When playing a new RPG system and setting, it is helpful to have important game information in front of you. For my free RPG Icar, I intend on having a single side of paper with reference rules and information on there to help the players. My problem is that I'm not a player very often, so I am not sure what should be included.
Assume that the rules as a whole are large and complex enough to put on one sheet of paper. Also assume that the system and setting are new to all the players, who have some experience.
For a medium-crunch rules game, what should go on a 'getting started' player handout?
Food for thought:
- Pictures or descriptions of important NPCs?
- The simplest "doing an action" check?
- Separate sheets depending on character class/role in team? (I'd rather not)
- Combat sequence?