Client: Margaret Weis Productions
Project Scope: Book layout, layout assistance.
Project Description: A series of PDF and print books for roleplaying in the setting of the Firefly television series.
The Firefly Roleplaying Game project comprises two lines: the game core books and the Echoes of War series of adventures. The core books include the Gen Con (2013) Exclusive, the forthcoming Core Book (Spring 2014), and other elements. The Echoes of War line consists of twelve different adventures, a character and ship book, and some repackaging of material (for instance, the basic rules appear in all Echoes of War books).
On this project, I began work from the layout document created by Daniel Solis for the Gen Con Exclusive book. Here, I have taken that book’s layout and reverse engineered a template for use through the entire series. There is a lot of stuff with the new template: column spanning styles, sidebar specifications, and standardizing the statblocks/character pages. After Daniel does a first pass of layout with my template, the files are passed to me where I make copy edits, realign graphics, and adjust layout elements for consistency throughout the product. From that point on, I work on additional edits and changes to the document.