My group gathered today for the second session of my sci-fi sandbox game using the Thousand Suns rules I currently have in playtest. I'll post more about the specifics of the session tomorrow, but, for now, I just wanted to share some pictures of a pleasant surprise associated with the session. We'd previously been using a combination of the original un-revised rulebook and some PDFs layout proofs as our rulebooks at the table. Not only did that prove unwieldy but, truth be told, the original layout has such an awful layout that it's kind of painful to look at, let alone use. Since the last session, one of the players took the PDFs, uploaded them to Lulu.com and had a few copies of the rulebooks made for us to use. As you can see from the photos below, the book turned out really nicely:
Chapter 1 Spread
I've quite delighted at how much nicer the new rulebook is shaping to be. in addition to the revisions to the clarity and content of the text. The whole thing is nearly done and, with the insights gleaned from this last quick round of playtesting, I have little doubt that this version of the rulebook will be one I'll be very proud of. And it's shaping up to be even shorter than the original, which I consider a bonus.
More later when I have the time to speak at greater length.