About Polyhedral

POLYHEDRAL is a collection of posts on the fine art of publication design in roleplaying games. While most of the principles, techniques, and resources described here apply to book design or design in general, this site pays extra attention to how these ideas and resources can be used by indie roleplaying game creators interested in improving the design of their books.

Polyhedral is written as a “living document”; it will be revised, expanded, updated, interlinked, and whatever continually, so that it can serve as a resource for indie RPG creators interested in learning more about these topics and related techniques.

About the Writer

Gordon McAlpin has an MFA in Design (Interactive Design) from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. He works as a freelance designer, illustrator, and animator, but he is best known for creating the comic strip Multiplex and its award-winning animated web series spin-off, Multiplex 10. He lives in Somerville, MA, with his fiancée Karyn and their two cats, Dipper and Mabel.

His illustration and design portfolio can be found at gordonmcalpin.com. He is available for illustration commissions and freelance art direction & book design (not just on RPG-related books)!

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