As I’ve alluded to in previous posts, we’re making some changes with how the 1879 books are going to look in layout going forward. Our Kickstarter backers got to see a sample of what that’s going to look like in the backer preview for Fort Alice. While we don’t want to release that same preview to the general public currently (things are still being finalized, and it does cover a lot of text from the book). That said, I do still want to give everyone an idea of what we’ll be doing, as it’s an extremely cool concept and something that I at least have never seen done in any other RPG book before, and I think you all will enjoy it as well. I think we’re at a point now where I can at least go over the idea for everyone.

The plan is to create a motion study as you flip through the book. Each chapter will have some sort of art done in the margins that, as you turn the pages, will change and transition from one place to another. The intent is to have this art be different for each chapter, and whenever possible make it incorporate into the subject of the chapter. I think an image will do a much better job explaining than I will, and I do have one of the early stage concepts that I can show you.

Of course, the text here is just filler to get an idea of what it would look like in a book, so feel free to ignore that portion. The important part to look at here is how, as you go through the chapter, the bird moves from one side of the pages to the other. It won’t be a bird for each chapter, but something like that changing as you go through the pages. So far, I think the look from the actual layout of the book is fantastic, and I’m excited to see how it looks when it’s all done. Even more though, I’m excited to hear what you all think. Let us know in the comments below or on Discord, and as mentioned before, all credit to Don for the great idea and execution.

Also want to extend a happy Mother’s Day to all those that celebrate it today. Take care, and we’ll see you next week!