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Discussion in 'Triggers & Scripts' started by PurplePoot, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. PurplePoot

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    Information about Triggers & Scripts Mini-Contests will go here.



    Spell Contests

    Spells & Systems Hall of Fame, the list of previous victors.

    News:
    Other spell mods seem to have disappeared as of late. I've just posted a WIP in the mod's forum and am getting some feedback from Mini-Me, as well as hopefully from some of the other staff.

    Theme Ideas:
    If you want to add to the Theme Ideas, feel free to post your suggestions here. Your name will be added beside the theme, in brackets and italics.
    Crossed out Theme Ideas are ones that have already been done in previous contests (Zephyr and Mini-Contests); they will be moved to their respective position on the top of the list.

    Note: If a credit name is wrong, feel free to say. I don't get them all right.

    Theme Ideas List:
    Corpse (Daelin)
    Divine (Heero)
    Dual Effect (Daelin)
    Link (Silvenon)
    Delayed Effect (Earth-Fury)

    Artillery (Dr. Super Good)
    Mirror Image (paskovich)
    Consume (PurplePoot)
    Movement (Diablo-dk)
    Conjure (PurplePoot)
    Protection Shield (paskovich)
    Destruction (Mini-Me)
    Spell Manipulation (Daelin)
    Augment/Enhance (Silvenon)
    Winter (Everyone)
    Chain (Just_Spectating)
    Physical (Just_Spectating)
    Double (DiscipleOfLife)
    Double-Edged Sword (PurplePoot)
    Evil/Death (PurplePoot)
    Steal (Not sure)

    Elemental (PurplePoot)
    Air/Wind/Sky (Steel_Cold)
    Mind (Silvenon)
    Night (edge[d1])
    Time/Temporal/Dimensional (donut3.5)
    Holy (A lot of people)
    Shapeshift (CarrionMan19, Silvenon)
    Chance (CarrionMan19)
    Healing (CarrionMan19)
    Instantaneous (~Void~)
    Unexpected Spells (Herman)

    Descriptions
    Mind

    Using the power of mind, the hero is able to move/damage/disable units. Telekinesis is a very good example of mental magic.

    Shapeshift

    The caster transforms itself and/or other nearby things into something else, potentially granting bonuses or weakening the targets. Examples; Bear Form, Hex.

    Augment/Enhance

    Temporarily strengthens a unit or group of units. Examples; Bloodlust, Inner Fire.

    Link

    Link two or more units to share a property. Example; Spirit Link.

    Unexpected Spells

    Combinations of spells can cause multiple effects to happen, for example, if a wave was cast under a blizzard it could split in all directions (Blade.dk made spells Frost Spear and Snowstorm as such, just stealing the concept)

    Double

    The spell is a combination of two other themes.




    System Contests

    News:
    The systems contest below is indefinitely on hold due to lack of interest.

    A system contest is currently in alpha stages, undecided whether we want to do one or not. Please post if you think we should in this thread, and if so post a theme idea that you think would be nice, (ideas; Spell System, RPG Systems, that sort of size) and post it here.

    Also, we're interested to see how many people would join such a contest, (it wouldn't be worth it with less than at least 5 people) so post if you would join one.
     
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  2. Steel_Cold

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    I enjoy spell contests and would most likely join if i could come up with a good idea to fit the theme of the contest.

    As for a theme, I don't think i've seen enough abilities that have to do with Air. So Wind or Air could be a theme. Possibly Sky
     
  3. wyrmlord

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    I'm all for a system contest. I'd more than likely enter if I could manage to make something to go with the theme. Here are some ideas for themes:
    -All-purpose Spell System
    -Particle/Projectile System
    -Custom combat/damage system
    -Inventory System

    I'll add more if I can think of any.
     
  4. edge[d1]

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    here's an idea for a spell contest: a night-dependant spell...
    perhaps night elf themed: stronger/normal at night, weaker/unavailable/higher-mana-cost during the day...

    i made a few for night elves in my map so i know how many posibilities there are...
     
  5. PurplePoot

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    Why'd you delete your post, edge? Is the night-spell idea scrapped, then?
     
  6. Silvenon

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    What's the difference between Evil and Death? My associations would be something like Death ---> Necromancer ---> Undead ---> Evil :p

    Wasn't Movement supposed to be Motion, because that's the way I remembered it.

    Also, it's paskovich, not paskovitch :)

    My ideas aren't much creative, but what the heck:

    • Holy (I wonder why nobody thought of all elements already)
    • Poison/Venom
    • Lightning/Thunder
    • Frost/Cold/Ice
    • Telekinesis/Mind (got this from damage types :p)
    • Gold (something involved with getting gold)
    • Summon

    .....and I ran out of ideas, will think of something else later maybe :)

    I like the Evil/Death theme, that's my field :p (though I probably won't be able to participate, you know why)
     
  7. PurplePoot

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    Heh, I always spell pask's name wrong ;)

    Anyways, Holy wasn't added because a very similar contest was already done with Zephyr #2, so it's most likely best left at peace. The others sort of fit into 'Elements', not sure why I put fire up there (removed!)

    Summon is effectively Conjure, which was Contest #5 (read the description Conjure was given in the Contest #5 thread)

    I added

    -Venom
    -Mind
     
  8. Silvenon

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    Due to the fact that English is not my native language, I didn't know what "conjure" meant, but know I do (sort of :p)

    Yeah, I thought they fit in the elements too, but that fire was confusing me.... :)

    EDIT: Though I thought Venom fits in the elements too......
     
  9. PurplePoot

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    I wouldn't say that venom is an element, really, but I can remove it if you so desire.

    And 'to conjure' something is similar to 'to summon', but it's more of "summoning fire" than "summoning a wolf" (though you can still summon creatures, especially elementals)
     
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    my mistake... comp got crazy and i thought i sent two posts instead of one... if the idea is any good, add it to the list... i didn't feel like typing all over again cause i also lost one much longer post at the same time...
    (edit: in that case, feel free to delete this post to keep the thread clean)
     
  11. PurplePoot

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    I restored your other one, and added the night idea to the list.

    If you want to PM Wolverabid or someone about your other post, they can get it restored. (not sure if your other one was in my section)
     
  12. donut3.5

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    These might be too specific, but..
    -Time (slows and such)
    -Dimensional
    -Bouncing
    If I had time, I would probably join any of the given.
    --donut3.5--
     
  13. PurplePoot

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    I added one entry; Time/Temporal/Dimensional.

    And bouncing is more of a spell type than a theme.
     
  14. CarrionMan19

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    I'm thinking of spells that damage enemies multiple times. I'm not sure what to call those types of spells though. The last time I've seen any of those is when I decided to make one myself.
     
  15. PurplePoot

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    Damage Over Time?

    Again, though, that's more of a type than a theme.
     
  16. CarrionMan19

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    No, more like a spell that fires x shots at once, where x is greater than one. I can give you an example if you still don't get it
     
  17. PurplePoot

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    Like that Arcane Missiles spell from WoW? Meh, doesn't matter hugely.

    That is the sort of thing you'd take as an approach to a spell fitting into a theme, not as a theme itself.
     
  18. CarrionMan19

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    Ok then, I'll give you a better idea once I gain one

    LARGE EDIT:

    Ok, here's a list of my ideas:
    Healing
    Luck
    Earth - I think this fits in elements but I'll give this a shot anyway
    Ressurection
    Transformation

    I'll add more ideas to the list as I gain them
     
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  19. Silvenon

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    I like the Time theme :)

    Some more themes:

    • Eruption (don't ask)
    • Shapeshift
    • Enhance (giving bonus damage, for example)
    • Disease
    • Sonic
    • Force (I think Motion covers that actually)
    • Link (something involved with linking, like Spirit Link)

    And I'm also proud to say that none of these ideas (except eruption and shapeshift) are mine, I got them all from damage types :)
     
  20. Mini-Me

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    The point of this thread is bit fuzzy. So you got like 20 theme ideas now, and people are basicly just spitting words out with not much thought, where is this going? Should we vote for the best theme of the choises?
    Imo we should just pick one, and kick start the contest. No more japping :)

    I must ask :). All I could think is a volcano erupting and eh...mm...yea I wont go there :). So everybody creates a volcano spell? :p