Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fateful Concepts: Hacking Contests SRD

When I released Fateful Concepts: Hacking Contests, I said that when it went Silver on DriveThruRPG, I would release the rules here as a Creative Commons SRD. Ten days later, it hit silver. I put out a call for people to report any errors they found, and with the help of three awesome people, I’ve got

Sometimes We Need Mediators

There’s a systemic problem in the hobby games business: most of us accidentally fall into business roles we neither expected nor  trained for. How many heads of RPG publishing studios

11 Rules for Board Game Rules Writing

I occasionally get hired to edit board and card game rules. I drafted a short list of dos and don’ts for a client, and figured some of you

A Quick Introduction to GREP Search in InDesign & InCopy

Adobe InDesign (and its editorial counterpart, InCopy) has robust search features that make copy editing game text easier, but they require more training to use effectively than standard text searching. This document gives a basic introduction to using the advanced method of searching called GREP1, where you use special formats called “regular expressions” to find