This Sub-Award goes to the designer who makes not only excellent games of rules and settings, but makes excellent games that are imminently readable and catchy to the eye. It could be through primarily layout and desktop publishing skills, followed by the use of art (not necessarily the best art, just art used to maximize the effect of the layout), innovative or creative new methods of game layout, clarity and readability of the text, materials used in the construction of the game, or, in the case of PDF games, the most effective use of all the features of PDF publishing. This award goes to the game or supplement that shows off the best "Mad Graphical Design and Layout Skillz".
Damn, he's good.
Attractive art and design make this excellent free product really stand out.
Saul Bass-flavored goodness! Beautiful.
Cracking graphical presentation.
Slick and stylish. A really, really classy presentation of a product.
A charming approach to design and layout. Clean, easy to read, and bright. The well chosen colours and attractive aesthetic choices make this a stand-out product.
Paul Tevis is a handsome man. Putting his face in his game made it handsome!
Beautifully presented and laid out.
Paul Bourne's design skills continue to go from strength to strength.
It's the fake posters and flyers that really make Umlaut stand out. With a knowing eye for metal and punk tropes, Paul Bourne has crafted a fictional set of bands that would make you cheer and boo in equal measure.
Fiction and game, beatifully matched and elegantly presented. Worthy of notice beyond the realms of the hobby and genre industries. Great illustrations by Anna Kreider.
Love the physical combining of fiction with the game inspired by it. Love the stories. Love the physicality of the book, the tactile character of the paper; it looks as if it certainly must smell like your favorite pipe tobacco.
Top quality production.
Looks good, has a CD.
The production value is very attractive. Although I will never play the game, I bought the PDF on the style.
A finely crafted game with elements that inspire and support play at every step. Design that grounds the players in the period, opens up the inner worlds of the characters and supports well-structured, improvisational play.
It comes with a handmade GM screen!
Under-appreciated and genuinely classy production from ndp design.