Given the visual nature of Playbooks, designing them in a way that is appealing and communicative can be a challenge. I suggest designing Playbooks based on the way we (Germanic/Romance Language speakers) read: Left to Right and Top to Bottom. Ideally, each 'step' or 'function' in the playbook should be on its own line.
For example, consider the layouts of the same playbook below:
The last playbook is more neat and clean which will make the playbook much more comprehensible and maintainable in the long run.