ShawnDriscoll said:You can't convince someone that steals, that they are a thief. They've already logistisized it in their brain that what they are doing isn't hurting anyone. It all comes down to... they don't want to pay for stuff. Be it games, movies, music, etc.
I've been able to referee Mongoose Traveller games on G+ Hangout just fine without the players having the rules. Players end up buying their own set of rules because they want to become referees themselves.
Oh I know, but every once in a while someone needs to call them out on it.
I play online, play by post, chat-based, and RPGtools based games...never had a problem if someone wants to learn without books...I have taught dozens of people to lay over the years and it's a matter of getting them into the game, not the rules. If you can make it fun and entertaining they are more than happy to deal with the 'hassle"