Irregular Magazine – Issue 2
The internet is abuzz with skaven related posts, so I don’t really feel the need to contribute to the cacophony. I do feel the need to promote something I haven’t seen get much air, Irregular Magazine.
Most readers of this blog are probably used to my ‘hellfire and brimstone’ approach to self-published works. This is brought on, across the board, by my high standards for fan made content. I have a firm belief in the community putting out top-notch material, and my careful deconstruction of everyone elses webzines is my way of trying to raise the bar. Why am I bring this up? Because I don’t need to do that there.
Sure, there are niggly problems here and there, but overall Irregular Magazine is an extremely impressive and polished publication. Five stars. Gold rated.
So lets look into this thing a bit more.
All the articles are well written. I don’t know if it is just good authors, or an outstanding editorial team, but all the content makes sense and flows really well. I like the selection of different system articles. You can tell that this is obviously a group that plays a number of rule sets and systems, and enjoy it. The pieces aren’t hard to get into either. Universally they have a really open, easy to follow style. I found myself reading articles on games I had never even heard of, and really enjoying them.
The article title treatments are interesting and appropriate to the articles, adding a lot of character. It really helps to get a feel for what the article is going to be about. The recurring page elements really fit the visual style, as well as being easily recognisable. Some of the text formatting could be a little more elegant, but the text size and font choice make it all very readable. My main gripe is that the text doesn’t need to be hyphenated. Having words that break up and continue on another line isn’t necessary, especially in the digital format, where you have unlimited page space. I would also like to see a little more consistency in text formatting, with things like paragraph spaces and such.
Overall, Irregular Magazine is definitely a worthwhile read. Not only will you get some good Warhammer articles, but also a host of other unrelated content that will interest , rather than hinder. I’m looking forward to seeing what is delivered for issue three.