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Friday, March 22, 2013

Another Observation

I become more and more aware (painfully aware) in each project to transform some of my blog posts into stand-alone content, that there are so many problems that will crop up later unless you plan ahead when you're writing the post. Specifically, you should put all your rules and mechanics in summary form in a bullet list or numbered list. ALL of them. Don't embed any rules in explanatory text and speculation about possibilities, because you probably aren't going to use that BS, or will write new BS anyways. If the guts of what you are talking about are in bullet lists and numbered lists, you can easily copy them to your working file and expand them properly. Writing the other way just leads to grief.


  1. That's a very good point. I have a habit of burying rules in exposition and anecdotes. I need to highlight the rules more consistently. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. It's been a huge problem for me. And I should know better, because I first noticed it when I first started trying to turn all the Liber Zero posts into a comprehensible document. It's just reams and reams of crap that needs to be sifted through for actual rules.