Be short No matter how complex your game is, try to make the rules as simple as possible. Quite often, a rule point that can be explained in a short english sentence would have required a long paragraph in French.
English I write all my rules directly in English, even when I plan to first show the game to a French publisher. Avoid any complex or esoterica term — a card is a card, a pawn is a pawn — or a meeple, OK.
Theme and Setting I disagree with the game designers who think that the theme is just a trick aimed at making rules explanation easier, and that the mechanisms are the only constitutive part of the game, its essence.
I checked my final rules of my two last published games, Greedy Kingdoms and Fist of Dragonstonesthey are numbered 2. A note to by Winston Churchill to the War Cabinet. Try another plan, there are many available and none of them works with all games of all kind.
Blind test A publisher who receives a prototype with unclear or in complete rules will probably discard it at once, or will play it wrongly and miss the point. Minstrels, which ought to come out at the end of the year, is already at version 7. I am much more at ease in French, but writing in English is paradoxically an advantage, because it forces me to write in a relatively simple and direct way.
The same is true of graphs and diagrams. When removing the fat is not enough, you should think of removing some meat, discard the rules which are used only in a game in ten, which are difficult to explain clearly.
Academic training and a rational mind probably make it relatively easy for me, but I also have a few tips I would like to share with wannabe designers — and may be with a few seasoned ones.
Je ne travaille pas ainsi. My first rulesets were long and sometimes redundant. Rules Publishers usually like my prototypes.
You should playtest not only your game but also your rules before you pitch the game to any publisher.
Follow the rules Many designers write complete rules only when their game is finalized, tested, ready to pitch to publishers.
The two sides of the tiles were called sometimes front and back, sometimes recto and verso, which made it extremely confusing. The rules can be written using different syntax styles or modes.
These rules are then updated after every playtest session, and numbered like softwares. These games have very simple rules, but the scoring system is deliberately convoluted so that players cannot assign a precise value to every card. On the other hand, I urge every wannabe designer to blindest their rule and listen to critics.
I am a professional; if I have troubles understanding the rules, casual gamers will be completely lost. And if they decide to publish it, they know there will be less rewriting work than with most other designers, including several bigger names.
They can play the prototype out of the box and decide at once if they like it or not. The same goes with vocabulary. One of the first things I do when starting to think of a game, sometimes even before making a first prototype, is to write complete rules.p.
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The study of literature allows students to experience, vicariously, persons, places, times and events that may be far removed from their day-to-day experiences. A note to by Winston Churchill to the War Cabinet. Rules. Publishers usually like my prototypes. It might be because I design good games, but I know fr sure it’s also because they know my rules are usually short, clear and straightforward.
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