For Gaia Gamma I decided to use a peculiar way of numbering rules sections not seen very often these days:
- Sections are numbered numerically and with increasing levels (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1).
- All numbers are surrounded by square brackets (e.q.g  or [3.2]).
- Section references use a combined format with the section number and the page number to be as useful as possible. Syntactically for section number S and page number P the reference would read "[[S] > P]".
The brackets are used for two special reasons both related two my attempts of simulating the old school of doing rules:
- Conflict simulations (CoSims, war games) use that format quite often to indicate rules sections and allowing for precise quotes. As RPGs were birthed from a wargaming origin this seems to be an appropriate nod to the way of doing things that came before.
- DragonQuest used the square bracket format and that always felt very old school to me. I love the look and thus Gaia Gamma had to have this.
What do you think?
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