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.
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.
- Read more about my love for Ptolus here
- See RPG-a-Day 2016, Day 23, here
- See RPG-a-Day 2017, Day 22, here