johnjon's Labor for Sanity - A Single Source for Rulebooks
- Adam(johnjon)United States
IndianaEd's chunk just spun in place, forever.
This Geeklist was created to be a single source for rulebooks. Think of it as a one stop shop for rulebooks as opposed to spending the day driving around town trying to find what you need.
Each Geeklist item's rulebook should ideally be
a.) the official rules (i.e., they should match the rules included with the game),
b.) as current as possible,
c.) provided and/or authorized by the publisher or designer,
d.) in PDF format,
e.) in English, and
f.) accessible in as few clicks as possible.
If the publisher or designer has gone on the record and stated they do not want their rulebook(s) posted, there should be an item stating such with a link back to the source or explanation. If you simply can't find the rules online anywhere for some reason, that's not a valid reason to add the game to the list as not available.
Why? WHY?! For sanity, I say! If you've ever looked for rulebooks for many of the games you own, you know how frustrating it can be to find a simple, working link to the actual publisher-provided rulebook PDF. Let me list the possible sources: BGG Files section, BGG Web Links section, publisher's site, designer's personal site, random dude's site, random dude's brother's uncle's FTP in Switzerland... Make the madness end! Inspired by Jenks' Labour of Love, I created this geeklist to calm and soothe the minds of myself and my fellow geeks by founding a single source for the rulebooks of as many games on BGG as possible.
You! Help all the brothers and sisters of BGG out! If you find yourself trying to find the rules to a game and it's not on this list, take a couple minutes and toss it on here!
Create a new item for the Geelist like this:Quote:Link: Twilight Struggle Living Rules
Source: GMT Games website
Version: Living Rules - 2nd Edition
...or like this:Quote:Link: Banned by publisher/designer
Notes: John Bohrer: "No pdf, no living rules, you don't need a computer to play Age of Steam!"
Here's the template:
[b]Link:[/b] [url=http://www.gmtgames.com/living_rules/TSRules2nd.pdf]Twilight Struggle Living Rules[/url]
[b]Source:[/b] [url=http://www.gmtgames.com/p-22-twilight-struggle.aspx]GMT Games website[/url]
[b]Version:[/b] Living Rules - 2nd Edition
Note that expansions should be rolled into the base game and not added as individual items.
If you have any questions/comments, if a link goes bad, or if something's just fishy, feel free to PM me and I'll see what I can do. Thanks to everyone for taking a look and contributing!
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