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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Breachworld RPG page previews

I'm not sure if people are generally interested in nerdy layout talk, but I really enjoy it, so I'll blog away.

I'm sitting here, doing some layout work on my day off, and I think I've finally locked down my boilerplate for a lot of the text and headings, seen in the following three images (click for a bigger picture). I kept looking for something with more "pop" for the top header, but I think this might work out okay. With the graphical page background, I think there is enough going on so that the layout isn't too boring. Plus, there are advantages to staying relatively vanilla if people are going to be using tablets and e-readers to view the book.

These pages are the first three of the Character Creation section (obviously) and includes some bonus information in that it contains the skill list. The colored headers and footers of each inset box will vary with each section, to help you pick out what you're looking for as you flip through. I still might try to add that color tag to the top heading, somehow, or include a colored tab on the side of the page for reference.

These images are generated from the book layout, so they still have the gutter and the trim edges included. If the page size looks a little funny, that's why.

Think I'm going to move on to the Player Races section next so I can showcase something with some art!

Let me know what you think.


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