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Write Comprehensible Game Rulebooks
Friday, 8:00 PM EDT for 2 hr Stadium : Meeting Room 8

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Dr. David Niecikowski, a 24 year industry veteran, will present practical and research recommended techniques on writing comprehensible rulebooks. Free 200 page and 251 page PDFs will be provided.
Long Description:
Presented comprehensible rulebook recommendations are based on Dr. Niecikowski's dissertation findings that were co-constructed by 21 solicited surveyed industry experts and informed by unsolicited public forum comments by 541 users on the website Boardgamegeek. (1) Topics from the provided 200 page PDF include: reviewed literature recommendations on document design and BGG user feedback. (2) Topics from the provided 251 page PDF include a performance list co-constructed with surveyed experts. The list presents 92 weighted features organized in 10 categories: overview, components, content, examples, language, terms, reference, emphasis, format, and visuals. In addition, evaluation results of published rulebooks using the performance list are detailed.
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Mature (18+)
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None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
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2 hr
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Friday, 10:00 PM EDT
Stadium : Meeting Room 8
David Niecikowski, PhD
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