Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Rebels & Yankees v2.0 Released

I'm pleased to say that version 2.0 of these smashing rules is now available from both Quick Play Rules and Firepower Gaming as a free pdf download.  Author Nigel Emsen & I have worked hard over the last two weeks to bring the fast play mechanisms in the rules to the fore.  They are well worth reading.

I've written quite a lot about our collaboration recently.  So here I'd like to: muse a little about how I approach editing; show some pages before and after editing; and finish by offering a few tips for would be authors.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Editing Wargame Rules

In the last week I've written four posts illustrating how to improve the presentation of wargames rules with basic table design and formatting. In case you missed them they are:

This might seem a lot of work for a free set of American Civil War rules from the internet.  In some ways it is and in others it isn't.  It's good to keep your hand in but the strong structure underpinning these rules made it both quick and fun.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Tables & Text in Wargaming Rules

In what's turning into a bit of a series, I've looked at how to tweak table design for clarity and speed of use during a game. Now I'd like to look at adding impact to text with tables.

The starting point is this block of text: