In further discussions with Elliot, it has become clear that we have one rule too many. He would go so far as to suggest that we have two rules too many, and that the simple agreement of the players that they are playing a game gives a structure to the game that follows. I think that the one rule that I would use is "All players must agree to any changes to the game". I think this is more of a clarification than a limitation, and is sufficient for the start of a game of Nomic. I started game 3 with this rule.
For a more complete discussion of the nature of games, check out Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse, which is easily one of my favorite books of all time. If you find yourself or your philosophy in this book, I want you to write to me about it.
Game 1 concluded
Game 2 on hold
Game 3 concluded
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