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Published by Samuel Penn.

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Glendale Website - My main web site.

Yags - Main site for yet another game system, a generic GPL'd tabletop RPG.

Yagsbook - Documentation on the Yagsbook RPG documentation format, a Sourceforge project.

Mapcraft - Documentation on world mapping tools, another Sourceforge project.

Midnight Saga - An Ars Magica campaign.

Active Topics

The current topics are currently under active development (relatively speaking).

Yags is Another Game System - Game design notes for Yags, a Free roleplaying game system I use as the core system for most of my campaigns.

Yagsbook - Notes on an XML based documentation system I use for documenting Yags and related campaigns.

Full Thrust - Notes on Full Thrust

Stargrunt - Notes on Stargrunt.

yagsbook:equipment

Equipment Descriptions

Need to describe equipment lists in some generic format that is compatible across multiple game systems. Will use namespaces as for characters. Weapons and armour will need backporting to this new format.

An item on the list might look something like this:

    <item name="Padlock" quality="1">
        <category>Adventuring</category>
        <importance>1</importance>
 
        <availability>3</availability>
 
        <short>A poor quality padlock.</short>
 
        <description>
            <para>
                A poor quality padlock, designed to keep a door or chest shut. Requires
                a relatively big key, and can be quite easy to pick. Often it is easier to just
                break it though, by either hitting it very hard, or levering it open.
            </para>
        </description>
 
        <weight>250</weight>
        <material>iron</material>
 
        <cost>2000</cost>
 
        <device xmlns="http://yagsbook.sourceforge.net/xml/d20">
            <difficulty>20</difficulty>
            <hardness>3</hardness>
            <hitpoints>5</hitpoints>
            <break>20</break>
        </device>
 
        <device xmlns="http://yagsbook.sourceforge.net/xml/yags">
            <difficulty>15</difficulty>
            <soak>10</soak>
            <toughness>1</toughness>
            <break>30</break>
        </device>
    </item>

Statistics

Some items require in-game statistics. These will be denoted with namespaced elements, so in the above example there are lock stats for both d20 and Yags.

The format of the statistics depend on the type of item. Some possible elements are given below.

Element Used for
armour Armour and other forms of protective clothing.
weapon Items designed to be used as weapons.
herb Herbs, drugs and poisons.
device A mechanical device. This is sort of a catch-all category, and it's difficult to know whether it will be possible to cover everything successfully.
book A book. Not all game systems give these stats, but ArsMagic and Yags do.

There are probably plenty of other options.

yagsbook/equipment.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/04 22:40 (external edit)