I was playing some tabletop games with my 4 year old son this weekend.  While playing he starts on some of his usual play banter about the game he wants to play using his new rules.  You know, the usual play gibberish about what we do next.  He then said, “Daddy, you roll all your dice, and I’ll roll all mine.  That way we can see what we can do next.”.  I thought on what he had inadvertently said about how to play his game.  And you know what, a light bulb appeared above my head from that silly little thing he had said.  So thanks to my boy I now realize that I’ve been approaching these game mechanics all wrong, or at least that there is a better way.  Thanks kid, I owe you one.