Writing up AARs - Some Thoughts

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Malty666
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Writing up AARs - Some Thoughts

Post by Malty666 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:00 am

I recently wrote up some thoughts on writing and presenting AARs. I put the results here:

http://www.thewargamingaddict.com/writi ... -top-tips/

What do you think of the ideas - should we see more of these? Are they too hard to implement? Would people prefer tutorials on how to do these?

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Re: Writing up AARs - Some Thoughts

Post by EvilGinger » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:16 pm

Nice idea's do try to do that sort of thing even if I dont have the kit to do that trick with pictures.

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Re: Writing up AARs - Some Thoughts

Post by SableFox » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:52 pm

I think the points raised are all very valid. Even if you know the rules & period well without knowledge of the terrain, force compositions and position of the table, the reports can be difficult to follow.

An idea I have - yet to try it out - is to separate out a action narrative from the game/rule elements - perhaps by putting the latter in to text boxes at the relevant places. So you can just read the action and ignore the mechanism; or choose to read about how that aspect of the action was handled in terms of the rules).

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Re: Writing up AARs - Some Thoughts

Post by Malty666 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:01 pm

I really like that idea SableFox!

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Re: Writing up AARs - Some Thoughts

Post by topi » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:55 pm

List of suitable tools and tips are always good. For example RollD20 was a new thing for me - it looks quite nice for visualizing the map and general movements.

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