Wednesday, January 23, 2013

If I Had My Druthers Part One

A quick update while I work on so many things... a while ago on Yog-Sothoth.com people were discussing how they'd direct the look of the line, after the generally disliked (at least on Y-S.com) 6th edition rulebook. I'm not sure where it came from—I think it was adopted from the German edition?—but it definitely seemed at odds with the clean, just-the-facts-ma'am look the line had previous to that. I do think that Call of Cthulhu benefits from a more understated look, so in the discussion I mocked up a sample of how I'd approach designing the CoC cover with that in mind.

The idea is to combine rural decay and mystery with a deco or Bauhaus period feel.






(Photo credit: someone on flickr. If I had the original photo somewhere, I could probably figure out whose it is...)

Next week I'll have a sample so-retro-it's-now layout approach, available in the first quarter after When I Run The World.




I would be terribly remiss to end this post without joining the rest of the Call of Cthulhu community in sadness and regret for the passing of Lynn Willis. His great effort shepherding Call of Cthulhu into what it is is a large part of why I'm able to work with the people that I do, and on the projects that I do. Thanks.