WE DID IT! WE DID IT! THERE WILL BE BRAAAINS AND ZOMBIES FOREVER MORE!
So as most of you probably know, my zombie apocalypse game Fear The Living went live on Kickstarter around a month ago. Today was the very last day of the campaign, and while the campaign was a massive success, Craig Judd (my layout/graphic design/editor guy), Wendy Tiggs (my artist), and I have a lot of work to do in these upcoming months to get the book and PDF ready for prime time. And the first task Shiro and I are tackling is getting a final character sheet put together.
The original placeholder sheet (which inspired the one I'm linking below) was expertly designed, free of charge by RPGnets very own Foxkit (applause), but as I am notoriously persnickety I've demanded that Craig improve that basic framework as much as possible. With that in mind, I'm throwing Fear The Living'sSurvivor Sheet
to you fine folks for critique and comment.
The more feedback I get on this, the better a reference tool (because that's ultimately what a character sheet is) Craig and I will be able to make. Specifically I'm looking for the following feedback:
Can you get a clear sense of what the game is about based on the layout and style of the sheet?
Is the sheet asthetically pleasing?
For anyone who has experience with Fear The Living (backers, I'm talking to you), does the layout of the sheet call out what's important in the game?
Is anything on the sheet confusing or clunky?
Do you believe there's enough space for each element of a Fear The Living Survivor (4 Talents about a sentence long, 2 MOs about a sentence long, 2-5 Relationships around a sentence long, Gear consisting of a few words of description and a number, and Liabilities likewise, and Supply being measured by a number.)
If you could add anything to the layout of this character sheet, what would you add?
If you could change anything about this character sheet, what would you change?
Any other comments, criticisms, or concerns.
As I've said, the more feedback and constructive criticism I get on this sheet, the better. I am paying someone to it after all, and I'd be a Rank 5 Dumbass if I didn't ensure that I'm getting my money's worth.