"You should run this," intones my friend as he pops down Paranoia ('XP') in front of me.
"Oh man, oh man!" I cry, leaping to my feet, "It's been too long!" And, seizing the hardcover, I rush off to flick lovingly through its dense and almost entirely superfluous pages. Ah, all this information that I will, at best, only vaguely allude to or intentionally misrepresent. Beautiful!
My friends exchange glances as my cackles fill the room.
Now, the sadomasochistic pleasure I feel from reading a lengthy rulebook only to use the tiniest fraction of what I've gleaned is, for me, part of the Paranoia shtick but I thought I'd ask:
How far do you use the average game-text?
How closely do you adhere to the designer's vision of his world and how to interact with it; Is it a rule, or a guideline?