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« on: 21 July 2011, 03:54:05 »

Please post your comments and ideas here.
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« Reply #1 on: 21 July 2011, 04:15:21 »

Talia, with everything else you already have on the go at the moment, I hope you aren't overloading yourself by adding this project to your workload as well. (I realise I'm a fine one to talk about overloading oneself with the amount of thngs I've started.) :)

With regards to the actual entry ... I'm sure I saw Alphabeth in there ... the word you are looking for is Alphabet - only one h is needed :D
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« Reply #2 on: 21 July 2011, 05:04:05 »

Also Developement...an extra "e" crept in there, I think.
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« Reply #3 on: 21 July 2011, 05:06:00 »

Thanks for your concern, Dek, but this is more a clean-up, rearranging and finishing job. The old thread which I began sooome time ago is in the cosm forum. It is nothing where I need to be in a writing  mood, so I can tidy up some parts when I have only half an hour or so.

Edit: I thought I had done a spellcheck.  angry

This developement e is one I always write  and always have to delete. I think the English language has an error here, otherwise I would not continue to write developement this way over the years, wouldn't I?  :P
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« Reply #4 on: 21 July 2011, 05:48:48 »

I encouraged Drasil before to remove certain beasts, plants, artifacts and places from this menu as they are considered more mythical than magical.
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« Reply #5 on: 22 July 2011, 03:35:43 »

Well, some beasts might not fit in, on the other hand we have a section on Magical Beasts in the Bestiary, which looks basically fine to me as it is. There are of course always some borderline entries where it's not clear if something is merely mythical or mythical/magical etc. So in case of doubt I'd mentioned these creatures in the Magic menu, so that someone who looks for them here also finds them. So I'd say Magical Beasts in the Bestiary and the section here should be identical. Maybe the term "Creatures" as an own section works better, because a golem e.g. isn't really a "beast".

Also interesting would be a section that has plants in it or certain resources with magical properties, which also could be used as reagents to make magic stronger. I would suggest to call the section Reagents, even if this is a little vague. So there might be entries like Lightwater, Glowstone or Wizardleaf in there etc. Of course pretty much every kind of thing can be used as reagent, but mentioned here would be the really enhancing stuff.

An Artifacts section also sounds reasonable to have.

A question I have would be: Where to put elven magic? I guess it doesn't meet the definition of Wild Magic, nor is it Religious Magic, so maybe something like Nature Magic would be a possibility. Guess that's not specific to elves as a race.

Spells would obviously be a big thing. I would suggest to make a section on the top level for them , so that they are easily accessible and the top level isn't so empty. The other sections would then contain just the explanatory entries. Maybe even multiple sections for spells, because Ximaxian Earth magic isn't identical with other, e.g. natural Earth magic. Though currently we really have only Ximaxian Spells. So I'd suggest to make a section Ximaxian Spells named "Spells, Ximaxian" and split them into the various schools of course, ideally with an overview on top of each section. If spells for other kinds of magic are developed, more Spells sections on the top level could be added.
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« Reply #6 on: 22 July 2011, 06:03:10 »

Hey, let me post the stuff first (which is in the other thread though mostly ;) )
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Elven magic, nature magic, yes, that was missing still.

I thought I might rearrange the wild magic/nature magic, druidic magic a bit, take druidic magic out of the religious magic.

Spells, maybe they should be taken out entirely and listed in an extra entry, just listed, maybe with two sentences explanation. But for Ximaxian magic I will need the help of a mage anyway.

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