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RPG Item designer

03-18-2009, 11:44 PM
#1
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RPG Item designer

update 2: don't just suddenly inflict my PM inbox with loads of items. First step is to express interest by sending a mail to yose@jormy.com, telling me if you're doing this for pay, or volunteer, how many you can do, and how much you'd be happy to work for (if you're doing this for pay. Thanks!
update: now I've got a more solid spec. I plan to commission some pay for this, but if there's a lot of interested participants, I will need some examples sent to me either through PM or mail..
clarification no drawings/3D art needed. Just need item descriptions, for now. still on the design stage, so yeah.

I need someone (or a bunch of people) to design items with RPG-style attributes on them. Example being:

Code:
// <-- this indicates comments
all fields are optional, there are default values for each thing anyways.
energy.void, energy.life refers to the energy of an element, not the attribute itself
if you invent your own fields, that's ok, I'll merge stuff that's too obscure later.

energies/attributes should be standard, but if you really want, I'll allow things like
"chi", "awesome", "leet" etc. If the kind of energy is too rare, I'll probably merge
it into existing energies.

All these will be parsed using a special parser I will make. Should be no problem
(this estimate is based on years of making parsers).

Keep things in one line please (for example, in "description:", don't break the sentence into two lines).
Makes it easier for me.

Example Items:

============================================================
::[ item begin ]::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
name: Lance of Hearts
type: lance
atk: +5
speed: +20
def: +2
rarity : 9700
element: fire, holy
------------------------------------------------------------
slots : 2
------------------------------------------------------------
effects ->
   owner: speed + 1, power + 5, hp_max + 10
   owner_continuous : hp + 1, energy.life + 0.2
   owner_on_strike : speed + 1 (duration : 5, max : +5)
   enemy_on_strike : inflict pushback
------------------------------------------------------------
description : regenerates hitpoint and increases your speed
quote : "Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts." - Einstein
------------------------------------------------------------
designer: Yose
designer_mail : yose@jormy.com
============================================================


============================================================
::[ item begin ]::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
name: Hades' Glove
type: glove
rarity : 13000
element: dark, void
------------------------------------------------------------
effects ->
   owner: immune to void, resist dark +50
   owner_continuous : energy.void + 1, energy.life - 1
------------------------------------------------------------
description : A glove believed to once belong to Hades
------------------------------------------------------------
designer: Yose
designer_mail : yose@jormy.com
============================================================
Some links for inspirations:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mythical_objects
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_gods
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._and_mythology

More details available later, but the types (relic, fang, blah) and other keywords (effects, elements such as dark etc) are completely up to you. I can take care of actually realising them into something solid.

And yeah, this will be a paid job, unlike the previous twitter post. I currently have someone working on the item sprites, so any items here should be based on the images.. but I'm sure creativity can overcome the constraints of the sprites.

So yeah, either mail me or reply here. yose@jormy.com

any updates on the games I'm working on : www.twitter.com/jormy

Last edited by underthesun; 03-19-2009 at 11:39 PM. Reason: more details
03-19-2009, 07:16 AM
#2
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This sounds interesting. I'm not sure I completely understand what you mean.. But I think I'd be interested in giving this a go perhaps..

Lockscreen Wallpaper Creator

03-19-2009, 07:20 AM
#3
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Sweet, I guess I should put clarifications which I put on other sides as well. edited the first post, gotta wait for a bit to measure up interest..

any updates on the games I'm working on : www.twitter.com/jormy
03-19-2009, 07:27 AM
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Ok. So are you asking people to draw RPG tool/object icons? If so, are they 3D? High quality/pixel count? Etc...
Just a little more info would be great. This sounds right up my alley

Lockscreen Wallpaper Creator
03-19-2009, 07:30 AM
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actually, no drawing needed (yet), just the description. Updating original post again..

any updates on the games I'm working on : www.twitter.com/jormy
03-19-2009, 07:37 AM
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Oh ok.. Sorry. Still sounds cool. I might try and come up with some. I'd be more interested in making the sprites tho, so if you need a new member I'd love to give it a shot.. Either way I'll try and do something. Not now tho, it's almost midnight..

Lockscreen Wallpaper Creator
03-19-2009, 07:46 AM
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Wait, it's a paid job, unless you want to do this for free? All welcome of course in either case there's still a spot at the credits..

I have someone making sprites for me already, will see what it looks like soon. The idea is to make "relic" sprites, and design relic items first, before moving onto weapons etc.

any updates on the games I'm working on : www.twitter.com/jormy
03-19-2009, 07:53 AM
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Well, paid would be great :P but only if I really aid you. I was just thinking of testing out my creativity with a few tomorrow to see if I was worthy. I think I'd be better at the art though.. I'll see how I go tomorrow. It sounds fun anyway.

Lockscreen Wallpaper Creator
03-19-2009, 07:55 AM
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Hmmmm... Coming up desciptions i see. I guess i could give it a try. PM me
03-19-2009, 07:56 AM
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Sweet! btw any paid work, we'll have to discuss first. Otherwise the payments will be in the form of.. itunes promo codes :P

any updates on the games I'm working on : www.twitter.com/jormy