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Monday, August 5, 2013

Numenera - No Longer an F'n Eyesore (thanks to a friend)

This is the crap I was bitching about last night:


and this is the corrected version:


which version would you rather read?

(why I had to jump through fucking hoops to get an actual, readable, usable version of Numenera that I paid good money for is beyond me)

15 comments:

  1. And how exactly did you get it to look so good?

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  2. Most likely it was one of the various PDF utilities that can remove background images amongst other things.

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  3. The "corrected version," by all means. I can definitely do without the artistic "watermark" nonsense.

    But that's just me.

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  4. I like plain white backgrounds with PDFs and printed rpg books.

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  5. So, what the hell did you do? Don't tease us.

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    1. I didnt do anything - a friend did.

      I'll ask them later ;)

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  6. Yes, the white page is easier but the background image does not look as intrusive as some White Wolf layouts.

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  7. I do that with every pdf I buy that has obscuring backgrounds. I also dislike the fullpage 'grayscale parchment' that a lot of publishers are using.

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  8. I hate those color ink wasting background smudges myself.

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  9. Wow that cleaned up really well! Yeah I think graphic designers expect us to gawk at the pretty instead of actually read this stuff.

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  10. This has been a problem since the 2e days...
    For some reason there must be a considerable portion of the RPG market that wants their books 'graphically enhanced' ... the ENnies even have a prize category for "best production values" so apparently some gamers just want their books to "look nice," like a hammer with a mirror polish. 0_o

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  11. I would really like to know how to do this kind of clean-up. Preferably step-by-step. For Mac users. Please for the love of God.

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  12. Some publishers (Triple Ace Games, I'm looking @ you!) publish pdf's with a switch to turn on/off any background art or trim. I'd like to see everyone offer that.

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  13. I find the watermarked version easier to read on computer screens. My number one problem with electronic reading is the brightness of the white background.

    For printed pages, however, I vastly prefer a plain background.

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