Many of us enjoy the work of our friends over at worldbuilding.SE, and their ad here has been well-received. I wonder if we'd like to reciprocate with an rpg.SE ad to run in their community promotion? (Monica Cellio has invited us to do so.)
The thought I had was something that blends imagery native to each stack, and referencing some sort of transition from building a world to playing in it.
Here's Century Gothic font, re-drawn icosahedron. Pending the font choice, I think this is the final effort I'll be putting into it. Thanks for all the feedback so far, everyone.
The pending suggestion was to look at the fonts, as the original was a bit... vanilla. Three possibilities:
These are Century Gothic (UL), Trebuchet (UR), and Sitka Heading (LL). Whichever we settle on I'll tidy up the centering; leave a comment below if you've a preference.
(Note these still have the chunky/aliased icosahedron. Just look at the fonts.)
Feedback requested on at least these fronts:
should we put a community ad over there? different transitioning image(s)? Background for them? (Starry background->our site's grid-background?) other taglines/phrases? better artists: create better image ideas?
- which font?
Old versions, critiqued below First thought:
this might be way to suggestive of CRPGs, and just lead to a lot of confusion.
So another idea:
third idea, but RPG's icosahedron was too faded:
converging... but there's a sky-artifact that obscures the incomplete planet and the rpg.se address is a little clunky. (Back in the first iteration I thought the simple font and full URL lent a nice console/terminal effect, but now they're just cruft.) On the right I've made the bottom line a little less clunky, and replaced the planet-image with a better original.