Crime Pays preview pdf (a heads-up)

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Crime Pays preview pdf (a heads-up)

Post by GnomeBoy » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:45 am

I just downloaded the preview to take a look -- it looks really dark to the point of being un-readable.

I have no idea if it's my system (Mac) or something about the pdf file, but I've never seen any other GG pdf look so dark (i.e. DCC35 which also has a tinted background on the pages).
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Re: Crime Pays preview pdf (a heads-up)

Post by Harley Stroh » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:15 am

Hmm... I proofed from a PDF that was legible.

I'll check the preview to compare.

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Re: Crime Pays preview pdf (a heads-up)

Post by Harley Stroh » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:58 am

I just downloaded the preview (to a mac).

I think you may have been duped by the first page. (The half-orc mafia is tricky like that.)

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Re: Crime Pays preview pdf (a heads-up)

Post by GnomeBoy » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:51 pm

They can't put one over on me that easily. Easily, sure -- but not that easily.

I tried downloading it again. Same thing...

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...unless this is one of the way they keeps their secretses...
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Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
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Re: Crime Pays preview pdf (a heads-up)

Post by Harley Stroh » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:01 pm

That is bizarre. PM me your email and I'll send you another link.

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Re: Crime Pays preview pdf (a heads-up)

Post by GnomeBoy » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:23 am

If anybody happens to be looking in on this thread -- the issue appears to be with older-ish version(s) of Preview not reading the pdf file rightly.
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Zend, Grave Digger, L • AC 9, 3 hp • R-1, F0, W1 • S14 A6 S9 P13 I13 L6
Mercer, Outlaw, N • AC 12, 2 hp • R0, F-1, W1 • S7 A9 S6 P13 I8 L13
Dejah, Ropemaker, C • AC 10, 2 hp • R0, F1, W-1 • S8 A12 S15 P7 I11 L7

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Re: Crime Pays preview pdf (a heads-up)

Post by goodmangames » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:27 am

Glad it's confirmed to be a software issue. The book does have a grayscale background but the PDF is legible on my end and the printed version is legible as well (at least, based on the printer proofs!).

DCC #35 did have too dark of a background, back in the day. I have always used that as an example to graphic designers of what to avoid in the future. :)
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