Hello Sandancer, welcome to the forum! Great to have some folks from the golden Amiga era here, and even somebody actively involved with the Emerald Mine Club! Cool!
But now to your question: This is a strange case of telepathy -- just yesterday evening, I thought that it would really be useful to add a third tab to the level editor configuration ("CONF") screen to be able to easily create new level sets directly from the game/editor, without having to fiddle around in the filesystem! So apparently this would really be useful.
Until such a feature exists, just create a new sub-directory in your personal R'n'D levels directory, which is something like the following:
- Linux: ~/.rocksndiamonds/levels
- Mac OS X: Rocks’n’Diamonds/levels in your Documents folder
- Windows: Rocks’n’Diamonds/levels in your My Documents folder
So, for example, create a sub-directory .../levels/my_cool_levels_1 and, inside that new directory, create a file "levelinfo.conf" with the following minimal content (have a look at existing levels sets for some more options):
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name: My Cool Levels 1
Restart R'n'D, and voila: You should be able to find the new (empty) level set with up to 100 levels when navigating to the "levelset" screen!
Hope it works for you (and for your son -- my little daughter also just recently started creating some levels in R'n'D on an Android tablet, currently being more interested in "painting" nice, colorful levels than playing them
EDIT: Forgot to mention that there is always one empty level set with the username that is not read-only, as a start for creating own levels. (But of course if several people want to create levels, they want to have their own!) Then, the steps above don't work that well with the Android version, as access to the filesystem is not as straight-forward as on a classic PC or Mac. (So my daughter indeed created their levels in the "default" user level set automatically created after the first start of the program.)