Sunday, January 12, 2014

Some format and content musings, nothing to panic about

If I were going to bundle up and format my spell or magic item entires here, would normal-sized or digest-sized work better or would it matter?

If one were tinkering with a world setting and might format the incoherent madness results into something downloadable or purchaseable or both, would it be useful to go whole hog and include the/a 'core' ruleset or just the setting-related material?  Also, that normal/digest thing again.


None of the above is an actual concrete promise, but having less flailing over variables does tend to help me think ...

14 comments:

theresdungeonsdownunder said...

A normal sized pdf can be printed as a booklet, but whether it's readable depends on the font size. I'd be happy with either, although for a world setting I'd prefer the larger format.

As far as rules are concerned, I'd prefer a setting with a minimum of rules, perhaps just some house rules scattered throughout the document.

I hope you do do both these things.

-C said...

Digest is superior, but either is fine.

I would purchase whatever you bundled, and hope you decide to do so. Also, if you wanted to just keep writing, that would also be wonderful.

taichara said...

@theresdungeonsdownunder:

Thank you for the input, and I'll definitely weigh options on your suggestions --


@-C:

Thank you also, and more thankyous for the vote of writing confidence -- I'm trying to get back into it again, but it's some uphill work. But I'm working at it *grin*

Robert Fisher said...

Spells and magic items should ideally be presented in a format that makes them easy to import into a database.

Ideally, I think the answer to the “whole rules” or “supplement” question can be “both”. Granted it is more work, but if you are smart about it, the extra work can be minimized. No doubt, though, that the supplement would be ready to “ship” first. (See The Curious Volume of Forgottten Lore from Adventures Dark & Deep.)

That said, you should produce what you want to. We’ll figure out how to make use of it in a way that works for us ourselves.

taichara said...

@Robert Fisher:

Fair points, and thank you for your input :3

Anonymous said...

I agree with -C: Digest is superior, but either is OK.

BTW, is "Little Treasures" offline? I got here by following a link about Little Treasures and would like to see it. Am I not looking in the correct place?

Thanks,
Gonyaulax

taichara said...

@Gonyaulax

Yeh, the link's been persistently borked for a while now *shifty*

If you have an email you're willing to toss up here in some form, I can send you Little Treasures directly?

Herb Nowell said...

I'd prefer digest but like most would be happy with either. The happiness of a complied selection from the Hoard, perhaps with even more or different setting and rules pieces, would offset any issues about format.

Herb Nowell said...

Is that a general offer on Little Treasures?

taichara said...

@Herb Nowell:

Noted, and thank you for your input :3

It certainly can be a general offer on Little Treasures (or other files for that matter), if you like -- fire away *grin*

David Brawley said...

I agree with -C, digest is best.

Also, keep writing!

taichara said...

@David Brawley:

Thank you for the input -- I shall try *grin*

Arnold K. said...

I echo C's comment. In fact, I'm just going to reprint it here, as my own opinion.

Digest is superior, but either is fine.

I would purchase whatever you bundled, and hope you decide to do so. Also, if you wanted to just keep writing, that would also be wonderful.

taichara said...

@Arnold K.:

The fond wishes are very much appreciated :3

I'm trying to tinker witha few things again -- we'll see what shakes out in the near future *grins*