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By the way, I've got Tindale almost completely mapped out. Been hard at work on the Ark Dungeon as well...      

Actually I feel that Chaosium putting MagicWorld on the back burner also kinda liberates it in some ways, leaving it for the fans to tweak to their hearts content, like we used to do with the rpgs bac

Noticed I've been sucking up space on the MW forums for each of my individual little projects and thought a single thread to list stuff/ideas/current projects/ect... might clear up the clutter. Gonn

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So...on to Dwaven hold? Maybe 😎

If I do this community I think I'd like to give them some unique customs, quirks, etc.

Make them MAGIC WORLD dwarves instead of typical Scottish accent LOTR dwarves. Maybe some things outsiders don't get to see often, or even know about.

Also looking for ideas on cruach dragon 🐉 

Something besides an actual worm

What weird things have dwarves made in their holds?

How does a home look when you can walk through stone walls?

What the heck is Erdebroc?

 

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Customs and Quirks: What do they eat? Do they farm above ground like everyone else or do they live on roots, fungus, weta, and blind cave fish 

Yay! as a 1/4 Scot and (ex?)working class I'm tired of the stereotypes.

Cruach: so the dwarves are not Scots but the dragons are? Does Sean Connery do their voices?

Walk through walls?: Do they have a low cultural value on privacy?

Not a Wrym? well there is the old celt tradition of the red dragon of the celts fighting the white dragon of the invaders (Angels, Jutes and Saxons). Traditionally British dragons breath poisonous gas not fire. Have you read any Katherine Briggs?

 Weird things made?: I'd think about life underground so hydroponic gardens caved into the rock, waterwheels powering huge bellows to draw in fresh air, geothermal heating for homes.

What the heck is Erdebroc? Beats me

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* SIGH *

Looks like big brother has finally caught up with me. 

I've been told my Damn Big Book of Monsters is being removed because of copyright pics included within the pages. 

All of my projects contain other people's great art, so will likely be removed as well.

Hope some of ya found a use for the stuff 😎

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1 hour ago, tooley1chris said:

* SIGH *

Looks like big brother has finally caught up with me. 

I've been told my Damn Big Book of Monsters is being removed because of copyright pics included within the pages. 

All of my projects contain other people's great art, so will likely be removed as well.

Hope some of ya found a use for the stuff 😎

Aww man! Our loss!

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2 hours ago, tooley1chris said:

All of my projects contain other people's great art, so will likely be removed as well.

Whatever drawings I gave you for the alchemist book are yours to use. If you need me to sign something I will.

Apparently Magic World has also disappeared from the online store... so maybe they're just disappearing it altogether, as some nagging bit of the past.

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30 minutes ago, Simlasa said:

Whatever drawings I gave you for the alchemist book are yours to use. If you need me to sign something I will.

Apparently Magic World has also disappeared from the online store... so maybe they're just disappearing it altogether, as some nagging bit of the past.

Magic World in PDF is still available on DriveThruRPG at least for the moment.

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On 2/24/2021 at 5:13 PM, Simlasa said:

Whatever drawings I gave you for the alchemist book are yours to use.
 

That art you made for that book is outstanding! Thanks again for your great work.

 If you ever want to draw up 500 separate monsters (for free😀) lemme know and I'll re-releae it 😀

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On 2/26/2021 at 4:24 AM, tooley1chris said:

If you ever want to draw up 500 separate monsters (for free😀) lemme know and I'll re-releae it 😀

I was actually thinking about that this morning... wondering how long it would take me.
IF I do it, I'll let you know when I'm finished.

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11 hours ago, tooley1chris said:

That would be SOOOOO MUCH WORK 😀

It would be!

OTOH, if one could rally a half-dozen (or a dozen, or a score, etc) of fan-artists who could do it for love, for "I owe you a beer," or "for the exposure/cred" -- it'd be a lot less work for each one...

 

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On 2/24/2021 at 10:09 PM, tooley1chris said:

* SIGH *

Looks like big brother has finally caught up with me. 

I've been told my Damn Big Book of Monsters is being removed because of copyright pics included within the pages. 

All of my projects contain other people's great art, so will likely be removed as well.

Hope some of ya found a use for the stuff 😎

Can't you just remove the art from the file? I just did a quick test and opened the pdf file in LibreOffice Draw and removed some of the images and then did a export to PDF. Worked like a charm. I did notice that the navigational bookmarks disappeared when I saved it to PDF but that might be a configuration issue.

/Peter 

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6 hours ago, peterb said:

Can't you just remove the art from the file?

Yeah I COULD...but not sure I want to go through all of that. It was downloaded quite a few times. People either already have copies or can share. *shrug*

I dunno. I might

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Yes, I can understand that it might seem like waste of time. I also realize that if you want to make it look nice, you'll have to redo the layout and that might take quite some time. Just removing the art leaves the index intact but also create a lot of "empty holes" in the text.

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On 3/16/2021 at 1:03 AM, peterb said:

Yes, I can understand that it might seem like waste of time. I also realize that if you want to make it look nice, you'll have to redo the layout and that might take quite some time. Just removing the art leaves the index intact but also create a lot of "empty holes" in the text.

If you really need a big ass bestiary that is in the ballpark of compatible with Magic World, the Gigas Monstrum I & II books have been useful to me on occasion. It's basically an authorized reworking of Frog God Games Tome of Horrors for Legend, so it's pretty trivial to calculate total hit points and armor and abilities from the included descriptions and stat blocks. Also, a pretty cheap deal to get them as a bundle.

Eternity Realms Saving Bundle! [BUNDLE] - Solace Games | DriveThruRPG.com

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On 3/1/2021 at 8:37 PM, g33k said:

It would be!

OTOH, if one could rally a half-dozen (or a dozen, or a score, etc) of fan-artists who could do it for love, for "I owe you a beer," or "for the exposure/cred" -- it'd be a lot less work for each one...

 

That would be fun. I'm not an 'artist' artist but I can sketch.

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