Saturday, 27 August 2011

Book of magic progress

I've not mentioned it for a while, but my still-unnamed book of spells, magic-user sub-classes and miscellaneous esoteric bounty for Labyrinth Lord is coming along nicely.

Things of note:
  • There are now over 200 new spells in the book!
  • The necromancer and elementalist classes are finished.
  • The "nature mage" (now tentatively called the Vitalist) is nearing completion.
  • I've decided to add a bonus section on d30-based wild magic, which I'm rather pleased with and includes (so far) about 15 spells only usable by wild magic-users (which can include sub-classes such as wild elementalists or wild illusionists!).
  • There are also a bunch of new monsters (for various summoning spells), and magic items (especially to add some necromancy-themed items, which are strangely missing in the core LL books).
ps. If anyone out there would be interested in helping out by giving the book a quick proof-read when it's finished, please let me know :)

13 comments:

  1. Since I'm very much looking forward to seeing the finished product Gavin, I'll put my hand up. You can send the file to me at: trowuttatwo at yahoo .com.au

    Dave

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  2. This sounds something to add to my collection :)

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  3. I can't wait to see it. I'll put my hand up asa reader as well. You can reach me at cats.teacher at gmail dot com

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  4. Gavin, I'd be happy to give it a read through! wilmanric / gmail Thanks!

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  5. Thanks guys that'd be greatly appreciated! I don't think the book will be at the stage where it's finished enough to send your ways for a month or so yet, but you can all expect emails as soon as it's ready for an initial public viewing! :)

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  6. I'd be happy to help if you want another pair of eyes on it. saint_nik / yahoo

    This book is going to be awesome. It just is.

    Is it bad form for me to suggest a title? Probably. Picking the name is half the fun.

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  7. Thanks Quibish, it's really inspiring to hear that there are people out there who're looking forward to it! :)

    And please do suggest a title. A good idea is proving somewhat elusive to me (I just have "unearthed arcana" stuck in my mind, which obviously won't do!), so any inspiration would be most welcome!

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  8. Eldritch Curiosities of the Arts Unseen

    The Rubric Mystique

    Apocryphon Arcanorum

    Ways and Wyrdings

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    Maybe you can use one of these, even if only for inspiration. I spent a long while trying to include the word "arcana", but those titles always seemed too derivative of "Unearthed Arcana". Too bad, it's a great word. Good Luck.

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  11. Oh, and I almost forgot...

    Vivomancer


    I like it better than Vitalist, and I think the Spanish or Latin "Vivo" gives it the meaning you are looking for. What do you think?

    Excuse the deletions. I couldn't tell which was proper, Vivo or Viva.

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  12. Hey Quibish, thanks for the suggestions ... very inspiring!

    Yeah Vivimancer was actually second on my list. (Like vivisection.) Vivomancer / Vivamancer / Vivimancer (does anyone with Latin knowledge know which would be grammatically correct? Assuming "mancy" is even a Latin suffix... I have no idea!)... I like the way it ties in as a kind of counterpart to the necromancer. I'm torn between that and vitalist, which I like because it sounds simpler and I'm not overly keen on "mancer".

    On second thoughts though I think I will go with viv*mancer... It sounds a bit darker, and a nature wizard needs a bit of darkness to prevent him from being tarred with the "protector of the wilds" / Druid brush!

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  13. I'm also willing to read it, or parts of it, however you want to do it -- kensanata@gmail.com -- and I'm also looking forward to seeing a elementalists, necromancers, vivimancers et al with hundreds of new spells. :)

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