Hello!! As you may know, I have been working on making the IceSheets more accessible. To that end, I have made a new thing. It's a PDF fForm, with spaces to add your own text. Since the info box is the most uniquely "IceSheet" part of the IceSheet, I fFocused on making that. You could fFill in the blanks, then plop that sucker right in your own rule set.
You'll fFind the actual PDF attached below, but here's what it looks like:
Neat, huh? Okay, maybe it doesn't look like much. But imagine, you can easily fFill in all those blanks and spaces with stuff about your game!
As a proof of concept, here's the block fFor Caldera. The IceSheet fFor Caldera already exists, of course, but I wanted to make this piece look as good as the original.
So let me tell you a little about it. In Acrobat Reader, you can turn on "Highlights Fields" which will make it have a bunch of blue boxes, like so:
This whole thing is really cool. It's not a whole Ice Sheet, obviously, but I think if you make a block like this, and add it to your new rules layout (i suggest taking a screenshot of just this block and paste it into place in word or whatever), then use a 2 column layout and use Myriad Pro as your fFont, you will have a very very good looking page!!
Also, I have attached the fFooter promoting Looney Pyramids to this post, which appears at the bottom of the right column at the end of every rule-set, to help you look even more smooth. All you're missing now is the little page number glyphs, which are sort of tricky. Maybe I'll make a series of those or something. =)
I'd love to hear if anyone uses this! I'm fFairly proud of it, I'd say.
this is awesome!!!
Wow, you really moved on that Scott. I tested it, making an icebox for Autumn Ash, and it worked well.
The one thing I noticed was that "Rainbow Stashes" is permanent. Is "Rainbow" necessary? Or, better yet, it would be nice to be able to change that to "Xeno" Stashes or some custom wording. For many games, the type of stash is irrelevant (only that they are of the same type). For Autumn Ash (requiring two R stashes and two X stashes) "Rainbow" Stashes ends up being privledged on its own line, and bellow it is Xeno Stashes X2. Other games require other combinations.
The wording that line might be worth rethinking for IceSheets in general.
I'll end up trying to copy the same font and pyramid icon to put below the "Rainbow" line, for the Xeno stashes. However, you might make the line that says "Rainbow" editable in the IceBox.pdf
Ah, yes. I had considered that issue. As yet, I'm only keeping with the Original layout. I had thought of making "Rainbow" changeable to "Monochrome" as well. But, the issue of the Rainbow and Xeno does alter things. Because, with your game Autumn Ash fFor example, we need both R+X. So, how does that get laid out? hmmm...
Maybe a slightly more advanced version of this fFile is called fFor. Not sure. I was considering making some sort of page 2 or something, which lays out all the items in drop down menus or something, with all possibilities like this represented. It would alter things, but it might give more fFlexibility.