View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:28 am



Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Layout - Preferences 
Author Message
Mogrl

Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:00 am
Posts: 13822
Post Layout - Preferences
So, for monster books, do you all like one page per monster (not possible for some, mind you) or do you like the multi-monster per page format? Should every monster have a picture (if possible or relevant) or is it ok to skip a few here and there and leave it to the CKs imagination?

I'm putting this here because the forum is supposed to be about discussion... as well as displaying.


Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:36 pm
Profile
Battle Stag
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 11558
Location: The fairest view in the park, Ohio.
Post 
Amount of page space is of no concern to me as long as all the needed/informative information is included. I also happen to like a bit more fluff as a way to vary encounters with creatures. But that is just me.

As for pictures, yeah, I always think it's a good idea to have some sort of visual reference, next to a detailed description. I know this is often hard for monster books, but it does sure make for a more presentable project.

-O
_________________
> Omote's Advanced C&C stuff <
Duke Omote Landwehr, Holy Order of the FPQ ~ Prince of the Castles & Crusades Society

_________________
@-Duke Omote Landwehr, Holy Order of the FPQ ~ Prince of the Castles & Crusades Society-@
VAE VICTUS!
>> Omote's Advanced C&C stuff <<


Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:44 pm
Profile WWW
Hlobane Orc

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:00 am
Posts: 102
Post 
I am pretty happy with the way the first AD&D MM was done. I don't really see a point in pictures of common animals (unless the other drawings are done) but certainly would like pictures of most if not all the monsters.


Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:17 am
Profile
Mogrl

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 20660
Location: Arizona and St Louis
Post 
I prefer illustrations, unless its a animal in the real world. I can live without them if the description is good.
_________________
The Ruby Lord, Earl of the Society

Next Con I am attending: http://www.neoncon.com/

My House Rules: http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... llordgames

_________________
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
Sounds obvious to me! -Gm Michael

Grand Knight Commander of the Society.


Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:25 am
Profile
Cleric of Zagyg
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 10778
Location: Somewhere in Time
Post 
Yes, I'd like to see a pic/drawing for every monster. Not necessarily the common earthly types, but wouldn't be against it, if it were done.

_________________
Count Rhuveinus - Lejendary Keeper of Castle Franqueforte

"Enjoy a 'world' where the fantastic is fact and magic really works!" ~ Gary Gygax

"By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes:" - Macbeth

_________________
Count Rhuveinus - Lejendary Keeper of Castle Franqueforte

"Enjoy a 'world' where the fantastic is fact and magic really works!" ~ Gary Gygax

"By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes:" - Macbeth


Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:44 pm
Profile
Red Cap

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:00 am
Posts: 276
Post 
Ditto on the pictures of monsters!

I really like the 2e style of one page per monster, and extra fluff. But for playing on the fly (which I always do), the 4e style of bullet point data is also useful. Maybe my ideal book would have half page entries (with art) and crunch in points and fluff in text.
_________________
Someone send me some dice!


Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:25 pm
Profile
Clang lives!
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 7135
Location: Conneaut Lake, PA
Post 
Pics would be nice, but aren't nessacary if there is a really good description to go from.

R-
_________________
Rigon o' the Lakelands, Baron of The Castles & Crusades Society
The Book of the Mind

_________________
Castles & Crusades: What 3rd Edition AD&D should have been.
TLG Forum Moderator
House Rules & Whatnots
My Game Threads


Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:21 pm
Profile
Greater Lore Drake
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:00 am
Posts: 3620
Location: Nine Hells
Post 
For me, pics are necessary, unless it's something like: Common Bat.

And I loath beyond words a 'one monster per page' format.

It's too much like those rip-off 2nd ed. D&D compendium jobs.

Just keep going with what works IMO, like the 1st M&T.
_________________
Society Member
http://www.cncsociety.org/

_________________
For crying out loud, do what you can with the attributes the dice have given you. This is what separates the men from the boys... -Kayolan


Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:27 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.