Insider 4/29/2010 - Aeryn Rudel

It’s been over a month since I became editor-in-chief of No Quarter, which has proven ample time for me to make some changes to the magazine in a number of areas. Besides feverishly working to get NQ 30 out the door, here's what I've been up to.

The first thing I’ve been working on is updating the look of No Quarter. That’s something you’ll see right away in issue 30. In fact, the Letter from the Editor—now titled Opening Salvo—sets the tone for the aesthetic changes later in the magazine. Some old favorites have received a complete facelift, including Guts & Gears, Modeling & Painting, and Painting Challenge. The design department has really done some awesome work on the redesign of these articles, and I hope you dig the new look as much as I do.

Here's a teaser of the new look coming your way in the next issue:

We’ll be overhauling more of the magazine in issue 31, and by the time issue 32 rolls around, No Quarter will have undergone a complete visual metamorphosis. You’ll still get the same great content you’ve come to expect from No Quarter, but now it’ll look like it’s ready to jump off the page and start kicking ass.

Speaking of content, one of my primary goals with the magazine is to offer more for new players. WARMACHINE and HORDES are fantastic games, and I’d like to see as many people playing them as possible. Sometimes tackling a new system can be daunting, and I’d like to give new players something they can sink their teeth into within the pages of No Quarter.

Starting with issue 31, you’ll see at least one article per issue aimed at those new to WARMACHINE and HORDES. These articles will provide solid advice on how to get rolling in either game, and although they’ll be written for the newbie, they’ll have enough meat to interest even veteran players.

But, hey, I don’t want to just monkey around with your favorite magazine willy-nilly. I want to hear what you think about these changes. I want your input. Shoot me an email or get on the forums (yup, I actually read them) and tell me what you want out of No Quarter. I’m listening.

Aeryn