Hello, Friends of Free and Open RPGs!
One of the best guides in designing a role-playing game is Rob Lang's How to Write a Free RPG. I especially like Chapter 6 Organization where it outlines a useful structure of everything you'll need to produced a finished game.
Front CoverContents PageThank you / Version / DedicationIntroductionCharacter CreationMechanicsSettingGamemaster SectionAppendixBack Cover
It also has a short section on Layout.
If you're just starting in designing RPGs (free or otherwise) or want to include your game in the The Fudge RPG Compendium 2016, check out Rob's guide here. :)
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