Morkus from Orkus
Wait?! Do you really believe that having rules and constraints prevents people from screwing up? Because real life has a LOT to say in opposition to that one. Employers WISH that it worked that way.It's that constraints prevent them from screwing up.
Not only does nothing in the rules(constraints) prevent a screw up, the more of them you have the more likely you are to screw up and break one.
Wow! That's a very dictatorial view of things. The peasants can't possibly govern themselves and would run themselves off of a cliff at the first opportunity, so it's up to me to make sure that they do what needs to be done!DMs and players are utter complete idiots that will run the game off the first cliff given the opportunity, and it's the designer's job to protect them from themselves.
My personal experience is that this is wrong and players and DMs are plenty capable of keeping themselves off of a cliff. Do they sometimes fail and fall anyway? Yep. That's a small price to pay for the freedom to play the way you like, though.