Post by nikloveland on Sept 16, 2011 6:45:25 GMT -9
So I've been playing around with the layout a bit for second edition Bellicose. It's always a struggle to get something looking cool but still readable. This is the first page of the quick sheet to go in the front of the book (right after the ToC).
Post by emergencyoverride on Sept 16, 2011 10:09:36 GMT -9
The layout looks great and the type is very readable!
I don't know if the content is finalized yet, but in the Default Deployment section in the second sentence "Each player rolls a die and the lowest may decide to start deployment by place the first unit..." I would change the place to placing.
And then in the next part I would change it to "or by having their opponent place the first unit..."
Also in the Moving Out Of Combat section, I would change the second sentence to "The enemy player "then" chooses to "either" make immediate attacks with no other actions "for" the remainder of the round or "to" make no attacks but move and act normally..."
Sorry, its my Graduate assistant/editing mode kicking in. When reading through the page those were the only areas I noticed that kind of didn't flow smoothly. I really like the page layout and the opposing greyscale colors in the shooting modifiers chart. The darker brown edges and the lighter colored center really makes the overall page look nice. ;D
Also, I can't wait to add the new Dwarves to the game.
Post by nikloveland on Sept 18, 2011 19:06:56 GMT -9
Hey thanks for the editing help! I can always use it. I'm often too close to my writing to notice things like that. The preview is mainly for layout purposes but it doesn't hurt to get the content right too. I will start work on writing the play-test rules shortly. I can get the rules up in fairly short time but editing the army lists may take a bit longer. Aaron and I are also going over the spell lists in a major way (spell casters will only be able to cast one spell per phase so now we can do more interesting things with the spells without over powering the magic [as an even further aside, if you want to suggest a spell now's the time to do it]).
I've still got to come up with something fitting for the page numbers. I might just end up with the same style used in 1st Edition.
Like the new look Nik, any chance the nifty sword graphic will make it into the new edition
We'll have to get Aaron to color it first since the new book is going to be full color. It will be full of paper model pics and I've already got the ok from three major paper model vendors to use their stuff in said pictures. I want to get the rules out here so we can do some playtesting but the HOARDS/Labrat's sets are keeping me busy (not to mention the normal job I have that actually pays the bills).
BTW, it's good to see ya around. Now we know your work didn't kill you off.
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9