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07-20-2004, 07:10 PM #1
Here's what I was going to use for the front and back covers of the compilation text for all the new awnsheghlien, ersheghlien, and miscellaneous BR materials I've written up over the past several months. As one can see the font for the logo isn't quite right, nor does the sword work particularly well, but I think the rest of it looks pretty good....
Anyone have comments or know where I can find a good graphic for the sword?
07-21-2004, 02:30 PM #2
Originally posted by geeman+Jul 20 2004, 09:10 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (geeman @ Jul 20 2004, 09:10 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Legendary Beings and Mythic Monsters
- Join Date
- Nov 2001
by Gary Foss[/b]
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Also included is mythological
information for the Birthright setting that allows a DM to conduct a campaign that
continues beyond the mortal lives of Player Characters.
Legendary Beings and Mythic Monsters includes a guide to creating new awnsheghlien and
ersheghlien, as well as an entire revision of the bloodline system that incorporates long
standing Birthright themes like bloodtheft, regency collection, fully customizable blood
abilities for all scions as well as a character class to portray the central characters to the
setting; awnsheghlien and ersheghlien.[/quote]Er, what's that semicolon doing there before the word "awnsheghlien"? It looks out of place; something seems to be missing. Not only that—that last sentence is way too long, I believe.<span style='color:darkgray'>"I like to be passionate and sincere, but I also like to have fun and act like a dork... Geeks unite."
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07-21-2004, 06:10 PM #3
At 04:30 PM 7/21/2004 +0200, the Falcon wrote:
>I think "Legendary Beings and Mythic-al- Monsters" would sound better. It
>has a more pleasant meter.
OK, I`ll buy that.
>>(geeman @ Jul 20 2004, 09:10 PM)Beings of myth and legend populate
>>the Birthright setting. In some the corruption ofAzrai looms like a
>>prophecy of doom, but the corruption of Azrai threatens the soulsof even
>>Cerilia’s most noble heroes.
>I don`t know. I think that last sentence is a bit shaky. I mean, what
>comes after the comma is not really a continuation of the part before it
>nor does it contrast with what is before the "but". I would rephrase that.
Yeah, the blurb on the back was just slapped on there. It was mostly the
formatting of the logo and the front/back covers that I was curious
about... but in this particular case I was thinking of the contrast between
the temptation of awnsheghlien transformation for those of Azrai`s
bloodline, which features pretty prominently in almost all the character
descriptions in the text versus the physical menace those creatures
represent to the scions of Cerilia as the perennial villains of the
setting, along with a hint of the threat to their own bloodline becoming
corrupted through bloodtheft, and as a general "power corrupts"
theme. It`s also a slight nod to the blurb on the back of Blood Enemies,
which has a similar (somewhat shaky) introductory paragraph. Since that
explanatory text would be a bit long, and a bit too specific I`d prefer
something more vague and generalized.
>Their "position-s-", I would think.
>>Legendary Beings and Mythic Monsters includes a guide to creating new
>>awnsheghlien andersheghlien, as well as an entire revision of the
>>bloodline system that incorporates longstanding Birthright themes like
>>bloodtheft, regency collection, fully customizable bloodabilities for all
>>scions as well as a character class to portray the central characters to
>>thesetting; awnsheghlien and ersheghlien.
>Er, what`s that semicolon doing there before the word "awnsheghlien"? It
>looks out of place; something seems to be missing. Not only that—that last
>sentence is way too long, I believe.
Yeah, that could be rephrased to make it less stilted, and the whole things
should probably be two or three sentences... I`ll rewrite it.
07-21-2004, 09:52 PM #4
I think the "graphic" needs a bit of work... The parts you must take care of are the use of paletted or tiny source images: it degrades the final pictures quality dramatically. If you don't mind, I could help you with it; even if you don't want my help, allow my giving you some advice:
- Use photorealistic quality pictures: blurring or smudging the image is a common "cheating" technique to replicate higher quality after you resize an image.
- NEVER edit an image in lower colour or size resolutions: always use the nearest to the the end result resolution.
07-22-2004, 03:30 AM #5
At 11:52 PM 7/21/2004 +0200, RaspK_FOG wrote:
>If you don`t mind, I could help you with it
If you want to put together a logo I`d be more than happy with that.
07-22-2004, 06:58 PM #6
Okay, I'll see what I can do... I wish I had a scanner, but it will have to do for now.
I will send you and image over when I finish the draft to ask your opinion on it.
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