Nailed: the worst variety of dilettante players of competitive games. Doubly so if the game involves identification with a strategy or faction. Heck, any simulationism opens the door to "I should be able to win doing this!"
What would the RPG equivalent be? Something like
"Hey, can I play? I heard this game really encourages fun!"
(backstab) (grind) (argue) (derail) (nitpick)
"This game isn't very well designed. For starters, it didn't keep me from ruining your fun."
Researcher in social science and appreciator of hexy wargames, role playing games, interactive fiction, board games, and CCGs. I've learned a lot doing design and rules editing work on the side for the Legend of the Five Rings CCG. But this blog is mostly about other things.