#RPGADAY, day 23

Which RPG has the most jaw-dropping layout?
I’m not a huge fan of really intricate page backgrounds — they tend to make it hard to read the text. (Tip: if you ever publish a PDF of your RPG, make it possible to hide the page background layer — customers who print and low-vision customers will thank you for it! If you want to know more, check out the tutorials on the Accessible Games website.)
That said, I really like the ‘Midnight’ version of The Sprawl, because it reinforces its themes so well. From page 1 until the end, you’re immersed in this 80’s-era futurism.
And the Great White Book edition of Nobilis (which you can see in this entry) has a very good layout as well: the text is easy to read, and the very wide margins leave enough room for little fiction vignettes that illustrate how the concepts being discussed work out in the game fiction. They are easily the best feature of the writing, because they spark the imagination.

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