Book Proposals

Name dcss:brainstorm:magic:new_themed_books
Summary New books, or changes to existing ones.
Added by nrook
Added on 2010-01-25 02:28

This page is for adding new books. It explicitly is not for messing around with the “spell school books” (Book of Flames, Book of the Warp, etc.), but rather the medium-rarity theme books (like the Book of Tempests or the Monster Manual). No new spells, either; just fun new themes for goofy books!

Book of Skins

  • Stoneskin
  • Deflect Missiles
  • Borgnjor's Revivification
  • Phase Shift
  • Death's Door
I don't understand this one; what do Deflect Missiles, Revivification, Phase Shift, and Death's Door have to do with skins? Furthermore, I think Death's Door should remain Necronomicon/artefact-exclusive. Perhaps add Regeneration; it has a bit to do with skin, right? — MrMisterMonkey 2010-09-10 00:11
“Book of Shrouds” would be better flavor, though borgnjor's is still an oddity. — OG17 2010-09-10 00:16
It is named so because…It saves your skin! I guess a tad more wit than 'Book of Save Life' — Porkchop 2010-09-15 17:15

Book of Immunity

  • Resist Poison
  • Insulation
  • Ice Form
  • Statue Form
  • Ring of Flames

Book of Contact

  • Confusing Touch
  • Freeze
  • Vampiric Draining
  • Static Discharge
  • Sticky Flame (soon)

Book of Flesh

  • Stoneskin
  • Sublimation of Blood
  • Cigutovi's Degeneration (TGW: It is possible that this should be Twisted Resurrection. Oops.)
  • Simulacrum

Book of the Banshee/Bain Sidhe

  • Freeze
  • Projected Noise
  • Cause Fear
  • Shadow Creatures
  • Haunt

Book of Bonds

  • Sure Blade
  • Enslavement
  • Sticky Flame
  • Twisted Resurrection

Book of Riot Control

“Guaranteed to keep those revolting peasants off your land, or your gold back! Offer void in most dungeons. See your local bookstore for details.” — GameKnut 2010-11-06 22:56

  • Olgreb's Toxic Radiance
  • Ozocubu's Refrigeration
  • Fireball
  • Mass Confusion
  • Dispersal

The Compleat Entomologist

Devoted to the ultimate understanding of our many-legged friends. — JeffQyt 2010-12-20

  • Summon Butterflies
  • Spider Form
  • Resist Poison
  • Summon Scorpions
  • Summon Swarm
Summon Swarm is a monster/rod-only spell at the moment, I think. — marvinpa 2010-12-21 07:05

The Electrician's Manual

Everything the aspiring zapprentice needs. —JeffQyzt 2010-12-20

  • Shock
  • Insulation
  • Static Discharge
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Conjure Ball Lightning
This would be rather nice considering how rare some of those spells are, it sort of duplicates the book of the Sky a bit though (Insulation, Lightning Bolt, CBL). Maybe the book of the Sky could lose Lightning Bolt and keep Tornado (and regain Summon Elemental), though. — marvinpa 2010-12-21 07:05
There's little point in a simple air/sky mashup, the books can just be made more common if necessary. If anything, move lightning bolt from sky to air, as it's barely used and it'd be in line with other elemental classes - thinking that the spell'd be enough to justify a new book is pretty optimistic. — OG17 2010-12-21 07:51
This isn't trying to correct or balance any existing book; this is just going on this page's stated theme of “fun new themes for goofy books!” IMO, just because a spell set somewhat overlaps what is in another book doesn't mean that it can't reasonably be in a different themed collection. —JeffQyzt 2010-12-21
Putting half of one current book into half of a second current book isn't “somewhat overlapping” or “different,” and it makes theme a total nonaccomplishment. — OG17 2010-12-21 19:20
Different as in not the same, i.e. non-identical. The theme in this case is electricity (vs. air/storms.) Similar due to the limited selection of spells, yes. —JeffQyzt 2010-12-21

Applied Telekenetics

Use the force wisely. —JeffQyzt 2010-12-21

  • Apportation
  • Repel Missiles
  • Levitation
  • Tukima's Dance
  • Flight
This doesn't work in-game, only one of the spells has passable flavor. — OG17 2010-12-21 19:27
How do these spells not work? OK, not per Star Wars, that was just for humour. All of them have to do with moving things magically. —JeffQyzt 2010-12-21

Treatise on Mystical Protection

With these under your belt, who needs armor? —JeffQyzt 2010-12-21

  • Stoneskin
  • Ozocubu's Armour
  • Condensation Shield
The above book of skins/whatever could get ozocubu's and probably condensation shield, doesn't seem to be much reason for a second tiny version. — OG17 2010-12-21 19:27

Lee's Compendium of Efficacious Excavation

Fear not the misplaced wall. —JeffQyzt 2010-12-21

  • Sandblast
  • Dig
  • Lee's Rapid Deconstruction
  • Shatter

Hurray for geomancy/earth. This is similar in theme to burglary, but much less interesting. — OG17 2010-12-21

Mistress Morticia's Discourse on Sadism

…or “The Torturer's Field Manual”. —JeffQyzt 2010-12-21

  • Pain
  • Agony
  • Enslavement
  • Excruciating Wounds
  • Cause Fear

The Art of Misdirection

He said what?? —JeffQyzt 2010-12-21

  • Confusing Touch
  • Projected Noise
  • Confuse
  • Alistair's Intoxication
  • Mass Confusion

Book of the Vampire

A book of magic spells which allow spellcasters to take on aspects of these blood-sucking predators of the night.nicolae 2011-10-15 09:26

  • Sublimation of Blood
  • Vampiric Draining
  • Summon Canine Familiar
  • Flight
  • Enslavement
  • Darkness

Elementary Elements

A book of simple magic spells, intended for those casters who wish to begin learning a new school of elemental magic but have difficulty procuring the usual introductory texts.nicolae 2011-10-15 09:26

  • Freeze
  • Sandblast
  • Shock
  • Flame Tongue
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