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FROM THE ARCHIVES: DOTS

Mary Russell

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: DOTS

Newcomers to wargaming often struggle with the way wargame rulebooks are organized. The numbered sections with their numbered sub-sections can all seem a little "much" to the uninitiated. Once you've found your way inside though, you'll often find that it makes finding this rule or that one a heck of a lot easier, and a good rulebook will use handy-dandy cross-references in parentheticals to help you connect the dots and master the game's various concepts. At the same time, the structure of a ruleset can sometimes make the whole thing seem a lot more complicated than it really is. I...


DOTS (by Tom Russell)

Mary Russell

Tags rules organization

DOTS (by Tom Russell)

Newcomers to wargaming often struggle with the way wargame rulebooks are organized. The numbered sections with their numbered sub-sections can all seem a little "much" to the uninitiated. Once you've found your way inside though, you'll often find that it makes finding this rule or that one a heck of a lot easier, and a good rulebook will use handy-dandy cross-references in parentheticals to help you connect the dots and master the game's various concepts. At the same time, the structure of a ruleset can sometimes make the whole thing seem a lot more complicated than it really is. I...