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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:library

Library

A library contains structured information about a collection of books. Some information is game specific, the rest is descriptive. Some systems, like d20, probably don't have much game specific content. Yags or Ars Magica tend to be quite detailed when it comes to books.

<library name="The Library of Asamath">
    <description>
        <para>
            A description of this book collection, as per any other description block.
        </para>
    </description>
 
    <book name="Some book or thing">
        <description>
            <para>
                Stuff about this book - what it looks like and what it contains.
            </para>
        </description>
 
        <statistics xmlns="http://yagsbook.sourceforge.net/xml/yags">
            <quality>4</quality>
            <level>10</level>
            <properties>
                <illuminated/>
            </properties>
        </statistics>
 
        <statistics xmlns="http://yagsbook.sourceforge.net/xml/arsmagica">
            <type>Summa</type>
            <skill>Artes Libralis</skill>
            <level>4</level>
            <quality>7</quality>
            <properties>
                <illuminated/>
            </properties>
        </statistics>
</library>

Books as items

Technically, a book is an item of Equipment Descriptions, so should be treated as such. However, there is some information which is unique to books, but not game specific.

<item name="History of Gondor">
    <category>Book</category>
 
    <short>A book on the early history of the kingdom of Gondor.</short>
 
    <description>
        <para>
            Long and rambling text, with much scribbling in the margins.
        </para>
    </description>
 
    <book xmlns="http://yagsbook.sourceforge.net/xml/arsmagica">
        <type>Summa</type>
        <skill>History: Gondor</skill>
        <quality>5</quality>
        <level>6</level>
 
        <properties>
            <illuminated/>
        </properties>
    </book>
</item>
yagsbook/library.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/04 22:40 (external edit)