The Instigator
dinokiller
Pro (for)
Losing
17 Points
The Contender
boredinclass
Con (against)
Winning
20 Points

A game without rules is impossible

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boredinclass
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/7/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 3,113 times Debate No: 15193
Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (21)
Votes (10)

 

dinokiller

Pro

Do i even have to explain the topic? xD

definition:

rule: a principle or regulation governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement, etc.: the rules of chess.

impossible: not possible

Anyway, I assert that something like a game is impossible to not have rules.
I await my opponent.

Btw this is an introduction round, no arguments are posted till the 2nd round.
boredinclass

Con

Alright I accept your challenge, but i have a silly answer, if you're ok with it
Debate Round No. 1
dinokiller

Pro

Lol how silly it may look, as long as it makes sense, its accepted as argument.

Arguments why games with rules is impossible:
1. Everything is allowed is a rule!
Yes, the rule that says everything is allowed is a rule because the rule says everything is allowed.
It does make sense :P

2. Theres no rules is also a rule!
Even if it may contradict itself, the fact that there is no rule is a rule itself.
The rule says that theres no rules so there is a rule that says that theres no rules, plain and simple.

I await my opponent :P
boredinclass

Con

Calvinball. Nuff said
Debate Round No. 2
dinokiller

Pro

Lol calvinball consist of too many rules.
Soo i guess it supports me instead ^^
boredinclass

Con

Nope, calvinball does not have rules, they don't keep score, no referee. And you make it up as you go along
Debate Round No. 3
dinokiller

Pro

The game has rules.
This source confirm it
http://www.solitaryway.com...

Your argument is nullified, nuff said.

Vote Pro ^^
boredinclass

Con

On the contrary, that's only major league calvinball. Thereare no rules for the minor league. I win vote con
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
rage at xenith for winning xD
Posted by boredinclass 6 years ago
boredinclass
Dud3 WTF? I did not deserve to win.
Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
Aaaaaaand, we have a vote bomber.
Calvinball = make rules = Game has rules.
Ppl doesnt get it.
Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
tvellalott, he mentioned calvinball which had rules.
He lost by it.
Posted by KikoSanchez182 6 years ago
KikoSanchez182
Angle shooting can be fun though.
Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
No need, always think of the obvious.
Posted by KikoSanchez182 6 years ago
KikoSanchez182
I was going to make a play on the word 'game' since pro did not define it. Ie "game" animals do not have rules.
Posted by batman1200 6 years ago
batman1200
calvinball doesn't have rules, it has non-rules :)
Posted by boredinclass 6 years ago
boredinclass
yeah :)
Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
Major and minor?? Did u just made that up?
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Vote Placed by Blank 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: that game has no rules from what i read
Vote Placed by Xenith967 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: yay rules
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Reasons for voting decision: "*IMPORTANT -- The following rules are subject to be changed, amended, or dismissed by any player(s) involved." Keyword is dismissed, by ignoring all the "Rules" and the game continuing to function normally means the rules are not really rules
Vote Placed by Loserboi 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: since you make up the rules as you go in calvinball, the original make up of the game has no rules. Its adding rules later but the original idea of the game has no rules.
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Reasons for voting decision: I vote pro because con really made no attempt to disprove his argument, he just stated a game.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con could have used a source.
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Reasons for voting decision: I disagree with the other voters. The first thing Pro's link says is: *IMPORTANT -- The following rules are subject to be changed, amended, or dismissed by any player(s) involved. In other words, the rules are not rules. I think this supports Con rather than Pro.
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Reasons for voting decision: Calvinball has rules.
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Reasons for voting decision: Obvious. SUNNDY D AND RUM YUM YUM!
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Reasons for voting decision: Con didn't really debate. Calvinball is basically a game where you make up rules; i.e. it has rules. Fail