When I first started writing the rules for PITCH (originally given the working title “C8″) I worked in Microsoft Word. This was fine, but I quickly got frustrated by the fact that I wasn’t able to access the file whenever the mood struck me to write.As a result, I imported what I had into Google Docs. This worked out pretty well. As long as I had an internet connection (and most computers do nowadays) then I could access and work on my system.
What didn’t work well was adding tables. I wanted to create entries that mirrored what a player would see on their character sheet. The first time I created one it was cumbersome, but once I had one I was able to copy and paste that structure wherever I needed it. However, we’re talking about a system in flux and before long I needed to change that structure. Then I had to change it again. And again. And again.
A few weeks ago I got so pissed off that I downloaded the system into a Word doc so that I could work faster. Since I needed to work quickly I think it was the right thing to do for the time, but here I sit, wanting to work on the system and… You guessed it, THE FREAKIN’ WORD FILE IS AT HOME!!!
I guess I’ll have to wait until after work. **grumble**