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Magic Realm has an extensive array of optional rules, but whenever someone asks about the popularity of a given optional rule, there's no way to give any sort of definitive answer. We can guess that the optional rules that are often discussed in the forums are more popular than the ones that are rarely discussed, but that's not a very reliable metric.

Thus, I thought it would be interesting to poll the Magic Realm players here on BGG to see exactly which optional rules they like... and which ones they don't like. I've also included a few unofficial player-developed variants, just for fun.

In the following poll, select "Like" if you prefer to use that optional rule; select "Don't Like" if you do not want to use that optional rule; and select "No Opinion" if you haven't actually used that optional rule (or if you haven't used it enough to have an opinion of it).

Of course, in a multi-player game, you can't always use all of the optional rules that you might prefer, because you have to consider what rules the others players are willing to use. This poll, however, is about which optional rules you personally like... and not about which ones might be acceptable to the people you normally play with.

Note that for 10.B.2 Alerted Monsters, I am interested only in your opinion of the normal rule rather than the ill-advised "variant," which is just a poor house rule that never should have been added to the 3.1 rules to begin with.

Poll: Which Optional Rules Do You Like?
Official Optional Rules
  Like Don't Like No Opinion Vote Count
10.A.1 Serious Wounds 77.1% (27) 20.0% (7) 2.9% (1) 35
10.A.2 Ambushes 62.9% (22) 31.4% (11) 5.7% (2) 35
10.A.3 Flying Activities 64.7% (22) 8.8% (3) 26.5% (9) 34
10.A.4 Caching (the Optional Cache Activity) 77.1% (27) 17.1% (6) 5.7% (2) 35
10.A.5 Dropping (and Losing) Belongings 76.5% (26) 17.6% (6) 5.9% (2) 34
10.A.6.2 Optional Abilities - Captain 48.5% (16) 21.2% (7) 30.3% (10) 33
10.A.6.3 Optional Abilities - Druid 39.4% (13) 30.3% (10) 30.3% (10) 33
10.A.6.4 Optional Abilities - Magician 63.6% (21) 15.2% (5) 21.2% (7) 33
10.A.6.5 Optional Abilities - Wizard 73.5% (25) 14.7% (5) 11.8% (4) 34
10.A.6.6 Optional Abilities - Woods Girl 54.5% (18) 21.2% (7) 24.2% (8) 33
10.A.6.7 Optional Abilities - Elf 51.5% (17) 30.3% (10) 18.2% (6) 33
10.A.6.8 Optional Abilities - The Knights 60.6% (20) 27.3% (9) 12.1% (4) 33
10.B.1 Quiet Monsters 9.1% (3) 69.7% (23) 21.2% (7) 33
10.B.2 Alerted Monsters 21.2% (7) 51.5% (17) 27.3% (9) 33
10.B.3 Dragon Heads 64.7% (22) 17.6% (6) 17.6% (6) 34
10.B.4 Watchful Natives 88.2% (30) 5.9% (2) 5.9% (2) 34
10.B.5 Extended Treachery 61.8% (21) 11.8% (4) 26.5% (9) 34
10.B.6 Grudges and Gratitude 79.4% (27) 2.9% (1) 17.6% (6) 34
10.B.7 Extended Grudges and Gratitude 70.6% (24) 5.9% (2) 23.5% (8) 34
10.C.1 Enhanced Magic 44.1% (15) 23.5% (8) 32.4% (11) 34
10.C.2 Benevolent Spells 82.4% (28) 2.9% (1) 14.7% (5) 34
10.C.3 Enhanced Artifacts and Spell Books 50.0% (17) 14.7% (5) 35.3% (12) 34
10.C.4 Power of the Pit 39.4% (13) 9.1% (3) 51.5% (17) 33
10.C.5 Automatic Enchanting 33.3% (11) 36.4% (12) 30.3% (10) 33
10.D.1 Seasons and Weather 65.7% (23) 8.6% (3) 25.7% (9) 35
10.D.2 Commerce 70.6% (24) 11.8% (4) 17.6% (6) 34
10.D.3 Optional Combat Rules 42.9% (15) 31.4% (11) 25.7% (9) 35
10.E.1 Solitaire Play 61.8% (21) 14.7% (5) 23.5% (8) 34
10.E.2 Changing the Game Time 31.4% (11) 5.7% (2) 62.9% (22) 35
10.E.3 Sudden Death Game 24.2% (8) 30.3% (10) 45.5% (15) 33
10.E.4 Multiple Characters 30.3% (10) 18.2% (6) 51.5% (17) 33
10.E.5 Development 47.1% (16) 11.8% (4) 41.2% (14) 34
10.E.6 Extended Development 40.0% (14) 17.1% (6) 42.9% (15) 35
10.E.7 Combining Realms 32.4% (11) 14.7% (5) 52.9% (18) 34
Total Voters 35
Player-Developed Variants
  Like Don't Like No Opinion Vote Count
Glenn Pruitt's Monsters 15.6% (5) 12.5% (4) 71.9% (23) 32
Robin Warren's Expansion 18.8% (6) 6.2% (2) 75.0% (24) 32
Steve Schacher's Questing the Realm 30.3% (10) 6.1% (2) 63.6% (21) 33
The Book of Quests 59.4% (19) 3.1% (1) 37.5% (12) 32
Total Voters 33
This poll is now closed.   35 answers
Poll created by richfam
Closes: Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:00 am

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