M?rk Borg Design Primer
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This document was put together with the help from many in the community. Please help us improve it.
Remember: Make it dark, depressing, weird and cruel. But let everyone partake in the suffering.
Be sure to avoid sexist, racist, homophobic and transphobic tropes and themes in your content. There's plenty of that crap in the real world already. ThThe world of M?RK BORG doesn't need it.
Have fun and most importantly Be Excellent to Each Other.
Also have a look @ https://twitter.com/slimejam/status/1391349949552414721
“Indulging my fascination with information design in game master–facing role playing game materials. I like the way @JohanNohr designs this M?RK BORG module to break information into discrete, glanceable chunks to maximise its usability at the table.”
Black is well…BLACK. Just make sure to use Rich Black to ensure you don’t end up with a gray when exporting to PDF.
One example is C60 M40 Y40 K100
If this doesn’t make sense to you, ignore it for now.
RGB 255 62 181
CMYK 0 72 0 0
RGB 255 233 0
CMYK 0 3 97 0
In my limited experience, typefaces come with a myriad of licenses: paid, free for personal use, & 100% free. There may be legal restrictions requiring attribution, be aware.
Fonts used for headers or display purposes. Not necessarily the most legible, but more thematic.
Google Docs has some fonts that are applicable
Another trick is to slightly rotate the text block or letters
(example from Core Book)
Images & Art
Be sure to use appropriately licensed images & art. You can search by license to help ensure you respect artists rights.
https://images.google.com (on results page: select 'Tools' -> 'Usage Rights' to filter)
https://search.creativecommons.org/ (check the appropriate box(es) beneath the search bar; can further filter from results)
https://www.flickr.com (on results page: select 'Any license' to filter)
British Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Now in Rijksstudio (Rijks Museum)
M?rk Borg inspired art by Harkenstone
The big two options are Affinity Publisher and Adobe InDesign/Photoshop. The question usually comes down to cost..
This is occasionally on sale for up to 50% off ($25). It tends to be the choice for anyone who doesn’t have access to Adobe tools through some other means.
You can get InDesign through Adobe Creative Cloud for US$20.99 per month. For all apps through their Cloud SaaS product is $52.99 per month. Or if you pay for a full year upfront it costs $239.88.