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9/15/2014 8:45 am  #21


Re: New Masthead for AS&SH (Adventures + Game)

Needs more chicks, demons, axes, and flying vees.

and 8-balls.

 

9/16/2014 5:08 am  #22


Re: New Masthead for AS&SH (Adventures + Game)

francisca wrote:

Needs more chicks, demons, axes, and flying vees.

and 8-balls.

Wait, I think you just described an Yngvie Malmsteen album cover.
 


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9/18/2014 7:58 pm  #23


Re: New Masthead for AS&SH (Adventures + Game)

A bit more fiddling with the masthead tonight. Bolder, thicker outlines. No TM (by Crom, Handy, I think you're right!). Straightened out the top text (though I do like the slightly angled, too, so it's something to think about). Here goes:

http://i58.tinypic.com/2d194wy.jpg


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9/18/2014 8:57 pm  #24


Re: New Masthead for AS&SH (Adventures + Game)

Looks good!  I like the "icy" blue color too (paler would be even better IMO).  Of course you would probably want to vary the color depending on the art accompanying it: blood red, sickly green, royal purple, etc.


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9/18/2014 10:08 pm  #25


Re: New Masthead for AS&SH (Adventures + Game)

I can dig it. I like the less staggered look it evolved into, the removel of the TM, and I like the slight slant to the top line. Well done.

 

9/19/2014 8:14 am  #26


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Looks good! Very pulp. To follow on to BA23, other colors you might consider: jaundiced yellow, ill-gotten gold, dead-eye gray, blacker than black . . .

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. . . (by Crom, Handy, I think you're right!) . . .

I am so telling Ms. Haversack that someone has said this. She'll never believe it!
 

 

9/20/2014 6:22 am  #27


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Looks good! Also, I think it's great that you don't mind soliciting some input from the peanut gallery. 


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9/20/2014 11:01 am  #28


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Blackadder23 wrote:

Looks good!  I like the "icy" blue color too (paler would be even better IMO).  Of course you would probably want to vary the color depending on the art accompanying it: blood red, sickly green, royal purple, etc.

Yes, this is exactly what I intend to do. For example:

http://i57.tinypic.com/2zycxts.jpg

 


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9/20/2014 12:15 pm  #29


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That looks great Jeff! I think if prefer the straight letters over the angled. You should drop the toad - god logo on there too!


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9/20/2014 12:53 pm  #30


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That looks awesome!


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9/20/2014 4:40 pm  #31


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joseph wrote:

That looks great Jeff! I think if prefer the straight letters over the angled.

I agree with Joseph.  The straightforward top line is a nice contrast with the more frenetic way "Hyperborea" is written. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

 


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9/20/2014 7:47 pm  #32


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The only reason I mentioned the slight angle was to tie it all together. To a casual browser it may look as if the rest of the title can be overlooked. Again only my opinion.http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 

 

9/20/2014 9:12 pm  #33


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Adding 'The' kind of makes the game sound like a tribute band. I'm thinking a Dire Straits tribute band.

 

9/22/2014 1:49 pm  #34


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Oh Ghul! Another must-have! Get this Ghost Ship module out ASAP!

 

9/22/2014 2:10 pm  #35


Re: New Masthead for AS&SH (Adventures + Game)

The top line doesn't seem quite right to me. Maybe it is the fact that it has a light outline in comparison to the main line?  Also, the main headline seems more comic book than pulp, if I may draw a distinction.

I prefer your original, which has a more period feel and is easier to read.

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9/22/2014 5:36 pm  #36


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Iron Ranger wrote:

Oh Ghul! Another must-have! Get this Ghost Ship module out ASAP!

It is in the loving hands of our editor as we speak!
 


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9/22/2014 5:43 pm  #37


Re: New Masthead for AS&SH (Adventures + Game)

Maezar wrote:

The top line doesn't seem quite right to me. Maybe it is the fact that it has a light outline in comparison to the main line?  Also, the main headline seems more comic book than pulp, if I may draw a distinction.

I prefer your original, which has a more period feel and is easier to read.

Well, I expected that some folks might say they like the original masthead more than the new one; likewise, some folks will prefer the current boxed set format over the forthcoming hardback. It's unavoidable. The main idea here is to reinvigorate the line.
 


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9/23/2014 7:26 pm  #38


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Ghul wrote:

Well, I expected that some folks might say they like the original masthead more than the new one; likewise, some folks will prefer the current boxed set format over the forthcoming hardback. It's unavoidable. The main idea here is to reinvigorate the line.
 

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9/23/2014 7:31 pm  #39


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Ghul, I'm so looking forward to the hardback manuals edition. Is the plan still to keep everything at 7x8.5? Ghost Ship, Fane and the hardbacks?

 

9/23/2014 8:18 pm  #40


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DMPrata wrote:

Ghul wrote:

Well, I expected that some folks might say they like the original masthead more than the new one; likewise, some folks will prefer the current boxed set format over the forthcoming hardback. It's unavoidable. The main idea here is to reinvigorate the line.
 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/41/New_Coke_%28advertisement%29.jpg

 

Ugh.
 


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