World Wide Wrestling is a table top RPG system by ndpdesign. It is, what you’ve probably already assumed, all about wrestling and being a wrestler.
The World Wide Wrestling Roleplaying Game enables you to create your own professional wrestling franchise through play, showcasing satisfying and surprising storylines.
I’ve worked with RollPlay for over 4 years and our 5 year anniversary is coming up. Every new show that we put on brings something new to the table. Working on these overlays are always fun since the challenge my skill set and the allow me to learn new techniques constantly.
I’m actually going to embed the actual show right here in case you actually want to check it out or skim through it before you start reading.
The concept was pretty straight forward. I knew that Adam and JP had gotten the idea from the show Glow. At the same time I didn’t want to rip that but instead wanted to use that as a springboard. I also knew that Adam wanted it to take place in a smaller place and not large arena.
What I created was something more closely to old school boxing and wrestling posters. Keep everything from the aged poster look to the fat typeface and the logo. I collected a large amount of images that could represent the direction that I wanted to take it so that I always had something to refer back to. It’s not quite the same as a moodboard since the direction isn’t as fluid and instead more direct.
Even if a RollPlay show is only a one-shot (only being played during one 4-hour session) I still do put a effort into each of them. This is also why RollPlay is known for it’s higher production value than similar shows. We also have that over 4 years experience doing and still innovating on top of that.
For the logo I knew that I wanted to look at something more simplistic with looking like it could have been created by a local organization. I did look at some older professional wrestling logos to get some inspiration but in the end settled on using the RollPlay dice combined with a display font.
We’re continuing using the new layout that we started using with Mouse Guard. Since then we have slightly adjusted a few things. The new layout is here to stay and but I still I do make minor changes depending on the system that they’re playing and what needs to be displayed. For instance in some games HP might be important but in other perhaps there’s some sort of coin system.
This is also the first time that we tested out using StreamEvolve combined with it. There were a few things that got messed up but for the upcoming shows those will be addressed as well. This meant that JP were able to change stats, name and such on the fly without having to go into Photoshop and save a new file.
Here you can see the solution that I used for World Wide Wrestling.
I hope you enjoyed this article and that you enjoy the RollPlay shows. There’s announcements coming (hopefully this week) so keep your eyes on Twitter. When that’s done I’ll get back to streaming again since I can actually show what I’m working on at that point.
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