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Archive for June 2009
Well, its actually me who needs you!
My new setting is entering the near-completion stage and I’m looking for someone to sort of “review” it.
I’m looking for 3-5 people, who loves fantasy, loves reading settings, can be either DMs or Players, but who have at least some understanding of D&D or even Pathfinder.
I’m NOT looking for someone to just pad me on the back and say “good work”, I want honest oppinions on what you think is good and what you think is bad, and I want good arguments that gets your points across.
I’m looking to make this product even better, but with that in mind, Mor Aldenn is NOT a 200 page setting, its a small setting with a lot of growth opportunities, which you will see in other products in the future.
If this is something that appeals to you, then I’d like you to think about the following when reading the “Guide to Mor Aldenn”;
Is this setting special? Not necessarily unique, but does it have something that make it stand out from the other settings out there?
Is the language easy to understand? Is it clumsy, strange, strong, funny etc.
Is there any one feature that you like more than others? Are there features that you truly dislikes?
What do you think about the page layout, the artwork and the cartography? Is it missing something, or does it complement the setting?
And a thousand other questions…
Drop me a PM if this is something that you’d like to do, the finished Guide will probably be around 20 pages, so dont expect to spend the entire summer on this, just a few days…
And the last thing… whats in it for you? Well, I’ll give you credit in the book, of course, and you will get some inside into the design process of a RPG book. I will also, if you are interested, offer you a free version of the finished product… when its published.
Thanks for listening!
Here’s the example that I talked about earlier, and the more I look at it, the more I like it. But then again, I think I’ve said that before..
You can see a slightly larger version here; http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/brekkil/?action=view¤t=page_layout_red_borders.jpg
I just love to show you guys something new whenever I get it, and this time we are talking about a small preview of the first adventure cover to “a trail of poison”.
Dont be shy, let me know what you think!
Here’s another example…
To see a larger version, follow this link; http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/brekkil/?action=view¤t=MorAldennLayout2.jpg
This is a work in progress… and while I haven’t finished writing the entire guide yet, I just can’t stop playing around with the page layout, its just too damn fun
Here’s another example of how the Guide could end up looking, its a two page spread, and I quite like it!
I hope you can see where I’m going with this. The idea is that the inner column will be used for pictures and lots of interesting sidebars (red bold/italic text)!
This is just one example of what the Guide COULD look like. It was done rather quick, just to see how the borders could be used. Amazing borders… very John Howeish!
I got this idea a few days ago, to make a Mor Aldenn Notebook. Its not going to be a proper Campaign Planner/Journal, just a small book that will contain all your (the GMs) notes about the city and campaign…
The layout will be all Mor Aldenn, and there will, quite possible be a small appendix in the back, with a few important notes for the GM, things that he must know!
Actually, before I got the idea, I saw the image of the cover, and I’ve started on the design (though its nowhere near finished). Whats missing is a third illustration, this one from the “Trail of Poison” adventure, a greyscale image of an ancient oak and a dying unicorn.