/gen-i-capturing and AI patterns by default, and then figuring out what I would change to make it better. Not just for Final Fantasy clones either but random adventure/puzzle flavour of the month as well.
     
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    In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories in Reverse/Rebirth mode, I would limit my Map Card use to exact number and make higher amount/later in list the priority. For Dragon Ball Xenoverse/2's 1 vs 1 online battles, me and my buddies have an unwritten rule where you don't use items.
     
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    i mean cool but that will result in intoxication in abt 3 minigames
     
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    I never talked about alcohol, did I ?

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    I tried such a thing with Ipecac syrup once... fool me once.
     
  9. Vhestal

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    Betwix the Twilight
    Every Pokemon there is;

    -Female/male only Dex with the exception of single gender Pokemon.
    -Use only disadvantageous Pokemon.

    Every JRPG there is;

    -Do not use any of the items that you can get from the Overworld/chests/events unless absolutely needed and use one the ones that you can buy or loot at monsters.
    -Use only the Protagonist.
    -Reach every nook and cranny of the immediate area unless its impossible to do so.
     
  10. Taleweaver

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    Hmm...I can recall three, but I'm sure I'm forgetting many.

    One is somewhat mentioned: monopoly. We always played that you can't buy stuff the first round. While it evens out for the advantage the first player has (you'd always see: the first player goes and buys a street; the second throws exactly the same thing and has to cough up money for the very same action), it isn't any less lucky.

    Then there is doom 2, and a rather specific one. You see, the game didn't really feature Z-axis because it auto-aimed up or down when an enemy was in front of you. The exception was the end boss: you had to time your rockets perfectly fine so it'll flew in some giant goatskull's brain. This was pretty hard...unless you "cheated" by taping a crosshair on your monitor. I had done this...but come to think of it: I still hold a lifelong grudge to my brother because he must've hit the screen with a knife or a scissor or something...because at one point the monitor had a small hole in it at EXACTLY THAT LOCATION. :angry:

    The latter was rollercoaster tycoon and its sequel. Sure, you COULD build a nice and friendly park that aims to entertain the guests. But it was more fun to me and my friends to make the most dangerous and vomit-inducing ride possible.

    Heck...me and my friends had conversations that went like this (spoilered because it's quite long):
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I love doing a wedlocke challenge in Pokémon. I ignore the gender restriction, and I play with the usual nuzlocke dupe clause.
     
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    I play Halo CE on MCC to kick off summer with 3 cans of pop, and I get a new pop each time I beat a mission on legendary in any game or finish as MVP in multiplayer.
     
  13. Foxchild

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    When my daughter plays Fortnite, she immediately goes for a hamster ball, then rolls off in search of some hapless soul to grapple onto. Also, for her, Breath of the Wild is basically a horse raising sim.
     
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