Wednesday, August 23, 2017

RPGaDay Challenge 2017 - Day 23



Are this year's question just a poll so you guys can figure out what you want your next product to look like?

"Dude, I picked up this awesome game yesterday. You've got to check it out! No, the rules are crap, it's an uninteresting premise, and the writing is god awful, but DAMN that layout is the shiznit!"

Don't know. Don't care. I like games that look good and are easy to read, don't like ones that don't and aren't, and can not recall a time when my jaw dropped due to an RPG's layout.

Do you guys even RPG?

Barking Alien


  1. This one is pretty dumb. The best layout I've used is for a game that was never completed or officially released.

    1. I'm not saying layout isn't important. One of the reasons I prefer 4th Edition Champions over 5th, and 6th is the layout. Same reason I play Ars Magica 3rd instead of the ones that followed.

      At the same time, layout in RPGs is similar to the lettering in comics. Sadly, no one goes out of their way to get the Letterer's signature at comic book conventions.

      You only notice the lettering if its extremely unique, or extremely bad. Everything else is just...lettering.

    2. Very true. That is how JB at B/X Blackrazor interpreted the question. He assumed they meant "jaw-dropping" bad.