(I know, I know… “That doesn’t seem hard.”)
My copy of GameSpite Journal 9 arrived, and it’s wonderful. It has the cleanest, most readable, most attractive layouts so far… and some of the best content to date as well. I’m incredibly frustrated that getting the deluxe edition I bought for myself has to be ridiculously expensive. I mean, I can justify spending a huge chunk of cash on one of these things, because it represents hundreds of hours of my life (so what’s a little more investment?). I just wish there were a way to get books of this quality into everyone’s hands at a more reasonable price.
This photo is a little deceptive, unfortunately. It looks badly white balanced, but it’s not. Honest! This is the actual color of this spread — sepia-toned with hints of low-saturation blue and red.
Anyway… I’m considering a change of format for issue 10, whenever that happens. Blurb offers a slightly larger paperback format that would allow me to squeeze more content onto a single page with less relative space wasted on margins and such. I hate changing book size this far along… but on the other hand, being able to offer more and better content for less money has a certain appeal, you know? I suppose we’ll see.