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|0009853||[DCSS] Upload: Graphics||minor||have not tried||2015-07-11 18:45||2015-07-16 18:08|
|Status||resolved||Product Branch||0.17 ancient branch|
|Description||My take on mummies.|
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mummy.png [^] (4,422 bytes) 2015-07-11 18:45
mummy_guardian.png [^] (4,662 bytes) 2015-07-11 18:46
mummy_priest.png [^] (4,449 bytes) 2015-07-11 18:46
mummy_greater.png [^] (4,513 bytes) 2015-07-11 18:46
mummy_Menkaure.png [^] (4,542 bytes) 2015-07-11 18:46
mummy_Khufu.png [^] (4,651 bytes) 2015-07-11 18:47
mummy_priest2.png [^] (4,488 bytes) 2015-07-15 13:51
mummy_greater2.png [^] (4,499 bytes) 2015-07-15 13:52
mummy_Khufu2.png [^] (4,683 bytes) 2015-07-15 13:52
mummy_Menkaure2.png [^] (4,479 bytes) 2015-07-15 14:35
mummy_priest3.png [^] (4,469 bytes) 2015-07-15 16:50
mummy_greater3.png [^] (4,487 bytes) 2015-07-15 16:51
mummy_greater4.png [^] (4,647 bytes) 2015-07-15 16:51
edited on: 2015-07-15 04:37
I generally like the design of these, but worry that they're a little too... cartoony, for lack of a better word. Maybe removing the glowing eyes and the wacky lower jaws would help; the guardian is the best one partly because it looks malevolent instead of goofy. They also have very short legs, I just noticed, so that might be part of it.
Priests I think won't stand out enough. They're very dangerous and need to be extremely visible -- consider orc priests. I would suggest following that pattern and giving them bright green shirts/sashes/robes/something.
Greaters are a bit better but need to be even more noticeable than priests; I'd suggest lots of bright red and maybe some big flashy headdresses, like King Tut's death mask.
Khufu is very similar to a greater. I'm aware that all his iterations so far, including the current tiles, have the same problem, but this is a chance to fix that. Maybe give him a unique color scheme, different hat, different stance, etc. It's really bad when a unique spawns with a posse and you have to squint to tell which one is the Immortal King of Everything.
Finally, this is just a personal thing, but the original Menkaure tile's staff always looked to me like he was raising a golden goblet instead, and I thought that was really interesting; tons of guys have staves, and this inexplicable goblet told a neat little story. Sadly it was just a mistake, but it'd be cool to give him a goblet for real this time.
Thanks for making these! It might sound like I'm being super critical but that's because I really want to put them in.
Couple of points i'd like to make:
- they are somewhat cartoony, but this is what makes them good and interesting, I think. In 'vampires' issue you wrote that you like first mage, but he is the cartoonish one...
- priest and greater mummy are both very different from regular mummy because of their golden/colored gear and staves.
- in the same time they are pretty different from each other: they have different staves and they hold them differently, colors of their gear and the gear itself (jewelry for GM), face-paint on priest and crown on GM, scull in the hand. It's plenty really, you can't mistake one for another.
That being said, I will see what can be done with the jaws (I kinda like them) and Khufu probably can use some unique headgear. I will also try better color separation, but it can be easily overdone (I mean they need to be different, sure, but they also need to be all mummies, so not TOO different, and they got to look good).
edited on: 2015-07-15 14:37
- priest got green robe (although I like first, more settle, variant)
- greater mummy got more red
- Khufu got this freaky hat he always wanted, but still angry...
- also Menkaure, a mysterious goblet-mummy
- less wackiness
- more headgear
I'm pretty happy with all of them, so feel free to pick any.
|Those are perfect, thanks!|
|2015-07-11 18:45||white_noise||New Issue|
|2015-07-11 18:45||white_noise||File Added: mummy.png|
|2015-07-11 18:46||white_noise||File Added: mummy_guardian.png|
|2015-07-11 18:46||white_noise||File Added: mummy_priest.png|
|2015-07-11 18:46||white_noise||File Added: mummy_greater.png|
|2015-07-11 18:46||white_noise||File Added: mummy_Menkaure.png|
|2015-07-11 18:47||white_noise||File Added: mummy_Khufu.png|
|2015-07-15 04:36||ontoclasm||Note Added: 0029316|
|2015-07-15 04:37||ontoclasm||Note Edited: 0029316|
|2015-07-15 04:37||ontoclasm||Note Edited: 0029316|
|2015-07-15 12:22||white_noise||Note Added: 0029318|
|2015-07-15 13:51||white_noise||File Added: mummy_priest2.png|
|2015-07-15 13:52||white_noise||File Added: mummy_greater2.png|
|2015-07-15 13:52||white_noise||File Added: mummy_Khufu2.png|
|2015-07-15 13:58||white_noise||Note Added: 0029323|
|2015-07-15 14:35||white_noise||File Added: mummy_Menkaure2.png|
|2015-07-15 14:37||white_noise||Note Edited: 0029323|
|2015-07-15 16:50||white_noise||File Added: mummy_priest3.png|
|2015-07-15 16:51||white_noise||File Added: mummy_greater3.png|
|2015-07-15 16:51||white_noise||File Added: mummy_greater4.png|
|2015-07-15 16:55||white_noise||Note Added: 0029324|
|2015-07-16 13:01||ontoclasm||Note Added: 0029332|
|2015-07-16 18:08||ontoclasm||Status||new => resolved|
|2015-07-16 18:08||ontoclasm||Fixed in Branch||=> 0.16 pre-release branch|
|2015-07-16 18:08||ontoclasm||Resolution||open => done|
|2015-07-16 18:08||ontoclasm||Assigned To||=> ontoclasm|
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