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Solo4114
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject: WEG Style Guide Reply with quote

There's been a request on Reddit for anyone with a copy of the WEG writers' style guide for Star Wars. Pablo Hidalgo posted excerpts from this on his twitter feed a while back. Anyone have a copy handy that they could distribute? Is that even permissible with this document? (I honestly don't know.)

I gather there are some WEG alums who pop on here from time to time, so I figured I'd ask. I plan to ask a friend of mine who used to freelance for them sometimes as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately there aren't much in the way of former WEG authors here. I think there may be one on the facebook group, but I don't think that they frequent here.

The style guide is kind of the holy grail for fan supplement creators. We've asked, no one has been willing to produce a pdf of the documents. A lot of it was just "paperwork from work" that didn't survive this many years after the company went the way it did. Those that have it aren't willing to risk openly reproducing it on the internet.

If you do get a copy, I will personally drive to wherever you are at and give you a hug and some money to get a look at it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't want any money for it. I'd just be happy to share it with the community if I can get a copy of it. I'm not holding my breath, mind you. It's entirely possible that the people who did receive it promptly chucked it when it was no longer necessary. But we will see...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solo4114 wrote:
I wouldn't want any money for it. I'd just be happy to share it with the community if I can get a copy of it. I'm not holding my breath, mind you. It's entirely possible that the people who did receive it promptly chucked it when it was no longer necessary. But we will see...


You've talked me down to a hug and a cookie.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheshire wrote:
The style guide is kind of the holy grail for fan supplement creators. We've asked, no one has been willing to produce a pdf of the documents. A lot of it was just "paperwork from work" that didn't survive this many years after the company went the way it did. Those that have it aren't willing to risk openly reproducing it on the internet.

I believe the WEG author we have on Facebook did chime in and said he didn't have it. If anyone has it, Peter Schweighofer would. He was on G+ and is on MeWe. There must be something about it that shouldn't be public, and us mere mortals are not meant to know what that even is. Bummer because I would love to see beyond the excerpt we already have.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
cheshire wrote:
The style guide is kind of the holy grail for fan supplement creators. We've asked, no one has been willing to produce a pdf of the documents. A lot of it was just "paperwork from work" that didn't survive this many years after the company went the way it did. Those that have it aren't willing to risk openly reproducing it on the internet.

I believe the WEG author we have on Facebook did chime in and said he didn't have it. If anyone has it, Peter Schweighofer would. He was on G+ and is on MeWe. There must be something about it that shouldn't be public, and us mere mortals are not meant to know what that even is. Bummer because I would love to see beyond the excerpt we already have.


I'd wonder if their style guide for SW might include some Lucasfilm information. They might have a style guide they developed informally for other WEG properties from that, and be a bit entangled.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about a redacted copy? Just blot out anything legally questionable and everyone's happy.

Mr. Cheshire, I'll see your hug & cookies and raise you a crawfish boil if we can get our hands on this gem. Very Happy
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