Saturday, 13 July 2013

Spell Layout 2

Following on from the discussion around yesterday's post, and the very helpful feedback people here and on Google+ gave, I've been playing around with possible page layouts again.

Here's what I've come up with. An A5 single-column layout, but with a kind of side-bar sort of thing. I like it a lot.


Any further thoughts or feedback?

9 comments:

  1. I really like this. This is how you should proceed, in my opinion. Nice work, Gavin.

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  2. Things I especially like here:

    -Souvenir font (classic)
    -floofy embellishment around page number
    -overall layout is easy to read and perhaps more space-efficient than a double column

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  3. Glad you like it guys!

    Gorgonmilk... it's all about the floof!

    I think that side-bar will also come in very handy for my astute and erudite "author's notes" ;)

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  4. I like this also. I've considered it before, but I mostly work with d20-era stuff and the spell summaries are too long for it to be generally practical.

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  5. Dayum.

    Makes me wish I hadn't released Magical Theorems & Dark Pacts yet.

    That said, I prefer to have spells in alphabetical order instead of sorted by class / level - makes them a LOT easier to find when referencing powers of creatures and magic items.

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    1. (which just requires adding a "Level" notation to the sidebar where I would place the class and level note)

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    2. "That said, I prefer to have spells in alphabetical order instead of sorted by class / level - makes them a LOT easier to find when referencing powers of creatures and magic items."

      That's a good point. I guess though in a book like I'm writing now, which is mostly new spells, there's not gonna be any monsters or magic items referencing any of them, so it's kind of a moot point in this case.

      "(which just requires adding a "Level" notation to the sidebar where I would place the class and level note)"

      Yeah I'd also thought that it could easily fit a level/class descriptor as well, if need be.

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