In my opinion, one of the hardest parts of writing RPGs is framing the sentences so that they are specific, descriptive, open to a minimum of interpretation, and fit within the layout.
Some of you may already know that I am currently working through character creation, equipment and rules editing for Era: Lost Legend, my latest game. During this, I’ve actually had a total layout change, which means a lot of items need to be re-edited.
I’ve become quite expert at this over the years – page breaks in text can matter a huge amount and, while my proofreader doesn’t always love me for it, I’ve reached a point where I can usually figure out some way to make everything fit.
For this, a wide vocabulary of both what’s used in roleplaying games and in general is really important.
So, as I always say to anyone who wants to be a creator – read, play, watch! Learn how other people do things, because it will help you in the longer term.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow!