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0008634 [DCSS] Implementables feature N/A 2014-06-03 04:45 2014-09-17 23:31
Reporter ontoclasm View Status public  
Assigned To ontoclasm
Priority normal Resolution done  
Status resolved   Product Branch 0.15 ancient branch
Summary 0008634: Spell & Ability Icons
Description We're in the process of updating and standardizing all of the game's spell and ability icons, following a template devised by roctavian:

1. All the icons should have a background matching their type: square for spells, octagonal for abilities/evocations, and + shaped for invocations.

2. The various schools and gods have associated color schemes; Cheibriados invocations are teal, ice is blue, translocations are a certain shade of purple. Obviously it's fine to use colors from outside of these as necessary, but using the "right" color is encouraged.

3. Don't get hung up on trying to represent the spell's effect exactly. A strong, memorable symbol is far more effective as an icon than an exact diagram of what the spell does. For examples, see Sticky Flame and Lugonu's Banish invocation.

4. If the existing icon is fine, there's nothing wrong with simply modifying it to fit the new style and applying the correct background.

I've attached an image with the blank backgrounds and a few examples; there are dozens more already pushed to trunk.
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Attached Files png file icon spellicons.png [^] (6,812 bytes) 2014-06-03 04:45

png file icon 6.20.spells.png [^] (8,122 bytes) 2014-06-21 00:01

png file icon firestorm.png [^] (2,172 bytes) 2014-08-15 01:26

- Relationships
parent of 0008682closedontoclasm Several more spell icons 
related to 0008225new Spell icons needed for rod and monster spells 

-  Notes
roctavian (developer)
2014-06-21 00:03

Spellforged Servitor, Guardian Golem, Sublimation of Blood, B's Revivification
Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Summon Hydra, Sticks to Snakes, Summon Small Mammal

Not 100% about summon hydra or small mammal, but figured I'd upload what I got.
Galefury (updater)
2014-08-07 11:58

I actually really like the hydra and small mammals one. :)
Galefury (updater)
2014-08-15 12:02

I think the ray at the top could be bigger. Like the fist of an angry god.
ontoclasm (developer)
2014-08-16 04:50

Forgot to mention, but these are all in.
ontoclasm (developer)
2014-09-17 23:31

Looks like these all got done!

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-06-03 04:45 ontoclasm New Issue
2014-06-03 04:45 ontoclasm File Added: spellicons.png
2014-06-16 06:36 ontoclasm Relationship added parent of 0008682
2014-06-21 00:01 roctavian File Added: 6.20.spells.png
2014-06-21 00:03 roctavian Note Added: 0026571
2014-08-05 16:20 wheals Relationship added related to 0008225
2014-08-07 11:58 Galefury Note Added: 0026964
2014-08-15 01:26 roctavian File Added: firestorm.png
2014-08-15 12:02 Galefury Note Added: 0027021
2014-08-16 04:50 ontoclasm Note Added: 0027028
2014-09-17 23:31 ontoclasm Note Added: 0027294
2014-09-17 23:31 ontoclasm Status new => resolved
2014-09-17 23:31 ontoclasm Fixed in Branch => 0.16 development branch
2014-09-17 23:31 ontoclasm Resolution open => done
2014-09-17 23:31 ontoclasm Assigned To => ontoclasm

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