Note for myself to add/revise for next release.Solomoriah wrote:Going over your revised R32, and I noticed you worked on standardizing the NPC statblocks (which I'll admit, I kept changing as I went along). I've decided I like it this way:
Yunkers: Human Magic-User 6, AC 11, #At 1, Dam 1d3, Mv 40', Ml 9, XP 555
I don't like the race/class/level in parens; I'd rather have it be as shown above. I'm revising R32 to this standard, but we'll have to review it to make sure I haven't missed any.
Creating game materials? Monsters, spells, classes, adventures? This is the place!
I'm curious about the decision to make the spell names bold rather than italic. Was that a feature of B/X? I believe the standard of italicized spells go all the Chainmail.
It's not strange or bad, just different. I always liked italicizing spell names the way you might italicize the title of a book -- it gave a sort of artistic feel to them. It makes them feel like they're the name of something, and in a more subtle way than something like capitalization would. When they're bold instead, they look less like names to me and more like keywords. Now that I think about it, putting them in bold affords the same advantage to them as it does to keywords: it makes them easier to spot when scanning through the reference.
Solo, feel free to correct/clarify for r7:
References to BFRPG Works/Titles
Any BFRPG titles referred to should be capitalized and bold. "Basic Fantasy" should always be spelled out, not shortened to "BFRPG".
"Some of the monsters in this adventure come from the Basic Fantasy Field Guide 1."
I would say something like: The name of the game should either be spelled out completely (ie "Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game") or use the acronym "BFRPG". At no time should it be shortened or partially combined with acronym portions; "Basic Fantasy" only or "Basic Fantasy RPG" are NOT acceptable nomenclature.