Aug 23

RPG-a-day 2017: Day 23

 

August means the #RPGaDay program is live. We are now in the fourth week of this month-long series filling my schedule. Sadly, the questions circle back on themselves a lot this year. The RPG-a-day project is hosted again at Brigade Con blog, where you can find the full list of questions.

 

I included a few more details in my launch post on Day 1

 

 

 

Day 23

Which RPG has the most jaw-dropping layout?

 

As with the previous question connected to word count, the layout of an RPG is not something I tend to notice. I guess this is an indicator of good layout. So often, a layout is really only noteworthy when it interferes with the presentation of the game.

 

The only RPG product where high-quality layout jumped out at me was the mammoth Ptolus setting by Monte Cook. What I loved was the way the layout helped the GM run the city. Colour-coded sections for the areas of the city, along with a dedicated sidebar with page numbers for topics referenced in the text. This book is a work of art, and the creative layout is beautiful and functional.

 

 

Happy Gaming

Phil

 

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