My jaw hit the floor when I saw what my graphic designer did.
|An ancient secret manual?|
You and I both know that my work on this blog will be copied, downloaded, collated on sheets of paper, etc. Not only am i not upset by this, I take that as a huge compliment. In order to really push this game to a bigger audience, I feel that this booklet that I am creating must fulfill the following criteria:
(1) Must be able to fit in the SGS game box.
(2) Must be legible and easy to read
(3) Must be as comprehensive as possible
(4) Must look so good it makes the reader feel proud to have it or show it around.
Criteria (1), (2) and (3) are easily achievable with some common sense, but criteria (4) has been frustrating me for the longest time. In a span of 3 months, I have approached over 15 different graphic designers, some cheap, some dubious, mostly not very satisfactory. To cut a long story short, I finally bit the bullet and went for the loss-making move.
Yes, at the price that YOU expect to pay for this booklet, I would still make a loss. But it is all worth it as long as it widens your circle of friends who are able to join you.
No, I'm not a very smart businessman. Maybe I should start a charity next.
This booklet will be ready for sale come end February. Do keep a close look out for it!
Till then, here's wishing all my Chinese readers a very Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year!