The best kept secret on the internet
Chaz Marler from the Pair of Dice Paradise covers the EOG in his own inimitable way!
Sarah, our first competition winner, mentioned that she’s heard about the Esoteric Order of Gamers on a site called Pair of Dice Paradise. Well, as usual, I went and checked it out, expecting a text mention and a link perhaps. Imagine my surprise when I discovered an entire four-minute video dedicated to the EOG!
It’s an entertaining overview of my site, and it’s great to see the EOG described as “the best kept secret on the internet”. Right, time to start spilling the secret folks!
Chaz mentions something that I’ve received several requests for over the years: black and white versions of my summaries. Now, I’ve always resisted doing this for several reasons: one, I thought the access to colour printing was pretty ubiquitous these days, and pretty cheap (especially for people happy to sink fifty to a hundred bucks on a boardgame); two, one of the main ideas behind my sheets is to match the design of the game to which they belong; and three, it would be a huge job for me to go back and recreate 219 summaries in B&W, not to mention saving them, uploading them, and creating links for them on every game page.
That’s not a job I’m eager to tackle, especially as it will take valuable time away from creating new sheets (like, oh, for example, Star Trek Fleet Captains). However, I have had it in mind over the past couple of years, and have been designing sheets with much lighter and less-obtrusive backgrounds to facilitate greyscale printing.
It is possible however that I might go back and make so-called ‘printer-friendly’ versions of some of the older sheets that had stronger backgrounds. What do you think? Is it worth doing? I’m very interested to hear your opinion on whether this is worth the time and effort, and whether it is difficult for you to print in colour.
Thanks again Chaz for such a great video, and for spreading the word about the Esoteric Order of Gamers!