|The Best Fighting-Man There Is.|
You have read this line a million times by now but I want to put it down here so people will see it when they pop in.
The more the rules resemble a board game's rules, the simpler the character sheet can be.
The simpler the character sheet is, the deadlier the game can be, because making a new playing piece is faster and easier.
The deadlier the game is, the more your player skill is necessary to survive.
The more your player skill is necessary, the more invested you become in the game.