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#RPGaDay2017 Day 23: The layout of the book

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Wednesday post for #RPGaDay2017. We’re in Europe territory now… The Final Countdown!

Ok, you’re not here for the lame jokes, but for today’s question, which is:

August 23: Which RPG has the most jaw-dropping layout?

Jaw-dropping is such a strong concept. I associate it with something truly extraordinary, and RPGs have really come far from the early days, it is amazing. And there are some notable examples of amazing layout.

Take the books by Modiphius Entertainment. Their books rarely disappoint Look at a sample page from the new Star Trek RPG.

They feel like something right out of Star Trek!

The recently released Starfinder is another example. I don’t have the hardcopy, but you can see the great layout on the PDF. Really didn’t expect any less form Paizo, but they have taken their expertise and taken it to the next level. Just look…

But my pick for true jaw-dropping layout goes to Monte Cook games! Their layout is no only elegant, easy to read, with generally great art, but the cross referencing, the rule clarifications and page references in the margins means that understanding the game and getting additional information when you need it is easy. This is style and function combined into one.

The companion to this series of posts are our vide responses to the questions of #RPGaDay2017 over at the Desde la Fosa YouTube channel. Me and the team at Desde la Fosa are recording our answers in Spanish. If you speak the language we appreciate the views, if you don’t, we are thankful for any shares.

Which is your choice for jaw-dropping layout? Let us know here in the comments or tag us in social media.

#RPGaDay2017 Day 21: “Brevity is the soul of wit.”

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Monday rolls around once more on #RPGaDay2017. So, let’s get going with a quote from the Bard of Avon. posts, thanks for dropping by for a read. Today’s question is:

August 21: Which RPG does the most with the least words?

As stated before, we usually play longer campaigns which benefit from more complex games than the one discussed here, but I love short games for one-shot sessions, for game demos at conventions, or simply to teach people about RPGs. So, what are my pics for today? Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 21: “Brevity is the soul of wit.”

#RPGaDay2017 Day 20: Gaming at e(of the)bay…

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Third time’s the charm with these #RPGaDay2017 posts, thanks for dropping by for a read. Today’s question is:

August 20: What is the best source for out-of-print RPGs?

I’ve been lucky in the sense that I’ve kept most of my RPG collection intact through the years. I’ve given away a book here or there, but I Still have most of my books. When I look for out-of-print books it is usually games I never owned that I find out about later. Where do I get them? Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 20: Gaming at e(of the)bay…