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Re: Magic-User Options

Post Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:07 pm

Joe the Rat wrote:
MedievalMan wrote:Bu...but my verisimilitude!
Oh that word...
Come now Joe don't tell me you are upset about the way I personally play games? ;)
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Re: Magic-User Options

Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:22 am

I think this is it. I've added descriptions for everything except the dart / throwing knife. I assume everyone knows what they are, but if I should add them, say so.

EDIT, 3/16/13: I removed the file because the line of development is a dead end. From this date (see below) the MU Options supplement will be a different sort of thing.
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Re: Magic-User Options

Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:11 am

Looks pretty good. So are we saying 1 cu ft for the oilskin satchel?
MedievalMan wrote:
Joe the Rat wrote:
MedievalMan wrote:Bu...but my verisimilitude!
Oh that word...
Come now Joe don't tell me you are upset about the way I personally play games? ;)
Sorry, obscure musical reference. "diplomat" : Ben Franklin :: "verisimilitude" : Joe the Rat
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Re: Magic-User Options

Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:58 am

@Joe
Then I spoke too soon! I apologize for my lack of musical knowledge, Joe.
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Re: Magic-User Options

Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:07 pm

Joe the Rat wrote:Looks pretty good. So are we saying 1 cu ft for the oilskin satchel?
I think that's probably too big. Let's go w/ 1.6' long, 1' deep, and .25' wide. That's 0.4 cu. ft., and would be big enough to carry up to four spell books, or a spell book and a few other things.
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Re: Magic-User Options

Post Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:16 pm

I'd not fuss too much about it, but if you want to bring it down, just call it a half. Scrolls should be about 10" wide (assuming a standard cut sheet), so they can stand on end easily.
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Re: Magic-User Options

Post Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:18 am

CROSS-POSTED FROM THE ART REQUEST THREAD

Would anyone be interested in doing one or more humorous illustrations for a new Magic-User supplement?

Solomoriah & I are talking about splitting the current MU Options (http://basicfantasy.org/download.cgi/BF ... ent-r3.pdf) into two supplements. The new supplement would be called "Magic-User Parts" and would be a big smorgasbord of options for the class.

I have two ideas below that are the kind of thing I'd like, but I'm open to the artist's inspiration.

I imagine a cover for the supplement that shows a factory building Magic-Users. In the background there would be kobold (or other short ugly humanoid) line workers attaching parts to MU torsos as they come down a winding assembly line. In the foreground, a manager and foreman would be arguing over a just-finished MU; the manager would be holding up the blueprints and shaking his head in obvious pain. The newly-finished MU would have something like an ear and an eye swapped, three arms, one leg, etc.

I imagine the interior artwork would be a different monster cutting, ripping, pulling, or blasting a hapless magician apart for each piece. The one I specifically have in mind is a smiling dragon w/ an MU's legs, arms, a staff & spell book lying on the ground below his mouth, but I'm open to whatever the artist(s) want to do.
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Re: Magic-User Options

Post Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:55 am

Solomoriah has different ideas for the various class supplements, so contrary to the most recent direction I was taking for MU Options, the supplement will return to the smorgasbord style.

However, I actually dislike the current supplement, so this thread will shift topics to ways to fix MU Options.

First topic for discussion: What should a smorgasbord supplement look like?

Can anyone suggest a good one out there for BF? Something that could be used as a model?

What makes this kind of supplement useful?

How much discussion do people want about which rules to use? I.e., how much explanation, or design discussion, do you want?
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