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Free Session on Free Form RPG

Susan GantnerPerhaps you've heard about free form RPG, you may even have read an article or two or tried your hand at writing some free-form code. But many RPGers have stumbled over "how do I ... ?" issues and wonder if it is really worth the effort.

If this sounds like you then come to this session. We'll clear up several common misconceptions and show you why and how to take this step with your RPG code.

RPG Free Form in a Nutshell

with Susan Gantner — Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 11:00 am EDT

You'll see lots of code examples in the Summit Deep Dive workshops. For those with RPG code, the examples will be coded using free format RPG—including free format data and procedure declarations. If you could use a refresher on those topics to make sure you'll be able to understand the syntax of the code samples you see, you should attend this session.

In this session, Susan will answer questions such as:

  • Why is free format RPG important?
  • What are the rules?
  • Just how free can you go?
  • Are there any likely gotchas?
  • Are there tools available to convert fixed format code easily?

The session will include a brief refresher on free format logic, but will focus primarily on the more recent free-form declarations (i.e. the replacements for H, F, D and P specs) as well as the ability to use as many columns for your RPG logic as you need—starting in column 1 if you want!


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  • Interactive, live instructors
  • 1/2 day of in-depth learning
  • Easy to schedule around daily work
  • Real-time Q&A
  • Lots of code examples
  • Recording available to registrants


1-2 3-5* 6+*
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