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1) The entire page is below the fold, because it wants me to have a cover image which will take up nearly a full screen. ETA 1.5) Mandatory space for cover images also applies to journal entries, pushing actual content off the page and providing loads more blank space for anyone who just wants a no-frills design. 2) The helpful and obvious notification method of a number in a red box has been replaced by a little dot. 3) The helpful watch screen that clicking on the number in a red box, and which showed you on one page all the kinds of things (journals, groups, individual works, etc) at once...has been replaced by a watch screen that defaults to just one tab. 4) The fairly flexible layout of the old user screen has been replaced by one that can barely be altered at all. Most of these seem to be the result of optimizing the site for mobile users, and refusing to recognize that desktop users exist. And optimizing badly, for that matter. ETA 5) There's no indication how much space is
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Wow, the new layout blows.
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Okay, I've used it on a few projects now and...it's nice and black, but not as impressive and light-devouring as the hype (and the Kickstarter) led me to believe.  It's more like a really dark black velvet...and absent a super-matte sealant, it can't really be made durable.  The best I've come up with is to first put a base layer of durable regular black paint, then a layer of matte sealant, and then do the Black 3.0.  That way, if it rubs off anywhere, it'll still be pretty black underneath. http://www.dvandom.com/kaiju/cthulblacks.JPG for a direct comparison.
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Wow, the new format sucks.

Do you accept request?
Sure, but I tend to draw mainly things that strike my fancy, so no guarantees.
heya, mate! Old fan from the duty neomonsterisland days, thought this might interest ya: www.monsterpocalypse.com/#faq
Yep, I'm one of the official board mods for PP, so I've put up a "Hey, discussion time, but keep it civil!" sort of thread in New Players Discussion there.  :)
If you're at GenCon or know someone who is, the starters are available there now.  And the con-exclusive beer-guzzling Cthugrosh (aka Brewgrosh) can be ordered from their online store during the con.