The Right Hand of Doom
- Apr 24, 2017
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Yeah Graphic Designers gone wild often forget to keep things readable without a strong editorial hand.
I think there's a big divide between the publisher world aimed at gamers and that aimed at people who read and talk about games. Within our niche hobby there is definitely a subset online of people who's "social cache" is based on the new hawtness, and the more avant-garde, the better. Playability/readability isn't even really a concern.
I think White Wolf kicked off this trend, or at least were the first to recognize/cater to it,but it's been growing ever since the turn of the millenium and the creation of forums.
I'm not complaining/criticizing. I can appreciate a feast for the eyes (or at least an attempt at one), but when it comes to actually sitting down and gaming, I prefer a reference manual with a robust index over some shiny.