The focus is mainly on Windows how-tos. I don't have a way to test Linux or Mac OS X options, and my experience with either of those is years out of date, so I can't give full how-tos for them. I can talk about two of the tools, which are cross-platform, and a third has non-Windows equivalents that are also free.
But that leads to a question. Right now, I'm going to suggest a process that requires four tools. Oh, and some fonts. All free, all easy to get, all easy to install. But still: would people actually want a how-to for a workflow that involves that many downloads?
For the record, after the set-up tutorial(s), each tutorial focuses on types of RPG publications, in order ranging from simple to more complicated. Here's a tentative sequence:
- General set-up (program advice, installation, folder suggestions;)
- Additional set-up (filters and files;)
- Spell and magic item write-ups/blog posts;
- Monster write-ups and handling images;
- Personal EPUB zines;
- Character classes and tables;
- Writing for others and RTF/ODT export;
- One-Page Dungeons and PDF formating.
Tutorials would be spaced out, about every three days to every week. I don't want to swamp the blog with nothing but posts on one topic. And, like I said, I've got to have time to work these things out first, myself. Right now, I usually do Markdown to HTML with Pandoc (which *is* part of the tutorial series,) but I haven't tried EPUB yet and use a commercial app (InDesign) for PDF, which isn't going to help people looking for PDF on the cheap.
I want to approach this as "OK, I've never done this before, here are my specific tasks that I'm sure lots of RPG hobbyists share. How do we do these things, specifically?" I think that will give me a perspective that might actually be useful, because hey, *I'm YOU*.