Somewhere recently, I read someone suggest doing a retroclone or something similar that cut out all of the illustrations and flavor bits, just boiling everything down to raw, unadorned text.
But I'm wondering: what about going the opposite direction? What about a game rulebook that was almost entirely illustration, with rules as captions? And I don't mean illustrating rules with icons or diagrams. I mean pure illustration of action and the world.
What would that be like?